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Sport Business Management

Careers in Sport Business Management

Sport Management is the area of business that deals with everything to do with the sports and recreation businesses. Our graduates are able to compete for careers in athletic administration, professional sport front offices, parks and recreation, event management sports marketing, and facility management. Webber students receive practical, hands-on experiences through internships and class projects to prepare them for careers in the sport industry.

Jobs in sports management are fun, exciting, and highly rewarding. The demand for the leaders needed to maintain its success is growing rapidly. The Sport Business Management degrees is the perfect match for people who want to combine their passion for sport with business skills and enjoy a successful career in this field.

Associate & Bachelor's degrees

The Sports Business Management program is designed to provide the sports management industry with the leaders it needs. Building on a solid business core, students then explore the unique aspects of sports promotion, sports information, and media, as well as facilities and event management.

Master's degrees

The Webber International University MBA concentration in Sports Business Management prepares graduates for leadership positions in the sports industry. The program incorporates classroom theory with practical strategies from today’s professionals in all courses. Students from diverse undergraduate degrees are encouraged to pursue the Sports Business Management MBA since the industry demand for dynamic leaders is high.


Q: What is the difference between a Sport Business Management degree and a Sport Management, Sport Performance, Sport & Recreation, etc… degree?

A: Sport Business Management is a field of study that combines a solid business core curriculum with additional sport business management specific courses to prepare students for careers in the sport industry. Unlike many other degrees with the term “sport” in it, Webber International University’s Sport Business Management program is housed in the College of Business. Students will be taught by core business faculty in their areas of expertise including management, marketing, human resources, finance, accounting, and economics. This will provide the student with a solid business foundation complemented by the sport business core including courses in risk management and legal aspects of sport business, event & facility management, sport promotion, sport administration and many others. Upon completion of the program, graduates will obtain a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a concentration in Sport Business Management.

Q: What can you do with a Sport Business Management degree?

A: A Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Sport Business Management from Webber International University will prepare students for a wide array of careers in the sport industry. Webber graduates have gone to work for professional sports franchises such as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Miami Dolphins, Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals and many others. In addition to professional sports, many Webber graduates have worked as NCAA Division I coaches and athletic administrators, high school head coaches and athletic directors, personal trainers, strength & conditioning coaches, parks & recreation directors, sports commission directors, YMCA directors, and numerous other executive level positions in the sport industry. Utilizing their Webber business degree and entrepreneurial spirit, many graduates have also started their own successful sport companies.

Q: Does Webber’s Sport Business Management program include an internship?

A: Experiential learning is a cornerstone of Webber’s Sport Business Management program. Not only do we offer internships, but also a field experience course in the first year of the program to expose students early in their education to experiential learning opportunities, volunteer opportunities, and mentoring within sport industry. In addition to these, our program also offers the Sport Business Management Club for those students who would like to take their experiential learning to the next level by attending conferences, seminars, or producing sport events.

Q: Does Webber’s Sport Business Management program use graduate teaching assistants to teach any of the courses?

A: All courses within the Sport Business Management core curriculum are taught by professors with Doctorate level degrees and 20+ years of experience.