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Linda Bernstein, MBA
Chair, Professional Studies Division
Professor of Business
716-649-7900, ext. 216 

Sports Industry Management


The Hilbert Difference

  • Conscientious advisement that ensures student progress and guides career development.
  • Caring faculty that foster the personal and professional growth of students through challenging and transformative experiences.
  • Distinctive service-learning opportunities that instill Franciscan values and parallel discipline specific coursework.
  • Required internships that provide valuable professional exposure in an organizational role related to student’s individual degree program.
  • Unique course curriculum and class projects that link theoretical concepts to practical applications in contemporary society.
  • Extensive number of student organizations (Enactus, Phi Beta Lambda, Rotaract, and Sigma Beta Delta) that provide co-curricular experiences to complement course work.

Joe talks about how Hilbert's Sports Industry Management program provides many networking opportunities.

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.

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.

Business Outcomes

Recent business graduates have found jobs with these titles:

Financial Advisor

Staffing Coordinator

Loan Officer

Claims Manager

Recruiting Coordinator

Direct Marketing Coordinator

Office and HR Administration

Management degree options at Hilbert

In addition to the Bachelor of Science in Sports Industry Management, Hilbert offers a Bachelor of Science in:
Associate degree
Hilbert also offers the Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Management, a two-year program that prepares you for entry-level positions in business or for continued studies in a bachelor-level program.