Potential career paths can be found in such areas as management, marketing, legal, risk management, financial, the media, promotions, public relations, communications, sports information, design, retail, manufacturing, and coaching. The following are examples of the industry segments: sports media, sports facilities and arenas, sports retail business, sport product manufacturing, sport club management, entrepreneurial enterprising, amateur and community sports enterprises, professional sports, sports travel and tourism, international sport management, college sports, and athlete representation and management. Other students have used the master's degree as a basis for continuing onto law school focusing on sport law, or a doctoral program to obtain a Ph.D. to become a sport management professor.
The GSU Sports Administration program is one of the oldest in the Southeast. It was started in 1984, providing a large alumni base.
The Sports Administration program’s faculty are among the leading researchers in the field. Dr. Brenda Pitts is the writer of many of the bestselling Sports Marketing textbooks. Dr. Cianfrone is an established researcher and has been a published author numerous times on the subject of advertising in sports and sports video games. Dr. Natasha Brison is a former sports agent with numerous publications in both law and business journals. Dr. Brison also holds both law and business degrees and is an alum of the program.
Atlanta is the premiere location for anyone interested in pursuing a career in sports, with many events being held just blocks from the Georgia State University campus. The wide scope of organizations in the area provides GSU students and graduates with numerous volunteer, internship, and job opportunities. Located less than 2 miles from the Georgia Dome, Phillips Arena, and Turner Field, the GSU Sports Administration program can offer many opportunities in the field of sports. Students are highly encouraged to get involved in the sports industry in Atlanta with this program.
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