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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

Degree Programs

Sport and Entertainment Management, B.S.

Whether you are hoping to become a professional in the entertainment industry or sport industry, the business-focused curriculum for the B.S. in Sport and Entertainment Management includes accounting, marketing, economics, finance, and specific instruction about management in sport and entertainment. This coursework is designed to expose you to the "business behind the business."

You will learn from amazing professors who will bring the classroom to life with their own industry experiences. In addition to your required curriculum, you will select from a comprehensive list of electives that allows you to tailor your coursework to your unique interests. For example, if you want to focus on the entertainment industry, you may choose to take our Live Entertainment Tour Management (SPTE 303) elective, but if you would prefer to focus on sport, our NCAA Compliance (SPTE 315) elective may be a great fit for you.

All students are required to complete two work experiences — both an internship and a practicum. These experiences will expose you to industry connections, and will allow you to confront the job head-on, preparing you with the confidence you need to step immediately into a leadership role.

Undergraduate Coursework

Your coursework will include the following:

  • 127 credit hours including:
    • 36 hours credits in the SPTE major, including internships
    • 34 hours of foundational, management-focused courses
    • 31-43 hours of Carolina Core
  • Two internships (6 hours of credit each therefore tuition fees apply)

For more details about the degree requirements and curriculum for the Sport and Entertainment Management, B.S., please visit the academic bulletin.