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Message from the Chair

The COSMA nationally accredited sport business degree program at the University of Mount Union is dynamic and practical. Our sport business major distinguishes itself by emphasizing real world projects experienced within the academic program. 

The small classes at Mount Union allow for individual attention and a strong bond between the faculty and their students. Our Department of Sport Business faculty are exceptional individuals and professionals with expertise in the many fields that make up the field of sport business such as:

  • Event and Facility Management
  • Analytics and Business Intelligence
  • Sport Sales
  • Sport Marketing
  • Finance and Economics
  • Public Relations
  • International Sport Management
  • Practicums and Internships
  • Applied Research
  • Recreation Management
  • Intercollegiate Athletic Management
  • Sport Entrepreneurship

Mount Union’s sport business program is housed in McPherson Academics and Athletics Complex which has outstanding academic space and wonderful recreation and sport facilities for additional practical training. Our program was designed with an emphasis on graduating sport and recreation business individuals who have extensive hands-on experience. All students are required to complete two practicums and have the option to do a semester-long internship. Additionally students are involved in the administration of the National Sports Forum, Mount Union Sport Sales Workshop, trips to league offices, agencies and professional sport teams in New York City, the NCAA in Indianapolis and recreation and sport facilities at The Ohio State University.

The Bachelor of Arts in Sport Business degree is nationally accredited by the Commission for Sport Management Accreditation.

I invite you to browse our Sport Business website and examine our curriculum, facilities and faculty in more detail. I am confident you will come to see our program as exceptional. Schedule a visit to Mount Union.

Dr. James Thoma
Director of Sport Business