What careers are available to majors in sport management and leadership? 

SMLThe sport management and leadership major teaches a broad base of skills that can lead to a variety of satisfying careers. Our SPML majors can expect to find careers in professional sports, sports and fitness clubs, golf clubs, ski areas, education, the media, athlete representation and nonprofit recreation for such organizations as the YMCA, Boys and Girls Clubs and community programs as well as opportunities to work with sport and recreation professionals in interscholastic, intercollegiate, private, public and professional sports settings. Do you really want to propel your career forward?  Viterbo students can enroll in the Dahl School of Business' five-year BBA to MBA 4+1 program.  That is, you can obtain both your BBA and MBA degrees in just five years -- most MBA programs require at least two years of schooling to complete. 

Here is a list of some of the jobs a sport management and leadership major can pursue:

Event and Facility Management and Marketing

Including jobs in special events, telemarketing, retailing, concessions, marketing/promotions, and campus recreation.

  • Professional sport organizations
  • Golf courses, ski hills, resorts, and spas
  • Fitness centers and In-door recreation centers
  • Event management firms
  • County or municipal facilities
  • Parks and recreation departments
  • College athletic departments
  • Sport marketing firms
  • Private businesses

Sport Goods Management and Sales

Including jobs in retailing, telemarketing, and manufacturer's representative.

  • Sporting Goods/Retail Stores
  • Manufacturing
  • Private Rep Firms
  • Professional Sport Teams
  • College Athletic Departments

Professional Sport Management

Including jobs in marketing and promotions, concessions, sales, ticket management, telemarketing, public relations, security, facility management, and law.

  • Professional sport organizations
  • National amateur sport governing bodies
  • United States Olympic Training Center
  • Sport marketing/event management firms
  • College athletic departments

Sport Governance, Administration and Media

Including jobs in marketing/promotions/sales, ticket management, concessions, fundraising, academic counseling, compliance, public relations, and sports information or as an operations/events manager.

  • Sport league conference offices
  • Sport media outlets
  • College and high school athletic departments
  • Professional sports teams
  • National governing bodies for amateur and professional sport leagues
  • Private promotion firms