SAN DIEGO, July 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fowler College of Business at San Diego State University (SDSU) announced today their Sports Business Management MBA program was ranked fourth in the world according to SportBusiness International magazine.
SportBusiness International, which publishes the leading ranking system for sports management academic programs, surveyed more than 70 academic institutions throughout the world who offer sports business postgraduate degrees.
The "2017 SportBusiness Course Rankings" were published in the magazine's July 2017 edition which ranked the top 40 sports business graduate programs in universities throughout the world. The rankings were based primarily on employment numbers, student satisfaction, and the assessment from directors of academic sports business programs at peer universities.
Now in its 13th year, the SDSU Sports Business Management MBA program is focused entirely on the international business of sports with a curriculum that combines the classroom environment, an international sports case study experience and a required internship within the sports and entertainment industry.
"We are honored that SportBusiness International recognized the SDSU Sports Management Business MBA program," said Scott Minto, director of the program. "Our dedicated alumni network and outstanding faculty give our students the skills and knowledge base demanded by sports and entertainment employers. We adapt to market demands with an analytics-heavy MBA curriculum, which is part of the reason we ranked among the top four programs in the world."
About the Fowler College of Business
With over 5,000 students, SDSU's Fowler College of Business is one of the largest business schools in the U.S. For over 60 years, the college has produced some of the most successful and influential business leaders in the world. For more information, visit business.sdsu.edu.
About the Sports Business Management MBA Program
Founded in 2005, the Sports Business Management MBA program is a fully-accredited academic program concentrating on a sports-centered curriculum. Taught by top-level faculty and anchored by a 6-month internship within the global sports industry, graduates of the program have launched management positions with organizations such as Under Armour, the Golden State Warriors, the Mountain West Conference, the San Diego Padres and StubHub, among many others.
San Diego State University is a major public research institution that provides transformative experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom, for its 36,000 students. The university offers bachelor's degrees in 91 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 22 areas. Students participate in research, international experiences, sustainability and entrepreneurship initiatives, and a broad range of student life and leadership opportunities. The university's rich campus life features opportunities for students to participate in, and engage with, the creative and performing arts, a Division I athletics program and the vibrant cultural life of the San Diego region. For more information, visit www.sdsu.edu.
Contact: Suzanne Finch
Chief Public Affairs Officer
SDSU Fowler College of Business
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