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901 W. New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

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Campus, Online

Email
dpierce3@iupui.edu



IUPUI is centrally located in downtown Indianapolis, with NCAA headquarters literally in its backyard on the White River. Indianapolis offers many unique engagement opportunities for students given its history with auto racing, amateur sports (often referred to as the "amateur sports capital of the world"), and more recently professional sports.

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Indianapolis offers many unique engagement opportunities for students given its history with auto racing, amateur sports (often referred to as the "amateur sports capital of the world"), and more recently professional sports.

IUPUI is centrally located in downtown Indianapolis, home to the National Collegiate Athletic Association; National Federation of High Schools; USA Gymnastics, Diving, Football, and Track; the Indianapolis Motor Speedway; several motor sports franchises, and six professional sports teams. Annually, Indianapolis plays host to the Indianapolis 500, the National Football League Combine, the Indianapolis Mini Marathon, and the Big 10 basketball and football championships. Indianapolis has also hosted multiple NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Final Fours, and hosted the NFL’s Super Bowl in 2012. Beyond Indianapolis, there are 16 major professional sports franchises within 300 miles, and numerous racetracks, colleges, and facilities.

IUPUI's location in downtown Indianapolis allows it to maximize the opportunities to apply what they have learned to the real world.  Many of the Sports Management courses require some form of experiential learning project.  For example, in the Sports Marketing class students have developed sponsorship activation programs around a local event.  Students in the Sport Sales class sell tickets for the Indianapolis Indians, Indiana Pacers, and other sport events.  Prior to completing a formal internship in industry, students must complete a sports consulting project where students work with a sport organization to research an opportunity or problem and provide recommended solutions. 

 

Bachelor's in Sports Management - Campus

The Bachelor's in Sports Management offers students a blend of off-campus field experiences, hands-on learning opportunities in the classroom, and a business background through the completion of either a minor or certificate from the Kelley School of Business. Students will have the opportunity to organize and execute events, sell tickets for sport organizations, solve real world problems in the role of a consultant, and complete a comprehensive internship with a sport organization. Students will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of extracurricular activities in the student-led undergraduate club, IUPUI athletic department, and other field experiences with the numerous sport organizations in the local area.


Sports Analytics (4+1 BS/MS) - Campus

The School of Physical Education and Tourism Management and the School of Informatics and Computing have teamed up to offer an MS and BS/MS in Sports Analytics. The Master of Science in Informatics with a specialization in Sports Analytics provides core competencies in data analysis, data management and infrastructure, client–server application development, and ethical and professional management of informatics projects as well as additional competencies in sports sales and marketing, the management of massive, high-throughput data stores, cloud computing, and the data lifecycle. 

Sports organizations are increasingly seeking employees able to turn data about their customers and teams into revenue generating strategies. This degree offers the necessary combination of skills in sports sales, marketing, and analytics. 


Events Management Certificate

The events management certificate’s coursework enables students to select from an array of different and interesting segments of the event planning field. In addition to planning meetings, interested students may prepare for careers in special events including weddings, conferences, and festivals

Students are also exposed to elements of sporting event management. For those with a specific interest in sales, there are opportunities in convention and meeting sales. The coursework goes beyond basic meeting planning. Students find themselves involved with meeting planning on a nonprofit and international level.

Opportunities are not limited to working for a specific event planning company. There are companies representing many industries who seek those with expertise in planning their diverse corporate events.


Sports Tourism Certificate

The sports tourism development option is an innovative program that blends the study of sport and tourism. This program offers remarkable insight into the growing world of sports tourism, and is set in the context of the increasingly international nature of sport participation and sport spectators.


Dr. David Pierce
Assistant Professor
(317) 278-1645

Email: dpierce3@iupui.edu

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Laura Masterson
Director, Student Success
317-274-0638
lcknapp@iupui.edu

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