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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.


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It’s a frustrating reality that employed people are often the most likely to get hired into new positions. So how does a person land a first job, having done little or no prior work in a particular field?

Internships are ideal ways to get past that hurdle. By interning while pursuing your educa...

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How to create a successful sports sponsorship proposal

Congratulations: You’re in a leadership position with a community sport organization. You’re doing work you love in the industry you were educated to join. The joys of your work light you up and the challenges keep you focused. Among them...

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Sports event planning is a huge job. Events play a major role in generating income for sports organizations and, often, nearby restaurants, hotels, and airports. Sports event managers are responsible for planning and delivering on every detail. From community fundraisers and school sports to the...

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On July 2, a decades-long debate over the use of Native American team names reached a turning point. FedEx, the title sponsor of the NFL stadium in Landover, Maryland, issued a one-sentence statement saying it had "communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name."...

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What has happened to kids sports?

“A $19.2 billion market in the US means the youth sports market rivals the size of the $15 billion NFL,” says a December 2019 report from Dublin’s GlobeNewswire. Totaling $24.9 billion at that point, worldwide youth sports markets “are expected to reach $77.6 bi...

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KU sport management doctoral student Chris Brown has experienced life as a student of color on predominantly white university campuses. Throughout his time as a Jayhawk, he has worked to be a source of support for other Black students. In talking with students in classes and other settings, he fou...

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While Kansas and Missouri may not get as much attention as other parts of the country, the Kansas City sports scene still has a lot to offer. The city got a huge boost with the Chiefs’ recent Super Bowl win, but the region has much more to offer than professional football. There’s a Major League B...

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Any career in sports begins with an interview, but what sets a sport management interview apart from any other job interview? The questions may vary from sport to sport and from company to company but invariably, some of the same questions will come up in every interview. Below, we’ll go over som...

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Why Do Letters of Recommendation Matter?

Letters of recommendation are a crucial aspect of your application to graduate school. Your test scores, transcripts and personal statement are also incredibly important, but stellar letters of recommendation can help make up for any potential shortcoming...

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There are many steps you must take when applying to graduate school, and the personal statement portion can be intimidating. This part of the application is your chance to convey your personality and passion as well as your commitment to continuing your education, and it's just as important as you...

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Fall 2021 Term

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23
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August 23
Fall 2021 Term

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