On the Job

Are you curious about how you could turn your interest in business into a career in sports? The Rawlings Sport Business Management program focuses on the general business disciplines of management, finance, marketing, operations management and communications and teaches you how to apply them to the sports industry.Learn more about our programs:  Sport Business Management, B.S., Master of Business Administration M.B.A.

Three Pillar Approach

The Rawlings Sport Business Management program utilizes a three pillar approach to education.

1. A unique classroom experience

Rawlings Sport Business Management students are taught sound business and sport management principals by faculty with industry experience.  Our students then apply their knowledge through real world based projects which are often critiqued by industry leaders as well their professors.  Our students have completed projects for the St. Louis Blues, Rawlings and the Texas vs. The Nation Bowl in recent years.  We believe that the integration of theory and application gives Rawlings Sport Business Management majors the foundation needed to succeed in the sports industry.

2. Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer experiences, arranged by our faculty, allow Rawlings Sport Business Management majors to explore their interests and learn about many of the unique and varied job opportunities available in the sports industry.  These opportunities also allow our students to build their resumes and make contacts in the sports industry.  In the past few years, Maryville Sports Business Management majors have volunteered with the St. Louis Bandits hockey club, the Missouri Valley Conference and the St. Louis Sports Commission as well as many other sports businesses.  To learn more about the volunteer opportunities available to Rawlings Sport Business Management majors, please click on the “Volunteer Opportunities” link.

3. Internships

Internships serve as the culminating experience for Rawlings Sport Business Management majors.  Through their internship experience, students are afforded the opportunity to work side by side with industry professionals.  They apply their knowledge in an “on the job” setting while furthering their education and building their resume.  Our students have completed internships with the University of Missouri Tiger Scholarship Fund, the St. Louis Rams, Midwest Whitetail, 550 KTRS and many other sports businesses in the St. Louis metro area.  With the introduction of the new 12-credit hour, semester away internship, Rawlings Sport Business Management majors will be able to take advantage of unique opportunities across the nation.  To learn more about our internship program, click on the “internships” link.

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