Sports Management Doctorate Programs
A doctorate in sports management is a terminal degree with a strong management and leadership base. By earning your Ph.D., you’ll be ready to compete for lucrative promotions and leadership opportunities. You can also pursue a teaching career or work as a consultant to sports management firms. Many Ph.D. programs take four to six years to complete and require students to complete a dissertation.
My Degree and What It’s Good For
A Ph.D. in Sports Management prepares you to be a leader in your field. With years of research under your belt, you’ll be in a unique position to influence the business strategies of sports marketing and management firms. What’s more, you can also work at a university of college, teaching classes that prepare future sports agents and managers. Your managerial skills will be honed as you complete a series of coursework that covers such topics as:
- Organizational Behavior in Sports and Recreation
- Sports Law and Ethics
- Sports Management Human Resources
- Sports Marketing and Management
- Sports Organization Finance
My Earning Potential
How much you earn after graduation depends on a number of factors. In May 2011, The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a mean annual wage of $92,250 for agents and business managers of athletes. However, with a Ph.D. in Sports Management, you may earn more. If you choose to teach or consult, your salary will depend on your experience, specialty, and the type of work/teaching you do.