Master's in Sports Industry Management
Career Outlook

13 Jun 12-1pm ET
Master's in Sports Industry Management Webinar  

According to the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA), today’s global sports industry is worth between $600 and $700 billion. The rapid digitization and globalization of this industry has created a growing demand for professionals who are able to address evolving challenges, embrace emerging trends and technologies, and shape the future of sports.

Georgetown’s Sports Industry Management program equips you with the sought-after expertise you need to meet this demand. You’ll master the latest industry tools and practices that give you a competitive edge while building your skills—and your network—through real-world experience.

Graduates of our program are primed to pursue careers spanning a range of functions and types of organizations, including colleges and universities, athletic teams, talent agencies, public relations and marketing firms, sports facilities, event planning and management groups, entertainment companies, and media outlets.

You’ll leave the program with a 360-degree perspective of the modern-day sports industry, as well as the in-demand skills that position you for success.

What comes after a master's degree? Explore Careers in Sports Industry Management.

Mean salary for athlete agents and managers $ 116,410 Average salary for athlete coaches and scouts $ 78,250 U.S. average salary for  advertising and promotions managers working in the spectator sports industry $ 87,526 In a recent report, Deloitte predicted the following top three sports trends for 2017: As consumers shift from cable to digital media, expect an evolution of sports media Data and analytics will increasingly shape the business side of the sports industry Teams will look to innovate game day by optimizing the fan experience beyond the stadium walls 1 2 3 Sports Marketing Manager Marketing Manager Sport Information Director Human Resources Manager Director of Marketing Director of Human Resources Director of Sales Event Manager Sport Information Manager Sales Manager Top job titles within the sports management industry:
171% Growth in Sports & Fitness Administration/Management Master’s Degree Conferrals Over 8 Years 500 2006–07 200 7 08 200 8– 09 200 9 10 201 0 11 201 1 12 2 0 1 2 13 2 01 3 14 2 01 4 1 5 1,000 1,500 2,000 2,500 3,000 3,500 4,000 1,349 1,685 2,118 2,626 3,013 3,055 3,482 3,655 1,497

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Lightcast, National Center for Education Statistics


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