Program Overview

The DeVos Sport Business Management Program will give you critical sport business management knowledge, skills and leadership abilities in an environment of uncompromising ethical values that emphasizes both the standards of doing good business and the desire to make community service and philanthropy cornerstones in your organization. The program’s vision came from Orlando Magic owners Rich and Helen DeVos, who have been dedicated to making a difference in people’s lives and to helping people help themselves. In addition, the partnership with the Orlando Magic gives students the opportunity to learn and develop professional skills on the job.

As a student, you are given interactive projects from concept through implementation that allows you to work along-side world-class sport business leaders, while building a network of contacts that help create rewarding post-graduation opportunities. You will understand and embrace the strengths and complexities of a diverse workforce as an actual component of overall business strategy. You will investigate the relationship between sport and social issues and learn how to use the power of sport to create a positive change in our society. If you seek a challenge in the exciting world of sport business, the DeVos Program will prepare you to Think Beyond the Competition.

Coursework/Curriculum

Upon completion of the DeVos Program, students earn both an MS in Sport Business Management and MBA. The 22-month program consists of 54 credit hours over one and a half years concluding with an internship at a nationally recognized sports organization. The coursework will allow students to develop integrated marketing and sales plans, design a business plan, optimize the use of technology, implement fundraising strategies, and carry out the research necessary to become a leader in the world of sport.

  • First Year Courses:
    • Strategic Supply Chain & Operations Management
    • Economic Analysis of the Firm
    • Applied Business Research Tools
    • Managerial Accounting Analysis
    • Leadership in Sport
    • Strategic Financial Management
    • Diversity & Social Issues in Sport
    • Moral & Ethical Issues in Sport
    • Organizational Behavior & Development
    • Strategic Marketing Management
    • Professional Selling in Sport
    • Event and Facility Management
    • S. Sport Industries
    • Applied Strategy and Business Policy
    • Sport Analytics
  • Second Year Courses:
    • Sport Law
    • Strategic Sport Marketing
    • The Global Environment of Sport
    • Business of Sport Media
    • Full-Time Internship

Quote Alumni

“The DeVos program was instrumental in preparing me for the real world.  Its combination of case studies in real life business situations as well as ethical/moral situations was a unique training tool that I still use every day.”

-Inaugural DeVos class of 2004 – Michael Fox

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