Question & Answer

What degree(s) do I need to work in sports business?

The degree or degrees you need depend on what areas of the business interest you.  You do not need a degree in sports management, though more and more colleges offer such programs.  But a graduate degree (particularly a JD or MBA) will give you a definitive advantage. And if you want to be a certified NFL agent, it is required.  As for undergraduate degrees or courses, my recommendations include business management, marketing, and journalism/public relations.

Kelli Masters

Recognized as one of the most influential women in sports business, Kelli Masters often hears, "You have a DREAM JOB." But she chooses to inspire others not with her successes, but with her vulnerability, sharing not only the victories but also the battles and failures along the way. Kelli is an attorney, an NFL sports agent and Founder and President of KMM Sports, a full-service sports management company with offices in New York, Los Angeles and her hometown of Oklahoma City.
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