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Sport Management Degree

JoshWoodJoshWood Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
edited November 2012 in Other College Majors
My goal is to become a Sport Agent and I looked around and I think that getting a Sport Management degree for my Undergraduate then going to law school. Do you guys think that is the best I idea or should I get my undergraduate in something else
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Replies to: Sport Management Degree

  • JoshWoodJoshWood Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    bump up to top
  • sadillysadilly Registered User Posts: 930 Member
    I think you need to do some research into Sports Management. Some will have the major in the business school, others in hospitality and recreation type programs, and others in entertainment. They can have very different emphasis. Check out where they place their interns and what kind of jobs graduates get. If grad school is in your plans, you'll want to make sure you're in program where you can maintain a good GPA as well.
  • BromfieldBromfield Registered User Posts: 1,936 Senior Member
    I know UMass Amherst has a sport management program that is well regarded, but if your goal is to become a sports lawyer, you might want a more traditional major like econ or government or another social science. I'd second the idea that you need to do research into the kinds of courses that are required by the various sports management programs. Law school admissions are very competitive. GPA is important as is the LSAT exam. You can only help yourself by taking the most rigorous courses as an undergrad, which is why you need to investigate the various sport management programs.
  • M's MomM's Mom Registered User Posts: 4,562 Senior Member
    Do a search on cc on "sports management." There are several prior threads on this topic mentioning schools and programs. You can also google "Top undergraduate sports management programs" and see what comes up.

    Keep in mind that many students change their majors more than once during the first two years, so you want to be happy with the entire school, not just the sports mgt. program.

    The most important issue is going to be what you can afford, especially since you will almost certainly need to pay for grad school (either law or business).
  • halcyontimeshalcyontimes Registered User Posts: 332 Member
    The University of Georgia offers a great Sports Management program. The robust student life will also allow you to build up your ECs for law school.

    UGA grad students win competition at Sport Marketing Association Conference | UGA Today

    This was in the news just the other day.
  • Sparkeye7Sparkeye7 Registered User Posts: 2,466 Senior Member
    Sport Leadership & Sport Humanities Track, Sport & Leisure Studies major

    Undergrad : Academics : Sport Humanities : School of Physical Activity & Educational Services : College of Education and Human Ecology

    Scholarships (National Buckeye Scholarship for OOS Student)


    Best of Luck & Go Bucks!! :)
  • halcyontimeshalcyontimes Registered User Posts: 332 Member
    Ohio State also is a leader in sports leadership. Go Bucks indeed!
  • Sparkeye7Sparkeye7 Registered User Posts: 2,466 Senior Member
    ^^ Thanks!! Indeed!! Newly minted B1G "Leaders Division" Conference Champion after the win over Badgers in Madison tonight!! Go Bucks!! :p
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