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
- A 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sport Management Faculty
Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management
Isenberg School of Management
121 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01003