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COSMA logoThe purpose of The University of Tampa Sport Management Major is to provide students with a combination of sport business theory and practical experience to prepare them for a successful career in the sport management industry. 

The Bachelor of Science in Sport Management degree program at The University of Tampa has received specialized accreditation through the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) located in Fort Collins, CO. The sport management programs in the following degrees are accredited by COSMA: Bachelor of Science in Sport Management.

The curriculum consists of sport management courses as well as courses from the Sykes College of Business and 12-credit-hours of internship with sport organizations. Six full-time faculty members, all of who have held professional positions in the sport industry, are responsible for teaching all sport management courses (no graduate assistants).

A minor in sport management is also offered.

Internships and Networking

  European Sport Management travel course students
As part of the European Sport Management travel course, students were given the opportunity to meet key figures of the European and international sport business model like the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).

Monthly Networking Meetings are organized three times a semester. By attending these meetings, students have the opportunity to speak with local and national sport industry executives about internships, job opportunities as well as discuss the current trends in each industry segment. Partners who have attended these meetings in the past include:

  • Professional Franchises
    • Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    • Tampa Bay Lightning
    • Tampa Bay Rays
    • Tampa Bay Rowdies
  • MLB/ MiLB Teams
    • New York Yankees/ Tampa Tarpons
    • Philadelphia Phillies/ Clearwater Threshers
    • Detroit Tigers/ Lakeland Flying Tigers
    • Pittsburgh Pirates/ Bradenton Marauders
    • Toronto/ Dunedin Blue Jays
  • Professional Organizations
    • United Soccer League
    • Minor League Baseball
    • IRONMAN Triathlons
    • Tampa Bay Sports Commission
    • Sponsor United
    • Sport Agencies
  • Collegiate Athletics
    • University of South Florida Athletics (DI)
    • University of Tampa Athletics (DII)
  • NCAA Championship Events
    • Football National Championship Game
    • Men's and Women's Basketball Final Four Championships
    • Men's Hockey Frozen Four
    • Women's Volleyball Championship Finals
  • Special Events
    • Super Bowls
    • Valspar Golf Championships
    • Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
    • Wrestlemania
    • Numerous One-Off Events

Career Opportunities

  • general manager
  • assistant manager
  • director of ticket sales
  • director of sponsorship sales
  • director of promotions
  • finance manager
  • director of public relations
  • business consulting
  • event management
  • sports writing/broadcasting
  • travel and tourism