Having a degree in this sphere doesn’t mean just an insight into the world of sports and health, it also introduces students to the world of finance, marketing, economics, business management and leadership. For those interested in sports as well as business, this is the perfect career track. And it isn’t necessary to be athletically gifted to pursue a career in this field.
Sports management is a very enticing career opportunity, where professionals can exhibit their skills in the form of managers, public relations specialists, agents, coaches and much more.
Here’s a list of job prospects you will have if you pursue your studies in Sports Management:
- Sports Agent
As a sports agent you will negotiate the contracts for your clients (athletes and/or sportsperson) while finalising the contract details with sports teams and their endorsers.
Having strong verbal and written communication skills are key to excel in this position. Some experience in sales management will also go a long way. You will also be required to travel a lot.
2. Public Relations Manager
PR managers handle the public image of their clients, in this case sportspersons, by advising the client themselves, as well as representing the client in public.
PR managers also organise and coordinate events, developing media influence, and creating strategies to avoid any negative publicity. PR managers help sportspersons create and develop an influential brand of their own.
3. Event Coordinator
Sports event coordinators have the task of finding the suitable locations, scheduling and budgeting for sports events. They also oversee risk-management issues such as crowd control and security and transporting clients to and from the event.
Sports merchandising a booming business. With growing viewership and sponsorship of sports, it is possible this number will increase rapidly. Big as well as small players in this sector will need the expertise of a sports management graduate to handle work such as marketing, licensing, sales and other day-to-day operations.