Sport business management professionals hold a number of different positions. From high-profile major league and international contests to local professional and amateur events, spectator sports are an increasingly popular source of entertainment. Graduates may pursue entry-level sport business management positions in sales, marketing, communications, promotions, ethics, law, management, journalism, private and public recreation, event and facilities management, or other areas. Eventually, with experience, they can obtain top managerial positions in the following areas.
- Sports marketing and promotions
- Public relations
- Facility management
- Event management
- Concession management
- Sport governing bodies
- Intramural director of campus recreation
- Collegiate sports information director
- Athletic director
- Sport organization events coordinator
- Sporting goods and apparel retail store manager
- Ticket sales
- Sports information
- Professional sports team manager
- Fitness manager
- Athletic business manager
- Sport agent
- Compliance director
- Sport licensing company vice president
- Sports commission executive director
- Community sport program director
Career Preparation: Starting Freshman Year
Career Services at any university is the office that helps students find a job. So, while you may be spending time with the "admissions" staff right now, don't forget to check out a university's "emissions" team as well. The staffing, resources, and philosophy of a career services office tell you much about a university's focus on outcomes and student success.
The influence of Career Services at Cedarville University goes far beyond coaching resume and interviewing skills, hosting career fairs, setting up internships, or offering interest and skills testing. The team provides a MyPlan Career Assessment at no charge to new students, then advisors help students develop a four-year completion plan. Regular Jobs4Jackets emails keep employment opportunities “top of mind.” Career Services’ staff regularly present in classes, helping students connect job opportunities with what they are studying in their major.
At Cedarville, Career Services helps students think about their career choice as a calling — the opportunity to use unique God-given talents and abilities to make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ.
Cedarville’s placement rates — including graduates who are working in their fields of study — outperform national benchmarks year after year. Even in challenging economic times, employers seek out Cedarville graduates for their academic preparation, work ethic, and character.
Explore the Career Services website for additional resources and information!