What is it?
Sports economics is the application of economic principles and game theory to support financial management within an industry that contributes billions to the national economy every year.
Where could I go?
Working within the sports sector could see you placed across the private or public sectors. Your career could encompass determining how much to invest in grass-roots sports competitions through to driving contract negotiations in the big leagues. There are six major practice areas covering:
How could I get there?
You can either study sports economics through units built into some economics and business degrees or conduct post graduate research focused on sports economics at both masters and PhD levels. There’s also the chance to build up experience through joining local sporting committees or approaching sporting facilities and organisations for placement opportunities.
Where can I find out more?
Sports Economics –
‘How and why economics is taking over sports’ –
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