Sports Management Careers

Sports is one of the world’s biggest and most lucrative industries with Sports Management continuing to be a fast growing field.

Besides the traditional American sports triumvirate of football, baseball and basketball there are many other professional sports that offer good sports management career choices, such as golf, tennis, NASCAR, MMA, hockey, surfing, skiing and snowboarding, along with the universal appeal of soccer, the world’s #1 sport.

Anyone that is interested in a career in sports management has an extensive amount of different individual positions in different sports in which to apply for.


Besides athlete management, Sports Management Careers include many different career options including:

  • Financial Management
  • Athletic Performance
  • Coaching
  • Sports Medical Careers

Sport management careers have a variety of different job titles including:

  • Program Director
  • Marketing And Promotions Director
  • Corporate Sales Director
  • Director Of Ticketing
  • Facilities Coordinator
  • Athletic Director
  • Athletic Business Manager
  • Fitness Manager

When it comes to Sports Management, there are also:

  • Talent Scouts
  • Cheerleaders
  • Team Administrative
  • Office Staffs


The most popular career in Sports Management is working as a Sports Agent.

When people think about a career in Sports Management they instantly think of the movie “Jerry McGuire” about a Sports Agent.

Being a sports agent can be a rewarding career with a mass amount of perks for a sports fan.

A Sports Agents main duty to their clients is too negotiate their professional sports contract with the team they will be playing for. This could be right out of high school or college, as a free agent, or right after being traded to a different team.

All in all, a Sports Agent not only represents professional athletes but takes care of a lot of their clients business and financial affairs including:

  • Contract Negotiations
  • Marketing
  • Housing
  • Taxes
  • Business Opportunities


These days, most Universities, both online and commuting, are offering undergraduate degree programs in Sports Management.

Most undergraduate sport management degree programs include courses in:

  • Accounting
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Economics
  • Computer Applications

While focusing on the business aspect of sport in culture, these programs also include the study of:

  • Sport Ethics
  • Sport Finance
  • Sports Information
  • Intercollegiate And Professional Sports
  • Sport Law
  • Facility Management
  • Sport Marketing.


Some collegiate sports management degree programs also include internship opportunities to give the student hands-on experience in the field.

Although the majority of these internships are unpaid and will most likely be filing and moving paper around rather then receiving the one-on-one hands-on experience in dealing first hand with professional athletes.

There are some programs out there however that offer the student hands-on experience in dealing directly with professional athletes.

All in all, if you love every aspect of the sports world and would like a career in sports management, the opportunities are out there, you just have to go for it.

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