Sport Management Program FAQ
What is the difference between sport administration and sport management?
The two terms are interchangeable. Sport administrators/managers apply general business, legal, communication and socio-cultural theory in sport specific settings.
Is this a degree that will help me reach my goal of becoming a sports agent?
Yes, this degree will help you learn about the sport industry, including policies, legal issues, financial aspects and issues and trends. Many sport agents have law degrees, so students interested in such work may need to plan on pursuing a law degree in the future.
Will this degree help me become a coach?
Yes, a sport management degree includes courses that will be helpful to coaches including ethics, finance, and psychology. Students interested in coaching at the middle/high school level may also consider a teaching degree. Find out more about WSU's teacher education programs.
Can I get an internship?
Yes. In fact, an internship is required in order to graduate. These internships will give you valuable work experience before graduation. In addition to providing excellent opportunities to make professional connections, many internships lead to job offers. After you graduate, you may apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) and work in the U.S. for an additional year before going home. These internship and work opportunities make our Sport Management program a popular choice for international students.
Is the program available online?
We do not currently offer the bachelors or masters programs fully online. However, most instructors in the program utilize Internet and other technologies to enhance student learning environments. These instructors have placed syllabi, notes, presentations, grade information, and other class materials online for student use.
Is there a minor in sport management?
Yes, the minor in sport management consist of 15 hours of coursework. A minor in sport management is very flexible and can be tailored to complement a student's major. Find out more about the requirements for the minor.
How do I find out what classes will transfer to WSU?
Wichita State will accept transfer work from all accredited institutions. To find course equivalencies you can check the online transfer equivalency guide. If you would like an advisor to look over your transcript please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the deadline to apply for the program?
There is no deadline to apply for the undergraduate program. There is also no cap on the amount of students admitted to the undergraduate program. Applications for the graduate program will be accepted on a rolling basis until the program has reached capacity. Students are encouraged to apply early in order to have the best selection of classes when enrollment begins.
How quickly can one complete the master's degree in sport management?
Students have six years to complete the degree, but fulltime graduate students can expect to complete it in two years.
Are graduate assistantships available?
Yes. Typically, sport management students get assistantships in either the WSU athletic department, the Heskett Center (campus recreation facility) or the Department of Sport Management. Each unit selects its own graduate assistants and requires its own application.
What scholarships are available?
Wichita State awards merit scholarships to incoming undergraduate students. Find out more about merit scholarships at WSU.
Sport Management Alumni Association awards scholarships to sport management majors. To apply for the Sport Management Alumni Association scholarship you must be a current student.
The Sport Management department is housed in the College of Applied Studies. The College of Applied Studies has scholarships available for students in the college. Find out more about scholarships in the College of Applied Studies.
The Graduate School also has a number of awards and grants for graduate students. Find out more about Graduate School awards and grants.