Sports agents are responsible for negotiating work and contracts for college and professional athletes. Prospective sports agents often pursue sports management or sports marketing degrees at the undergraduate or graduate levels. These programs can be found at large public universities, such as the University of Oregon, as well as at smaller private schools, like Xavier University. Learn about sports programs at these top two schools.
1. Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH
|School Highlight: Xavier University was ranked tied for fifth among Midwest regional universities in 2015 by U.S. News & World Report.|
At Xavier, the sixth oldest Catholic university in the United States, students can complete undergraduate or graduate programs in sports management. Bachelor's degree programs in sport management and sport marketing include coursework in ethics, marketing, finance, management and law. Graduate students pursuing a master's degree in sport administration study promotion, public relations, collegiate sport guidelines and personnel issues.
2. University of Oregon in Eugene, OR
|School Highlight: Lundquist is home to the James H. Warsaw Sports Marketing Center, a sports business school that immerses students in a blend of classroom and real-world experience.|
The Lundquist College of Business at the University of Oregon was ranked tied for 79th among graduate business schools in 2015 by U.S. News & World Report. The business college offers an undergraduate degree in business administration with a concentration in sports business; students take classes in sports marketing, corporate sponsorship and law. The college also offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a sports business track. Coursework in this program includes contract negotiations, data analysis and marketing.
Top Sports Agent Programs
|Florida State University||Center for Sport, Health and Equitable Development provides opportunities for students to get involved in research||Tallahassee, FL|
|Indiana University - Bloomington||Sport Marketing Alliance at Indiana University is a membership organization that hosts events and trips related to sports management||Bloomington, IN|
|New York University||Bachelor's program offers concentrations in event management, organizational management, sports law and sports media||New York, NY|
|North Carolina State University at Raleigh||Offers study abroad opportunities||Raleigh, NC|
|Texas A & M University||Offers an Internship B.S. program in Sport Management||College Station, TX|
|The University of Texas at Austin||School supports research labs on sport and life quality and sport development||Austin, TX|
|University of Florida||Gator Sport Management Club provides networking opportunities for sports management students||Gainesville, FL|
|University of Georgia||Ranked tied for #20 among top public universities in the U.S. in 2015 by U.S. News||Athens, GA|
|University of Michigan - Ann Arbor||Ranked #4 among top public universities in the U.S. by U.S. News in 2015||Ann Arbor, MI|
|University of Minnesota - Twin Cities||Offers study abroad programs for sports management students||Minneapolis, MN|