Framingham State Launching New Sports Management Major
FRAMINGHAM – Framingham State University announced it is launching a new Bachelor of Science in Sports Management within the College of Business following approval by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education.
The major seeks to capitalize on a growing sports business market that is expected to nearly double in value by 2030, according to a study by Research and Markets.
“We are thrilled about the opportunity to offer this exciting new major to our current and prospective business students,” said Patricia Thomas, Dean of the Framingham State University College of Business. “We have heard from many student athletes, alumni, and local community members who have expressed interest in the major, which we are well positioned to offer.”
The University already has much of the apparatus in place for the new major, as Framingham State has been offering a concentration in sports management within the business management major. The full major in sports management major is expected to be more attractive to students interested in the field.
Business Professor Michal Harrison helped lead the push for the new major, which he said aligns perfectly with future job opportunities in the region.
“FSU is surrounded by major professional sports franchises, hundreds of colleges with NCAA athletic programs, and burgeoning fantasy and sports betting industries in Massachusetts,” said Harrison. “There will be no shortage of job opportunities for students specializing in Sports Management.”
Job opportunities for sports management majors include Business Development Coordinator, Contract Administrator, Contract Analyst, Corporate Partnerships Manager, Digital/Social Media Marketing, Director of Operations, Facility Operations Manager, Fitness Manager, Game Day or Event Coordinator, Guest Relations Manager, Marketing Consultant, Marketing Coordinator, Operations Manager, and more.
The University has developed relationships with the major local sports teams and had students intern with the Boston Bruins, Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Pawtucket Red Sox, Worcester Railers, 98.5 The Sports Hub, and more.
Framingham State alumni are currently employed in full-time positions with the Boston Red Sox, New England Revolution, and 98.5 The Sports Hub.