Many colleges offer bachelor's and master's degree programs in sports management. Career titles vary, but some include professional sports scout or agent, athletic department director, team general manager, sports facility manager and sports event coordinator.
10 Schools with Sports Management Programs
The following schools offer programs in sport and fitness management or administration.
|College/University||Location||Institution Type||Degrees Offered||Tuition and Fees
|Ohio State University-Main Campus||Columbus, OH||4-year, Public||Bachelor's||$10,037 in-state, $27,365 out-of-state|
|University of Florida||Gainesville, FL||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Master's||Undergrad: $6,381 in-state, $28,659 out-of-state
Grad: $12,737 in-state, $29,302 out-of-state
|University of Minnesota-Twin Cities||Minneapolis, MN||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Master's||Undergrad: $13,790 in-state, $22,210 out-of-state
Grad: $17,289 in-state, $25,953 out-of-state
|University of Central Florida||Orlando, FL||4-year, Public||Master's||$8,872 in-state, $27,715 out-of-state|
|The University of Texas at Austin||Austin, TX||4-year, Public||Bachelor's||$9,806 in-state, $34,676 out-of-state|
|Texas A&M University - College Station||College Station, TX||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Master's||Undergrad: $10,176 in-state, $28,768 out-of-state
Grad: $8,656 in-state, $18,183 out-of-state
|University of Michigan-Ann Arbor||Ann Arbor, MI||4-year, Public||Bachelor's||$13,856 in-state, $43,476 out-of-state|
|University of Houston||Houston, TX||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Master's||Undergrad: $8,759 in-state, $20,519 out-of-state
Grad: $9,074 in-state, $17,894 out-of-state
|University of Georgia||Athens, GA||4-year, Public||Bachelor's||$11,622 in-state, $29,832 out-of-state|
|Liberty University||Lynchburg, VA||4-year, Private||Bachelor's, Master's, Postgraduate Certificate||Undergrad: $20,109
*Source: NCES College Navigator.
School Selection Criteria
Consider the following when looking for sports management schools:
- Interested students may wish to consider the sport or sports they are interested in when choosing a program. Having knowledge of the sport in question will be important.
- The objectives should include applying sports management skills to the workplace and coordinating sport-related events, activities and projects.
- Schools with career counseling services and contacts with sports-related agencies are beneficial, as are internship programs.
Although degree options for sports managers are fairly prevalent, only a few schools offer postgraduate certificates. Sport management positions also include scouts, coaches, and event coordinators.