The Colorado Rapids Soccer Club and the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs College of Business have partnered to create first business degree in the United States with a dedicated soccer business management “track”. The Rapids front office staff will provide real-world learning experiences in areas such as marketing, digital media, ticket sales, sponsorship sales and soccer operations.
The Soccer Management Track of UCCS's Sports Management Program is the only AACSB-accredited business degree in the country with an exclusive focus on soccer.
Students who are serious about building a front-office career in soccer thrive with UCCS's world-class faculty, small class size and a global network that offers exclusive internship and career opportunities - from Major League Soccer to the English Premier League.
Of the 86 students who enter the UCCS Sport Management program, just 23 incoming freshmen will make the Soccer Management cut.
Dylan Gannon | Manager, Social Media and Content
There’s no denying that the sports business is an incredibly competitive industry, so we as aspiring professionals need to capitalize on every opportunity that’s presented to us if we want to make this a full-time job. This sport management program is fully committed to ensuring that each and every student is able to succeed both in the classroom and in their respective careers. By giving me the opportunity to work and intern with sports inside the Olympic movement, college level as well as the professional ranks, I know that I wouldn’t be where I am today without UCCS.
Taryn Duncan | Account Manager, Partnership Marketing
The curriculum includes a perfect mix of business administration and sport-business courses with volunteer opportunities and internship requirements. I personally attest to the value of experiencing a variety of sport organizations, which is exactly what this program offers—because although we all have a preconceived idea of what we want to be doing, it isn’t always that easy! UCCS has the tools to guide students toward professional, collegiate, amateur, and recreational sport career paths.