MBA SPORT Testimonials

"FAU has been amazing to me and my family on so many levels. Most importantly, Jim Riordan, Ph.D., Director of FAU MBA Sport Management program, has been key to my success and to the overall program success. He gave me a chance to work for him as a Graduate Assistant and helped me getting internships at first, then my full-time job only 5 months after starting the program. I decided to get this degree at FAU because of its wonderful reputation and its impressive alumni. All teachers have at least 10 years of experience in the sports industry."
-Edmee Morin-Kougoucheff, '17: Directot of Sales at the Event Tennis Academy - IMG Academies

"Learning from professionals currently working in my field of study was invaluable. Combining real-life classroom experience, meaningful internships, and a strong peer network. Jim Riordan and the MBA - Sport Management experience enabled me to jumpstart my career in a highly competitive industry. I strongly recommend the MBA - Sport Management program to any qualified individual seeking a career in the sports industry."
-Dustin Gray, '04: Associate Director of Compliance, Iowa State University

“The MBA - Sport Management program provided me the opportunity to work in both collegiate and professional sports. This experience allowed me to distinguish myself in today’s competitive job market and ultimately secure a position at the College of Charleston.”
-Annette Medalie, '10: Assistant Athletic Director- Business and Finance, Northeastern University

"Florida Atlantic University's MBA - Sport Management gave me the opportunity to launch a full-time career in the sports industry through a curriculum that integrates sports and business. Due to FAU MBA - Sport Management's high-profile and highly respected reputation, I was able to gain valuable work experience with the NHL, NFL, and NBA."
-John Shumate, '05: Southeast Regional Sports Marketing Manager, Gatorade Inc

"I would recommend the FAU MBASport program to any aspiring young person that is interested in working in the world of athletics today. The program provides the necessary book training; however, allows the students to get much more in terms of networking and a hands-on experience. Allowing industry leaders to be a part of the teaching process offers students a chance to walk away with more than an education, but also a window of opportunity through contact connections."
-Lindsey Ross, '04; Manager of Programming and Acquisitions, ESPN

“The FAU MBA - Sport Management program provided me with the education and practical experience I needed to succeed in the sports industry. More important, my professors, classmates and internship supervisors serve as resources I will continue to network with throughout my career.”
- Scott Sharp, '10: Marketing Manager, Digital Sports at NBCUniversal

"The MBASport Management program gave me the opportunity to be mentored by successful professionals while developing my skill set and preparing me for the sports and business industry. Working with the ATP and NFL gave me practical experiences to compliment the educational principles I have learned. The contacts I have made, experiences I have had, and principles I have learned will serve as valuable resources throughout my legal career."
-Shannon Williams, '10; First Year Law Student, University of Miami

"I would not be where I am in college athletics without the skill set and resources that the FAU MBA Sport Management program provided me. In the program, I was able to gain real life experiences in professional and collegiate athletics that game the opportunity to earn full-time employment once I graduated. Even more importantly, I have been able to develop meaningful relationships with other across the country who have graduated from the program as well."
Ryan Peck, '08; Associate Vice Chancellor - External Affairs, University of Denver

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Best Online Bachelor's in Business

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Best MBA in Sport Management

Top-10 in the world according to SportBusiness

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Phil Smith and Adams Centers named ACTA Oases of Excellence

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