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4202 E. Fowler Ave.
Tampa, FL 33620-5500

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Email
sportmba@usf.edu



Located in Tampa, Florida and developed in conjunction with the Tampa Bay Lightning, the USF Sport & Entertainment MBA/M.S. program aspires to be a global leader in sport business education for both graduate students and working professionals. The program is a combination of MBA courses in both business and sport business and a paid co-op program enabling students to earn their tuition and a stipend working with our Tampa Sports Community Partners in year two of the program.

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Developed with the Tampa Bay Lightning as a joint educational endeavor, the partnership is not just financial, but philosophical and developmental. In addition to the Lightning, our platinum partner, we have gold partners such as USF Athletics, VF Majestic Imagewear, Feld Entertainment, Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Sports Commission, FOX Sports Florida, WTA, Hard Rock Casino and more. The second year of the program functions as a Co-op Program, with students attending classes and working for one of the partners simultaneously. This residency co-op provides compensation, a tuition waiver and health care for each student in year two.

  • Our faculty has significant experience working in academic sport management programs at UCF, UMass, Florida State, NC State, Ohio State and Robert Morris, and in leadership positions with NASSM, SMA and the Sport Marketing Quarterly. 
  • In addition Dr. Sutton is an active consultant, former VP with the NBA and a national columnist for the Sports Business Journal. 
  • Our faculty has more than 50 years of experience placing students throughout the United States and globally as well.
MBA with concentration in Sport Business - Campus

The dual-degree Sport & Entertainment Management MBA/M.S. at the University of South Florida is a co-op program combining a rigorous and industry relatable curriculum with a significant work experience opportunity in one of the most vibrant and varied sport industry hubs in the United States. Developed in partnership with the Tampa Bay Lightning, the curriculum is designed to meet the current and anticipated needs of the sport and entertainment industry. Providing students an academic and experiential base gives our graduates a competitive edge when seeking employment.

 

Led by Dr. Bill Sutton and Dr. Michael Mondello, experienced academicians with more than 40 years of teaching and placing students in sport business careers throughout the United States and the world. Drs. Sutton and Mondello have published extensively and held leadership positions in NASSM, SMA and the Sport Marketing Quarterly. Dr. Sutton also has an extensive sport industry background having served as VP for Team Marketing and Business operations with the NBA, a national columnist (Sutton Impact) for the Sports Business Journal and as a consultant working with a variety of sport teams and organizations throughout the U.S.


Master of Science in Sport & Entertainment Management - Campus


Hannah Colyer
Office Manager
USF SEM Office
(813) 974-3637

Email: sportmba@usf.edu

For detailed info visit our website

Dr. Janelle Wells
Visiting Assistant Professor
(813) 974-4292
janellew@usf.edu

Dr. Michael Mondello
Professor/Associate Director
(813) 974-1721
mmondello@usf.edu

Dr. Michelle Harrolle
Assistant Professor
(813) 974-5041
mharrolle@mail.usf.edu

Dr. William Sutton
Director/Professor
(813) 974-7781
wsutton1@usf.edu

NameTitleEmployer
Judy Genshaft President University of South Florida
"Our region has been the host to the Super Bowl, the Stanley Cup, the World series and the NCAA Tournaments and Championships.Our partnerships will help prepare students for careers in sport and entertainment all over the world."
 
Mr. Jeff Vinik Owner Tampa Bay Lightning
"EVERY student that's admitted to the program is going to have a residency, either with Lightning or another team or organization in town."
 
NameTitleEmployerClass
Hairat Account Manager, Premium Sales Miami Dolphins 2015
Evan Database Marketing Analyst Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 2015
Dylan Assistant Director of Donor Relations USF Athletics 2015
Sabrina Activation Manager Phoenix Suns 2015
Luke Manager, Corporate Partnerships D.C. United 2015
Laura Assistant Athletic Director/Director of the Mean Green Club University of North Texas 2015
Katie Director, Marketing & Public Relations Madison Square Garden Company/Westchester Knicks 2014
Jamie Associate Manager, Consulting Wasserman Media Group 2014
Eric Coordinator of Analytics Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2014
Mike Southeast Regional Director North American Sports Group 2014
Stephen Marketing Analyst Feld Entertainment, Inc. 2014
Amanda Lightning Foundation Coordinator Tampa Bay Lightning 2014
Matt Assistant Event manager AEG 2014

 
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