Sports Management

Build a successful career in an $80 billion industry

Immerse yourself in the dynamic world of sports through Sawyer Business School's new sports management program. This interdisciplinary curriculum integrates marketing, entrepreneurship, finance, economics, law, ethics, and analytics to prepare you for the complexities of managing and growing a sports business in today's global economy. Our exclusive partnership with the Boston Celtics offers access to a world-class organization, giving you valuable insights and skills.

The Princeton Review: Best Business Schools, 2022US News and World Report Best Undergraduate Business Programs, 2022-2023 logoDiscover the comprehensive sports business education offered at the Sawyer Business School, the only AACSB-accredited business school located in downtown Boston. Our cross-disciplinary curriculum, taught by experienced industry professionals and scholars, provides students with a holistic understanding of operating a business in the sports industry.

Boston Celtics primary logo featuring LuckySawyer Business School's location is unparalleled. Our program is steps away from TD Garden, a quick subway ride to Fenway Park, and Boston's iconic championship parade route runs right through the heart of campus. New England is also home to industry leading brands such as New Balance, Converse, DraftKings, Titleist, and Bauer Hockey. Additionally, you can engage with major sporting events like the Boston Marathon and the Head of the Charles Regatta.

In our program, you'll have unique opportunities to apply your knowledge in real-world settings. Through our proximity to world-class teams and events and our connected faculty, you will gain hands-on experience and networking with key industry players.

By graduation, you'll possess the expertise and practical skills necessary to drive growth and maximize profitability for future employers and stakeholders.

Join our sports management program and embark on a rewarding journey that combines first-class education, immersive experiences, and proximity to the heart of Boston's vibrant sports scene.

Real-World Sports Immersion with the Boston Celtics

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The launch of Suffolk's sports management program coincides with the University's exciting new partnership with the Boston Celtics. This multi-year partnership will provide students with immersive and first-hand interactions with members of the 17-time NBA Champion organization. Each academic year, SBS will host educational events with Celtics business executives. Students also will participate in group projects designed to help the Celtics identify and create additional strategies to enhance their relationship with fans throughout New England.

Meet Our Program Director

Skip (Arthur) Perham is the director of Suffolk University's new sports management program and a marketing instructor at the Sawyer Business School. In his 30-year career, he has worked as a sportswriter, public relations executive, and integrated marketing communications specialist. Perham brings years of industry experience to the role, having served at NBC Sports Boston (then CSN New England) in senior marketing positions. Currently, he hosts the Business School's Amplification Avenue Podcast and frequently appears on Bloomberg Radio Boston's Baystate Business Hour to discuss sports business topics.
Skip (Arthur) Perham
"At the center of an SBS Sports Management education is a partnership with the 17-Time NBA Champions, the Boston Celtics." -Skip Perham

Our Faculty

Portrait of Mujde Yuksel.
Mujde Yuksel, PhD
Associate Professor, Marketing;
Director, Master of Science in Marketing Program

Portrait of William Mee.

William Mee, MBA
Senior Instructor,
Information Systems & Operations Management

Contact Us

Skip (Arthur) Perham

Skip (Arthur) Perham

Director, Sports Management Program

Lark Krajeski

Lark Krajeski

Director of Undergraduate Admission

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