BA Sport Business

How much love do you have for the game? With a sport business degree, you’ll score big in one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S.

Why choose Sport Business at Saint Leo?

As Florida's oldest Catholic institution of higher education, Saint Leo University offers a values-centered education for tomorrow’s business leaders. Saint Leo's B.A. Sport Business degree program is accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA), and was one of only two programs in the U.S. to earn COSMA accreditation the first year it was available.

Saint Leo's Education Centers offer flexible evening and weekend classes, so you can reach your educational goals without sacrificing your work and family life.

Some amazing classes you can take

  • Social and Ethical Issues in Sport
  • Sport Governance
  • Sport Marketing and Promotion
  • Legal Issues in Sport
  • Professional Development Seminar

Professional development opportunities

  • Conferences: Network with industry professionals, attend Saint Leo's annual International Business Conference, and participate in a national case study competition at the Sport Marketing Association Conference.
  • Internships: Our faculty members have connections everywhere from the Chadstone Lacrosse Club in Australia to FC Bayern Munich soccer in Germany. Students have interned with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Madison Square Garden, International Softball Federation, numerous minor league baseball clubs, and FC Bayern Munich (Germany).

What can you do with a Sport Business degree?

Graduates go on to work in facility and event management, marketing and promotion, sport communication, sales, sport tourism and amateur and professional sport management.

  • Sports Information Director
  • Marketing Director
  • Athletic Director
  • Sport Facility Manager
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Event Coordinator
  • Sport Goods Retailer
  • Ticket Manager
  • Sports Writer

Where are Saint Leo Sport Business grads now?

Many Saint Leo graduates have attained senior-level positions in the sport industry. Graduates work in a variety of sport-related fields—from the collegiate level to the minor and major leagues.

  • Boston Celtics
  • Charlotte Bobcats
  • Cincinnati Reds
  • Duke University Athletics
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports
  • Ironman World Headquarters
  • Jacksonville Jaguars
  • New York Yankees
  • Tampa Bay Rays
  • West Indies Cricket Board (Antigua)

Admissions Information

After being admitted to Saint Leo University, you must apply for admission to the Sport Business program. You may ask the department chair or an academic advisor for a major application.