Pursue a Degree in Sport & Event Management

Intern with major Philadelphia sports teams and event venues. Build a network of industry insiders. Learn from professors who are shaping the field through their teaching, leadership, and research. At Widener, you'll launch your career before you graduate, thanks to real-world experiences and rich industry connections.

Why Widener?

  • Choose 1 of 2 tracks: sport management or event management.
  • Gain experience in your field by completing multiple internships.
  • Build a network of sports executives, event venue directors, and other industry experts who will connect you to internship and job opportunities.
  • Get involved outside the classroom through events and volunteer activities. From day one, you'll feel connected to our tight-knit sport and event management community. 

 

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Choose Your Track

Declare a sport management track and prepare for a career in sales, public relations, college athletics, or countless other professions. Thanks to a flexible curriculum—including space for multiple internships—you can tailor your degree to your professional goals. You'll graduate ready to work in the fast-moving sports industry.

Pursue an event management track and prepare to promote, sell, design, and execute events. You'll acquire the skills and knowledge you need to lead memorable experiences in a wide range of venues. As part of our flexible curriculum, you'll find the space to gain real-world experience through two distinct internships. You'll graduate ready for a leadership role in the thriving events industry.

Sport management student at Wells Fargo Center

Real-world experience in your backyard

Plant yourself in a region known for championship-contending sports teams and world-renowned events. You'll study 12 miles from the home of the Phillies, Flyers, and Eagles and a short train ride to historical sites and event venues. Use your industry connections to intern with these organizations—experience that will distinguish your resume and launch your career.

Student networking at career fair

Connections with industry insiders

From freshman year forward, you'll keep company with industry experts:

  • Network with members of our Sport Management Advisory Board—a community of leaders from Dick's Sporting Goods, Comcast Spectacor, and several professional sports teams.
  • Rub shoulders with directors of the area's leading event venues and tourist attractions.
Students at spring fling

Involvement outside the classroom

In this program, you'll find countless opportunities to build community and serve others: work game-day operations for area sports teams (like the Philadelphia Union), lead industry-specific community service projects, plan on- and off-campus events, and more. Before long, your classmates and professors will feel like a second family.

Find Your Second Home

With Widener's campus as your home base, you'll experience the best of the Philadelphia area:

  • Center City Philadelphia, with access to rich job opportunities and premier attractions
  • Historic suburbs, complete with cafes, shops, and restaurants
  • Mass transportation, including Amtrak, SEPTA, and Philadelphia International Airport

Your Inside Track to Success

Students like you have graduated from our School of Business Administration and accepted positions with top employers. By making connections and gaining real-world experience, you’ll put yourself in a position to join them.

Outlook & Outcomes

Potential Careers

  • Account Executive
  • Events Director
  • Sales Director
  • Sports Marketing and Promotion

Industry Growth for Event Management

Employment of event planners is projected to grow 18 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Industry Growth for Sport Management

Job growth in sport management is expected to grow through 2030 due to multibillion dollar profits from the sports industry. 

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Recent Employers

  • Philadelphia Sports Teams
  • Comcast Spectacor
  • Pocono Raceway
  • Wells Fargo Center
  • Lincoln Financial Field

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Take the next step in your college search. Sign up for insider information from Widener University and our sport and event management program.

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