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Putting your Sport Management Degree To Work

Students who graduate with a master's degree in Sport Management from the University of Kansas will prepare for positions in a field that continues to be one of the fastest growing sectors in the United States.  The field of sport management is a highly competitive job market that employs the best and brightest individuals in long-term career opportunities. Professional networking is crucial for individuals who want to succeed in their careers.  Also, many positions will require individual to work non-typical business hours to accommodate events, game schedules, travel, and press-related activities.  

Potential Careers In Sport Management

This graduate program at KU is suited best for students who aspire for intercollegiate athletics administration positions.  Other career opportunities include position titles similar to the following:

  • Front Office Manager
  • Athletic Director
  • General Manager
  • Sport Agent (Law School)
  • Professional Sports Event Staff (Facilities Management)
  • Ticket Sales Manager
  • Fundraising/Endowment Coordinators
  • Compliance Director
  • Sales & Business Manager

In addition to these position options, many of our graduate students who complete the Master’s program in Sport Management leave the program prepared to pursue an advanced degree in another graduate or professional school in the area of their choosing.  Those who choose to pursue an advanced degree are competitive for many highly-selective doctoral, and professional school (ie: law, business administration) programs across the country.

View a list of program graduates & their positions.