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 $48,290 in May 2017. The top 10 percent earned more than $82,980.
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||9,110||$28.29||$58,850|
|Other Support Services||7,970||$26.77||$55,690|
|Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools||6,180||$24.74||$51,470|
|Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events||5,130||$22.86||$47,550|
Statistics reported in May 2017
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
- Eric J Bergstrom, Ph.D., Senior Consultant, CCI Consulting
- Mr. Robbie Cross, CEO, Equinox Ltd.
- Mr. Chris W Frantz, Executive Director of Marketing & Sales, Savoy Contract Furniture
- Mr. Mickey C Locey, President/Co-founder, mXtr Automation
- Ms. Valerie Reynolds, Owner, My Way Media
- Ms. Betsy Rider, Proprietor, Otto Book Store
- Mr. Samuel R Ryder, Vice President - Business Banking, First National Bank
- Mr. Charles Santangelo, CPA, FHFMA, Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer, Susquehanna Health
- Mr. Nathan Snavely, Owner/President, Nathan Snavely Agency
- Mr. Ray Thompson, President, Supply Source Inc.
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.