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Siena Heights University's Sport Management Program is offered through the Business and Management Division, ensuring that students receive a solid background in business knowledge and skills. Students also receive a strong sport foundation that challenges them to examine the culture of sport, reflect on the ethical dimensions of sport, analyze critical issues in sport, as well as, study and participate in event planning, marketing, and sport management.

Students complete their program with an internship that gives them the opportunity to solve complex sport business problems in real-world circumstances. Graduates of the program receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sport Management.

FAST FACT – Students in the Sport Management program complete a curriculum that provides them with both a strong theoretical foundation and practical experiences which are critical for success in the sport industry.

  • About the Program
  • Meet the Faculty
  • Field Experiences
  • Community Based Learning
  • Career Opportunities
  • Clubs & Organizations

Learn more about the Sport Management program and its concentrations.

Siena Heights University distinguishes itself from other institutions by offering a Sport Management program based on a strong business core, including management, marketing, economics, ethics, law, finance, and strategic planning.

Reflecting a strong commitment to the liberal arts, students in this major also receive a broad general education with a focus on social foundations including the sociology, psychology and history of sport.

Meet the Sport Management faculty members.

Leibold, Mary Beth

Leibold, Mary Beth

Professor of Sport Management517-264-7624
McCann, Peggy S

McCann, Peggy S

Associate Professor of Sports Management517-264-7627

Learn about field experiences in the Sport Management program.

The highlight of the Siena Heights University Sport Management Program is the field experience component that provides students the chance to complete two practical, real world experiences.

The first is a 150-hour practicum that gives students an introduction to the sport field and lets them explore possible careers.

During their senior year, students complete a 40-hour per week internship that spans an entire academic semester. This experience gives students the opportunity to gain valuable experience related to their career aspirations and a chance to begin building their own professional network.

Students have completed internships at a variety of college, professional, and other sport organizations including the following:

  • Detroit Tigers
  • Detroit Red Wings
  • Lenawee County YMCA
  • Michigan International Speedway
  • Michigan State University Athletic Department
  • Palace Sports and Entertainment
  • The University of Toledo
  • Toledo Mud Hens
  • University of Tennessee Athletic Department

Learn about community based learning in the Sport Management program.


Community Based Learning


Siena Heights University Sport Management students get hands-on experience their first year through community-based learning projects. Students collaborate with the Boys and Girls Club of Lenawee County and the Adrian Parks and Recreation Department to coordinate sport programs including a flag football program, family day event, awards ceremony and fall festival.

These community-based learning partnerships provide students the opportunity to combine theoretical and practical experiences while contributing to local organizations.

Learn about the career opportunities you can have with a degree in Sport Management.

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sport Management from Siena Heights University will be well prepared to enter numerous sectors within the sport industry, including professional, intercollegiate, recreational management, event and facility management and marketing, governing bodies, sporting goods management and sales and media.

Specific careers may include the following:

  • Account Executive
  • Assistant Athletic Director of Academics
  • Associate Athletic Director of Development
  • Assistant General Manager for Marketing and Promotions
  • Athletic Director
  • Director of Corporate Partnerships
  • Director of the Community Sport Programs
  • Director of Public Relations
  • Director of Facility Operations
  • Director of Sport Marketing
  • Director of Team Operations
  • Director of Ticketing
  • Manager of Community Development
  • New Media Marketing Program Manager
  • General Manager
  • Group Sales
  • Sport Agent
  • Sport Writer
  • Web Content Assistant

Learn more about the Sport Management Student Association (SMSA).


Student Vs. Faculty Game


The mission of the Sport Management Student Association (SMSA) is to provide professional development opportunities for Sport Management majors and students interested in pursuing a career in sport, to offer programs that promote and foster awareness of the field of sport management, and to encourage social interaction among sport management majors.

Additional Info

Degree:

  • Bachelor of Arts

Division:

  • Division of Business and Management

Location(s):

Meet Siena

Faculty & Staff

Dr. Mary Beth Leibold

Dr. Mary Beth Leibold

Associate Professor of Sport Management; Division Chair, Business and Management; Chair, Sport Management Program
Contact Us at (800) 521-0009.
Siena Heights University Main Campus. 1247 E. Siena Heights Dr. Adrian, MI 49221.