Sport management

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Sport management is a field of education concerning the business aspects of sports and recreation. Some examples of sport managers include the front office system in professional sports, college sports managers, recreational sport managers, sports marketing, event management, facility management, sports economics, sport finance, and sports information.


Many colleges and universities offer bachelor's and master's degrees in sport management.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7] A number of classes outside of sport management may be relevant to the field, including classes in management, marketing, business administration, and accounting. Internships may also open opportunities within the field.

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Sports management also opens up other opportunities for jobs in the sports world. This could mean working for professional programs like the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and many other professional or nonprofessional sport leagues in terms of marketing, health, and promotions to getting involved behind the scenes. Going off that there is health and fitness related jobs that allow one to work more closely with just athletes.[8]

The average salary of sports managers may start around $35000 to $43000. Middle-range jobs can make anywhere between $50,000 and $80,000. High-level jobs make it to over $100,000 a year.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Johan Cruyff Institute Master in Sport Management, Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Management, Sport Management Fundamentals Course
  2. ^ SUNY Fredonia Bachelor of Science Degree in Sport Management
  3. ^ Valencia CF Master en Dirección Internacional de Organizaciones Deportivas
  4. ^ Saint Leo University Sport Business Degree
  5. ^ NYU MS in Sport Business
  6. ^ Georgetown University MPS in Sports Industry Management [1]
  7. ^ "Online Schools Offering Sports Management Degrees". Retrieved 29 July 2013. 
  8. ^ Daniels, Aubrey. [Daniels, Aubrey. "What managers can learn from team sports." The Public Manager Fall 2014: 21+. General OneFile. Web. 17 Nov. 2014. "what managers can learn from sports"] Check |url= value (help). The public manager. 

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