Vinik Sport & Entertainment Management Program

Admission Requirements

Ideal degree candidates will have a passion for the business and industry, rather than simply a love of sports. The strength of each applicant will be considered based on the entirety of the application. The admissions committee will look at prior college-level academic performance (GPA), GMAT or GRE scores, TOEFL score (if required), résumé, recommendation letters, and statement of purpose. A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university is required.

To apply, students should:

  • Apply online through the USF Graduate School. Note: Select MBA, Sport Business from the drop down menu.
    • Upload a résumé and Statement of Purpose as attachments.
    • Upload a link to a video to the “Supplemental” section of the application (less than 3 minutes) from YouTube, Vimeo, or another online video service. Make sure to address the following:
      • Name
      • School & Work Experience (where applicable)
      • Specific 3-5 year career goals upon completing the program and how this program will help achieve those goals.

In addition, please have the following uploaded to your application or emailed:

  • Three letters of recommendation (at least one must be professional)
  • GMAT or GRE scores
  • Transcript from each junior college, college, or university you have attended
  • TOEFL score for international students whose first language is not English
    • Vinik Sport & Entertainment Management Program
      Muma College of Business
      University of South Florida
      4202 East Fowler Avenue, BSN 3403
      Tampa, FL 33620-7800

We are now accepting applications for classes beginning Fall 2025. We have a competitive, rolling admissions process. The priority application date is December 31.