Monday, March 13, 2023

So you want to be a sport manager?

Sport management professionals are responsible for overseeing sport organizations, teams, and events. Their education includes business administration, marketing, finance, and law in the sport industry. Some of their main responsibilities are: 

  1. Event planning, including logistics, scheduling, and marketing
  2. Team and athlete management, including recruiting, training, and contract negotiating
  3. Marketing strategy development and implementation to promote sport organizations and events
  4. Finance and budget management for sport organizations and events
  5. Working with legal and regulatory agencies with issues related to sports, such as contracts, liability, and intellectual property. 
Sport management is an interdisciplinary field. It combines elements of sport, business, and marketing, Professionals in this industry must have a solid understanding of the underlying elements in each field to be successful. We recommend our students initiate their practice as early as possible with volunteer activities and internships so they can practice the principles learned in the classroom and learn to troubleshoot in real life scenarios

Picture: Areal view of soccer stadium by Sergio Sauza
Blog post: (ChatGPT, personal communication, March 13, 2023)

1 comment:

  1. Great read I can't wait to be in a position to be a Sports Director/Manager upon completion of this program thanks for all you have taught and done for us
    Dr. Benavides