It is the mission of the Motorsport Management program to prepare students for entry level positions within a number of different areas of the industry. Areas of preparation include facility operations, event management, consumer and event marketing, race and operational logistics, ticket management, motorsport governance, and sponsorship development.
The Bachelor of Science degree program in Motorsport Management will allow students to pursue a broad core program within the academic area while completing preparation in one of two concentration areas: Motorsport Operations; and Motorsport Marketing and Event Planning. Students will be prepared to address management-related issues in a rapidly expanding international consumer-driven marketplace. Coursework in the program will be interdisciplinary, housing courses offered within the Department of Human Performance and Sport Sciences and the School of Business and Economics. Emphasis will also be placed on decision-making, group dynamics, constructing and implementing budgets, and developing an understanding and appreciation of diversity issues as related to motorsport. A required internship in the motorsport setting will provide students with the desired experiential learning to not only meet educational objectives, but also serve as an avenue for enhanced career placement.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Motorsport Management degree program, graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities essential for managing personnel, teams and facilities specific to the international motorsport industry.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the technical aspects of the motorsport industry.
- Develop and apply effective communication strategies both orally and written within their chosen motorsport organization.
- Develop and apply a high sense of professionalism and a commitment to success in the management of the motorsport industry.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of the motorsport industry and the ability to solve management-related problems within that setting.
Admission to Motorsport Management
- Entering students must complete a minimum of 41 semester hours of Core Courses in General Education. These hours exclude non-credit developmental skill courses.
- Submit the Verification Form for Completion of the Program and Declaration of the Academic Major/Minor.
- For program admission, students must have a minimum cumulative academic average of 2.50.
- Admission interview by the program coordinator
- Students must have a grade of “C” or better in the following Motorsport Management courses at the end of the sophomore year:
- Introduction to Motorsport Management
- Technical Aspects of Motorsport
- Motorsport Governance
- Students must show proof of university or community service directly related to motorsport management or related field.
- Once the student completes the above requirements, the student will agree to follow and sign the Motorsport Management major’s Student Contract.
- Satisfactory completion of all MSM experiential learning components, including exhibiting acceptable professional dispositions.