Enhanced by a partnership with the Worcester Red Sox, sport management students receive a solid grounding in marketing and management and learn how to deal with the complex professional and ethical issues they will encounter in the sports industry. Experiential learning ensures that coursework is augmented with real-world experience through internships and other opportunities
An Ideal Place to Learn
All classes taught by professors, none by teaching assistants
Students from 29 states and 21 countries
Elizabeth O'Hara, Ed.D.Assistant Professor of Management and Marketing
Learn the Skills Employers Seek
The Assumption curriculum encourages scholarly and real-world experience. With hands-on research conducted alongside faculty mentors, students gain a depth of knowledge and skills that lead to professional success and personal fulfillment.
At Assumption University, the world is your classroom. Students can study and explore abroad in over 50 places from Vienna to England, South Africa, and even our own campus in historic, yet modern, Rome, Italy. Assumption’s study abroad program offers culture, history, and a living classroom for all.
Assumption career planning starts the day you arrive on campus. “Internship in Business” is a 3-credit seminar course in the Business Studies Department that is available to all business students. The course provides hands-on experience and training, networking and informational interviews with professionals, and assessment of your personal career strengths and interests. You will spend a minimum of 120 hours working in the field. During the weekly seminar, students discuss how organizational behavior and management concepts apply to their individual placements.
Assumption's Rome Campus
At Assumption's campus in Rome, Italy, the city and the country become your classroom through daily and weekend-long excursions throughout "the eternal city" and the Italian countryside. This unique study abroad experience will enrich your academic and cultural pursuits as you walk in the footsteps of emperors and gladiators then enjoy delectable Italian cuisine or perhaps a cappuccino after class in a local cafe. (Did you know that your financial aid follows you to Rome?)Explore the Rome Campus
Game Day Management and Facility Operation
Sport Event Management
Sport Management, Athletic Administration
Sport Media and Public Relations
Sport Promotion and Marketing
Shining Their Light
Sport Management 2014, G'2015
Senior Accountant - Cash Supervisor, New England Patriots
The Assumption Accelerated MBA program gave me the tools and skills to be successful.
The mentoring and development that you constantly receive prepares you so well for the real-world experience.
Sport Management 2021
Intern, Select Skills Hockey
My experience as a skills coach has taught me the importance of communication and organization.
At my internship, I create practice plans for different age groups and make sure what is taught is done effectively and efficiently. When running practices I have to be very clear and vocal with players so they understand what they need to do in order to improve.
Sport Management 2018
Boston Red Sox Luxury Suites Management, Fenway Park
I was lucky enough to get my dream job before graduation due to hard work and help from Assumption.
Assumption has endless connections with people who help students succeed and start their careers. The community is a constant source of support and guidance. Assumption introduced me to alumni that gave me excellent advice and guidance about finding my perfect career.
First-rate Academics in a Catholic University Setting
Assumption University strives to form graduates known for critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service. Rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition, the University pursues these ambitious goals through a curriculum grounded in the liberal arts that prepares students for professionally and personally rewarding lives of meaning.Our Mission
Assumption is dedicated to providing a clear understanding of what your education will cost
We’ll help cut through the complexity of financing your education, ensuring you understand what you need, how to apply for aid, and what’s expected of you. You will be assigned a personal financial aid advisor who will guide you through the process and answer all of your financial aid-related questions.
Be Prepared for the Future
Sport management internships are designed to expand the student’s current knowledge in the field. Students will gain experience in leading and planning Sports activities through an internship in professional/amateur sports organizations, sports commissions, and sports agencies (i.e., ‘sport-related’ sites) and work a minimum of 120 hours for the semester. This is a valuable opportunity for students to gain practical work experience, apply concepts and skills learned in the classroom, and develop professional contacts within the sports community.
Worcester Red Sox Partnership
Assumption University is the higher education sponsor and one of the Worcester Red Sox's 21 founding partners. Through this partnership, Assumption students will benefit from internships and scholarships as the University enhances its commitment to the redevelopment and revitalization of Worcester.
Polar Park will become a classroom for Assumption students. They will be provided guaranteed access to internships that will complement the University’s academic programs in business studies, data analytics, human services and rehabilitation studies, the communications track in English, and many more. The partnership will also expand students’ access to higher education through in the form of scholarships from the Worcester Red Sox that will be matched by Assumption.
Accelerated BA/MBA Dual Degree Program
Apply as a high school senior into the dual degree program with one application and benefit from being considered for a $2,500 Assumption Business Leader Scholarship (per year for 5 years), special programming, and the ability to take up to two MBA courses during your senior year. We offer two tracks to choose from: Management and CPA (for accounting majors only). Learn more about all of the University's dual degree offerings.