Earn a business degree with a focus in sport, arts and entertainment management.
Point Park's sport, arts and entertainment management (SAEM) program is one of the most innovative in the United States.
Taught by practicing professionals, this program combines a solid background in business, marketing and management with with the added expertise in sport, arts and entertainment management. This type of course work is not typically found in undergraduate majors.
Business classes in the SAEM program include:
- Principles of Management;
- Business Law;
- Intro to Accounting I and II;
- Human Resource Management;
- Corporate Finance; and
- Strategic Planning.
SAEM majors then have the flexibility to take industry-specific courses of their choice such as:
- Event Management;
- Businesses of Concert Promotion and Touring;
- Performing Arts Management;
- Talent Management;
- Media Management;
- Essential Fundraising Principles; and
- Facility and Venue Design Management.
Students are also able to complete up to three internships for academic credit. (At least one internship is required to graduate).
Point Park University's vibrant campus in Downtown Pittsburgh is within walking distance to top-tier sports arenas, renowned arts organizations and live entertainment venues, offering the perfect setting for SAEM majors to land internships and careers.
Point Park also offers a concentration in sport, arts and entertainment management through its M.B.A. degree program.
Kick-start your career in the following areas with a business degree in SAEM.
Sure there are lots of sports management programs out there. But none have the depth of experience and advantage of crossover exposure like Point Park's SAEM program. In addition, there are national and college teams located steps from Point Park's campus.
The SAEM program builds on the strength of Point Park's nationally ranked Conservatory of Performing Arts – a perfect platform for training on the business side of this career path. SAEM courses have helped musicians aspiring to launch their own career and provided dancers skills in studio business operations. In addition, Pittsburgh’s Cultural District is just blocks away, offering students with the opportunity to work in theatre, ballet, opera and dance performance. The Carnegie Museums, Carnegie Science Center, Sportsworks and the Andy Warhol Museum are also closeby.
You’ll learn the broad spectrum business models of content monetization in movies, TV, computer and mobile video, theme parks, publishing, radio and video games. The SAEM program will educate you in the development of talent and venues and ultimately the monetization of the content created from them.
Academic Partnership with Stage AE
Point Park University and Stage AE, one of Pittsburgh’s newest concert venues, have formed an academic partnership to offer students in the SAEM program with an opportunity to learn about the entertainment industry from a dedicated classroom space at Stage AE on Pittsburgh's North Shore.