Master of Business Administration
MBA Sports Management
The TU MBA In Sports Management: Your Front Row Ticket To Real-World Success
Join us for where the classroom meets the real world of sports!
Tiffin University's Sport Management MBA has demonstrated an aptitude for attracting top professionals from all sectors of the industry whether an aspiring student or one of the many terminally qualified faculty serving as instructors. You may be surprised to be in a class with a Vice President from the NFL out of New York, a tournament director with the PGA in Texas, a video analyst for the Cleveland Browns in Ohio, a director with the Toronto Raptors in Canada, or a sport broadcaster from a regional radio station in Indiana. Recreation directors, high school athletic directors, collegiate coaches, and sport marketing representatives also enroll in the MBA Sport Management program which is growing significantly since graduating its first class only a few years ago.
Tiffin University is able to boast about attracting some of the most connected professionals in the industry to teach in the program. Faculty include the President of the United States Olympian's Association, President of the Sierra Leone (Africa) Olympian's Association, a Martial Arts specialist in Paris with ties to organizing the World Karate Championships, a former executive with the Boston Celtics and Atlanta Braves, the former Director of Education for the NCAA, and a member of the Sport Lawyers Association with significant experience consulting professional athletes. No doubt, Tiffin University's Sport Management MBA is developing a global reputation as one of the premier graduate programs in the USA.
This program places a premium on enhancing applied critical thinking skills and ethical decision-making practices in a chosen sport industry segment. The primary goal of the concentration is to assist you in reaching your personal, educational and professional objectives in a sport-specific environment.
The Mentorship Program
One of the great advantages of the MBA in Sports Management is that you will be required to participate in a supervised mentorship program with a professional who has appropriate experience and is able to demonstrate a record of outstanding contribution to the profession. The online convenience and flexibility of the mentorship experience has significantly impacted the geographic boundaries for students interested in furthering their academic career in sports. Students are required to complete an application for verification and approval. During the mentorship, students develop a web portfolio and maintain a blog to journal the experiences from their contact hours.
Mentors have included sports agent Molly Fletcher of MWF Enterprises, Pacers Broadcaster (Chris Denari), New York Liberty Vice President (Kristen Bernert), Dallas Cowboys Assistant Director of Suites (Heather Fuxa), Oakland Raiders Director of Personnel (Dane VanDernat), Georgia State Soccer Association Director (Jade Beaulieu); or Sports Agent Darryl Greene, to name a few.
We make it easy for you and can accommodate flexible scheduling for mentorships in any semester ~ spring, summer, or fall!
The university coordinates a cross-cultural experience with the summer Olympic Games offering academic credit for students accepted to the scholars program in Athens, Greece (2004); Beijing, China (2008); and London, England (2012). Official Volunteers can count contact hours for their Mentorship or may substitute a course in the sports management concentration. Students have the opportunity to interact with members of the USOC and IOC. Participants work with the World Olympian Association on a humanitarian project and volunteer service hours for the official Olympic Reunion Center. Information is available at http://tuolympics.blogspot.com
International Certificate in Martial Arts Management
Only six classes! Apply three of Tiffin University's MBA Sport Management courses with three specialized courses offered by Horizons University in Paris, France to earn a Graduate Certificate in Martial Arts Management. With both institutions accredited by the European Council of Business Education, Horizons University and Tiffin University have collaborated to create a global online certificate program to meet the needs of professionals employed in martial arts studios, clubs, and gyms for training in Aikido, Boxing, Jiu-Jitsu, Grappling, Hapkido, Judo, Jujitsu, Karate, Kendo, Kickboxing, Krav Maga, Kung Fu, Taekwon Do, Tai Chi, Ultimate Fighting, and Wrestling. For more information, click HERE.
Your TU MBA Can Lead You To Real-World Success: Careers!
TU notables include the NFL Vice President of Player Development, a majority team owner of a minor league franchise, an NFL scout, a former Assistant GM, a two-time NFL Super Bowl wide receiver, and a PGA tournament director. In 2009-2010, students interned with the Cleveland Indians, Womens Sports Foundation, Salem Red Sox, LRMR (LeBron James) Marketing Company, the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, and the Tampa Bay Sports Commission. Several courses in The BBA and MBA are taught by a certified NBA sports agent, President of the National Olympians Association in Sierra Leone [Africa], and the former Director of Media Relations for the Boston Celtics and Marketing Coordinator for the Atlanta Braves.
You can look forward to beginning or continuing a successful career with a wide variety of sports organizations. Consider the connections Tiffin University has developed in the sports industry consider this partial listing of locations where TU alumni and students work, have worked, or interned:
LRMR (LeBron James) Marketing Co.
Northern Texas PGA
Salem Red Sox
Indianapolis Pacers & Fever
St. Louis Cardinals
Mahoning Valley Scrappers
Baton Rouge River Bats
Lincoln Salt Dogs
Toledo Mud Hens
Lake County Captains
Greater Cleveland Sports Commission
Tampa Bay Sports Commission
Detroit Metro Sports Commission
Womens Sports Foundation
Mid American Conference
NCAA Final Four
Black & Decker Sports Marketing for NASCAR
ESPN Detroit Radio
Penn State University Athletics
Wake Forest University Athletics
Youngstown State University Athletics
University of Utah
Bowling Green State University Athletics
Virginia Tech Recreation
Marshall University Athletics
The Ohio State University
Hilton Head Plantation
Wild Wing Plantation
Port Huron Border Cats
Miami Valley Silverbacks
Gualt Recreation Center
Starfinder Soccer Foundation
Suburban Hockey Center
Team Sports of Ohio
Toledo Cannon Football
Inverness Hills Golf Course
Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Fremont Golf & Country Club
Mohawk Golf & Country Club
Lenawee Golf & Country Club
Hilliard Recreation Center
Cleveland Grand Prix Racing
Eagle Mountain Golf Resort
Northwest Ohio Gymnastics
Fremont Memorial Hospital Wellness Center
Join our team! For more information contact Dr. Bonnie Tiell, chair of the sport management department at email@example.com. Your ticket to real success is waiting for you!