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

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New post 05 Aug 2019, 04:20
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 06 Aug 2019, 10:16
Hi there, and thanks for writing! Sports analytics and management is a growing field - if you want to switch into it, you'll need to communicate clearly 1. what motivates this switch 2. what kind of impact you want to make on the industry and 3. The specific role you're targeting and the transferrable skills you will bring to it (and, the skills you'll need from an MBA).

Regarding business schools - I'd need to know what geography you're targeting in order to recommend programs. Do be aware that 1. admission is extremely competitive for Indian applicants - for the top U.S., European, and Asian schools, a 720+ is a must and 2. at 34, you would be substantially older than the average full-time MBA candidate (generally 28 or so with 4-6 years of work experience).


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!!

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