Sponsored by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton Sports Business Initiative (WSBI), the Wharton Sports Business Academy (WSBA) is a summer institute that provides an opportunity for talented rising high school juniors and seniors to study sports business leadership at the Wharton School.
This program will teach students about ownership, sports agents, and celebrity endorsements as they meet and learn from leaders in the sports business world. This program examines various academic disciplines, such as management, law, negotiation, marketing and leadership, as they apply to the sports industry with an overview of the business and legal aspects of various intercollegiate, Olympic and professional sports enterprises.
You will visit some of the region's most important facilities, and ultimately gain insight into the leadership, management, and increasingly global nature of the sports business. Through academic and co-curricular activities, WSBA students have the opportunity to test their potential as future sports business leaders.
Mornings will be spent attending classes in the Wharton School's state-of-the-art Jon M. Huntsman Hall. You will learn from four of the leading sports business academics, Professors Shropshire, Rosner, Brandt, and Heggans. They are known for their ability to condense difficult concepts into easily understandable ones with enthusiasm, making the materials come to life. Afternoons will be spent learning from and meeting with some of the most respected leaders in the sports industry in both the classroom and at sports facilities. Trips may include visits to Citizens Bank Park, Citi Field, the Wells Fargo Center, PPL Park, Lincoln Financial Field and historic sports facilities such as Franklin Field and the Palestra.