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Saint Leo Online MBA Is Hockey Pro’s Power Play

Posted by Saint Leo University Online on Jun 4, 2015 6:30:00 AM

When he’s not on the ice, professional hockey player Maxime Langelier-Parent is online, working toward an MBA degree in sport business.

Maxime Langelier-Parent has been passionate about hockey his entire life.*

Growing up in the small town of Léry in Quebec, Max, like so many Canadian boys, spent his childhood in skates and pads dreaming about playing professional hockey.

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Topics: MBA, Sport Business

Sport Management Careers: Getting Started

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Nov 20, 2014 7:46:00 AM

Three members of Saint Leo’s Sport Business Advisory Council share thoughts on what it takes to have a successful career in sport management.

If you’re pursuing a bachelor’s degree or an MBA degree in sport business, and you could sit down with successful professionals in the business, what would you want to know?

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Topics: MBA, Sport Business

4 Steps To Finding A Sports Management Internship

Posted by Mary Beth Erskine on Sep 9, 2014 7:40:00 AM

Do internships turn into permanent positions? Sometimes. But even if they don’t, the experience is invaluable.

Sports management is a highly competitive field, but it’s not impossible to get the job or internship of your dreams working for a pro sports team, college athletic program, or other sport business organization.

“It’s about building your networks, about having an academic foundation in the sport industry, and about getting experience. If you have those three things, you should be able to break into this industry and be very successful,” says Dr. Eric Schwarz, chair and professor of sport business at Saint Leo University. 

Internships are just as important for sport business graduate students who come from other industries as they are for undergraduates, Schwarz adds. Follow these steps to land an internship.

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Topics: MBA, Sport Business

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

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

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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