Connect and thrive as a KU Jayhawk.
Cheer squad at University of Kansas with megaphone bearing school logo
Cheer squad at University of Kansas with megaphone bearing school logo
Connect and thrive as a KU Jayhawk.

Elevate your sport career with KU’s alumni resources

At the University of Kansas, where the rich legacy of athletics converges with cutting-edge academic advancements, the online master's in sport management* program serves as a hallmark of distinction. Within these halls, KU is committed to cultivating the future trailblazers of the sport industry.

Upon graduation, sport management master’s alumni from the program embark on diverse and impactful careers spanning various sectors of sport. Whether it be sport marketing, facility management, event planning, or other areas within the industry, graduates of the program are well-prepared to make a significant impact.

Before graduation, sport master’s students have access to a number of supportive career-building tools, including KU’s extensive Jayhawk alumni network. This network provides invaluable mentorship, networking opportunities, and insights into various career paths within the sport industry, ensuring that graduates are well-connected and well-prepared to pursue their passions in 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.

“The connections are infinite here!", Jose Gonzalez, M.S.E. Sport Management Candidate,'25

Gain the Jayhawk advantage in the sport industry

From professional franchises to community-based initiatives, members of the KU sport management program play pivotal roles, shaping the landscape of sport management.

Jayhawk alumni have made significant contributions to esteemed organizations including:

  • Dallas Cowboys
  • Seattle Mariners
  • Fox Sports
  • Big Ten Conference
  • Special Olympics Kansas
Discover your next step
This will only take a moment.

By clicking "Get Program Brochure" and submitting this form, I agree to receive text messages, emails and other communication regarding educational programs and opportunities, and to be contacted by the University of Kansas and Everspring, its authorized representative. Message and data rates may apply. Message frequency varies. Reply HELP for help and STOP to cancel. View our privacy policy and disclosures.
KU online master's in sport management program guide thumbnail

Download the program brochure

Turn your passion into a fulfilling career. Complete the form to get a program brochure for KU’s online master’s in sport management program.

Brian Gordon
Before I came to KU, I underestimated how vast the reach of alumni in different positions is. The power of the Jayhawk network opens doors for people.
Dr. Brian Gordon, Program Director, KU Online Master’s in Sport Management Program

See KU’s all-star sport management connections across the U.S.

The Jayhawk Sport Management Professional Society includes a large network of KU alumni who are thriving across the United States. Connecting with these industry professionals may help enhance your chances of securing fulfilling internships and employment roles in sport.

Visit the interactive alumni map to locate nearby Jayhawk alumni who can provide valuable insights and opportunities to propel your career forward. #RockChalk

Explore the Alumni Map

Your alumni resources

Begin your journey toward a more fulfilling sport career with the backing of the University of Kansas' dedicated alumni services. Explore these invaluable resources and uncover the potential of building meaningful connections that can drive your career forward in this exciting field, where every connection holds significance.

Three students in class listening intently to lesson

Career advising

Utilize the expertise of our career advisors who are ready to assist in analyzing your interests and skills in relation to a career after graduation. Advising resources include:

  • Career assessments
  • Job interview outfitting via KU’s Professional House of Garments
  • Career courses
  • Career exploration
  • Resume review via the University Career Center's Resume Dropbox
  • Job search prep
Hands typing on laptop with KU Jayhawk sticker on the cover

Jayhawk Career Network

Gain access to career resources, jobs, events, programming, and connections at every stage of your career. The Jayhawk Career Network provides various resources including:

  • Bridges
  • Webinars
  • KU Mentoring+
  • Alumni Job Board
Female professional smiling while seated on KU campus

Careers database

Explore potential career paths using KU’s extensive careers database to align with your aspirations.

Woman using laptop on kitchen counter

Wingspan: Center for Learning and Writing Support

Graduate students can benefit from Wingspan’s:

  • Writing center support
  • eTutoring
  • Thesis/dissertation accelerator
  • Graduate student writing groups
  • Graduate writing coaching
  • Prose Notes podcast
Group of KU alumni seated around a table in a classroom on campus

KU Alumni Association

When you become a Jayhawk, you join the 347k-plus active alumni in the Jayhawk Alumni Association, the guardian of alumni records for the University of Kansas.1

"Our alumni are always willing to help out other Jayhawks.", Dr. Brian Gordon, Program Director

Meet distinguished KU sport management master’s alumni

KU’s program prides itself on nurturing a community where alumni go out of their way to help fellow Jayhawks succeed in the sport industry.

Meet esteemed online master’s in sport management program alumni who have made significant academic and career strides:

Maggie B., M.S.E. Sport Management ‘21

Maggie B., M.S.E. Sport Management ‘21

Director of Volleyball Operations, Kansas Athletics

Advice: "Stretch yourself, apply yourself, and be the leader on the discussion boards. The platform is user-friendly, and you get to see all of your classmates, so send them a message and bounce ideas off of them."

Biz C., M.S.E. Sport Management ‘23

Biz C., M.S.E. Sport Management ‘23

Elementary and Middle School Special Education Teacher, Volleyball and Softball Coach

Advice: "From talking to people who work with the Milwaukee Bucks and Kansas City Chiefs, it's all about your sport management background and your connections, and networking skills. Being able to find people through this program in the places where you want to be working is really helpful.”

Taylor A., M.S.E. Sport Management ‘21
Everybody here is super helpful, showing love, giving out resources, and giving great advice.
Taylor A., M.S.E. Sport Management ‘21

The power of networking in sport management

In the dynamic world of sport management, networking isn’t just a buzzword—it’s a strategic tool that can propel your career to new heights.

The sport industry operates within a uniquely tight-knit community where connections are paramount. Building genuine connections with like-minded individuals is key to effective networking.

Networking fast facts

of jobs are filled through networking2
of jobs are not published on public job sites3
of professionals agree online networking can lead to job opportunities4

No matter the sector of the sport industry you're aiming to boost your career options in, establishing and nurturing relationships can make all the difference. From securing internships to landing dream jobs, your network is your greatest asset.

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a graduate student aiming for success, building and nurturing connections within the industry is essential. Joining the KU online master’s in sport management can help facilitate these valuable connections.

Jose G., M.S.E. Sport Management Candidate,'25
“Everyone can find some sort of career path with this degree. It’s helping me with my career goals and makes me more marketable.”
Jose G., M.S.E. Fall '25

Gear up for greatness: KU's sport management master’s program

When you join KU’s sport management program—delivered by the University of Kansas School of Education and Human Sciences’ Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences—you learn from leading experts and receive the full benefits of joining this network of experts within the world of sport.

From day one, you will have access to a robust network of alumni and industry professionals who offer mentorship, internship opportunities, and career guidance. Through networking events, workshops, guest lectures, and mentoring, students engage with seasoned professionals, gaining invaluable insights and forging connections that extend far beyond the classroom.

Furthermore, the program provides personalized career coaching and support services tailored to each student's aspirations and goals.

Whether they aim to work in sport marketing, athlete representation, event management, or any other sector of the industry, students receive individualized guidance to navigate their career paths with confidence.

Download Brochure Apply Now

Start your KU online sport management M.S.E. application

Apply today to become part of our next cohort.


Get your brochure

Download a copy of our online sport management master’s degree program brochure here, so you can get started on your application today!



Application Deadline
August 12
Fall 2024 Term
Next Start
August 26
Fall 2024 Term