The sports industry management (SIM) program at Hilbert College combines a practical foundation in business disciplines with internship experience, producing graduates with the ability to organize, plan and lead in a host of sports-related industries.
There are countless career opportunities for SIM majors: retail stores, the fitness industry, college athletics, marketing firms, the recreation and tourism industry. For those hoping to work in major league sports, this could be the gateway to your dream job.
If your plan is to pursue an advanced degree in graduate school upon earning your bachelor’s degree, the SIM curriculum serves as excellent preparation. Hilbert students have the opportunity to take undergraduate courses that fulfill requirements in the MBA program at St. Bonaventure University.
As a SIM major, you’ll learn marketing and business principles in the context of sports, studying such topics as:
- sports economics
- the legal environment in the sports industry
- sports event management
- marketing strategies for the sports industry
Hilbert’s bachelor-level business management majors get a firm foundation in accounting, finance, marketing, business law and planning, as well as computer-based technical skills. Our core liberal arts curriculum rounds out your education. Our goal is produce confident writers and strong public speakers skilled in organization, motivation, teamwork, networking, leadership and ethical decision-making.
Our internship program lets you earn college credit while getting real-world experience at a variety of businesses and organizations. Internships demonstrate your ability to work competently and confidently as part of a team and often result in a job offer at the internship site or a strong recommendation for a job elsewhere.
Hilbert professors bring years of real-world business experience into the classroom, and our 14-to-1 student-teacher ratio ensures personalized attention in small-class settings. Our curriculum was recently updated to reflect best practices in the field.