Why did you choose Sports Management as a career?
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Host Question: Why did you choose to study sports management?
Guest Answer: Well, I have been a fan of sports since I can remember, especially NFL football and the Minnesota Vikings. And I was actually into getting started in college and I had a friend of mine a few years older than me. She was going to a University back East and studying sports management. And so we are working together during the summer in the early 90s. And she suggested to me, you know, if you’re really interested in sports and wanting to do something with that, you know, in your life, then you should study sports management and come to my University and do that. And I thought, man, I can’t think of anything more fun than being able to do sports for the rest of my life. So that’s kind of how I got started. And hooked into it.
Guest Answer: I was a collegiate dancer and I knew pretty straight away that I wanted to have a fallback degree that would always get me through business. So I chose corporate finance, and the passion underlying that degree was with sports management. So I opted for that to be my minor. Knowing that a major and a minor can both be applied to any job you want to get into.
Guest Answer: I actually my undergraduate tenure, I was a male scout player for a Division I Women’s Basketball team. And so that sparked my love of Division one based on collegiate athletics. And I actually had a job to D1 women’s basketball. And after I’d been there a couple of years, I enrolled in the graduate program, which I did in the evening, and a lot of my classmates and even the professors were colleagues and friends from my full time position as a director of. So I guess the concurrent enrollment in grad school was pretty natural for me and it was sort of an extension of my day job, some extent of the day, a little longer, and became a little awkward with mixing classes due to road trips and practices and games and so on. But it was a pretty seamless enrollment for me and one that was supported by my colleagues and coaches. And also, like I said, I got in pretty well.
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Sports management degree programs are offered at the Associate, Bachelors, Masters, PhD degree and Certificate levels. Offered in both campus and online formats, a degree in sports management prepares you for a wide array of careers on the business end of sports.