Alumni Placement

Where Are our Alumni?

The Strength of our Network

The strength of an MBA program can be best determined by exploring the careers of its alumni. In this space, we’ll attempt to provide a comprehensive overview of the successful careers of Sports MBA program alumni.

When looking at MBA programs in sports business, beyond the curriculum and location of the program, careful consideration must be given to post-graduation career prospects. With this in mind, we feel that one of the strongest selling points of the SDSU Sports MBA program is the extraordinary success our alumni have enjoyed in nearly every functional area of global sports business. As a program, we are tremendously proud to have launched so many successful careers in the sports industry. Our alumni are scattered around the globe, and are valuable resources to one another as prospective clients, employers, and business partners. The success of our alumni adds significant value to the student experience as well; alumni are consistently involved in daily educational environment of current students, and frequently provide students and graduates with career opportunities as interns and new hires.

Below is just a sampling of the wide variety of fields in which our alumni are employed in the industry.

Media and Tech

Organization Title
Bonzi Sports Software Customer Relations Manager
Baseball Prospectus Writer
CBS Sports Digital Associate Manager, Client Services
Cleeng Account Manager - IMG Academy
DIRECTV Senior Manager, Affinity Marketing
ESPN Production Researcher
ESPN Content Screening
Experience (ExpApp.com) Operations Analyst (MLB, NCAA Partners)
Facebook Sports Partnerships, Athletes and Solutions
Facebook Customer Support Experience Analyst
Fanpics Marketing & Activation Manager
Fish Bowl VR Co-Founder
Google Account Manager, Online Sales
Google Fiber Strategic Partner Manager
GovX, Inc. VP Customer Engagement
GovX, Inc. Lead Business Analyst
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Program Manager
Hewlett Packard Inc. 3rd Party Marketing Specialist
space150 Analyst
SportRX Digital Marketing & Analytics Manager
SportRX Chief Financial Officer
StubHub Product Manager, Experimentation
ViaSport Director, Marketing & Corporate Relations
VR Scout Strategy & Innovation Consultant. Virtual Reality Scout.
Walt Disney Studios Senior Manager, Analytics
Yahoo! Account Manager, Mobile Gaming

 

Brands

Organization Title
24 Hour Fitness Senior Marketing Manager
Aqua Sphere and Aqua Lung Marketing Manager
Automobile Club of Southern California Associate Marketing Manager, Motorsports
Cobra PUMA Golf Business Planning Specialist
Cybex International Marketing & Brand Activation
Farmers Insurance Sponsorship Account Manager
Foot Golf San Diego Founder
HYLETE Product Development Manager
HYLETE Co-Founder
Injinji Brand Manager
Oakley Sourcing Manager
Oakley Global Marketing Manager - Golf
Performance Designed Products Biz. Dev & Licensing Partnerships
Red Bull National Event Marketing Manager, Red Bull Signature Series
Shaper Studios Founder / CEO
The People's Movement Operations Manager
Under Armour Head of Marketing Germany / Austria
Under Armour Canada Director of Marketing

 

Pro Teams, Leagues, etc.

Organization Title
Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club Director, Corporate Partnerships
Angels Baseball Corporate Partnerships - Account Executive
Boston Celtics Coordinator, Community Engagement
Cleveland Indians Assistant Director, Baseball Information & Player Relations
Golden State Warriors Senior Director, Partnership Sales
Golden State Warriors Manager, Partnership Sales
Iowa Energy - NBA D-League General Manager
Kansas City Chiefs Customer Relations Representative
Link Tochigi BREX Assistant Manager/ Interpreter
Major League Baseball Advanced Media Digital Analyst
Major League Baseball Players Association Licensing Manager
Major League Soccer Player Care Coordinator, Operations
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Director, Global Partnerships
Memphis Grizzlies TEAM Mentor Program Specialist
Minnesota Vikings College Scout
Monumental Sports & Entertainment Manager, Interactive Marketing
National Basketball Association Coordinator, Security
New Orleans Saints Senior Director, Partnership Sales
New York Yankees Senior Manager, Sponsorship Services
NHL Manager of Email Strategy
Northlands Venue Manager, Rexall Place
Oakland A's Manager, Database Services
Pittsburgh Penguins Director - Partnership Marketing
Sacramento Kings Financial Reporting Manager
San Diego Chargers Video Assistant
San Diego Chargers Marketing Partnerships
San Diego Gulls Controller
San Diego Gulls Manager, Corporate Partnerships
San Diego Padres Community Relations Manager
San Diego Padres Manager, Event Operations
San Diego Padres Coordinator, Advanced Scouting/Baseball Ops
San Diego Sockers Director of Marketing/PR
San Jose Sharks Ticket Operations Manager
Toros Neza FC Director of Strategic Planning & Business Development
Troon Director, Business Development
Ultimate Fighting Championship Marketing Campaign Manager
US Lacrosse Manager, National Teams

