sports event manger

Sports Event Manager

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Do you have what it takes?

Friendly, creative and innovative with a passion for sports and knack for juggling multiple projects. Does this sound like you? If it does, then a career as a Sports Event Manager has your name written all over it. In order to pull of the perfect sporting event you’ll have to not only be a people-person who is passionate about sports, but you will also need to have strong organisational and management skills. Individuals who are able to work in teams will strive in this fast-paced industry, with your Bachelor of Sports Business from ACPE being your ticket to your dream career in Sports Events Management.

What could you achieve in a day?

Each day holds new opportunities for you to test your creative and problem solving skills, with the projects you get to work on varying from week to week. Listed below is just a few of the most common tasks that Sports Event Managers can perform:

  • Meeting clients & stakeholders
  • Creating and delivering presentations
  • Managing the events budgets (e.g. location, catering, talent)
  • Organising events and promotions
  • Creating briefs for marketing and advertising agencies

Securing sponsorship for an event or researching the logistics of the campaign can also be one of your responsibilities, meaning that being adaptive is crucial for a successful career as a Sports Event Manager. So what are you waiting for? Use your Bachelor of Sports Business from ACPE and turn your career dreams into a reality!

The stats add up for sports event managers

Starting a new career or deciding to up-skill can be a big decision, so we here at ACPE have found some Industry Statistics to help put your mind at ease. Whether you chose to work in a not-for-profit organisation, a community sports club or a national sporting organisation, you can be assured that you’re walking into a growing industry:


Increase in employment for event managers in the next 5 years


of event managers have attained a bachelor's degree


of event managers will be employed in NSW, 16.8% in VIC & 15.8% in QLD

What could your new job title be?

As the Events Industry continues to change and evolve with the times, so too could your job title. Starting your career as an Events Manager before changing your specialisation and becoming a Conference or Exhibition Manager, the employment opportunities are truly endless. Listed below is just a few of the most popular job titles that our graduates apply for:

  • Event Manager
  • Venue Manager
  • Meeting & Conference Manager
  • Exhibitions Manager
  • Functions Manager

Still want to know more about the opportunities that will become available to you after graduation? Then why not take advantage of our Personal Career Program and let our trained team map out the best way to get you into your dream career as a Sports Event Manager.

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