Tourism, Event, and Sport Management

The Indy factor is your classroom and career advantage!

Indianapolis gives you the best of both worlds when it comes to sports and event management. As a student in our program, you 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, but it'll 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.

Learn on a campus that has an upbeat, urban vibe under a department that has a strong sense of community and place. You can live on or off campus, participate in multiple clubs and activities, work nearby in the industry, and experience college life to its fullest.

If you are interested in becoming a large-scale meeting or sports event planner, or want to make an impact in smaller cities, destinations, and neighborhoods, this is the place where you belong.

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You want a sports degree that is beyond the game. 

A degree that immerses you right from day one and launches you into the business side of sports. 

With a sports management major from IUPUI’s School of Health & Human Sciences, you’ll unite the full spectrum of sports management skills and knowledge, including planning, designing, managing, and marketing sports. You’ll have insider access to sports professionals in Indianapolis and will learn directly from faculty with years of teaching and industry experience. 

In addition to the bachelor’s degree, you'll earn a certificate from the Kelley School of Business and an opportunity to get involved with the Sports Innovation Institute where you’ll investigate real-world problems from the local sports scene. SII leverages the power of students and sought-after faculty experts from across IUPUI to tackle today’s sports industry problems with innovative solutions. 

And with Indy as your classroom, you’ll study next to six professional sports franchises, several Olympic governing bodies, the NCAA, and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with opportunities to work directly with these and other organizations before you graduate, interning with professional and amateur sports teams and solving real-life business problems.

There isn’t a better city than Indianapolis to get the experience you need to launch your sports industry career.

This is a degree that moves and inspires others to live well.

Sports Management

If you love sports as a fan, player, or both, Indy has everything you need to launch your career in sports management.

Indy is the state's sports mecca, home to the NCAA, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Indianapolis Colts and Indians, the Indiana Fever and Pacers, Indy Eleven, Indiana Sports Corp, one of the nation's largest marathons, and much, much more.

Studying sports management in Indy makes sense if you want to graduate having networked with sports industry leaders, learned by doing, and conducted research for big-name sporting events and organizations.

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I believe my IUPUI education is unique because I know there are very few universities that offer the same amount of opportunities as IUPUI does, simply because it is not possible in most places.

Jeffrey Oscherwitz, B.S. in Tourism, Event, and Sports Management

Tourism, Conventions, and Event Management

Every profession has national or international trade shows, conferences, leadership events, and more. Why not study in one of the nation's top convention cities, where you can learn to stage large-scale events within USA Today's "#1 Convention City in the U.S."—Indianapolis!

Additionally, 30-plus special event venues, 12-plus renowned hotels, award-winning culinary experiences, world-class museums, and multiple cultural destinations are all within easy walking distance of campus and serve as your classroom, beginning your first day of classes. 

Become an event-industry guru, planning activities as small as corporate training or intimate weddings to as large as international conferences and mega events. Study tourism, conventions, and event management (TCEM) at IUPUI.

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