 

Non-profit and Foundations

Organization Title
Coaching Corps Senior Manager of Marketing & Communications
Fundación Fútbol para el Desarrollo Project Manager
Girls on the Run Program Manager
Irish Hockey Association Strategy Development Director
Kids in the Game Program Administrator
National Amateur Sports Sales Manager
PeacePlayers Director of Finance, HR & Admin
Pedal the Cause San Diego Development Associate
Sport Development Concepts Associate
The Travis Manion Foundation National Program Director
Tiger Woods Foundation Director, Marketing & Partnerships
Tony Hawk Foundation Strategic Partnerships

 

 

Lifestyle and Events

Organization Title
Ascension Fitness Marketing Analyst/Exercise Physiologist
Competitor Group Director, Research
Competitor Group Accountant
Competitor Group Event Coordinator
Endless Possibilities Events Director of Special Events
Innovatus Performance Consultant
Jaypee Sports International Limited Officer, Race Project Management
LA Marathon Expo & Hospitality Manager
Onlinetennisinstruction.com Founder
Oregon Convention Center Event Manager
Play Padel US, Inc. CEO & Founder
ROC Race Marketing Coordinator
runningwarehouse.com Marketing Manager
Sacramento Running Association Director of Race Operations/ Race Director
Schüttler Waske Tennis-University Marketing
Southland Events President
Strength Matters Business Development Consultant
Ten Feet Sports & Entertainment Sports Event Coordinator
Tennis Warehouse Europe (at Tennis Warehouse HQ) Web Editor, Product/Playtester & Marketing Coordinator
TMT Productions: Night Nation Run Event Operations Director
Vail Resorts International Comm. Specialist- Latin America

 

 

 

College

Organization Title
Badger Sports Properties Manager of Partnership Services
Colorado School of Mines Head Softball Coach
IMG College Director, University Relations
Long Beach State Athletics Assistant AD, Facilities, Operations & Event Management
Mountain West Conference Assistant Commissioner - Business/CFO
Oakland University Assistant AD for Business Operations
Rams Sports Properties at Learfield Sports General Manager
Southland Conference Assistant Director of Finance
Towson University Assistant Athletics Director, Compliance
University of CA, San Diego Main Gym Manager
University of Houston Development Associate for Athletics
University of San Diego Digital Media Manager & Media Relations Coordinator
University of Southern California Trademarks & Licensing Manager
Wolfpack Sports Properties at Learfield Sports Account Executive
Wolfpack Sports Properties at Learfield Sports Account Executive

 

Agency

Organization Title
ASD Italy International Sales Manager
Best Sports Consultants Sr. Sports Consultant
Beverly Hills Sports Council Director of Public Relations
Concourse Sports Customer Acquisition Manager
Connexion Sports and Entertainment Client Coordinator
Desperado Marketing Associate Consultant, Sponsorship Practice
Elemento L2 Account Manager
GMR Marketing Account Manager
GMR Marketing Global Events Data Coordinator
GMR Marketing Account Supervisor
Gravitate Sports Marketing Vice President
H2 Sports Consulting Inc. Vice President
IEG Senior Director
Intrepid Marketing Group Director of Business Strategy
Marcel Account Supervisor
Navigate Research Vice President of Analytics
Navigate Research Manager of Data Strategy
Next Level Sports Management Vice President, Client Services
Octagon Senior Account Executive, id8
Paragon Marketing Group Account Executive
Pereira & O'Dell Account Executive
PlayOn! Sports Director of West Coast Operations
Pro Athlete, Inc. Technical Project Manager
Prodigal Sports Group Director of Baseball Operations/Agent
SCP Auctions Auction Director
TBWA\Media Arts Lab Associate Business Affairs Manager
Team Epic Agency Sponsorship
The WFC Group Director of Marketing & Public Relations
Victus Advisors Consultant
Visionary Basketball Group Director of Operations and Marketing
Wasserman Media Group Director, Brands
Wasserman Media Group Manager, Social Media and Digital for Action Sports and Olympics
Wasserman Media Group Analyst
WME/IMG Director, Business Development