Professional Development

Ohio University PMSA Virtually Prepares Alums For Industry Challenges

  • 85% of Ohio University PMSA graduates are currently employed in the industry.
  • Chief Revenue Officer of Global Attractions for Legends Corey Breton details his experience in the program.

(Ohio University is a proud partner of Front Office Sports) For the better part of the last 50 years, Ohio University has been one of the premier names in sports business education. The Professional Master of Sports Administration (PMSA) program has given a large number of Bobcat alumni the tools and knowledge to become leaders across college and college professional sports. 85% of the program’s graduates are currently employed in the industry and shaping its future for the better. One […]

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WISE & UMass McCormack Department Of Sport Management Institute First-Of-Its-Kind Scholars Program

  • Each year for the next three years, two members of WISE will be selected to receive free graduate education from UMass Amherst.
  • WISE members can apply at wiseworks.org

(UMass Amherst is a proud partner of Front Office Sports) There are very important strides that are currently being taken to encourage gender equality in the sports industry. There is also much work to be done in this area, as many teams, leagues, brands, agencies and associations continue to skew heavily towards male positions of leadership.   Some of the meaningful strides taking place are occurring in academia, as programs specializing in sports management education become more intentional and proactive about both […]

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National Sports Forum Gears Up For 25th Anniversary Event In Atlanta

(The National Sports Forum is a proud partner of Front Office Sports) A rising tide lifts all ships.  Now in its 25th year of operation, this is the basic philosophy behind the National Sports Forum. Hundreds of professionals of every level attend the three-day conference every year to share ideas and best practices as well as create new connections and friendships in an effort to move the sports industry forward. This year, the event returns to the East Coast for […]

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An Analysis of the Elusive GM Track

  • What qualities are essential to earning a GM role?
  • UMass Amherst graduates who have gone on to GM roles share their insights

(UMass Amherst is a proud partner of Front Office Sports) The question “So where do you want to work in sports?” is often answered by young sport fans and burgeoning sport management professionals with a common vision for future employment: being a general manager of a professional team.  As the calendar turns to 2020, the professional development environment surrounding this highly sought after and exclusive sport industry niche continues to evolve. The “GM track” remains elusive to define, with no one […]

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Gary Bettman NHL Awards

NHL Announces Inclusion Initiatives, Billie Jean King Partnership

While in Las Vegas for its annual NHL Awards event celebrating last year’s top players, the league also took the time to examine its future, with a focus on advancing diversity and gender equality across hockey. The NHL held its inaugural diversity summit, which featured several announcements and panels, including tennis great Billie Jean King Officially titled “Declaring our Principles – Advancing Equity: A Summit on Inclusion,” the NHL announced a partnership with the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative, while […]

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