When I participated in MSBA 2013, I was exposed to countless sports business professionals, companies, and overall experiences that propelled me into my current position at Thuzio. Given MSBA's impact, I introduced it to my company and since then we've had the fortune of hosting three amazing MSBA participants. Having a firsthand understanding of the professional growth that MSBA students get throughout their summer, Thuzio and I are thrilled to participate in MSBA and host some exceptional summer interns.
Senior Manager, Talent Partnerships / Thuzio (MSBA Class of 2013)
MSBA provided an experience both invaluable and game-changing. In just eight weeks, the close relationships I made - and continue to maintain to this day - with my classmates are unique and unparalleled, and it's extremely rewarding to see most of us getting our sports careers underway. No doubt we have the MSBA program, its staff, and our mentors to thank for giving us exposure to one another and to some of the industry's best. I can confidently say that MSBA is one of the smartest professional decisions I've ever made.
Partnership Activation Coordinator / Kansas City Chiefs (MSBA Class of 2013)
Manhattan Sports Business Academy was a life-changing experience for me. The access you receive to top professionals in the sports industry is invaluable. I would recommend this program to any young professional who wants to get a head start in his or her career.
Manager, Business Operations - NBA G League / National Basketball Association (MSBA Class of 2012)
There’s nothing like being surrounded by people that share that passion and drive you have — it only pushes you harder and gets you more excited. I have the confidence now that I will thrive and succeed in this industry. This is where I want to be, and I have MSBA to thank for it.
Senior Director, Strategy & Sponsorship / Ultimate Fighting Championship (MSBA Class of 2012)
Throughout our eight-week journey with MSBA, we learned, networked, shared best practices, experienced New York, and most importantly, created an incredible bond that we can eternally thank this program for. The ability to both work hard and play hard with this group of young professionals provided a dynamic that was unique to any of my previous experiences.
Manager, Business Development / Learfield Sports - VCU Sports Properties (MSBA Class of 2013)
Landing my former position with Major League Baseball would not have been possible without the experiences and resources I acquired through my summer with MSBA.
Manager, Global Partnerships / Legends (MSBA Class of 2014)
MSBA not only offers you direct access to professionals from all aspects of the sports industry, but also connects you with a group of like-minded peers who are just as hungry to begin their careers as you are. Being able to use this network as the foundation for my career in sports has been invaluable, and I know it will only continue to benefit me in the future.
M.S., Sport Management Candidate / University of Massachusetts Amherst (MSBA Class of 2016)
If you’d like one tip of advice going into a summer at MSBA, just toss expectations out the window because however high you want to set the bar, MSBA’s always a mile above it. My summer with MSBA cannot be described in words. I have never been more confident and prepared to take on this industry. I don’t know where my career path will go from this point forward, but the one thing I do know is that I will forever thank MSBA.
Manager, Sales Process / The Madison Square Garden Company (MSBA Class 2014)
In a matter of just eight weeks with MSBA, we received invaluable advice from countless industry professionals, experienced everything New York City has to offer, and most importantly made 24 new friends with similar aspirations. MSBA continues to cultivate a community of brilliant young professionals year in and year out, and I can honestly say I would not be where I am today without everyone involved.
Associate Manager, Golf / Wasserman (MSBA Class of 2017)
My MSBA summer was filled with amazing networking opportunities, invaluable professional learnings, and a new group of friends that I maintain to this day.The community of professionals that MSBA has cultivated is unparalleled and I am honored to be a part of it. As I look back on my own summer experiences, there is no doubt MSBA was the jumpstart that my career needed. I would implore all young sports business professionals to take a serious look at this program and get ready for the summer of their lives.
Senior Account Executive, Partnership Marketing / USTA (MSBA Class of 2012)
MSBA is a chance to live in New York City, meet the best of the best in sports business and to establish a professional foundation that will ultimately ensure long, successful careers in our field. MSBA is not an 8-week crash course - it's a career springboard into an incredibly exciting and competitive industry.
Manager, Team Partnership Sales / The Madison Square Garden Company (MSBA Class of 2014)
No doubt MSBA was a catalyst for my professional development. Not only did MSBA allow me to uncover new skill sets and push me professionally, it paved the road that landed me in my current job. Aside from playing a key role in my summer experience, MSBA's network is full of professionals willing to put in the time to help you jumpstart your career even after the program is over. As the quality of the program continues to flourish, and as we all grow collectively in the business together, I'm proud to call myself an MSBA alum.
Specialist, Acquisition Marketing / DraftKings (MSBA Class of 2013)
MSBA displays and produces excellence; from the website you're on right now, to the fine-tuned eight week itinerary, no detail is overlooked. Each participant is given a customized experience designed to strengthen his or her skills. I am forever indebted to this organization for kick-starting my career, and I feel beyond fortunate knowing I always have this community to lean on.
Travel Director / Maritz Travel (MSBA Class of 2017)
MSBA gives you an opportunity to develop the genuine relationships necessary to excel in this business. I can honestly say I would not still be in the sports industry if it wasn’t for the connections I made during my summer in New York. Combining that with the personal interest this program has in your success, you cannot go wrong.
Tournament Services, THE PLAYERS Championship / PGA TOUR (MSBA Class of 2016)