The Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management at Isenberg strives to be a leader in the recruitment, education and development of students, and the creation and dissemination of knowledge in the spectator sport industry. We strive to take an interdisciplinary approach to critically analyzing and providing solutions for challenges facing the spectator sport industry.
The Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management at Isenberg prepares undergraduate and graduate students for a variety of positions in the sports industry. The goal of the faculty and the department is to create a collaborative and nurturing learning environment for analyzing and resolving the challenges in the business and culture of sports. With this as a foundation, students can enter the industry with exceptional knowledge, exceptional preparation, a strong alumni network, and the confidence to assume leadership positions.
Since 1972, the Department has evolved into one of the most widely respected programs in the country. It incorporates classroom learning with real-world experiential learning, which is the quintessential preparation for positions in the industry.
Alumni have ascended to top positions in the sports industry, such as general managers, CEO's, directors of marketing, college athletic directors, conference commissioners, and organizational presidents. The department's success in placing graduates into the sport marketplace speaks not only to the program's achievements, but also to the reputation of the faculty and alumni. The Department's faculty are experts in their field and bring their expertise into the classroom providing students with a practical and fulfilling education.