Why Earn Your Sport Hospitality Minor at Saint Leo University?
Can you see yourself working in a VIP hospitality tent - entertaining corporate sponsors, athletes, or celebrities - at a major sporting event?
One of the fastest-growing sectors of the sport industry is in the arena of sport hospitality in conjunction with major events at facilities worldwide. A minor in Sport Hospitality can easily combine your passion for sports and entertainment with the fascinating world of corporate hospitality.
This minor bridges the venues that host sport and other entertainment offerings with the corporate hospitality that takes place to ensure sponsorship activation, exclusive client and stakeholder relationship building, and developing networks for future business. This minor combines the foundations of sport business, facility and event management, and economics with the specialized areas of hospitality including guest services management, meeting and event planning, and event tourism.
Undergraduate Sport Hospitality Program Details
The minor in sport hospitality bridges the venues that host sport and entertainment offerings with the corporate hospitality that takes place to ensure sponsoring activation, exclusive client and stakeholder relationship building, and developing networks for future business. The minor combines the foundations of sport business, facility and event management, and economics with the specialized areas of hospitality, including guest services management, meeting and event planning, and event tourism.
Learn Your Way:
Online, On Campus, or Near You
What are the on-campus facilities like?
Students who pursue their degrees at Saint Leo’s main campus near sunny Tampa Bay, Florida, join a community of enthusiastic learners just like them.
What are the benefits of earning your degree online?
Saint Leo University’s online learning experience provides a well-rounded education with the flexibility to tailor your course of study to meet your individual needs. We know our students have lives outside school, and we seek to meet them where they are. Online students can count on receiving excellent academics as well as opportunities for hands-on learning.
Taking online classes has afforded me the opportunity to learn while maintaining a job. They give me some flexibility to study at times that work more cohesively with my schedule and allow me to utilize resources such as the library 24 hours a day.
Bentley Streat | Hayes, VA
Are education centers near you offering sport hospitality degree programs?
You may also choose to pursue your degree through one of our education centers, which merge a traditional in-person education with the flexibility to match your lifestyle. Education centers offer eight-week academic terms as well as evening and weekend classes.
No matter which learning experience you choose, you will receive plenty of professional development opportunities, industry knowledge from expert professors, and support from the Saint Leo community. All this together means that you will be ready for a successful career or continued studies upon graduation.
How will you gain real experience?
Gain Industry Experience
Take advantage of opportunities to explore your combined passion for sports, entertainment, and hospitality & tourism management. Saint Leo students have previously built their resumes as volunteers at major, international events, such as the Super Bowl, Baseball Winter Meetings, and Olympic Games, to name a few.
Attend trade shows and conferences, such as the Sport Marketing Association Annual Conference; the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show; and International Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Show, to name a few.
Become an active member of Saint Leo's Sport Business Association, our International Tourism Club, or join the student chapter of the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality.
College of Business
Saint Leo University’s Donald R. Tapia College of Business provides a values-centered education that develops tomorrow’s business leaders. Our students create a personal legacy of character and integrity, developing into responsible global citizens ready to contribute to society across numerous fields. As the largest Catholic business College in the U.S., students find flexible degree program options at University Campus, education centers in five states, and online.
From associate to doctoral offerings, our accredited degree programs infuse student-centered teaching, future-paced research, entrepreneurial leadership, and professional networking opportunities. Students publish papers in esteemed academic journals, present original research at national conferences, and travel around the world to learn about the complexities of overseas markets. Faculty bring decades of practical experience to the coursework, ensuring students are on the cutting edge of their desired field to achieve career success.
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