UMass Boston Receives $5 Million for Sports Leadership Program
philanthropynewsdigest | March 10, 2018
The largest gift in UMass Boston history will support a new major designed to create career pathways and bring additional diversity to the management and leadership levels in the sports industry. Available starting this fall, the 39-credit Sport Leadership major will comprise core components that include the foundations of sport, leadership and management, finance and economics, sports marketing and communications, ethics and sports law, and innovation and entrepreneurship. Students will be required to take classes in, and encouraged to minor in, business fields such as management, marketing, accounting, analytics, and finance, and also will be required to perform community service, engage in mentorship programs, and participate in three internships.The program will be guided by an advisory board that includes Olympic track star (and UMass Boston honorary degree recipient) Edwin Moses, former New England Patriot Andre Tippett, Boston Celtics legend Tom "Satch" Sanders, and Baseball Hall of Fame executive Jeff Idelso.