Program overview

Double the value of your business degree with a co-major in sport management and prepare for a career where your passion plays a vital role. Your degree from one of only a handful of NJ schools with AACSB accreditation will give you the experience to launch a successful business career. Students graduate with a business degree that provides career paths in a range of industries, plus obtain specialized knowledge in sports management that opens doors to the multi-billion dollar sport industry.

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Program requirements

Our 120-credit program focuses on core business principles and strategies. The sport management co-major is designed to give you a broad-based business education by combining it with another discipline offered by Rider’s Norm Brodsky College of Business.

Where potential becomes a plan

With a co-major in sport management, you’ll be able to land a career where your passion for sports is the focus.

Common careers:

  • Sports general manager
  • Statistician
  • Inside sales representative
  • Athletic coach
  • Athlete development specialist
  • Athletic director
  • Contract administrator
  • Sports agent
  • Sport lawyer
  • Sports marketing professional

Engaged learning

Learning by doing. That’s the driving principle behind Engaged Learning at Rider. It’s where theory meets practice, giving you the opportunity to apply the knowledge, skills and insights you’ve gained in the classroom to real-world situations and professional settings. Connect with like minded individuals in the Business of Sport Club.

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Start strong to make it big

Rider’s strategic location near the New York and Philadelphia metropolitan areas offers outstanding access to some of the world’s leading sports franchises, sports media, marketing organizations and more.

Recent sport-related student internships include the New York Jets, SportsNet, New York Professional Golf, Philadelphia Flyers, NFL films and the Youth Hockey Foundation.

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Financial aid resources

Learn more about financial aid, tuition and the various options we offer to make your college education affordable.


Lisa Rufer

Associate Professor

Department of Management

Sweigart Hall

lrufer [at]

(609) 895-5515

Academic Focus: Sport Management

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