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Welcome to the home page of the Sport Management Program in the College of Business at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. We’re glad you came to our page and encourage you to contact us with any questions. View our brochure here (PDF).

A Program of Distinction

In the fall of 2008 the College of Business at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs initiated a new undergraduate program in Sport Management. Building upon the college's highly successful PGA Golf Management Program, the Sport Management Program has already established some of the highest academic standards on the UCCS campus.

Designed as a program of distinction, the Sport Management Program limits admission to 43 freshman per year. Why 43?

  • We put a premium on faculty-student interaction and engagement.  Small class sizes mean you won't be lost in a sea of other students.
  • We have intentionally limited the size of our program in order to ensure that every student in our Sport Management Program has the opportunity to engage in serious internship experiences.

The bottom line is that by keeping our program small, our students receive the personal attention and internship experiences that are required to maximize opportunities for building successful careers in the field of sports management. Of course this also means that competition for these positions is keen. As a rule of thumb, students admitted to our program have high school GPAs of 3.3+ with ACT scores of 23+ and SAT scores of 1100+.  Here are some of the other reasons that the UCCS Sport Management Program is highly attractive to students…

Location! Location! Location!

With unparalleled access to directors and managers of some of the most prestigious sports organizations in the world, Colorado Springs arguably offers the best location in the country to pursue a degree in Sports Management.

  • Located within our community are the headquarters of U.S. Olympic Committee and its adjoining training facilities as well as more than twenty five national sports governing bodies including:
    • USA Hockey
    • USA Volleyball
    • USA Basketball
    • USA Swimming
    • USA Wrestling, and many more
  • Colorado Springs is also home to the Sports Corporation - host of the Rocky Mountain State Games/Warrior Games/Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, the Sky Sox AAA baseball team, the Mountain West Conference, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and National Collegiate Hockey Conference, National Junior College Athletic Association, as well as major college sports programs including the Air Force Academy, Colorado College, and our own fast rising collegiate athletics program.
  • Located an hour's drive north in Denver are seven highly successful professional teams including:
    • Denver Broncos
    • Denver Nuggets
    • Colorado Avalanche
    • Colorado Rapids
    • Colorado Rockies
    • Colorado Mammoth
    • Colorado Crush

It is the college's proximity to these organizations that gives us the ability to offer a sports management program like no other in the country.

Additionally, Colorado Springs is situated on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains offering our community excellent access to some of the country’s best skiing, mountain biking, hiking, fly fishing, and rafting.  No matter your personal preference, Colorado Springs has something to offer you!

 Developing International Connections

With our emphasis on Olympic sport it makes sense that we would be interested in looking overseas for exciting international internship and educational opportunities.

From Beijing - where one of our graduates now serves as Associate Vice President Business Affairs with the NBA China - to Great Britain - where we have worked with marketing managers and CEOs of top Premier League soccer clubs as well as established relationships with many Universities giving our students study-aborad opportunities - we are making contacts and laying the groundwork for an expanded international experience for select students in our program.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the Sport Management Program, please contact:

Mr. Ian Ratz - Internship Manager. Office: Dwire 311f. Phone: 719.255.4318 Email: iratz@uccs.edu

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If this sounds like the type of collegiate experience you are looking for, APPLY NOW.

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