Tourism, Event, & Sport Management

Let the city of Indy serve as your classroom

Indianapolis gives you the best of both worlds when it comes to sports and event management. As a student in the tourism, event, and sport management program, you will gain meaningful career experience while learning from professors who help you land premier volunteer gigs, coveted internships, and unparalleled experiences. Your learning won’t take place just in a classroom; it will happen behind the scenes, at the game, in the crowd, and within the center of it all!

You’ll benefit from Indy’s sports and events scene and a low faculty-to-student ratio in the classroom. To our faculty members, you are more than a number. You are an extension of their work—a synergistic relationship where your success becomes theirs, too. Their reputation depends on your abilities to hit the ground running for business partners when you graduate, and your success builds on their industry partnerships and reputation. They care about you as individuals and are committed to your success.

If you are interested in becoming a large-scale meeting or sports event planner, or want to impact cities, destinations, communities, and neighborhoods, you belong here.

Undergraduate experiences in tourism, event, and sport management

Your success is our greatest achievement, so we work hard to forge immersive community partnerships and engaged learning experiences to prepare you for successful careers.

Inside the typical undergraduate classroom, you’ll learn from supportive faculty. Outside the classroom, you will work with community partners in supervised settings, prepping you to interact with real-world clients.

Our values include inclusivity and diversity, and we foster a positive, welcoming environment where you and your peers belong. Because of our industry, a global perspective with a lens into sustainable practices is critical. You'll learn from the best in the business here in Indianapolis. 

Graduate programs in sports management

Graduate programs will empower you to help others to live better lives. You’ll build your expertise and leadership skills, readying you for professional roles in the event and sport industries.

Take your bachelor’s in sports management further with a master’s in sports analytics. This five-year accelerated degree path in a growing field will set you up for success working with big data, fan engagement, and more.

Learn about the dual B.S. & M.S. in sports analytics

$4 billion the economic impact of the sports industry in central Indiana

18%Expected growth rate of meeting, convention, and event planners from 2021 to 2031