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Becoming Eligible for a Front Office Position for Your Favorite Sports Team
If you’re like most people who played sports at some point in their life – whether it was a team sport such as basketball that you played growing up or a solo sport like tennis that you still enjoy to this day – you’ve likely had coaches, teammates, assistants, athletic directors, etc. who’ve had a truly profound, lasting impact on your life and helped shape who you are as a person.
For individuals who cherish and acknowledge the drastic impact sports has had on their life, one of the very best ways you can give back to athletes and take part in this industry, whether in your community or with your favorite sports team, is to pursue a Master of Sport Administration (MSA) degree from a highly reputable, accredited program such as the one offered online at Upper Iowa University (UIU).
The MSA program at UIU isn’t just for people who’ve played (or simply love) sports, it’s also perfectly suited for anyone interested in finance, leadership, management and other areas of business.
Common Career Paths for People with Sports Management Degrees
While a majority of our MSA program graduates go on to become athletic directors and/or sports administrators at the elementary, high school, collegiate, amateur or professional level, there are still a number of other exciting career paths and industries where a sport management degree would prove useful, including:
- Sports Marketing
- Civic/Regional Sports Administration
- Athletic Facilities Management
- Sports Event Management
- Agent/Business Manager for Athletes
- Sports Merchandising
- Leisure and Fitness
- School Faculty Positions
- Nonprofit Community/Sports Programs
- Front Sports Office Positions
- And Much More
About the UIU MSA Curriculum
UIU offers three areas of emphasis to choose from: Sport Management, Coaching & Leadership Education and a Leadership Certificate option. Students of the MSA program must complete the following core classes in addition to the required elective courses (which vary depending on the emphasis chosen), for a total of 36-semester credit hours of graduate-level coursework:
- SA 501: Sports Administration
- SA 503: Ethics in Sport
- SA 515: Sport Communication and Marketing
- SA 525: Sport Law and Contract Negotiation
- SA 570: Research Methods in Sport Administration (or EDU 513: Educational Research)
- SA 590: Capstone Seminar
After successfully completing all required core and elective coursework, MSA program graduates will have the skills, knowledge and proficiencies necessary to excel in virtually any sport or business-related organization.
Position Yourself to Make Truly Significant Contributions to Your Desired Sports Organization
Whether you’re a long-time athlete, a huge sports buff or you’re simply looking to get your foot in the door of this exciting, ever-changing industry, the Master of Sport Administration from Upper Iowa University is just the tool you need to make it happen.
To learn more about the MSA program curriculum or the wide range of career opportunities you can look forward to upon graduation, contact our friendly admissions specialists today!