- Building business careers in the multi-billion dollar motorsport industry through partnerships with sanctioning bodies, teams, tracks, media, sponsors, agencies and attractions
- have broad interests in business functions such as marketing, finance, etc.
- enjoy racing
- want to motivate and lead people in a competitive business environment
- organize information well
- possess good communication skills
- Take advantage of the Abbey’s proximity to motorsport venues in Charlotte, including the Charlotte speedway and the NASCAR hall of fame, to build practical knowledge and broaden your experience.
- Inform your motorsport career with the wisdom and depth of mind of a Catholic liberal arts focus.
In this major, you will have the opportunity to intern at hundreds of local businesses in the Charlotte area, putting your career on the fast- track.
With a motorsport management bachelor’s degree from Belmont Abbey College, you will be able to pursue a variety of Motorsport-based opportunities such as:
- Public Relations
- Sponsor Relations
The Abbey Difference:
The Motorsport Management degree integrates real world business case study platforms, collegiate competition, top industry leaders, and unmatched internship opportunities with a liberal arts foundation. The Belmont Abbey College experience is a unique one as we incorporate our Benedictine hallmarks of stewardship, community, and discipline. Guided by the tenets of Catholicism and the Benedictine hallmarks, Belmont Abbey College strives to provide its students with a well-rounded education that promotes wise and ethical decisions. No other Motorsport Management program in the country offers the quality, depth of curriculum, and top-notch teaching of Belmont Abbey College.
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Abbey Motorsport students have gone to intern with many of the top names in North American Racing, including: the Atlanta Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Daytona International Speedway, DIRT, Earnhardt Ganassi Racing, NASCAR, NASCAR Foundation, NASCAR Hall of Fame, and many more. Our alumni are becoming leaders in the industry holding positions with NASCAR (Justin Swilling, Account Executive, Industry Services), the NASCAR Hall of Fame (Mike Laheta see below), Chip Ganassi Racing (Andrew Mulhearn & Ian Moye), Jeff Gordon Inc. (Dan Guffey see below) and RSM Motorsport (Paige French) to name a few. With our new Executive Director, Pat Wood, focused on enhancing partnerships and adding new ones the real-world business experiences for our students are poised to take a giant leap.
Sport at the Service of the Spirit:
“Sport, properly directed, develops character, makes a man courageous, a generous loser, and a gracious victor; it refines the senses, gives intellectual penetration, and steels the will to endurance. It is not merely a physical development then. Sport, rightly understood, is an occupation of the whole man, and while perfecting the body as an instrument of the mind, it also makes the mind itself a more refined instrument for the search and communication of truth and helps man to achieve that end to which all others must be subservient, the service and praise of his Creator.”
– Pope Pius XII, Sport at the Service of the Spirit, July 29, 1945
Highlights of your experience:
These courses highlight the some of the ideas and authors you will consider as a Motorsport Management major at Belmont Abbey College.
Faculty and Leadership:
Patrick Wood – Executive Director of Motorsport Management
B.A., Bowling Green State University, 1986
M.A., Kent State University, 1993
Mary Beth Chambers – Motorsports Management Program Director,
B.A., University of Kentucky
M.Ed., Bowling Green State University
Dr. William K. Theirfelder – College President
H.A. Humpy Wheeler – Industry Executive
Bruce Mosley – Executive in Residence
Tom Cotter – Industry Executive
Patrick Wood – Industry Executive
Mike Mooney – Industry Executive