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Bachelor of Science in Motorsport Management

Motorsports are about so much more than drivers and their cars. There are hundreds of people behind the scenes who help turn car racing into the exciting spectacle that draws fans from all over the world. This includes managers, marketers and event planners — to name only a few.

If you’re fascinated by the world of motorsports and dream of being one of the people who helps keep the wheels of competitive racing spinning, earning a Bachelor of Science in Motorsport Management from Winston-Salem State University is an ideal start. You’ll develop the specific skills and knowledge you need to excel in executive and media relations roles in motorsports.

Bringing Diversity to the Track

Not only is WSSU the only public university to offer a bachelor’s degree in motorsport management, it’s also the only HBCU in the nation to offer a motorsport management degree — complementing NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program to include more minorities and women in the higher levels of motorsports. Join the frontlines of the effort to make one of America’s favorite sports a truly inclusive and diverse community.

NASCAR Diversity Award

Earn Your Motorsport Management Degree at Winston-Salem State University

When you choose to earn your motorsport management degree from WSSU, you’ll experience one of the most unique and exciting bachelor’s degree programs in the country. We offer a balanced combination of business courses and hands-on experience in the stadium to prepare you for a meaningful career as soon as you graduate.

One-of-a-kind motorsports facilities

Study motorsports in the heart of NASCAR country with access to Bowman Gray Stadium at WSSU, which holds the longest continuous NASCAR sanctioning in the nation. You’ll also be only one hour from the Charlotte Motor Speedway complex and the NC Motorsports Corridor — where most NASCAR teams are located.

Experienced and industry-connected faculty

With WSSU’s small class sizes, you’ll have many opportunities to work closely with highly experienced faculty members who have been studying and working in motorsports for years. They carefully design their motorsport management courses to emphasize the application of business theory to real-world examples.

Hands-on experience in motorsports

You’ll graduate from WSSU’s motorsport degree program with a minimum of 480 hours of internship experience in motorsport management. Past students have interned with organizations such as Charlotte Motor Speedway, Chip Ganassi Racing and the Swedish suspension parts manufacturer Öhlins.

What You Can Do With Your Bachelor’s Degree in Motorsport Management

A Bachelor of Science in Motorsport Management is an ideal degree program if you’re interested in public and media relations, organizational management, events planning, marketing or sales management. As the only public university in the nation to offer a motorsport management course, our graduates are highly sought-after both in North Carolina and around the country for their experience, knowledge and skills.

In fact, 100% of our motorsport graduates are employed within six months of graduation. Many motorsport majors move from internships into full employment within the same organization, finding a rewarding career even before graduation.

Some of the careers you can look forward to after graduation include:

Career outlook for motorsport degree graduates

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in entertainment and sports occupations is projected to grow 22% over the next decade, much faster than the average for other career categories.

Explore Motorsport Management Courses

As a motorsport major at WSSU, you’ll take foundational courses in business, finance, management and public relations. Once you’ve established a solid foundation in business, you’ll learn all you need to know about motorsport management, including aspects such as sponsorship, the economics of motorsports and race shop management.

Here are some of the motorsport management courses that make us one of the most exciting degree programs in the nation:

View the full motorsport management program requirements and course catalog.

Your Experience as a Motorsport Management Major at Winston-Salem State

Student Life at WSSU

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Support and Resources Available to You

When you major in motorsport management at Winston-Salem State University, you join our thriving “Ramily” of students and faculty committed to education, social justice and equity. Find out why we’re among the top HBCUs in the country by exploring student life at WSSU, our student organizations and The Ideas Lab @ The College, where you can collaborate with and get inspired by your peers.

We take great pride in offering an affordable and accessible motorsport degree. We also offer university-wide scholarships and grants to help you pay for your degree so you can start your motorsport career as soon as possible. View general financial aid information.

As a motorsport major and member of our Ramily, you’ll always be supported by a dedicated team of Academic Success Counselors and faculty advisors. You’ll also have access to Career Development Services to prepare you for every stage of the job market, as well as Student Success Technologies to help you stay on top of campus events and deadlines.

Learn more about the Department of Health, Physical Education and Sports Studies.

Take the Next Step

When you choose to earn your motorsport management degree at WSSU, you choose to embrace your passion and discover your strengths as a leader. You choose to make a difference in the world of sports.

Most importantly, you choose to #BeTheNext inspiring leader in the world of motorsports.

The WSSU Motorsport Management program is amazing. I get to work closely with my professors, who are experts in the field. Having WSSU be part of NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program has helped me further my career and has given me the opportunity to represent my HBCU on a national stage.

Rajah C., Motorsport Management

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