Columbia Sports Management Program Begins Summer Semester with Intensive Offerings, Elite Faculty

Award-winning College Athletics Leader John Currie, ESPN's John Gasaway KORE Software CMO Russell Scibetti Amongst Instructors
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NEW YORK - May 28, 2019 - PRLog -- Columbia University's Sports Management graduate program this week begins its summer classes continuing to grow its influence with the unique offerings that have made the program a world class leader in sports business education.

The  faculty and classes for the summer include: Professor of Professional Practice and Academic Director for the Sports Management Program Scott Rosner (Emerging & Niche Leagues), Director of Athletics at Wake Forest University John Currie (Intercollegiate Athletics Administration), leading basketball analyst John Gasaway (basketball analytics), CMO of KORE Software Russ Scibetti (Applied Business Intelligence Frameworks in Sports),  associate professor of human resources and sport management at SDA Bocconi School of Management Dino Ruta (International Sports Management), longtime sports law expert Mark Conrad (International Comparative Law),  Deputy Director for the Master of Science in Sports Management Program Lj Holmgren (Olympians as Brands), and Antitrust and Complex Litigation Consultant Jennifer Dick (internship program).

Columbia will also complete the second phase of its new landmark, multiyear partnership with Escuela Universitaria Real Madrid Universidad Europea Master's Degree in Sports Management Program, hosting their students for a week in June after program students and staff spent a week in Spain this past March.

Currie, one of the most well-respected professionals in intercollegiate athletics and current Athletic Director at Wake Forest University, will rejoin the faculty for a special one-week intensive program this June. The course will be offered in a block-week format from and students will complete the full course from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. with prep work and assignments due before and after the course meets in person. This will be the first offering of its kind in the Sports Management program.

Additionally, all of the summer program course associates will be alums of the program. They include: Bill Wiswesser, Andrea Young, Natalie Romine, Caleb Shreve, Conor Cashel, Joe Sancio and Brad Tuyay.

Recognized as one of the top global programs and the only program of its kind at an Ivy League institution, Columbia University's master's degree program in Sports Management, available part-time and full-time, trains professionals in all sectors of the sports industry by teaching specific management skills in the areas of finance, analytics, digital media, sports personnel management, law, sports marketing, and facility or event management. This combination of broad-based and specific skill training is a hallmark of the program and is evident in both the content and sequencing of courses. For more details visit:

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