- Building business careers in the multi-billion dollar motorsports 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 motorsports venues in Charlotte, including the Charlotte speedway and the NASCAR hall of fame, to build practical knowledge and broaden your experience.
- Inform your motorsports 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 motorsports management bachelor’s degree from Belmont Abbey College, you will be able to pursue a variety of Motorsports-based opportunities such as:
- Public Relations
- Sponsor Relations
The Abbey Difference:
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. The Motorsports Management degree integrates real world business case study platforms, national collegiate competition, top industry leaders, and unmatched internship opportunities with a liberal arts foundation and the Benedictine hallmarks of stewardship, community, and discipline. No other Motorsports Management program in the country offers the quality, depth of curriculum, and top-notch teaching of Belmont Abbey College.
Abbey Motorsports 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.
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 Motorsports Management major at Belmont Abbey College.
(This option is available for traditional students only.)
Lower-level courses to be completed prior to enrolling in any 300 or 400 level Sport Management course: 6 hours
- SM 200 History, Culture, & Philosophy of Sport
- MS 201 Introduction to Motorsports Management
All of the following:
- SM 310 Organizational Theory & Leadership in Sport
- MS 320 Administration, Governance, and Policy in Motorsports
- MS 330 Motorsports Marketing
- MS 340 Motorsports Facility and Event Management
- SM 350 Sport Law and Risk Management
- MS 360 Motorsports Business and Finance
- MS 370 Public Relations and Media in Motorsports
SM Senior Capstone courses:
- MS 400 Senior Seminar I
- MS 411 Senior Seminar II
- MS 456 Internship (6 hours)
Required Business Courses
- EC 201 Introduction to Economics
- BU 265 Spreadsheet and Database Applications
- BU 315W Business Communication
- General elective courses
It is the student’s responsibility to verify that all degree requirements for graduation are fulfilled.
Mary Beth Chambers – Visiting Assistant Professor of Motorsports Management
B.A., University of Kentucky
M.Ed., Bowling Green State University
Andrew Rudd – Assistant Professor of Sport Management
B.S., Lewis-Clark State College
M.S., University of Idaho
Ph.D., University of Idaho
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