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Our sports, arts and entertainment management major in Downtown Pittsburgh is among the most innovative business programs in the United States.

In our program, you earn a Bachelor of Science business degree while focusing your studies in the thriving industries of sports, arts and entertainment management.

Being located in Downtown Pittsburgh puts our students in the heart of the SAEM industries — making some of sports' most-admired teams, world-class arts and cultural organizations and nationally acclaimed live entertainment venues — within walking distance. 

We offer the perfect setting for SAEM majors to network with professionals and land outstanding internships and careers in Pittsburgh and beyond.

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SAEM alumnus David Wilson '12 is an instant replay technician and game day assistant for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Courses & Topics

You will receive a well-rounded education through our University's core curriculum, the Rowland School of Business curriculum and the various specific SAEM courses including (but not limited to):

  • The Business of Live Entertainment
  • Digital Marketing
  • Managing a Sports Organization
  • Event Management
  • Facility and Venue Management
  • Ticketing
  • The Recording Industry
  • Sports Agents
  • Emerging Trends in the Music Industry

Student & Alumni Success

Learn where our graduates have gone on to build their careers in sports, arts and entertainment management.

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"My SAEM classes have given me insight into what to expect working in the real world. The classes are very hands on and the professors know the industries because they have worked in them."
Pictured is SAEM alumna Carissa Atkinson.
"The SAEM network, knowledge and experience and the ever-growing desire to create successful opportunities for students, is what makes the SAEM faculty and classes stand out from the rest. It's the nontraditional, hands-on environment that has allowed me to thrive."

Career Options

With a degree in sports, arts and entertainment management, you will have the option to pursue various career opportunities such as:

  • Agent
  • Box office manager
  • Sales and sponsorship executives
  • House management
  • Marketing director
  • Talent manager
  • Event manager
  • Promotions director
  • and more!

Faculty bring industry experience and expertise to the classroom

Learn from professors with extensive industry and academic experience in the fields of sports, arts and entertainment management.

Meet the SAEM faculty
Pictured is SAEM assistant professor and chair Paige Beal, M.B.A.
  • Business career in media marketing and management in radio and Internet
  • Received a grant from International Radio and Television Society to attend its 2018 Faculty Industry Seminar in Las Vegas
  • Frequent media spokesperson on media consumer trends

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