The BBA in Sport Management degree program at the Quinlan School of Business combines comprehensive business skills with an in-depth understanding of the sport industry. The sport management program focuses on the essentials in sport finance, facility management, and marketing, as well as on the economics of this dynamic industry.

You may also want to consider the Sport Management minor.

Program Highlights

  • Study and learn in the heart of Chicago, a major sport and athletic market
  • Make important connections to jobs, internships, and service opportunities
  • Join the Sport Management Club, which fosters relationships between students and the sport industry

What You'll Learn

  • How the economy impacts every facet of sport organizations and the sport industry
  • Leadership and ethical aspects of sport management
  • Management strategies for today's sport business challenges.
  • Sport facility management
  • Sport marketing
  • Legal areas relevant to the operation of sport programs and organizations



The sport industry is a multi-billion dollar sector in the U.S. and global economies. Its rapid growth and expansion depend not only on talented athletes but also on well-educated managers and executives with strong business skills.

College graduates with a sport management major can choose careers in a range of sports-related entities, including:

  • Professional sport franchises
  • Intercollegiate athletics
  • Sports apparel and equipment companies
  • Athletic governance organizations
  • Event management
  • Sport media
  • Fitness centers
  • Parks and recreation operations

Job functions include:

  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Ticket operations and management
  • Facility operations management
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Human resources

Because Loyola is a member of the Jesuit network of 27 colleges and universities nationwide, our graduates can receive career services at Loyola Career Services, as well as at career centers at U.S. Jesuit colleges and universities.


All Quinlan School of Business students must complete the University Core Curriculum, Business Core Curriculum, and Undergraduate School of Business program requirements. Students pursuing the BBA degree in Sport Management must also complete the program requirements listed in the Academic Catalog.


To apply for admission and scholarship consideration, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admission and indicate your interest in this program on your application. For more information, see the following resources:

Tuition and Financial Aid

The Loyola Quinlan School of Business is committed to helping students secure the necessary financial resources to make their business education at Loyola affordable.