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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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An athletic director may not always be the most visible member of an athletic program, but that doesn’t mean that their roles aren’t vital to the teams and programs they oversee. For those whose goal is to work in a college or university setting, a career as an athletic director may be a good fit....

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Jobs in the sports industry extend well beyond the athletes we see competing, and sport management careers represent a large portion of the field. Behind every professional team and athlete is another large team of business professionals who work to support the athletes and organization. The sport...

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Chances are when someone brings up sports, sport management jobs aren’t necessarily your first thought. When we think about the sports industry we tend to immediately think about major tournaments and the athletes competing in them. Things like the glory of the Olympic Games, the excitement of the...

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Just because you’re not an elite athlete doesn’t mean there aren’t jobs in the sport industry for you. Knowing how to get a job in sports is just like getting a job in any competitive field: it requires focus, development of the right set of skills and a supportive network. Here are some more tips...

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Sport management jobs

Sport Management Jobs and Career Tracks

What can you do with a sport management degree? The phrase conjures images of agents in power suits making major deals with superstar players. While some people go on to become agents, professional, amateur and intercollegiate athletics comprise a $450 b...

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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 securi...

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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 tendencie...

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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 g...

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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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