Fitness & Sports
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Sports Management

If you want to spend your career in the athletic entertainment industry, have a knack for business, finance, marketing, and/or sales, and dream of one day working in the office of your favorite sports team, a degree in Sports Management may be a great fit for you.

Types of Degrees

Sports Management students usually pursue a bachelor's degree (4 years) or master's degree (6-7 years). In this field, a bachelor's degree can land you an entry-level position but most Sports Management professionals hold a master's degree in Business Administration or something akin.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or equivalent is required, with a strong academic background in business and marketing coursework helping applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a particular school.

Career Opportunities After Earning A Sports Management Degree

The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Sports Management include:

  • Agent/Business Manager
  • General Operations Manager
  • Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Manager
  • Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Post Graduate Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean salary for Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes was $97,170 in 2019. (1)

Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and employer. Conditions in your area may vary.

References

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.

Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.