Develop the Networking Skills Necessary to Succeed in the Sports Industry

Whether you've played sports all your life, run a stellar fantasy team based on the latest statistics, or coached a youth league, you know that sports are your passion and therefore, your path to a prosperous future. Learn the business side of this industry through courses that will review the demands of leading a professional sports organization with a focus on developing the networking skills you need to be successful. Explore topics such as advertising, human resource management, and sports psychology and choose a concentration that fits with your goals.

The Business PLUS Program at Franklin Pierce allows qualified high school students to enter into a four-year accelerated bachelor's and master's degree program.

A major and minor are offered.

Professional Sports Management

The Professional Sports Management Concentration explores topics such as advertising, human resource management, and sports psychology.

Recreation Management

The Recreation Management concentration will prepare you to manage ski resorts, fitness centers, and vacation destinations.

Business Minds Club

This club is designed to prepare you for the business world by expanding your knowledge and experience in all aspects of business. Enhance your marketing, accounting, management, and entrepreneurial skills through hands-on experiences and workshops.

Small Business Advisory Group

Help develop business and marketing plans, market research, and market communication initiatives for local businesses and organizations.

  • Meghan Flynn '10 is a Franklin Pierce University graduate and Coordinator of Intramural Sports & Summer Programs at UMass Lowell. She credits her Franklin Pierce Psychology degree as a key element in her career success.

    Meghan Flynn '10 

    Intramural Sports & Summer Programs, UMass Lowell 

  • Cody Kauffman '12

    Cody was a sports management major and captain of the Franklin Pierce University baseball team graduating in 2012. Since then, he has earned a masters degree in business management at FPU while coordinating player video and analysis in the Chicago Cubs minor league system and being an assistant coach at his alma mater. In the summer of 2014, he served as the coordinator of the USA national collegiate team traveling with the team to tournaments in the Netherlands and Cuba. In the off-season, he works as a private baseball trainer giving private lessons to young players. In January of 2015, Cody was hired again by USA Baseball to be the Director of the 12U national team, the next step in his professional baseball career.

    Cody Kauffman '12 

    Assistant Baseball Coach, Franklin Pierce University 

  • Mandi Adee '16

    "When I first stepped on the Franklin Pierce campus, I never imagined it would be the place where my dreams were going to come true; but after graduating, I was offered the opportunity to be one of the few female General Managers in male professional sports. I also never imagined that I would come out of the university with a second family. The people that I met made such an impact on my life and who I am today. I couldn't be happier with my decision to join the Franklin Pierce community."

    Mandi Adee '16

    General Manager, New Hampshire Wild 

Sample Career Opportunities
Franklin Pierce graduates have gone on to enjoy careers and internships with such companies as:
 
Jobs
  • Boston Red Sox
  • New England Patriots
  • Philadelphia Flyers
  • NBA
  • PGA Tour
Internships
  • Boston Red Sox
  • New England Patriots
  • Walt Disney World
  • Universal Studios
  • Madison Square Garden
Want to Know More?

Download the Sports and Recreation Management Program SheetDownload a Sports and Recreation Management to view on-screen or print, or view the College at Rindge Academic Catalog for specific degree requirements and course information.


CONTACT
Undergraduate Admissions(800) 437-0048

Office Hours

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