ADRIAN, Mich. – Adrian College announced the addition of a new program to offer a degree in Sports Management. This will be offered through the Accountancy and Business Department at the College. Dr. Keith Christie, a full-time tenure track faculty member, will lead the program.
“Adrian College is thrilled to be adding this academic opportunity for our students,” said Dr. Agnes Caldwell, Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs. “Our talented faculty and state-of-the-art athletic facilities are certain to support this new area of the curriculum.”
Students will take the core of the business curriculum, selecting 15 credit hours from these courses for this degree:
1) Introduction to Sports Management 2) Sports Marketing 3) Legal and Ethical Issues in Sports Management 4) Facility Planning and Management 5) Professional Sports Management Internship
This program will be supported by the Office of Career Planning by way of internships and experiential learning. This office currently supports student interns in the following sports and sports entertainment venues: NASCAR (Michigan International Speedway), Toledo Walleye, Detroit Lions, and the Toledo Mud Hens.
“The program will continue to enhance our business major, elevating it to new heights by offering courses that are competitive, interesting and poised for growth,” said Caldwell.