Undergraduate Business Programs

Sport Career

Sport Business Career Opportunities

The BSBA in Sport Business provides an in-depth look at the billion-dollar international sports industry and helps students understand the substantial role business plays in professional, collegiate and amateur sports. Students have the opportunity to examine and prepare to navigate the sports industry from a variety of angles, touching on topics such as: sponsorship, promotions, marketing, fundraising, finance, media, ticketing, public relations, law, facilities and more.

What is the Average Salary for an Sport Business Major?

According to Indeed, the average salary for sport business graduates was $34,482 per year. Salary outlook can vary greatly depending on the local job market, skill level and work experience.

What Type of Job Skills Will You Gain From an Sport Business Degree?

The accounting degree can provide you with a number of knowledge and skills including:

  • Sports Marketing, Promotion, and Public Relations
  • Sport Facility and Event Management
  • Ticket Sales & Operations
  • Sport Law
  • Cost accounting

What Can You Do with a Degree in Sport Business?

A sport business degree can prepare you to be a leader in the sport industry and apply your skill set in a variety of areas from sport business and management to sports marketing. The unique skills and versatility a sport business degree provides prepares you to enter into the industry of your choice ready to make an impact.

Career Growth Opportunities for Sport Business Majors

Opportunities for graduates of the sport business program increase with the expansion of the industry. Graduates with this degree may land position within both professional and collegiate athletics as well as opportunities in other fields.

Career Outlook

Graduates of the sport business program will be ready for a wide range of sport-related professions. They are uniquely qualified for work in athletics administration, community relations, coaching, finance, fundraising, media relations, marketing, operations, player development, and sales. The degree also provides a strong foundation for students to pursue graduate study in a range of fields, among them business administration, law, and marketing.

Common Titles for Undergraduate Sport Business Graduates

  • Sports Agent/Advisor
  • Player Personnel
  • Scout
  • Management
  • Administration
  • PR and Community Relations
  • Game Day Operations
  • Sports Marketing and Promotions
  • Event Management and Facility Management
  • Spotter, Pit crew, Crew Chief, Race Management
  • Track & Field Management
  • Fitness Center Ownership/Management
  • Ticket Sales Representative
  • Fundraising Manager
  • Owner/Manager of Local Sport Business

Industries

  • Broadcasting
  • Business
  • Marketing and Event Management
  • Media
  • Professional Sports
  • Recreational Sports

Job Landings

Recent graduates have landed jobs at the following companies:

  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • Philadelphia Phillies
  • Philadelphia 76ers
  • New York Red Bulls
  • Oakland Athletics
  • Boston Red Sox
  • Front Row Marketing
  • Sparks Event Marketing
  • Prodigy Sports
  • IMG Learfield Sports
  • Comcast-Spectacor
  • NFL Films
  • MLB Network
  • ESPN New York
  • Crane Communications
  • Aramark
  • Citizens Bank

Continuing Education Opportunities

Many students also choose to continue their studies in graduate schools, pursuing such degrees as:

Career data reflects the BS in Sport Management program.