Framingham State Launching a New Major in Sports Management

Framingham State Launching a New Major in Sports Management

Feb 8, 2023

Framingham State University is excited to announce the launch of a new Bachelor of Science in Sports Management within the College of Business following approval by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education.

The major seeks to capitalize on a growing sports business market that is expected to nearly double in value by 2030, according to a study by Research and Markets

"We are thrilled about the opportunity to offer this exciting new major to our current and prospective business students," says Dr. Patricia Thomas, Dean of the Framingham State University College of Business. "We have heard from many student athletes, alumni, and local community members who have expressed interest in the major, which we are well positioned to offer."

The University already has much of the apparatus in place for the new major, as FSU has been offering a Concertation in Sports Management within the Business Management Major. The full major in Sports Management is expected to be more attractive to students interested in the field.

Business Professor Michal Harrison helped lead the push for the new major, which he says aligns perfectly with future job opportunities in the region.

"FSU is surrounded by major professional sports franchises, hundreds of colleges with NCAA athletic programs, and burgeoning fantasy and sports betting industries in Massachusetts," says Dr. Harrison. "There will be no shortage of job opportunities for students specializing in Sports Management."

Job opportunities for Sports Management majors include Business Development Coordinator, Contract Administrator, Contract Analyst, Corporate Partnerships Manager, Digital/Social Media Marketing, Director of Operations, Facility Operations Manager, Fitness Manager, Game Day or Event Coordinator, Guest Relations Manager, Marketing Consultant, Marketing Coordinator, Operations Manager, and more.

The University has developed relationships with the major local sports teams and had students intern with the Boston Bruins, Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Pawtucket Red Sox, Worcester Railers, 98.5 The Sports Hub, and more.

FSU alumni are currently employed in full-time positions with the Boston Red Sox, New England Revolution, and 98.5 The Sports Hub.

About Framingham State University

Framingham State University was founded in 1839 as the nation’s first public university for the education of teachers. Since that time, it has evolved into a vibrant, comprehensive liberal arts institution offering small, personalized classes on a beautiful New England campus. Today, the University enrolls more than 6,000 students with 58 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. As a State College and University (SCU), Framingham State prides itself on quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.