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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
DIRECTV Senior Manager, Affinity Marketing
ESPN Production Researcher
ESPN International Programming Coordinator 
Experience (ExpApp.com) Operations Analyst (MLB, NCAA Partners)
Facebook Sports Partnerships, Athletes and Solutions
Facebook Analytics 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 US Go-To-Market Programs & New Product Introductions Manager
Hewlett Packard Inc. 3rd Party Marketing Specialist
Kore Software Business Analyst
Nielsen Sports & Entertainment Key Account Manager
Printronix Director of Global Marketing
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
Warner Music Group Research Analyst
Yahoo! Account Manager, Mobile Gaming

 

Brands

Organization Title
24 Hour Fitness Senior Marketing Manager
Alaska Airlines Manager, Brand Sponsorship & Partnership Marketing
Aqua Sphere and Aqua Lung Marketing Manager
Automobile Club of Southern California Associate Marketing Manager, Motorsports
Cobra PUMA Golf Business Planning Specialist
COOLA Director of Analytics
Cybex International Marketing & Brand Activation
Fanatics Senior Marketing Specialist
Farmers Insurance Sponsorship Account Manager
Foot Golf San Diego Founder
HYLETE Product Development Manager
HYLETE Co-Founder
Injinji Director, E-Commerce & Operations 
Nike Marketplace Analyst
Oakley Sourcing Manager
Oakley Global Marketing Manager - Golf
Performance Designed Products Biz. Dev & Licensing Partnerships
Performance Designed Products Marketing & Brand Manager
Red Bull National Event Marketing Manager, Red Bull Signature Series
Shaper Studios Founder / CEO
Sycuan Casino Marketing Production Coordinator 
The People's Movement Operations Manager
Under Armour Head of Marketing Germany / Austria
Under Armour Canada Director of Marketing
Upper Deck Sports Brand Manager
Williams-Sonoma Sr. Manager, Corporate Finance & Planning

 

Pro Teams, Leagues, etc.

Organization Title
Anaheim Ducks Director, Corporate Partnerships
Anaheim Ducks  Partnership Development Coordinator 
Angels Baseball Corporate Partnerships - Account Executive
Atlanta Hawks Project Specialist, Arena Operations
Boston Celtics Sr. Coordinator, Community Engagement
Cleveland Indians Director, Communications & Player Relations
El Paso USL Director, Marketing & Communications
Golden State Warriors Vice President, Partnerships
Golden State Warriors Manager, Partnership Sales
Iowa Energy - NBA D-League General Manager
Indiana Pacers Community Relations Coordinator 
Kansas City Chiefs Fan Experience Manager
Kansas City Chiefs Corporate Partnerships Assistant
Kansas City Chiefs Manager, Business Analytics
Los Angeles Football Club  Manager of Revenue Strategy
Link Tochigi BREX Assistant Manager/ Interpreter
Major League Baseball Advanced Media (Disney Streaming Services) Manager, Analytics
Major League Baseball Players Association Licensing Manager
Major League Rugby Deputy Commissioner
Major League Rugby Operations & Analytics 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, Email Marketing
National Basketball Association Associate Manager: Intelligence, Analytics & Reporting
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, Buisness Analytics
Pittsburgh Penguins Director - Partnership Marketing
Pittsburgh Penguins Partnership Marketing Account Manager
Sacramento Kings Financial Reporting Manager
Sacramento Kings Accounting and Finance
San Diego Gulls Controller
San Diego Gulls Director, Corporate Partnerships
San Diego Padres Community Relations Manager
San Diego Padres Manager, Event Operations
San Diego Padres Coordinator, Advanced Scouting/Baseball Ops
San Diego Seals Manager, Business Intelligence & Analytics
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
US Ski & Snowboard Sr. Account Executive

 

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/TGR Live Director, Marketing & Partnerships
Tony Hawk Foundation Strategic Partnerships

 

 

Lifestyle and Events

Organization Title
Academy Sports + Outdoors Marketing Planning Manager
Ascension Fitness Marketing Analyst/Exercise Physiologist
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
Sonoma Raceway Partner Services and Sales Manager
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
Cal Athletics (UC Berkeley) Assistant Director of Operations-Women's Basketball
Colorado School of Mines Head Softball Coach
IMG College Director, University Relations
IMG College Rose Bowl/UCLA Coordinator
Long Beach State Athletics Assistant AD, Facilities, Operations & Event Management
Mountain West Conference Assistant Commissioner - Business/CFO
Mountain West Conference Assistant Director of Championships 
Oakland University Assistant AD for Business Operations
Rams Sports Properties at Learfield Sports (Colorado State University) General Manager
San Diego State University Athletics Accounting Analyst
San Diego State University Assistant Media Relations Director
Southland Conference Assistant Director of Finance
Stony Brook University Athletic Academic Advisor
Towson University Assistant Athletics Director, Compliance
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Main Gym Manager
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Marketing Assistant
University of Houston Development Associate for Athletics
University of San Diego Digital Media Manager & Media Relations Coordinator
University of San Diego Director of Baseball Operations & Marketing
University of Southern California Trademarks & Licensing Associate Director
Whitman College Assistant Director of Sports Communication/ Event Operation Director
Wolfpack Sports Properties at Learfield Sports Account Executive
Wolfpack Sports Properties at Learfield Sports Account Executive

 

Agency

Organization Title
AddedSport Associate Consultant
ASD Italy International Sales Manager
Best Sports Consultants Sr. Sports Consultant
Beverly Hills Sports Council Director of Public Relations
Cheviot Performance Marketing Deputy Director of Analytics & Tracking
Concourse Sports Customer Acquisition Manager
Connexion Sports and Entertainment Client Coordinator
CSM Sports and Entertainment Account Coordinator 
Desperado Marketing Associate Consultant, Sponsorship Practice
Elemento L2 Account Manager
Excel Sports Management Business Development
GMR Marketing Account Manager
GMR Marketing Global Events Data Coordinator
GMR Marketing Account Supervisor
Grant Thornton Associate Strategy Consultant
Gravitate Sports Marketing Vice President
Greystar Managing Director, Capital Projects
H2 Sports Consulting Inc. Vice President
IEG Senior Director
Intrepid Marketing Group Director of Business Strategy
Marcel Account Supervisor
Navigate Research Sr. Vice President of Analytics
Navigate Research Manager of Data Strategy
Next Level Sports Management Vice President, Client Services
Octagon Senior Account Executive, id8
Octagon Event Manager
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
Social Supply Co.  Social Media Marketing Associate 
Spectrum Sports Management Senior Event Manager
TBWA\Media Arts Lab Associate Business Affairs Manager
Team Epic Agency Sponsorship
The WFC Group Director of Marketing & Public Relations
Victus Advisors Project Manager
Victus Advisors Senior Analyst
Visionary Basketball Group Director of Operations and Marketing
Wasserman Associate Manager, Properties
Wasserman Analyst
Wasserman Director, Brands
Wasserman Manager, Social Media and Digital for Action Sports and Olympics
WME/IMG Director, Business Development