The Business of Sports +Live
Enjoy all the features of The Business of Sports program plus live sessions on select weekdays. These structured online events will include:
Guest speakers: Subject-matter experts and professors
Program mentors: Students and alumni who know the field
Interactive events: Engage with classmates from around the world
*Live sessions are subject to change.
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Sample +Live Schedule from Prior Year
This introductory session is designed to introduce you to the program, Canvas, and your live sessions. You'll learn how to use specific Canvas features that will help you complete this program, schedule and session details for your live sessions, and what it takes to earn your certificate of completion. The information in this session is also covered in the introduction module of your program so you can review the content on your own if you're not able to join the live walk through.
Guest speaker: Sydney Drinkwater
Come meet Sydney Drinkwater and learn about her career as a professional goal keeper in France and Israel. Sydney will talk about starting her career in a second division club in France and how she worked her way to first division clubs in France and Israel. She currently works at Eastern Florida State College where she recently received the award of National Coaching Staff of the Year from United Soccer Coaches. Sydney will also discuss this transition of being a player and becoming a coach and what that new perspective has brought to her professional career.
Imagine that you could become a part-owner of a professional sports team in one of the four major sports leagues. In which teams and leagues would you make your investment? In this interactive session, you'll work with a group of prospective minority owners (i.e. your Zoom breakout room) to put three teams at the top of your "draft board" based on whatever criteria you choose to prioritize. Just be ready to share your rationale with the rest of the draft participants (and watch out for a bidding war)!
Guest Speaker: Brian Stanley
Come meet Brian Stanley the Director of Communications at the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). Brian is responsible for general press releases, media inquiries, and the NFCA website. In his role he assists high school and collegiate fastpitch coaches with their training and development plans for their teams. Prior to working at NFCA Brian was an assistant sports information director at Radford University as well as held internships at the University of Tampa and Ohio University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Management of Sports Industries and Business Administration.
Guest speaker: Sal Galatioto
Join Professor Sal Galatioto for a discussion about the valuation, demand, and current trends in the business of sports.
In this interactive session, you and your peers will tackle a case study and apply what you've learned so far in the program to a real world example from the business of sports. In small groups, you'll work as team owners and executives to discuss a challenge facing your franchise, come up with a plan of action, and have the opportunity to present back to the larger group.
Guest speaker: Taylor Emanuels
In this session, we'll discuss the future of sports. Together, you'll learn what new areas of concentration are up and coming, what this means for the industry, and why these new ideas are changing the future of sports business.