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Shift from IT to Sport industry - Is it possible? Please help

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New post 05 Aug 2019, 04:19
Hello Everyone,

About my profile:

Indian, Male
Age: 34
GMAT: 690 (Wrote last year)
Work Exp: 12 years in IT industry. Currently working as a project manager.

I can go on and provide more details but would like to stop here and ask my question.

With 12 years of experience in IT industry, can I still go ahead and study management in SPORTS?

I don't have any experience into sports industry but I do have experience in fields in IT industry which can be related in the field of Sports Management, for example: managing finance (Of a project), lead a team, analyze data etc...

I am into fitness and love to play sports. I am a certified personal trainer and I work on weekend as a personal trainer in local gym. I can join big ones in this field such as GOLD GYM, ANYTIME FITNESS etc... however I won't be able to manage with my full time job. Currently I am preparing for Calisthenics certification from WSWCF Academy (World Street Workout and Calisthenics Federation) and might plan to quit my IT job and associate myself completely with fitness industry. My above 2 points will make people feel that I am more interested to become a fitness coach however I am not sure if these achievements will showcase that I can be a decent fit to study sports management.

If I still have a chance, can someone please help me with the below questions:

1. Which collages I can target? I really doubt but if I need to improve my GMAT score to get into the best collage, then I am up for it.
2. Can I do anything else to improve my chances?

I would love to be associated with a field I feel passionate about. I stumbled upon one article and somehow I started thinking in this direction. Would love to hear back from you guys. Please help!!
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New post 05 Aug 2019, 04:41
ggmat007 wrote:
Hello Everyone,

About my profile:

Indian, Male
Age: 34
GMAT: 690 (Wrote last year)
Work Exp: 12 years in IT industry. Currently working as a project manager.

I can go on and provide more details but would like to stop here and ask my question.

With 12 years of experience in IT industry, can I still go ahead and study management in SPORTS?

I don't have any experience into sports industry but I do have experience in fields in IT industry which can be related in the field of Sports Management, for example: managing finance (Of a project), lead a team, analyze data etc...

I am into fitness and love to play sports. I am a certified personal trainer and I work on weekend as a personal trainer in local gym. I can join big ones in this field such as GOLD GYM, ANYTIME FITNESS etc... however I won't be able to manage with my full time job. Currently I am preparing for Calisthenics certification from WSWCF Academy (World Street Workout and Calisthenics Federation) and might plan to quit my IT job and associate myself completely with fitness industry. My above 2 points will make people feel that I am more interested to become a fitness coach however I am not sure if these achievements will showcase that I can be a decent fit to study sports management.

If I still have a chance, can someone please help me with the below questions:

1. Which collages I can target? I really doubt but if I need to improve my GMAT score to get into the best collage, then I am up for it.
2. Can I do anything else to improve my chances?

I would love to be associated with a field I feel passionate about. I stumbled upon one article and somehow I started thinking in this direction. Would love to hear back from you guys. Please help!!



Just suggesting.
When many people apply in Bschools with a short term and long term goal of their industry, stated in the essay; Mnay people change their industry after they've entered the college after they have seen the possibilities when they got in
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