Wichita State University's COSMA-accredited Sport Management programs take you beyond the classroom, honing your skills and developing contacts in real-world settings

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Your pathway into the business of sports!

Wichita State University’s Sport Management (SMGT) programs are regularly recognized among the nation’s top sport management degrees. With our long history of excellence and national network of contacts, you'll gain marketable skills and have access to resume-boosting internships.



Degrees offered

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Undergraduate Degree

Wichita State's Bachelor's in Sport Management degree equips students with a strong foundation including courses in sport marketing, sport law, sport governance and sport facility management. Graduates work in a variety of sport settings including intercollegiate athletics, major league and minor league professional sports, fitness, recreation, and specialized sport business.

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Graduate Degree

Wichita State's 100% online Master of Education in Sport Management is one of 16 master’s programs worldwide to be accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation. Our Master's provides students and working professionals with practical preparation for careers in the management of sport entertainment, sport participation and sporting goods organizations.

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COSMA Accreditation

WSU is among a select number of universities in the world with multiple programs accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA).

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Unique opportunities

WSU is known nationally for Applied Learning opportunities. Our internships let students utilize knowledge gained through their classes, enhance their portfolios, and network with working professionals -- important steps in establishing themselves as practicing sport managers.
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Studying abroad gives you the chance to meet peers and mentors in your field from all over the world. Not only will you form valuable connections for the future, but you will form friendships which last long beyond the return home.
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Our industry connections and WSU's Shocker Career Accelerator will equip you with the tools and resources you need to compete immediately for great jobs in the sport industry including intercollegiate athletics, major league and minor league professional sports, fitness, recreation, and specialized sport business.

Sarah Ratzlaff"I did not intentionally seek out this career path but discovered during my WSU internship that sales and business development fit my skill set and the running industry and events are a lot of fun to be a part of."

Sarah Ratzlaff, Vice President, Ventures Endurance, USA TODAY Network

Department of Sport Management Contact Info

Contact Us

1845 Fairmount St., Box 127
Wichita, Kansas 67260-0127


  • 316-978-5445
  • Fax: 316-978-5954


Office Location and Hours of Operation

The Department of Sport Management is located in Hubbard Hall, Room 221.

Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(Hours may be extended during certain events and are subject to change without notice.)

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