Sports Business International magazine recently ranked the DeVos Sport Business Management graduate program, part of the UCF College of Business Administration, one of the top five in the world for sports business education. Sports Business International is a media service that is acknowledged worldwide as a trusted source of business intelligence.

The DeVos Sport Business graduate program is an integrative “living classroom” with a rigorous and comprehensive academic schedule that keeps teams of students together throughout their two-year coursework. The core curriculum incorporates UCF College of Business Administration core classes, specific sport business classes, and other unique classes that emphasize the social impact of sport. Students are given interactive projects and programs that allow them to work alongside world-class sport business leaders, while building a network of contacts that help create rewarding post-graduation opportunities. Additionally, graduates will discover the role of sport in society; how the power of sport can help create a more inclusive society; and the responsibility of sport to use that power to make a difference.

“The DeVos Sport Business Management Program is thrilled to be ranked by Sport Business International. With over 500 sports business postgraduate programs evaluated, to be ranked third nationally and fifth globally speaks volumes,” said Mike Redlick, director of external affairs & partnership relations for the DeVos Sport Business Management graduate program at UCF. “This ranking positively affects current students and alumni in their career ascension as well as the quality of future applicants attracted to our program. Of course the SBI ranking, along with the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, ESPN the Magazine and Forbes all ranking DeVos as a top-five program, could not have been achieved without the support of the UCF College of Business Administration as well as the DeVos family and the DeVos alumni base.”

Established in 1968, the UCF College of Business Administration offers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and executive levels. All programs, as well as the Kenneth G. Dixon School of Accounting are accredited by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

The college provides high-quality academic programs designed to give students a competitive advantage in the world of business now and in the future. As such, the college establishes partnerships with some of the nation’s most innovative leaders to model new and best practices that harness evolving technology. In addition, the college promotes a unique culture of engagement, risk-taking, cross-disciplinary collaboration and data-driven decision making in an effort to ensure students are well prepared to enter a dynamic marketplace.