Pursue a Sports Administration Degree at St. Thomas University

About the Program

Apply your love of sports and fitness to the world of business while expanding your knowledge and experience with St. Thomas University’s Sports Administration program. Our program is developed to teach the business behind the game, allowing you to become part of the team. You will gain a strong foundation of knowledge in the field of business, examining how the world of business and sports interact and how you can make those interactions more profitable and beneficial for every person and interest involved. In addition, you will learn how to market sports effectively and how to plan events, diving into the areas of sports publicity, budgeting, and administration. An interdisciplinary field, sports administration encompasses elements of economics, accounting, marketing, psychology, law, and communications.

Program Highlights and Career Landscape

  • Provides you the opportunity to meet and network with adjunct professors, alumni and guest speakers who represent various sports organizations.
  • St Thomas University started the first Sports Administration undergraduate program in the nation in 1973.
  • Prepares students for a leadership roles in the professional sports industry.
  • Combines business principles and industry-specific aspects of managing in a collegiate or corporate environment.

Available Sports Administration Concentrations:

  • Bachelor of Arts In Sports Administration
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Sports Administration
  • Master of Science in Sports Administration
  • Master of Business Administration in Sports Administration
  • JD/MS in Sports Administration and JD/MBA in Sports Administration
  • Doctor of Business Administration in Sports Management
  • Sports Administration – Graduate Business Certificate

Featured Alumni
St. Thomas University’s Sports Administration Program has alumni working as general managers and vice presidents in the NBA, NFL and MLB.

Al Avila ’86, general manager of the Detroit Tigers, has been with the Tigers for 15 years. Under his leadership, the Tigers have won the American League Pennant in 2006 and 2012, and won four straight AL Central titles from 2011-2014.





Andy Elisburg ’89, general manager and senior vice president of operations for the Miami Heat, joined the franchise in its inaugural 1988 season. For the past 21 years, he has been working in basketball operations, and has played an integral role in salary cap planning and basketball operations management, while overseeing the day-to-day operations at American Airlines Arena.



Dave Gettleman ’86, general manager of the New York Giants, has been a part of six Super Bowl teams, including three winners. He was with Buffalo in 1990 and 1991, Denver in 1997 and the Giants in 2000, 2007 and 2011. The Broncos and the 2007 and 2011 Giants, which both won the championship.

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Liza Smoker Named Presidential Leadership Scholar

June 21, 2019 Liza Smoker, managing director of The John J. Brunetti Human Trafficking Academy at St. Thomas University, was selected as one of the 60 Scholars chosen for the Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS) program’s fifth annual class. Read More
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STU Receives $3 Million Unrestricted Gift from the Frank E. Murphy Foundation

June 7, 2019 St. Thomas University is pleased to announce a $3 million unrestricted gift from the Frank E. Murphy Foundation to be used to further new initiatives at St. Thomas University. Read More
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STU Awarded Federal Grant for Nursing Program

June 21, 2019 St. Thomas University is pleased to announce that it received a significant grant for its School of Nursing. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the University $331,139 under its Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP). Read More

St. Thomas University Events

Tue 12
Archdiocese of Miami Administrators MeetingTuesday, March 12 - 9 am
Wed 13
Bookkeepers MeetingWednesday, March 13 - 10 am
Fri 15
Clergy Day of Recollection Friday, March 15 - 10 am
Sat 16
Art Show CaseSaturday, March 16 - 6 pm