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Getting Involved

Events, Internships & Site Visits

In addition to our intensive business curriculum, the Sports MBA program offers students the opportunity to volunteer at sporting events and conferences in Southern California and throughout the US. We also take our students to visit a variety of sites. Check out the list below to see everything that happens outside the classroom!

Events Worked by our Students:

  • PGA TOUR Executive Women's Day at the Farmers Insurance Open
  • Farmers Insurance Open
  • US Women's National Team vs. Republic of Ireland
  • US Men’s National Team vs. Canada – International Friendly
  • 70th Annual Salute to the Champions hosted by San Diego Hall of Champions
  • Monster Energy Supercross – Petco Park
  • NCAA Sweet 16 Western Regional in Anaheim
  • Michigan State University Football Pro-Day
  • Strength Matters Summit
  • Albion Pros Professional Soccer Game
  • Mountain West Conference Tournament
  • Women in Sports and Events (WISE) Power Play Event
  • Team USA Internship Symposium
  • IRONMAN SuperSEAL Olympic Triathlon
  • FootGolf San Diego Tournaments
  • USA Rugby Tournaments
  • Los Angeles Kings Networking Event
  • San Diego State University Track and Field Invitational
  • MLB Spring Training – San Diego Padres
  • Rock 'n' Roll Marathon – Carlsbad 5000, San Diego 5K Run
  • Special Olympics South Bay Area Games
  • San Diego Legacy – Ultimate Tournament
  • Sports Business Journal CAA World Congress of Sports
  • Special Olympics San Diego Golf Tournament
  • AMGEN Tour of California, Stage 1 (San Diego)
  • AVP Beach Volleyball – Huntington Beach Open
  • Red Bull Wings for Life World Run
  • Special Olympics San Diego Spring Games
  • Mexico vs. Chile International Friendly
  • Sports Business Journal Intersport Brand Engagement Summit
  • COPA America Centenario – Brazil vs. Ecuador
  • Major League Baseball All-Star Youth Classic
  • Wasserman Media Group / Scotts Miracle-Gro – MLB All-Star FanFest Activation
  • Fox Sports San Diego – MLB All-Star FanFest Activation
  • Under Armour – MLB All-Star FanFest Activation
  • Stand Up to Cancer – MLB All-Star Game Activation
  • IMG Academy Junior World Golf Championships
  • AVP Beach Volleyball – Manhattan Beach Open
  • Reggie Bush Football ProCamp
  • SEAT Conference
  • Dew Tour – Long Beach
  • Self Shape Surf Festival
  • Special Olympics San Diego Regional Spring Games




Sites Visited (Field Trips):

  • Jeff Jacobs JAM Center, San Diego State University
  • Viejas Arena, San Diego State University
  • Competitor Group Inc.
  • The Upper Deck Company
  • SKLZ
  • Bridgepoint Education – Michael Rolnick
  • Challenged Athletes Foundation
  • U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA
  • Valley View Casino Center / San Diego Gulls
  • Shaper Studios
  • Athelytix
  • Sports Academy HQ


Many students choose to intern with a local sports organization while enrolled in the academic portion of the program in addition to their full time internship requirement.

  • Anaheim Ducks
  • Farmers Insurance Open
  • Integrated Sports Marketing
  • Kilowatt Events
  • Lucas Oil MotorSports
  • Night Nation Run
  • San Diego Padres
  • San Diego State University Athletic Department
  • The Upper Deck Company
  • University of California, San Diego Athletic Department
  • University of San Diego Athletic Department
  • Wasserman
  • Whitfield Athletix
  • WISE (Women in Sports and Events, Inc.)