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Sport Business And Sports Management: What's The Difference?

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Apr 24, 2014 8:23:00 AM

From professional athletics to community youth programs, the sport industry offers a variety of career opportunities.

American sports are a $470 billion industry annually, according to Plunkett Research. The global sport business industry is even larger – about $1 trillion annually.

With all this money changing hands, it’s not just pro athletes and coaches with big paychecks that benefit.

Sports organizations need professionals to help manage personnel, facilities, events, business strategy, budgets, sales, marketing, communication, sponsorships, community outreach, and more.

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Topics: MBA, Sport Business

Online MBA In Marketing Research And Social Media Analytics Available

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Apr 22, 2014 9:36:00 AM

Saint Leo’s new online MBA concentration meets industry demand for skilled marketing managers who can analyze big data from social media and design successful marketing strategies.

Starting in Fall 2014, students enrolled in Saint Leo University’s online MBA program can pursue a new concentration in marketing research and social media analytics that will prepare them for today’s rapidly evolving, data-driven business world.

The entirely online concentration is designed to provide students with the depth of knowledge and skills needed to gain employment in the growing field of market analytics, including social media.

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Topics: MBA

Your Green Flag To A Sport Management Career

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Apr 14, 2014 8:02:00 AM

If you dream of a sport management career, then you need to hear what Saint Leo Professor Dr. Eric Schwarz has to say. Download the podcast.

If you’re searching for those ‘pearls of wisdom’ about breaking into a career in the sport industry, look no further than Saint Leo University's Dr. Eric Schwarz.

Like a coach during the final time-out of a crucial game, in the Saint Leo University podcast titled, “Getting Started in Sport Business” he is clear, decisive and direct.

“It’s who you know that gets you the job in this industry. It’s what you know that keeps the job.”

“The perception is that sport is fun. The reality is it’s a tough business – just like working on Wall Street or for any Fortune 500 company.”

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Topics: MBA, Sport Business

Online MBA Program With Sport Business Specialization Highly Ranked

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on May 29, 2013 8:28:00 AM

International trade journal compares Saint Leo’s online MBA program with other graduate degree offerings.

By Jo-Ann Johnston,
University Communications

Saint Leo University’s Master of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Sport Business has again been ranked an international leader by the London-based publication Sport Business International.

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Topics: MBA, Sport Business

Former Navy SEAL Chooses Saint Leo For Online MBA Degree

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on May 23, 2013 8:16:00 AM

With an online MBA degree from Saint Leo, entrepreneur Tom Rothrauff plans to take both his business skills and his global maritime security company to the next level.

A Navy SEAL knows that training never really ends.

Successful completion of what could easily be considered the most mentally challenging and physically demanding training in the world earns a candidate his SEAL Trident insignia.

But a career as a successful SEAL is a constant process of learning new skills and improving and refining existing ones.

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Topics: MBA

Online MBA Programs: Are They Worth It?

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Apr 16, 2013 7:14:00 AM

If you’re looking at online MBA programs – or on-campus programs – you might be wondering if the degree is really worth the time and money.

Despite his cankerous and cynical personality, Garfield makes us smile.

Take the scenario in which Garfield is staring up at a tree saying to himself, “I’m too tired to climb this tree.” In typical Garfield style, he walks away thinking, “Let’s just say I did it.”

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Topics: MBA

Scouting Out Sports Management Careers? Listen To Experts

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Jan 23, 2013 9:43:00 AM

"The National Sports Forum Sport Business Speakers Series at Saint Leo University" offers the opportunity to listen and learn from top professionals in the sport business world.

Are you a sports freak looking to parlay your passion into a new career?

As the number of sports teams and leagues increases, so do the opportunities for business careers in the sport industry.

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Topics: MBA, Sport Business

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