Sport & Esports Management

Program Type
Undergraduate Major
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Modes of Study
Blended;In Person

Full-time tuition

In-state: $8,640;
Out-of-state: $24,300 (per year). See details and other costs

Financial aid

Average award,
in-state: $7,300;
out-of-state: $14,500.
May include scholarships, grants, & work-study. Explore aid

Program duration

Typical completion time: 4 years. Flexible options may save time. Explore options


No fee to apply. SAT & ACT scores optional. Early action & year-round admissions. View application process & deadlines

Program Highlights

  • Prepare for a career in the dynamic sports industry and get connected to minor league teams, event management companies, sport agencies, and the Maine Sports Commission.
  • Study in an AACSB-accredited program, a mark of quality sought after by business schools.
  • Gain hands-on, professional experience through an internship for course credit.
  • Diversify your career options and expand your business studies by selecting a minor within the School of Business.
  • Join the Sport Management Club to learn more about the profession, network with fellow students, and demonstrate student leadership.
  • Take advantage of our Accelerated Graduate Pathway to the MaineMBA.
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Hands-on learning

Our Sport Management Internship/Advance Field Experience provides real-world experience with a variety of sports industry organizations, including the Maine Red Claws, Boston Celtics, U.S. Olympics Committee, ESPN, NCAA, and more.

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Career opportunities

Graduates of the program go on to careers in professional, collegiate, and amateur athletics; facilities and events management (stadiums, arenas, courses); and sport marketing and merchandising.

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Successful alumni

Our alumni have landed positions with the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins, Harvard University Athletic Department, Maine Red Claws, Portland Sea Dogs, and Portland Pirates, among many other professional sport organizations.

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Program requirements

This major prepares you for a career as a sport business professional who understands the complexities of the industry and develops strategies for personal and organizational success. Academic and practical experiences prepare you for successful employment in a range of sports industry settings.

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Broaden your career prospects

Choose a minor in the School of Business that aligns with your goals, expands your expertise, and can help you stand out in the job market.

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Looking ahead to graduate school?

Our Accelerated Graduate Pathway to the MaineMBA can save you time and money in earning your Master’s in Business Administration.

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Quality accreditation

Our School of Business is AACSB-accredited. This mark of distinction is achieved by fewer than 5% of all business schools in the world.

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Do you live in New England?

You may be eligible for a special reduced tuition rate, as part of the New England Regional Student Program (RSP).

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Diverse, expert faculty

Our faculty members possess an exceptional blend of academic and professional knowledge. Along with guiding annual student-led community events and leading trips abroad, our faculty maintain a deep network of industry connections.

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Scholarship opportunities

Scholarships offer valuable financial aid that doesn’t need to be repaid. You’ll be automatically considered for Merit Scholarships when you apply for admission by the deadline. Additional opportunities are available.

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Next Steps

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