If sports is your passion, you do not necessarily have to keep it on the inside favorite sport and at the same time, use your brains to handle the managerial and administrative part of it. Sports have been a popular career in the West for sometime, but in India it has yet to come up in a big way.

In the present scenario, sports industry has emerged as one of the most lucrative options in India as well as outside. With popular sport leagues like IPL, Pro Kabaddi league, I- League, Pro Wrestling League etc. the dynamics of this business are changing generating more opportunities. Whether it’s increased fan engagements or emergence of India as a multi-sporting country, there’s a lot what’s been happening and also a lot which in the process of transforming.


Sports industry is so vast than one could imagine, with a plethora of opportunities. The Industry is interdisciplinary and can be divided into many segments like Sports Media, Sports Medicine, Sports Team Administration and Sports Management. In this article, we go in detail about sports management as a career.

Sports Management includes Management and Finance, Organizing leagues etc. as team manager. Sports management is a lucrative career option for sports lovers, especially for those who have an administrative bent of mind and good managerial skill.

Pay Packages- The remuneration offered in the jobs persisting in Sport Management area are dependent on personal attributes, which are catalyzed by post-graduation in Sports Management.

A degree in Sports Management: Career Option As mentioned before, a degree in sports management not only offers promising careers in the field of sports itself, but also opens up the doors in multivariate fields such as marketing, retailing, manufacturing, customer social responsibility etc. One can go in the field of teaching in schools and higher institutes, the most reputed jobs in the gamut of opportunities. The young graduates can also go for a job in:

  • Sports clubs
  • Sporting agencies
  • NGOs
  • National sporting associations
  • Fitness clubs
  • Recreation facilities
  • Government and private sports authorities
  • Various Job Profiles offered in this sectors are:
  • Sports manager
  • Management trainee
  • Sales manager- sports/media/advertising
  • Sports agent
  • Sports instructor
  • Sports physiologist
  • Sports nutritionist
  • Architect and project manager
  • Manager in merchandising
  • Athletic director