BA Sport Business Degree

University Campus

How much love do you have for the game? With a sport business degree, you’ll score big in one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. today.

Why choose Sport Business at Saint Leo?

At Saint Leo, you’re in a prime location for sports-related internships, apprenticeships, networking and the ultimate prize after college—a job. Our campus—located just outside of Tampa—is within one hour of more than 50 sport organizations, including the Rays, Lightning, Buccaneers, MLB spring training and Saint Leo's NCAA Division II Athletics. On campus, you’ll have access to new and upgraded facilities—including the 3,500-square-foot Fitness Center, six-lane outdoor pool, and brand new, state-of-the-art School of Business building.

Network with industry professionals at national conferences, and build your resume interning with pro sports teams around the world—our faculty have connections everywhere from the Chadstone Lacrosse Club in Australia to FC Bayern Munich soccer in Germany.

Saint Leo's B.A. Sport Business degree program is accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA), and was one of only two programs in the U.S. to earn COSMA accreditation the first year it was available.

Some amazing classes you can take

  • Sport Facility & Event Management
  • Sport Governance
  • Sport Marketing and Promotion
  • Risk Management in Sport
  • Legal Issues in Sport
  • Media Relations in Sport Business

Professional development opportunities

  • Conferences: Network with industry professionals, attend Saint Leo's annual International Business Conference, and participate in a national case study competition at the Sport Marketing Association Conference.
  • Internships: Students have interned with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Madison Square Garden, International Softball Federation, numerous minor league baseball clubs, and FC Bayern Munich (Germany). View current Sport Business student internship information, including application requirements.
  • Co-curricular activities: Be an active member of the Sport Business Association.
  • Study abroad: Tour Australia for three weeks to learn about international sports and tourism, and meet industry professionals in rugby, cricket, netball, water sports and surfing.

What can you do with a Sport Business degree?

Graduates go on to work in facility and event management, marketing and promotion, sport communication, sales, sport tourism and amateur and professional sport management.

  • Sports Information Director
  • Marketing Director
  • Athletic Director
  • Sport Facility Manager
  • Event Coordinator
  • Sporting Goods Retailer
  • Ticket Manager
  • Sports Writer

Where are Saint Leo Sport Business degree grads now?

Many Saint Leo graduates have attained senior-level positions in the sport industry. Graduates work in a variety of sport-related fields—from the collegiate level to the minor and major leagues.

For example, here is a short list of organizations currently employing our graduates:

  • NBA - Charlotte Bobcats
  • NFL - Jacksonville Jaguars, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • NHL - Tampa Bay Lightning
  • MLB - Cincinnati Reds, Washington Nationals, Tampa Bay Rays
  • MLS - Orlando City Soccer Club
  • United Soccer Leagues
  • Feld Entertainment, Inc
  • World Triathlon Association & Iron Girl
  • Sentry Event Services
  • West Indies Cricket Board (Antigua)
  • Football Foundation (United Kingdom)

Student resources

View current Sport Business student resources, including annual conferences, trade journals, professional associations and scholarship opportunities.

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