Sports MBA at the SDSU


Hi,
I have been contemplating doing my Masters abroad for some time now. Sports MBA fascinates me, in the sense that sports is something I like, I follow and is my hobby. So doing a specialized MBA in Sports appeals to me as it would open windows to directly getting a job in sports club, etc.
I know prior relevance in the sports industry matters. What I would like to know is how much it matters and what it takes for a graduate with an engineering profile to break into the sports industry? Whether doing a Sports MBA(at SDSU or elsewhere) provides the necessary edge or whether one can achieve the same through a conventional MBA?
Also, I would like some information if the degree at SDSU is accredited or not and whether I should take my chances by applying for the Sports MBA there.
Lastly, I had applied for the Sports Management program that UEM provides in collaboration with Real Madrid. But the ease with which I got into the program is giving me second thoughts. I still have a few days to decide if I want to enroll there but am terribly confused! Some guidance in this regard will also be appreciated.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Hi,
I have been contemplating doing my Masters abroad for some time now. Sports MBA fascinates me, in the sense that sports is something I like, I follow and is my hobby. So doing a specialized MBA in Sports appeals to me as it would open windows to directly getting a job in sports club, etc.
I know prior relevance in the sports industry matters. What I would like to know is how much it matters and what it takes for a graduate with an engineering profile to break into the sports industry? Whether doing a Sports MBA(at SDSU or elsewhere) provides the necessary edge or whether one can achieve the same through a conventional MBA?
Also, I would like some information if the degree at SDSU is accredited or not and whether I should take my chances by applying for the Sports MBA there.
Lastly, I had applied for the Sports Management program that UEM provides in collaboration with Real Madrid. But the ease with which I got into the program is giving me second thoughts. I still have a few days to decide if I want to enroll there but am terribly confused! Some guidance in this regard will also be appreciated.

Thanks in advance for your help!
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maury

I haven't heard much about that UEM program, but since the school doesn't have any real international accreditation, you should ask them about career statistics.

Broadly speaking though, I'm not sure if this is an industry that really needs a lot of MBAs. It's pretty niche, so I wonder, do you need an MBA at all if you want to work in it?

I haven't heard much about that UEM program, but since the school doesn't have any real international accreditation, you should ask them about career statistics.

Broadly speaking though, I'm not sure if this is an industry that really needs a lot of MBAs. It's pretty niche, so I wonder, do you need an MBA at all if you want to work in it?
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Duncan

I was surprised by the statement that "a specialized MBA in Sports appeals to me as it would open windows to directly getting a job in sports club". Is there any evidence to support that?

I was surprised by the statement that "a specialized MBA in Sports appeals to me as it would open windows to directly getting a job in sports club". Is there any evidence to support that?
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badux

You're going to want more flexibility when you get out. Why not do an MBA from a ranked school, which also offers a concentration in Sports? George Washington, for instance.

You're going to want more flexibility when you get out. Why not do an MBA from a ranked school, which also offers a concentration in Sports? George Washington, for instance.
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Thanks guys.
@maury: i did ask them for placement stats, but got no favorable response.
@duncan: i should have phrased it better; what i really want to know is whether a specialized mba in sports makes it that much easier to get into the sports industry.
@badux: thanks for the advice. makes better sense.

Thanks guys.
@maury: i did ask them for placement stats, but got no favorable response.
@duncan: i should have phrased it better; what i really want to know is whether a specialized mba in sports makes it that much easier to get into the sports industry.
@badux: thanks for the advice. makes better sense.
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badux

Hofstra also offers an MBA in Sports and Entertainment Management, which may be worth looking at.

Hofstra also offers an MBA in Sports and Entertainment Management, which may be worth looking at.
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