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Oklahoma State University
department of management

Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

Sports Management

Lauren Hallam

“The courses I took at Oklahoma State through the Sports Management program were fantastic! I found Advanced Sports Management the most beneficial because it was case studies and actually going out into the sports world and performing job duties.”

Lauren Hallam, a 2010 OSU graduate, proudly displays her 2011 World Series Championship ring that she received as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals organization.
She was the youngest person hired by the Cardinals as a Direct Sales/Service Representative, yet she had more experience than most others because of her internships and classes at OSU.

The sports industry is a growing segment of our economy. Whether it is at the amateur, college, minor league, or professional level, sports organizations are in need of graduates with business savvy. Sports enterprises are becoming increasingly concerned with their bottom lines and they need employees who have expertise in both business management and the sports industry. As a competitive advantage, our sports management program is one of few in the country that is housed within a business management department. Our classes offer students the opportunity to gain important business management skills, while learning about the unique nature of sports organizations.