Adding Value to your Education

The MBA in Sport and Entertainment Management (MBA SEM) program coordinates with Seattle University’s Athletic Department and SU Recreation to offer a variety of Graduate Assistantship (GA) positions.

Available positions for Academic Year 2024-25 and Application can be found here.

General qualifications include:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer skills using various Microsoft applications
  • Degree and career interest in communications, sports management, or a related field
  • Experience working in a collegiate athletic department preferred
  • Experience working with collegiate sports coaching staffs preferred
  • Personal competitive experience or knowledge of sports helpful
  • Must be willing to work evenings and weekends
  • Time commitment of 20 hours per week

Graduate assistantships may begin August 1 (or later depending on the program) and continue through the regular academic year (May to June depending on start date). Graduate assistant positions may pay $1,600 or more per month for the 10-month term. Graduate assistants are responsible for their own tuition payments.

GA positions are offered on a one-year renewable contract. Most MBA SEM GAs complete a full two-year period, the time it takes to complete the degree. About half of these positions become available each year.

How to Apply

Graduate assistantships are only available for fully admitted students of the MBA in Sport and Entertainment Management (MBA SEM) program.

While GA positions can be a great way to help pay for your graduate education, these positions are intended for those students who fully intend to work in collegiate athletics or university settings. You will be an integral part of SU’s Athletic Department or SU Recreation. These positions require energy, commitment, and a high level of self-accountability and responsibility.





Rose Kaser

Associate Director of Operations

(206) 398-4610

Graduate Admissions

(206) 220-8010