Sports Executives

Sports executives, sometimes known as team presidents, CEOs, and general managers, oversee the business operations of professional, collegiate, and minor league sports teams. They are responsible for the teams' finances, as well as overseeing the other departments within the organization, such as marketing, public relations, accounting, ticket sales, advertising, sponsorship, and community relations. Sports executives also work on establishing long-term contacts and support within the communities where the teams play.


Quick Facts
Duties Oversee the business operations of professional, collegiate, and minor league sports teams
Alternate Title(s) Chief Executive Officers, General Managers, Team Presidents
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $100,000+
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Business
  • English
  • Mathematics
Experience Ten years' or more experience required
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Financial
  • Leadership
  • Organizational
Personality Traits
  • Enterprising
  • Organized
  • Outgoing
Licensure/Certification None
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Sports Executive with a Major League Team
  • Sports Executive with a Minor League Team
  • Lower-Level Management Position
  • Entry-Level Position or Intern

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