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MBA – Sports Administration

Program Description

The Sports Leadership major concentration is tailored to those who have the drive, passion, and hunger needed to succeed in the competitive world of the sports industry. This major concentration is a strong choice for those who work hard and have an intense enthusiasm for furthering their knowledge of the business domain that occurs behind the scenes and off the field.

Career Opportunities

When you graduate with an MBA in Sports Administration, you open the door to a wide range of exciting career opportunities within the sports industry. These positions can be broadly categorized into several key areas. First, you may pursue roles in sports management, including positions like sports team manager, athletic director, or facility manager, where you will oversee the day-to-day operations of sports organizations and facilities. Another avenue is sports marketing and sponsorship, where you could work as a sports marketing manager or sponsorship coordinator, leveraging your skills to promote sports events and manage partnerships with sponsors. Additionally, you can explore opportunities in sports analytics and data management, using your MBA knowledge to analyze performance metrics, assess fan engagement, and make data-driven decisions to enhance a team’s performance and profitability. Lastly, sports consulting and sports law are also viable options, allowing you to provide strategic advice or legal counsel to sports entities. The diverse skill set gained through an MBA in Sports Administration equips graduates to thrive in various roles, making them valuable assets in the ever-evolving sports industry.

MBA – Sports Administration (33 Credits)

Major Courses (9 Credits Credits)
SPO 6450 Special Topics in Sports AdministrationSPO 5460 Facility and Event ManagementSPO 6550 Governance and Intercollegiate AthleticsSPO 6900 Supervised Graduate AssistantshipSPO 6550 Governance of Intercollegiate Athletics (3 Credits) or SPO 6900 Supervised Graduate Assistantship (3 Credits)