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The KU Sport Management Blog

Below, you can find our blog posts covering a range of essential topics relating to the online Master’s in Sport Management* program at the University of Kansas.

From polishing your admissions components until perfect to sport careers growth and related happenings in the industry, this is your go-to destination for more information on the world of sport management.

*This program is a Master of Science in Education (M.S.E.) degree in health, sport management, and exercise science with an emphasis in sport management.


Determining the Value of a Higher Degree

When deciding whether you will attend graduate school, there are numerous questions to consider. The simplest, yet weightiest, among them may be, “Is getting a master’s degree worth it?” If your primary goals include greater earning potential and job...

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There are three generally accepted styles of coaching in sports: autocratic, democratic and holistic. Each style has its benefits and drawbacks, and it’s important to understand all three. For each coach, establishing a personal coaching style will require a firm grasp of their own natural tendenc...

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Life lessons from sports

Playing sports is fun, but the practice field teaches more than just athletic skills. As any athlete will tell you, learning to play within the confines of the rules of a game teaches invaluable life lessons that will apply to just about anything you pursue for the rest of your life.

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Important life skills from sports

For many people, the value of a traditional education is clear: Knowledge improves decision-making, which is valuable for personal and professional life. However, a balanced approach to living can often include athletics and, as any athlete knows, physical education isn’t just about dominance in...

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Working in sport management

If you're passionate about sports and want to make the athletic world your career, the great news is that nearly 80,000 jobs in the sport and entertainment industries are expected to be added in the United States from 2016 to 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).1 As someone w...

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What are salary caps

It seems like every offseason for American major national sports leagues brings discussions about salary caps. You probably know the basics about what they do, but you may have wondered about some of their specific mechanics, especially considering that the sport finance regulations concerning the...

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Sport management history

With growing interest in sports across all ages and skill levels, the need for sport management professionals is also expanding. As a result, the career outlook for sport managers is growing faster than the national average for all occupations. New positions in sports and entertainment are expect...

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Understanding Sport Finance

In order for any sport organization or enterprise to thrive, good financial practices must be followed. Those responsible for this crucial aspect of the industry are sometimes financial experts who move into sports, while others study sport management with a particular interest in its financial as...

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Ethics in sports

When we talk about ethics, we’re talking about a system of values that we use to make daily decisions: what we value and how we use those values in our dealings with the world. Ethics don’t just guide individuals; they also inform the missions and actions of larger organizations. In sports, et...

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