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MBA in Sports management [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2013, 03:45
Hi guys,

I'm working in a software concern for around 2.5 years and now want to pursue my MBA abroad.I've been good at stuffs related to sports(tennis in particular) since my schooling.Now that i'm not interested in this software sector,i wanted to take the move to take up the course which i'm passionate about.

My question is , Is it a risky move to go for Sports mgmt ? Will i have scope if i get to complete the course.Please throw some light on this.Also it would be of great help if you mention any schools which offer the course .

Thanks in advance.
Dinesh.

P.S I'm not sure whether this can be discussed in here(the thread which i created).so aplogize me if i created it wrongly.
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Re: MBA in Sports management [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2013, 12:31
Hey Dinesh - This probably isn't the best forum for this (mods maybe can move it if appropriate?) but we found you here so we'll shoot you a response.

Sports Management is an interesting niche and a few schools are starting to offer more in this area, but none of the top schools have a massive emphasis on it yet. MIT had a sports management conference last year and we know of some lower-ranked schools that have degrees; as an example, U of Oregon has a Master's in Sports Administration.

This article from 2011 lists out some schools with a specialty: http://www.usnews.com/education/best-gr ... y-some-say

We actually did an essay critique on the EssaySnark blahg a long time ago for someone who wanted to go into sports marketing - you can read it here: http://essaysnark.com/2009/09/punt-on-t ... on-please/

All of that may be moot though since we have some bad news for you: It's going to be a little tricky to pitch the MBA adcoms with this as your intended career path if you don't yet have any formal professional experience that you can use to back it up. We had a client last year with a similar vision who struggled and didn't make it into his top choice schools. You'd certainly have better luck if you're open to the lower-ranked programs named in that article or the Master's that we mentioned from Oregon. If you want to go to MIT or Booth or some other top school it's got to be handled very carefully.

Hope that gets you started - let us know if we can help further!
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