The DeVos program offers students the opportunity to earn their Master’s in Sports Business Management (MSBM) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA). Focusing on ethics, diversity, leadership and community service, the DeVos Program attracts the brightest and most committed students from across the country and across the globe.
|Aug. 2019||51 credit-hours||22 months||Main Campus|
Application Deadline: March 1, 2020
International Application Deadline: Jan. 15, 2020
The DeVos Program is an integrative “living classroom” with a rigorous and comprehensive academic schedule that keeps the cohort of students together throughout their two year coursework. The core curriculum of the DeVos Sport Business Management Program incorporates UCF College of Business Administration core classes, unique sport business classes and other specialized classes that emphasize the social impact of sport. Students are given interactive real world 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 how the responsibility of the power of sport should be used to make a difference.
Applications are accepted throughout the year. However, admission will be granted only in the fall for this specialized program. This program consists of a cohort of about 25 students who complete the program in five consecutive semesters. Courses will run Monday through Thursday and will start between 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Requirements for admission to the program:
- GPA: 3.0
- Three letters of recommendation from both your academic and professional experience, signed, sealed and on letterhead or online
- Official transcript of your undergraduate degree from an accredited university, signed and sealed
- A current resume
- Some professional experience preferred
- Essay for DeVos Program. In the essay you are required to cover the following:
- Why you are applying for the DeVos Program? Have you applied to other sport business management programs?
- What is there about your work experiences and academic preparation that makes you confident that you will succeed in the world of sport business?
- Identify, based on what you have read or observed, one or two of the most critical challenges facing sport business leaders this decade.
- Describe one or two life experiences – related to social issues, diversity, ethics, etc. – that influence your expectations about the DeVos Program.
- Explain the impact that community service activities have made on you and others.
- What are your five- and 10-year career objectives and how will this assist you in reaching your objectives?
- All finalists will be required to have an interview.
- Competitive GMAT score
Dual-Degree Option: MBA & MSBM
DeVos students can earn two degrees during the 22-month program, which consists of 51 credit hours. Upon completion of the DeVos Program, coursework and internship at a nationally recognized sports organization, graduates will be awarded a Master of Science in Sport Business Management (MSBM) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA). Learn more about the curriculum.
The DeVos program has scholarship assistance specifically for DeVos students. These scholarships include, but are not limited to:
- The NASCAR Diversity Scholarships
- The Vander Weide Foundation Endowed Scholarship
- The DeVos Scholarships
- The Dove Family Scholarship
- The Rob Borsellino Scholarship
- The Romen Basu Scholarship
- The Patwant Singh Scholarship
- The Tom Mickle Scholarship
- The Eli Segal Community Service Scholarship
- The Ralph Wiley Scholarship
- The Darryl Williams Scholarship
- The Eddie Culberhouse Scholarship
- The Joe Lapchick Scholarships
The University of Central Florida is a participating institution in the Academic Common Market (ACM) program with other southern universities sharing unique academic programs on the undergraduate and graduate level. However, the University of Central Florida only participates at the graduate level.
The Academic Common Market offers students the opportunity to enter degree programs that are not available in their home state, while being eligible to pay Florida in-state tuition rates. Students taking part in this program must be admitted by a participating university (notifying the university of their planned attendance as an ACM Scholar), and will need to obtain a letter of certification from their respective ACM state coordinator.
International students must contact International Student Services for the latest information on student and work visas as well as other important required documentation. International students must submit their transcripts through World Education Service for evaluation www.wes.org or www.jsilny.com.
The state of Florida has established various linkage agreements to assist in the development of stronger economic and social ties between Florida and strategic foreign countries. To participate in these exemptions, students must apply and select other resources.
For more information regarding financial support specific to the DeVos Sport Business Management program, visit the Scholarships and Graduate Assistantships page.