This major provides the essential skills for excelling in the many industries and occupations relating to both sports and events. A solid business core is fortified with the functional areas of marketing, finance, accounting, human resources, and management. The comprehensive focus of the curriculum, including directed electives and internships, allows for the integration of sport and event subject areas – a critical component for this management field.
About the curriculum
View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.
Accreditation & Industry Connections
The Accounting and Business programs have been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Graduates have employment opportunities in a wide variety of management positions relating to both sport- and event-based industries, such as major and minor sports leagues, retail, equipment, tickets, conventions, conferences, event entities, sport agencies, health clubs, etc. Graduates can be employed at the local, regional, and national levels. Program-mandated internships help provide knowledge, skills, abilities, and connections needed to help a graduate’s marketability in either field.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for meeting, convention, and event planners was $49,370 in May 2018. The top 10 percent earned more than $84,900.
Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:
|Industry||Employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage|
|Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations||9,130||$28.71||$59,730|
|Other Support Services||8,460||$27.57||$57,340|
|Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools||6,530||$25.15||$52,320|
|Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services||5,450||$27.73||$57,680|
Statistics reported in May 2018
Read more about the required internship.
This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College (see http://www.pct.edu/catalog/TransferringCredits.htm). Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.
Clubs & Activities
Alpha Chi (ΑΧ)
Delta Mu Delta (ΔΜΔ)
Penn College Athletics
Penn College Diners' Club
Student Government Association (SGA)
Student-managed Investment Fund
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Business Administration Advisory Committee
- Mr. Chris W Frantz, '05, Executive Director of Marketing & Sales, Savoy Contract Furniture
- Ms. Alexandra M Lehman, '18, Event Management Specialist, Susquehanna University
- Mr. Mickey C Locey, '91, President/Co-founder, mXtr Automation
- Ms. Valerie Reynolds, Owner, My Way Media
- Mr. Samuel R Ryder, Vice President - Business Banking, First National Bank
- Mr. Gabe Sinicropi, Jr., Vice President Marketing & Public Relations, Williamsport Crosscutters
- Mr. Ray Thompson, President, Supply Source Inc.
- Mr. John Yogodzinski, III, '07, Executive Director/Board President, Arthaus Projects
Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.