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The Business School for Sport Business.

The McCormack Department of Sport Management is one of the few sport management programs housed within a business school. McCormack undergraduate students are hard-working and passionate, and share an enthusiasm for sport. The combination of business, leadership, and sport-specific education sets our students up for long, successful careers within the diverse and growing sport industry.

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The McCormack Advantage

The McCormack Advantage

Just a few of the ways McCormack is ahead of the pack:

  • Housed in the #1 public business school in the northeast for undergrads, the Isenberg School of Management
  • A four-year sport program taught by a large, diverse faculty devoted exclusively to sport management
  • worldwide alumni network featuring general managers, athletic directors, and executives from every corner of the industry
  • A home for the brightest and most motivated sport students from around the country, brought together in a single cooperative learning environment
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Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning
Internship Track

Students who opt into the Internship Track after acceptance into the program will take an additional upper-level sport management class and complete a semester or summer internship in their field. 100% of internship track students receive positions, featuring fully immersed work experience at companies like Villareal Football Club, IMG, ESPN, USTA, PGA, Boston Red Sox, Miami Dolphins and more.

Dual Degree/Double Major

One of the advantages of being housed in a top notch business school is the opportunity for students to double major and earn two degrees. Around 80 of 270 upper-class students are dual degree, earning a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management and a Bachelor of Business Administration. This unique opportunity gives McCormack students a leg up on the competition and increases their career options.

Facilities Management

Students may enroll in an elective Facilities Management course taught by the Director of the Mullins Center, UMass Amherst’s arena. The course is taught in conjunction with Spectra by Comcast (a global facilities management organization) and offers a first-hand look into the arena management industry and challenges faced by professionals on a day-to-day basis.   

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Career Paths In Sport

Career Paths In Sport

McCormack graduates go on to careers across a broad spectrum of industries, including professional sports, amateur sports, marketing agencies and event management companies. Our McCormack Career Fair attracts recruiters to campus each fall from top teams and companies nationwide, from ESPN to the Boston Celtics to University of South Florida and more. Isenberg's Office of Career Success is dedicated to serving the career and professional development needs of Isenberg students.

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Alumni Network

Our unrivaled McCormack alumni network consists of 4,00 sport industry leaders helping shape the future of the sports industry. This network provides McCormack students with unmatched access and opportunity, from guest speakers in and out of the classroom, to experiential consulting projects, a graduate mentor program, and direct connections to internships and jobs. 

McCormack alumni work in sports marketing, community relations, event management, player personnel, sports agencies, college athletics, sales and promotions, digital media, communications, and sport retail. Isenberg's Office of Career Success is dedicated to serving the career and professional development needs of Isenberg students.

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Sport News

McCormack MS Alumna Helps Communities Through the Power of Sport
McCormack MS Alumna Helps Communities Through the Power of Sport
­­ Fatoumata Ouattara ’23 MS knew that most people who pursue a master’s degree in sport management expect to work with professional athletes, but she
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McCormack Alumni Awards 2024
McCormack Alumni Awards 2024
The Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management is proud to announce its newest class of alumni award recipients.
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Student Spotlight: Ethan Morren '25
Student Spotlight: Ethan Morren '25
Ethan Morren ’25 is a sport management and operations and information management dual degree student in Isenberg. The junior hails from West Hartford
Student Spotlight: Ethan Morren '25 Read More
Sport Management Faculty

Sport Management Faculty

Brett Albert
Senior Lecturer
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Elizabeth B. Delia
Honors Program Director & Associate Professor
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Janet S. Fink
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs & Douglas & Diana Berthiaume Endowed Professor
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Matthew Katz
Matthew Katz
Associate Department Chair, Undergraduate Program Director, Associate Professor
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Neil Longley
Professor Emeritus
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Charles D.T. Macaulay
Assistant Professor
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Lisa Pike Masteralexis
Senior Associate Dean & Professor
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Mark McDonald
Associate Professor
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Steve McKelvey
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E. Nicole Melton
Department Chair & Associate Professor
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Emily Must
Director of Internships & Senior Lecturer
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William Norton
William Norton
Graduate Program Director, Director of McCormack Center for Sport Research and Education, & Senior Lecturer
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Jeffrey Pollack
Jeffrey Pollack
Lecturer & Professor of Practice
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Yiran Su
Yiran Su
Assistant Professor
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Katie Sveinson
Katie Sveinson
PhD Coordinator & Assistant Professor
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David Tyler
Honors Program Coordinator, Associate Professor
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Nefertiti Walker
Nefertiti A. Walker
Vice Chancellor for Equity and Inclusion, UMass Amherst, & Professor
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Glenn M. Wong
Professor Emeritus
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Contact Us

Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management
Room 236
Isenberg School of Management
121 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01003