Department of Sport Management

The key to success in the sport and recreation field is professional preparation with an emphasis on experiential learning. The Department of Sport Management gives students this advantage by providing access to internships, class projects, part-time jobs, and volunteer opportunities. It also features the regionally recognized Student Sport Management Career Summitt, which enables students to learn about career development and networking.   

The department features a highly qualified faculty, an involved alumni association, and a national advisory board with extensive sport industry experience as well as an active student organization, the Sport Management Association. It is also a founding member of the Alliance for Sport Businesses, a professional association of sport management programs in accredited schools of business.

RMU SBUS Programs degree availability
Academic Program - Undergraduate
Hospitality and Tourism Management B.S.B.A. B.S.B.A. On Campus Fully Online
Sport Management B.S.B.A. B.S.B.A. On Campus
Academic Program - Graduate
Master of Business Administration M.B.A. On Campus Fully Online

Department Head

Synowka, David P.
David P. Synowka, Ph.D.

Professor of Sport Management
Specialties: Career development, trends in sport and entertainment, event management