The DeVos Sport Business Management Program admits students based on their total package of academic success, professional and community service experience, commitment to teamwork, and other factors that show the admissions committee whether the applicant is a good fit for the DeVos Program.
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.
We are proud of the achievements of our past and present students, and look forward to seeing what future admitted DeVos cohorts will bring. Some of the major accomplishments of DeVos students are:
- In 2019, SportBusiness International named the DeVos Program as one of the TOP 10 graduate level degree sport business program.
- DeVos has gone from the newest program in 2004 to being named one of the TOP 5 programs in
America by the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, ESPN The Magazine, and Forbes Magazine.
- In 2009, the DeVos Program was named the nation’s NUMBER ONE MBA program for service and leadership. DeVos graduate students have volunteered over 50,000 hours of community service since inception of the program in 2004.
- The Class of 2008, in conjunction with the Institute for Sport and Social Justice (formerly known as the National Consortium for Academics and Sport), formed the Hope for Stanley Foundation, which is dedicated to help the survivors of Hurricane Katrina rebuild their homes and lives in New Orleans. DeVos students have spent 45 weeks helping to rebuild more than 120 homes in New Orleans.
- Annual class trips through fundraising opportunities with ESPN World Wide of Sports, Daytona International Speedway, Orlando Magic, Orlando City Soccer, Tropical Rugby 7’s, Under Armour All-American Football Camp, Arnold Palmer Invitational, and more.
Some of the major announcements to come out of the DeVos Program:
- It was announced in 2012 that Donna Orender, Judy Sweet, Cathy Andruzzi and Dan Guerrero had become senior associate directors of the DeVos Program. Orender is the former president of the WNBA. Sweet was the first woman to be an athletics director at a DI school and the first woman to be NCAA president. Andruzzi is a former successful Women’s Collegiate Basketball Coach and consultant. Guerrero is athletics director at UCLA. In 2013, Floyd Keith, the former director of the Black Coaches and Administrators, joined this prestigious group.