Sports Business Management – Program Features
Project Based Learning
The Rawlings Sport Business Management program’s has instituted a three-pillar approach to the degree. The unique classroom experience features faculty with industry experience. Marketing, statistics, business law, and operations management may feel a little different if you’re working on a real world project for the St. Louis Blues or Texas vs. The National Bowl.
Volunteer opportunities expose sports business management students to the many different careers available in sports. Our close relationships with organizations such as the St. Louis Sports Commission, the St. Louis Bandits and the NAIA give our students unprecedented access to the other side of the sports world.
The third pillar, the internship, gives our students the opportunity to work side by side with industry professionals at organizations such as the St. Louis Sports Commission, River City Rascals, Texas vs. the Nation. A new 12 credit hour semester away internship has landed Maryville students in Denver interning for the Colorado Rockies or in Atlanta interning for Chick-fil-a Bowl.
Maryville is proud to work with numerous corporate and civic organizations in St. Louis and beyond through partnerships created in support of our academic programs and student opportunities. The list of the University's partners is long, impressive, and ever expanding: Rawlings, Mercy, St. Louis Public Schools, Parkway School District, Edward Jones, Northwestern Mutual, RGA, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, and Maritz, just to name a few.
Our partners provide students with opportunities to experience hands-on involvement in real-world projects, requiring them to hone market-ready skills even before they graduate. Students also experience a variety of work environments and develop a network of industry contacts through these partnerships, so Maryville graduates often have a competitive edge in the job market. In fact, many of our partners provide valuable internships—which can lead to full-time jobs with the firm or agency.