Sports Management - A Lucrative Career Option

  • Dr. Sapna Sharma
  • 31 October 2019

Lot of sports enthusiasts are now getting into sports management. A lot of jobs are getting opened up in this sports management field. Now people like to make their career in Sports management sector.

The following traits are essential to enter the field of Sports Management: 

  • A strong interest in sport and recreation
  • Knowledge of the related sport
  • Energy and enthusiasm
  • Patience & perseverance
  • Sporting spirit
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills and
  • Sound business ability. 

Education: Most Sports enthusiasts start with an education in Physical Education Colleges that are plentiful all around the country. The following degrees are imparted at these colleges. 

BPEd- Bachelors in Physical Education

MPEd-Masters in Physical Education

Specialized Courses in Sports Management: The Sports Management field is open to sports enthusiasts from other fields of education and now there are institutes in India that provide specialized courses. 

Undergraduate Courses:

1. George College: 
Bachelor's Degree in Sports Management (BSM-H)
136 B.B. Ganguly Street, Kolkata – 700012.
Telephone; (033) 2217-6142 / 6143 / 9830122991 / 9339564974 / 9836611649

2. Diploma in Sports Management
International Institute of Sports Management(IISM)- B-2020 Ishan Arcade 1, 2nd Floor Thane(W) Mumbai
022- 25393129/30

3. College of Events & Media,Pune
Advanced Diploma Programme – Sports Management (ADP - SM)
Full Time Advanced Undergraduate Programme with a specialization in Sports Management
Eligibility: Class XII
Duration: 3 Years

Post Graduate Courses:

1. International Institute of Sports Management(IISM)- PG Diploma in Sports Management
 B-2020 Ishan Arcade 1, 2nd Floor Thane(W) Mumbai
022- 25393129/30

2. Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management- PG Diploma in Sports Management
Management House, College Square West, Kolkata-700 073
EPABX :+91- 33 - 2241 3756 / 5792 / 8694/8695

3. College of Events & Media, Deccan Campus, Lane # 11, Prabhat Road,
Erandwane, Pune – Full Time Masters Level Programme with a specialization in Sports Management 
 Tel: 020-65295662, 65224258, 65614136
Student Helpline: 98900-11177/ 88
Eligibility: Graduate degree, Duration: 2 Years
College of Events & Media

4. Advanced Post Graduate Program – Sports Management (APGP - SM)
Full Time Advanced Post Graduate Programme with a specialization in Sports Management, Eligibility: Graduate degree, Duration: 1 Year 

5. team.i - School of New, Casa Capitol, No.17, Woodstreet (Road Opp to Brigade Towers), Ashok Nagar, Bangalore 560 025
Phone: +91 92431 01412, 80411 28990

MBA in event & sports management-2 yr full time- Eligibility     graduate/

BBA in event & sports management-3 yr full time 10 + 2 

Job Prospects: A trained and enthusiastic sports management candidate has variety of work opportunities for him/her. Some of them are listed here:

  • Sports Development Manager
  • Sports Facility Manager
  • Sports Marketing Manager
  • Advertising Director
  • Athletic Program Fund Raising
  • Sports Development Director
  • Business Manager for Sports Team
  • Sports Club Manager
  • Director of Player Development or Team Operations
  • Equipment Manager
  • Health Club Manager
  • Player Contract Manager
  • Professional Sports Agent
  • School Athletics Director
  • Sports Events Coordinator
  • Sports Facilities Architect or Engineer
  • Sports Museum Administrator/Curator

Professional sports management corporations are cropping up through out the nation particularly in metropolises such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, as well as Hyderabad and the requirement for trained professionals in companies like these has also increased manifold.

The work of a sports administrator takes into account planning as well as management of sporting activities as well as events from every now and then. There are a lot of private as well as government- sponsored sports institutes that employ the services of qualified persons for the management of their work at a variety of levels.



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