Sport Marketing and Management is focused on the skills, techniques, and proficiencies of leading an organization within the larger sports industry. At the University of Dubuque, your studies will take you into the worlds of marketing, law, public relations, finance, event management, and more. You will leave ready to build a career in the broader sports industry. 

Making a Difference Through the Study of Sport Marketing and Management
Students and faculty at UD are active in the classroom and the sports industry.  Their work contributes to the advancement of sport industry leadership and management skills and techniques. They have identified issues unique to NCAA Division III environments, developed industry standard proposals designed to showcase the creative uses of traditional and non-traditional assets in event management, and contributed to the larger sport management body of knowledge to community-level management and growth.

Degree Distinctive


Students have opportunities to apply coursework in hands-on practical experience either through internships or volunteer service with the Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey Club, the University of Dubuque Department of Athletics, the Chlapaty Recreation and Wellness Center, and the City of Dubuque Leisure Services Department, among others.


Career Opportunities

Following graduation from the Sport Marketing and Management program, students go to work for professional, amateur, collegiate, and municipal sport and entertainment organizations in a variety of positions:

Administration and Governance; Facility and Event Management; Marketing and Promotions; Public and Community Relations; Sales and Ticketing.


Sport Marketing and Management Faculty/Staff

Kevin Cattani

Kevin CattaniDirector of Master in Management – Sport Management (MMSM) Program; Professor of Sport Marketing and Management

Phone: 563.589.3454 Fax: 563.589.3410 Department: Health, Wellness, and Sport Office: 311 Smith Hall


  • PhD, University of Florida
  • MS, University of Florida
  • BS, University of Florida

Tyler RattsProfessor of Sports Management

Department: Health, Wellness, and Sport Office: 309 Smith Hall

James Romagna

James RomagnaAssistant Professor of Health, Wellness, and Sport

Phone: 563.589.3402 Fax: 563.589.3410 Department: Health, Wellness, and Sport Office: 315 Smith Hall


  • EdD, National Louis University
  • MA, Loras College
  • BA, Loras College
Joshua Thomas

Joshua ThomasDepartment Head - Health, Wellness, and Sport; Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

Phone: 563.589.3186 Fax: 563.589.3410 Department: Health, Wellness, and Sport Office: 313 Smith Hall


  • PhD, Iowa State University
  • MS, Iowa State University
  • BA, Northwestern College (Iowa)