Sports Management is that area of studies where various aspects of sports related vocations and technicalities are taught. The entire business of sports, whether it is sports events or funds and finances, sponsorship or accessories, sports information, training or faculty, the management students would be studying about all the aspects of sports business. It will also involve the management of the players and the facilities they need, and a sports manager would even have to take care of the dealings and co ordinations on national and international level.
Other areas involve are the ethics, laws, marketing and resources for sports, that this management teaches.
Various colleges and universities are offering professional courses in this area, because of the increasing craze of sports in the country. You can do a management course in sports industry under various degree, diploma and even certificate courses, after graduation as PGDM, preferably Physical Education graduates.
Some Colleges and Universities offering courses in Sports Management in India are:
- International Institute of Sports Management, India
- Alagappa University, Tamil Nadu
- Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education and Sports Science, New Delhi
- Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Kolkata
- Amity School of Physical Studies and Sports Sciences, Noida
- Netaji Subhash National Institute of Sports, Punjab
- George Group of Colleges, Kolkata
For clearing the entrance of individual colleges, you need to have analytical and reasoning skills. Good communication skills are a must as the area would demand you to be involved in national and international dealings. Update yourself with all sports related information , be it the current news, political announcements or financial strategies.
The work prospects are many in this field, which is only getting better, as you can work with many private or government agencies who work in collaboration to sport authorities or sport related business. You can work as programmes director, marketing and promotions director, goods sales representatives, facilities co coordinator, athletic director, and business manager, all related to sports organization. You can also get into promotion and work towards sport broadcasting through various media modes.