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Sport management

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Sport management is the field of business dealing with sports and recreation.[1] Sports management involves any combination of skills that correspond with planning, organizing, directing, controlling, budgeting, leading, or evaluating of any organization or business within the sports field.[2] The field of sport management has its origins in physical education departments. The discipline has evolved to incorporate history and sociology.[3] Development of sport management has also extended to esport management growing to a $4.5 billion dollar industry as of 2018.[4] The opportunities in sport management have expanded to include sports marketing, sports media analytics, sports sponsorships and sports facilities management.[5]


Bachelor's and master's degrees in sport management are offered by many colleges and universities. Some research on the impact of sport degrees has focused on sport science.[6] In the United States, the top five universities that offer a degree in sport management are Rice University, University of Michigan, University of Florida, University of Miami and University of Massachusetts Amherst, which has the oldest Sport Management Program in the World.[7]

There are various degrees you can receive for Sport Management. A bachelor of science in Sport Management, bachelor of business administration in Sport Management, an MBA in Sport Management and a Ph.D in Sport Management.[8]


American sport management roles pay an average of $41,645 annually.[9] In America, jobs in sport management include working for professional sports leagues like the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS, and other professional or non-professional sport leagues in terms of marketing, health, and promotions.

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  1. ^ LeBoeuf Blanchette, Rebecca (Aug 18, 2022). "What is Sports Management?".
  2. ^ "Sport Management". www.shapeamerica.org. Retrieved 2022-10-20.
  3. ^ Wilde, Ari de; Seifried, Chad (2018). "Sport History and Sport Management in the United States: Opportunities and Challenges". Journal of Sport History. 45 (1): 66–86. doi:10.5406/jsporthistory.45.1.0066. ISSN 0094-1700.
  4. ^ Intelligence, Insider. "Esports Ecosystem in 2022: Key industry companies, viewership growth trends, and market revenue stats". Insider Intelligence. Retrieved 2022-10-20.
  5. ^ Belzer, Jason. "Sports Industry 101: Breaking Into The Business Of Sports". Forbes. Retrieved 2022-10-21.
  6. ^ Raven, Steve (2018-05-23). "Mind the gap: Sport management education and employability auto-ethnographical analysis of sport management education and the sports fitness industry". Education + Training. 60 (5): 458–472. doi:10.1108/ET-11-2017-0179. ISSN 0040-0912.
  7. ^ "2023 Best Colleges for Sports Management". Niche. Retrieved 2022-10-20.
  8. ^ "What Is Sport Management? Degrees, Specializations And Careers – Forbes Advisor". www.forbes.com. Retrieved 2024-05-29.
  9. ^ "Sport Management Salary". ZipRecruiter.

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