Sports Management

Build a successful career in an $80 billion industry

Jump into the exhilarating world of sports with the Sawyer Business School's new sports management program. Integrating marketing, entrepreneurship, finance, economics, law, ethics, and analytics: this interdisciplinary program will prepare you for the complexities of managing and growing a sports business in today's global economy while providing real-world industry experiences through our partnership with the Boston Celtics.

The Princeton Review: Best Business Schools, 2022US News and World Report Best Undergraduate Business Programs, 2022-2023 logoStudents will develop a holistic understanding of operating a business within a sports context through a cross-discipline curriculum taught by sports industry veterans and scholars at the only AACSB-accredited business school in downtown Boston. You'll also have opportunities to apply your knowledge through immersive learning experiences, tapping into New England–based brand leaders like New Balance, Converse, DraftKings, Titleist, and Bauer Hockey, and global sporting events like the Boston Marathon and Head of the Charles Regatta.

Boston Celtics primary logo featuring LuckyYou'll graduate with the expertise and hands-on experience needed to drive growth and maximize profitability for future employers and key stakeholders. Best of all, you'll be part of the only sports management program that is steps away from TD Garden, a quick subway ride to Fenway Park, and right in the middle of Boston's legendary winning teams' parade route!

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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