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Sport Management at Gwynedd Mercy University, Gwynedd Valley, PA

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From the Gywnedd Mercy University website, 2023: “Turn your love of sports into an exciting career! The athletics industry is projected to exceed $83 billion in market value in 2023, and it demands qualified professionals to fill administrative, marketing, and promotional roles in sport management.

“Whether your dream is to work as an agent, in athletics administration, community relations, facility management, or sport marketing, understanding how to implement sound business strategies within the sports industry will make you more valuable to potential employers and help you excel in your career.

“That’s why in addition to courses specific to sport management, GMercyU’s Bachelor of Science degree (BS) in Sport Management also includes courses in business, economics, finance, marketing, and law.

“While thorough knowledge of the facts and figures of the athletic industry is essential, in GMercyU's Sport Management program, you will also learn effective strategies for applying these principles to their future careers.

“Program highlights include:

*A sport management education that includes a full repertoire of business courses, since professionals working in the athletic industry must understand the fundamentals of business.

*Internship opportunities with successful local sports-affiliated establishments that let you apply what you’ve learned in the classroom to a real-world setting and build networking connections. Internships are required of all Sport Management majors.

*Experienced faculty (no teaching assistants!) who understand business from the boardroom, not just the classroom. Our low student to faculty ratio of 10:1 means individualized attention, support, and mentorship from your professors.

*Valuable industry networking opportunities through internships, guest lecturers, conferences, and career fairs. For example, in December 2022, students attended the Philadelphia 76ers Sports & Entertainment Career Fair and the Philadelphia Flyers First Line Sales Workshop.

*GMercyU's Sport Business Association, which students can join to further develop their knowledge of the industry, networking, and preparing for careers in sport.”

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