Sport & Entertainment Management

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.
  • Email your résumé and Statement of Purpose (describing why this program is right for you) as attachments to
  • Upload a video (less than 3 minutes) to YouTube, Vimeo, or another online video service. Make sure to address the following:
    • Name
    • School & Work Experience (where applicable)
    • Your 3-5 year career goals upon completing the program and how our program will help you achieve those goals.
    • Once your video is created, please send the link to

Have the following sent to the address below:

  • 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

Our priority deadline for applications for the class beginning Fall 2020 is Dec, 31, 2019.