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Exploring Sports Management Jobs: Your Ultimate Guide

Exploring Sports Management Jobs: Your Ultimate Guide

July 25, 2022

Sports management jobs involve overseeing the business and daily operations of sports organisations, teams, and events.

Your career in the sports industry could range from promoting sports, planning events, taking care of athletes’ interests, and managing sports facilities.

These jobs use business strategies to get fans more involved, make money, and make sure sports events run smoothly.

If you want to find out more about what sports management is all about, click here.

Quick Links:

* Career Paths in Sports Management + Average Annual Salaries
* Educational Requirements and Skills
* Internships as a way into the sports industry
* Diverse Opportunities
* Sports Management the key to a global career

Career Paths in Sports Management – with average annual salaries

When you’re thinking about working in sports management, it’s important to know what you’ll be responsible for and what skills you’ll need.

Here are a few examples of career paths in sports management.

Sports Agent

As a sports agent, you will negotiate contracts and deals for athletes, help manage their money, and give them advice about their careers.

You will build good relationships with your clients, sports teams, sponsors, and other people in the industry. You also need to know a lot about the sports industry, like player contracts, league rules, and what’s popular.

Having good business sense, being honest, and staying calm under pressure are also really important for doing well in this competitive job.

Average annual salary: AUD$263,711 (Jooble)

Sports Marketing Manager

As a Sports Marketing Manager, you’re in charge of promoting sports brands and events. Your main goal is to create marketing plans that make the brand more well-known, connect with fans, and increase sales.

Through the use of social media and interesting content, you form partnerships to make your brand stand out in the sports world.

Average annual salary: AUD$135,500 (Glassdoor)

Sports Facilities Manager

As a Sports Facilities Manager, you handle staff, budgets, and event planning to give athletes and spectators a great experience.

You know a lot about how facilities work, from scheduling to safety rules. You keep everything running smoothly for different sports events. Your hard work creates a great place for athletes and a memorable time for spectators.

Average annual salary: AUD$105,000 – $125,000 (Seek)

Sports Event Coordinator

As a Sports Event Coordinator, you excel at carefully planning and flawlessly executing sports events.

Working with various stakeholders, you handle all event details to guarantee a smooth experience for participants and spectators.

Average annual salary: AUD$104,107 (Jooble)

Other sports management careers include:

  • Player or team manager
  • Merchandising Manager
  • Brand Manager
  • Sponsorship Manager
  • And more!

Educational Requirements and Skills

Having a good education in sports management gives you the knowledge and skills to work in the complex world of sports business and administration, covering things like sports marketing, leadership, communication, and legal aspects.

Watch this video for a quick explanation of why an ICMS Bachelor of Business (Sports Management) will help you make a career out of your passion for sport by studying sports management.

To read more about where a Sports Management degree can take you in Australia, click here.

Easiest way to get a foot in the door in the sports industry? Intern as part of your degree

If you study the ICMS Bachelor of Business (Sports Management), internships as part of the ICMS Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program means you spend time learning on-the-job through ICMS industry partners like Rowing NSW, the Sydney Blue Sox, South Sydney Rabbitohs and more.

In this video Ange explains what it’s like studying a Bachelor of Business (Sports Management) at ICMS, which comes with an internship built into the degree.

She also explains the benefits of small, interactive classes and how you get a front row seat to Masterclasses featuring sports industry leaders.

@icmscampusDive into the Exciting World of Sports Management at ICMS! 🏟️🎓 #SportsDegree #ICMSLife #SportsManagement101♬ original sound – ICMS

A Sports Management degree offers Diverse Opportunities Across Various Sectors

A sports management degree opens up many different job options.

Besides working for sports teams, the skills learned in a sports management degree can also be useful in fields like healthcare, tourism, and entertainment, where sports are important.

This flexibility lets graduates explore and do well in many different areas, using their love and knowledge of sports in all sorts of work settings.

Watch this snippet of an ICMS Masterclass where David Boyle – High-Performance Manager Officiating at National Rugby League and Andrew Fraser – Founder/Owner/Director of Sunstar Entertainment, explain how to succeed in the business of sport.

@icmscampus How to succeed in the world of sports! Featuring industry experts 🏈 #degree #college #campuslife #campus #sports #sportsdegree #sportsbusiness #student ♬ GASLIGHT – INJI

Sports Management the Key to a Global Career

A career in sports management is like opening a door to a world where passion and strategy come together, and where business skills and athletic talent can lead to success and satisfaction.

As former Rugby League Player Dr Trevor Clark [ICMS Dean (Undergraduate)] said:

“Sport is a booming industry in Australia, some would even say it is part of the DNA of the nation.

“It unites communities, drives conversations, creates territorial bias, and always delivers drama packed excitement to many people on a daily basis.

“There are few industries that can match the impact sport has on the lives of everyday Australians.”

To find out more about the ICMS Bachelor of Business (Sports Management), click here.


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