U.S. Sport Management Programs in Business Schools: Trends and Key Issues

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Noni ZahariaFlorida State University

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Anastasios KaburakisSaint Louis University

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David PierceIndiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis

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The growth of sport management programs housed in (or with formal curriculum-based ties to) a school of business indicates more academic institutions are reconsidering sport management as a business-oriented field. Thus, research is necessary regarding benchmarking information on the state of these academic programs. The purpose of this study is to explore trends on administration, housing, accreditation, faculty performance indicators and research requirements, as well as salaries for faculty and alumni of such programs. Data were submitted by 74 department chairs and program directors employed in U.S. business schools featuring sport management programs. Results indicate that the majority of sport business programs are part of an interdisciplinary department; COSMA accreditation is largely viewed as redundant; and, depending on business schools’ accreditation, variability exists concerning faculty performance measures and research impact, as well as faculty and alumni salaries. These findings suggest considerable progress of sport management programs within business schools.

Noni Zaharia is with the Department of Sport Management, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. Anastasios Kaburakis is with the John Cook School of Business, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri. David Pierce is with the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN.

Address author correspondence to Noni Zaharia at nzaharia@fsu.edu.
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