Students gain exposure into the sports business industry and beyond through courses taught at The Wharton School.
Summary of Courses:
|Sports Business Management||LGST 207||UGR|
|Sports Law||LGST 228||UGR|
|Negotiation and Conflict Resolution||MGMT 291 / OIDD 291 / LGST 206||UGR|
|Field Application Project (FAP)||MGMT 653||MBA|
|Negotiations||MGMT 691 / OIDD 691 / LGST 806||MBA|
|Sports Business Management||LGST 809 / MGMT 815||MBA|
LGST 207 - Sports Business Management (UGR)
This undergraduate course examines various business disciplines as they apply to the sports industry. The course provides the student with an overview of the business of the intercollegiate, Olympic and professional sports enterprises. In addition, the course investigates the business related issues encountered by managers of sports organizations and covers how business principles can be applied to effectively address these issues.
LGST 229 - Sports Law
This course focuses on the areas of association, contract, constitutional, labor, antitrust, and agency law as they apply to the sports industry. This course exposes the student to many of the legal issues facing stakeholders in sport organizations. Special attention is given to the regulation of professional sports leagues promoting competitive balance, as well as antitrust law and labor-management relations dealing with the organization structure of sports leagues. The course also takes an inside look at previous and newly formed collective bargaining agreements and the use of Salary Cap or lack thereof in professional sports leagues. The development of effective communication skills will be emphasized through class presentations, written assignments, and quizzes; leadership and interpersonal communications will be cultivated through small group projects and meetings, and critical thinking and problem solving skills will be fostered through the careful study of case law impacting the sports industry in a variety of facets.
MGMT 291 / OIDD 291 / LGST 206 - Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Negotiation is the art and the science of creating good agreements between two or more parties. This course develops managerial negotiation skills by mixing lectures and practice, using cases and exercises in which students negotiate with each other. The cases cover a wide range of problems and settings: one-shot deals between individuals, repeated negotiations, negotiations over several issues, and negotiations among several parties (both within and between organizations).
MGMT 653 - Field Application Project (FAP)
FAP is completed through our Sports Consulting Practicum, where students complete consulting projects for in sports and related industries. Students work hand-in-hand with executives to companies design and execute projects, affording students significant, hands-on experience.
FAP is a program designed to integrate years of advanced study by Wharton MBA students, as they apply what they have learned to the problems of organizations in the community. FAP develops students’ expertise at addressing and framing unstructured problems, for which a single set of techniques or conceptual lenses will not suffice. As a program, based on experience, FAP provides students the opportunity to apply classroom knowledge in developing meaningful managerial action plans.
MGMT 691 / OIDD 691 / LGST 806 - Negotiations
This course examines the art and science of negotiation. This course develops managerial skills by combining lectures with practice, using exercises where students negotiate with each other. Over the course of the semester, students will engage in a number of simulated negotiations ranging from simple one issue transactions to multi-party joint ventures. Through these exercises and associated readings, students explore the basic theoretical models of bargaining and have an opportunity to test and improve their negotiation skills.
LGST 809 / MGMT 815 - Sports Business Management (MBA)
This graduate level course examines various business disciplines as they apply to the sports industry. The course provides the student with an overview of the business of the intercollegiate, Olympic and professional sports enterprises. In addition, the course investigates the business related issues encountered by managers of sports organizations and covers how business principles can be applied to effectively address these issues.