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|Overview:||Entertainment and sports business managers negotiate contracts and handle the financial affairs of entertainers and professional athletes. They advise their clients' on financial investments, salaries and taxes. They negotiate their clients' advertising endorsements and appearances.|
|Duties:||They manage the income and financial resources of clients who are entertainers or professional athletes. They advise clients about business opportunities in which they should invest their monies.
They negotiate the contracts for their clients for the use of their talents as a performer, i.e., with professional team owners for athletes, or movie producers for actors and musicians.
They arrange for supplement income for their clients by means of participating in TV and radio commercials, in printed advertisements and by appearing at special events.
They recommend to their clients methods to enhance their career development, earnings potential and popularity with fans such as participating in charity drives or supporting popular causes.
|Degree(s):||A.A.S. Management: Marketing Concentration
A.S. Business Administration (Accounting and Marketing)
|Job Outlook:||Employment of talent agents is expected to grow much faster than average through 2018 spurred by a growing population with more time and money to spend on entertainment.|
|Starting Salary:||Salaries are based on a percentage of the income the business manager arranges for each client. The business manager normally receives from 3% to 15% of each contract.|
|Salary Range (National Average):||$34,000 to $38,000|
|Education Level:||Training for this occupation generally requires an Associate Degree from a 2 year or community college.|
|Additional Training/Education:||Business managers, also called Entertainment and Sports Agents, generally have a bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting or law. Courses in financial investment, accounting, tax law, business law and contracts, computer applications and communications are essential.|
Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services Advisor to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.