Columbia University’s Sports Management Graduate Program have announced a new joint program with Serie A USA to develop, plan and help execute a variety of special initiatives. The new collaboration, to include internships for Columbia students, Columbia faculty leading student teams in a semester-long consulting projects, and a variety of events, will begin immediately.
“We are elated to expand even deeper into the world of global football with this comprehensive, new arrangement with the nascent Serie A US office – said Scott Rosner, Academic Director of the Sports Management Program and Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia University -. This program will give our students, faculty and staff the ability to learn and engage directly with Serie A’s leadership team on a host of projects as it grows its footprint in the United States.”
“The partnership between Serie A and Columbia University’s Sports Management Graduate Program represents a significant step for Serie A in enhancing its presence in the United States – said Luigi De Siervo, CEO of Lega Serie A -. Providing students with the opportunity to participate in such a high-level educational program in the sports industry is a source of great pride and aligns with Serie A`s global brand development strategy. Additionally, the collaboration with the Columbia Sports Management Program will play a fundamental role for Serie A in promoting high-profile social, cultural, and educational initiatives in the United States”.
“To have an organization like Columbia’s Sports Management program as a partner to help develop Serie A and calcio in the US is a great value to our business – said Andy Mitchell, CEO and Managing Director of Lega Serie A USA -. I’m excited to tap into the intellect of both professors and students to help us shape the way we grow the league with people in the US.”
This partnership is the latest in a series of ongoing global projects that the Columbia Sports Management Program has created with some of the world’s leading sports organizations. Others include programs with USOPP, FC Bayern Munich, the NFL, La Liga North America, and Real Madrid, as well as additional short-term projects that are part of the curriculum in various programs each semester.
Recognized as one of the top programs in the world, Columbia University`s master`s degree program in Sports Management, available part-time and full-time, trains professionals in all sectors of the sports industry by teaching specific management skills in the areas of finance, business intelligence, analytics, social justice, digital media, entrepreneurship, leadership, law, marketing, sales, communications and facility management. This combination of broad-based and specific skill training is a hallmark of the program and is evident in both the content and sequencing of courses.