Sport Management and Marketing Recent graduates of the sport management and marketing program are employed with several sports-related organizations such as the Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Pirates, Memphis Redbirds, Erie SeaWolves, Erie Otters and Erie Bayhawks. Gannon is part of a pilot sales training program with the Pittsburgh Pirates, providing students real-world experience with a leading sports franchise. Sport management and marketing students have the opportunity to learn about sustainability in sports by working at the annual MLB All-Star Game. Students can also learn about the Olympic bid process by participating in the annual learning abroad experience to Beijing and Shanghai, China. The Dahlkemper School of Business was the first business school in northwestern Pennsylvania with both undergraduate and graduate programs to receive global accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The Dahlkemper School of Business delivers a values-centered business curriculum that provides students with advanced business knowledge through the development of critical-thinking skills, effective communication skills, ethics-based decision making, comprehension of global business concepts, leadership and team-building skills, and the desire to become a lifelong learner. You Will LearnThe sports industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States, employing approximately three million people. The sport management and marketing major provides students the opportunity to explore the business of sports at all levels. Sport management and marketing students gain practical skills, knowledge and experience through real-world projects and collaboration with business professionals from the sports industry.You Will ExperienceStudents will experience an innovative education in the Center for Business Ingenuity, utilizing state-of-the-art technology and global software through the SAP® University Alliances program. Students will receive hands-on opportunities through internships and service-learning projects with major and minor league sports teams and organizations, as well as through the unique collaboration between Gannon University’s Dahlkemper School of Business, Small Business Development Center and Erie Technology Incubator. You Will AchieveCareer opportunities include, but are not limited to, the following positions in the field of sport management and marketing: account manager athletic director marketing manager promotions manager recreation center manager scout sports agent sports information director stadium manager You will StudyView Curriculum and Course DescriptionsStudents obtaining a degree in business administration are able to choose from 10 concentrations to prepare for a career in the field of their choice. Students also have the opportunity to complete the Master of Business Administration or Master of Public Administration degree with one additional year of study through the five-year MBA/MPA program. The Dahlkemper School of Business offers innovative courses to prepare students to become business leaders in the global economy. Three of the many course selections are: BCOR 240: Marketing in the Global Environment Students in this course will learn the process of creating and presenting a marketing plan by applying the strategic decisions of marketing, including capturing marketing insights, connecting with customers, shaping market offerings, delivering customer value and successfully growing the business enterprise. ENTR 310: Organizational Innovation An examination of where entrepreneurs get their ideas and discover different types of entrepreneurial opportunities will be studied. This course focuses on understanding the process of idea generation, idea evaluation and developing a comprehensive business plan. BCOR 485: Global Policy and Strategy As a project-based course, Global Policy and Strategy requires students to integrate analytical skills by analyzing business opportunities and challenges to make more effective business decisions. Liberal Studies Core The Liberal Studies Core Curriculum is one reflection of Gannon University's commitment to its Catholic identity. The Core's design offers students a defined, integrated, shared experience as the foundation for their undergraduate program. You Will EarnSalaries in business vary depending on the location and type of organization. accounting: $67,190 distribution manager: $86,630 finance manager: $117,990 financial analyst: $80,310 healthcare manager: $94,500 human resources manager: $104,440 insurance underwriter: $65,040 market research analyst: $62,150 marketing manager: $128,750 sales manager: $113,860 All salary information is compiled from data gathered from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov) and/or PayScale (payscale.com).