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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

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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Curriculum

Curriculum

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.   

#1
Student Satisfaction Ranking at UMass Amherst
80%
Student that obtained employment within 6 months of graduating
$42K
Average starting salary, Class of 2021
4,000+
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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

A Pictorial Salute to 50 Years of UMass Sport Management
A Pictorial Salute to 50 Years of UMass Sport Management
The Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management is celebrating a milestone anniversary this year. Celebrate with the department as we recognize
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New McCormack Faculty
New McCormack Faculty
The McCormack Department of Sport Management is welcoming two new faculty members this fall. Yiran Su and Katie Sveinson are both joining the
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Sport Management Faculty

Sport Management Faculty

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Brett Albert
Lecturer
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Carol Barr
Senior Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education; Associate Professor
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Elizabeth B. Delia
Assistant 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
Undergraduate Program Director & Associate Professor
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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
Honors Program Director & Associate Professor
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Steve McKelvey
Department Chair and Professor
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E. Nicole Melton
Associate Department Chair & Associate Professor
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Emily Must
Director of Internships & Lecturer
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William Norton
Director of Graduate Programs, Director of the McCormack Center for Sport Research and Education (MCSRE) & Lecturer
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David Tyler
Associate Professor
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Nefertiti A. Walker
Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, UMass Amherst, & Professor
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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

413.545.0441