The Black Sport Business Academy
The Black Sport Business Academy is a comprehensive professional development and engagement program designed to enhance the experience for students at Historically Black Colleges & Universities and prepare them for careers in the sports industry. This semester-long program will connect with students to build capable and competent next-gen leaders, facilitate sport-specific learning opportunities, and provide access to a network of sport business professionals.
Phase One: Professional Development
Our top priority is creating a space where students can experience growth and become the best version of themselves. We combine a focus on traditional "professional development" and liberated authenticity to prepare students for fulfilling and impactful careers in the sports industry.
Building Your Own Brand
Sports Industry Exposure
The sports industry has so much to offer by way of career options. We strive to ensure our students know all about the different opportunities to make an impact. Whether it's behind-the-scenes with an agency or in the front office of our favorite professional teams, we connect the dots that allow students to ignite their passion.
Careers in Sports Panels
You've probably heard it said before that, "Your network is your net worth." At BSBA, we believe that you're only as strong as the community to which you belong. With that in mind, we're intentional about instilling community-based values for our members and preparing them to serve our community with compassion.
Guest Speakers & Supporters
Megan Hughes Allison
Genesco Sports Enterprises
National Football League (NFL)
Wilson Sporting Goods
Monumental Sports & Entertainment
Major League Baseball (MLB) Network
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
Excel Sports Management
The Pingry School
National Basketball Association (NBA)
Southeastern Conference (SEC)
Vanguard Sports Group
St. Louis Cardinals
U.S. Tennis Association (USTA)
Gene Tinner Jr.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
... And many more - Our community to supporters is growing daily!
Keep an eye out for updates.
Rising Junior, Sport Psychology
"The Black Sport Business Academy is a great program for students at HBCU's to learn more about the sports industry. Students get the opportunity to get their feet wet from meeting industry professionals to tackling case studies. Students who are looking to get into the sports business should apply."
Interested HBCU Students
The academy is open to students across ALL classifications and ALL majors. If you're a student at an HBCU interested in learning more about BSBA, click the link below to share your interest.
Our Community of Supporters
We're always looking to grow our community of supporters! If you'd be willing to serve as a guest speaker, mentor, sponsor, or supporter in any way, please use the link below to let us know!
HBCU Campus Administrators
Enhancing the experience for students at HBCUs is our mission -- Partnering with and supporting campus administrators is key! If you work on campus and want information on how we can collaborate, click the link below!