Are you considering merging your passion for sports as an academic career?
A degree in sports management can immerse you into the sports industry and provide you with many skills and opportunities.
Sports management is defined as a field that encompasses sports and business. It’s an industry that merges the two fields, consisting of a career involving athletes, coaches, marketing, financial management. The sports management program at the University of Providence has taught me several communication, negotiation and networking skills that will give me the best opportunity to be successful after graduation.
A career in sports management is very broad and there are many career opportunities in sports management, including working for professional sports teams, universities, and other organizations. Some of the most popular roles in sports management include general manager, marketing director, sports agent, and financial analyst. However, if none of those roles peak your interest, a career in sports management opens the door for countless amount of business related careers and opportunities.
“I am a junior at UP and currently majoring in sports management. Growing up, I’ve always had an interest in sports. In fact, I’ve played hockey for nearly two decades in Canada. When the opportunity arose to play hockey for UP while earning a degree, I couldn’t say no. The reason I chose the sports management program is because of my passion for sports as well as my passion for the business side of sports. I believe the sports management program will help prepare me as I pursue a career as a sports agent.” – Ty Alger, UP Junior & Sports Management Major
If at first, you are unsure if the sports management program is for you, UP offers minors in a wide variety of classes including business administration, exercise science, criminal justice and more. Any advice or help with your decision can be met with the help of the friendly UP staff and faculty, including advisors, professors, and fellow students that will make sure you are comfortable and on the right path for immediate success in your collegiate career.
UP’s sports management program provides a lot of small business style classes with lots of interactive discussions with fellow classmates and professors. You will learn skills and information that will give you the best opportunity to be successful in the business side of sports. If you have a passion for sports and are interested in pursuing a career in this field, then sports management and the University of Providence might be the perfect choice for you.