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Sports and Entertainment Management

Iona College has established itself as a leading institutional voice in sports and entertainment business by creating a Center that builds on The Hagan School of Business experience. The Center focuses on the best practices of the media, marketing and management of this industry as well as provide undergraduate and graduate students with "insider" knowledge of career advancement strategies.

About the Center

The sports and entertainment industry continues to evolve through new technology and multi-faceted media companies. The long-ago era of three television networks, rotary phones, newspapers and terrestrial radio as primary sources of information and entertainment has given way to personalized content via satellite communications and digital technology. From property development and event management to content distribution and media sales, consumers and business executives are immersed in sports and entertainment more so than ever before.

At the heart of this evolution are exciting career opportunities in sports and entertainment media, sales and marketing and management. Arguably, New York City is the sports and entertainment capital of the world, playing host to many global-reaching properties, marketing campaigns, media entities and world-class sports and entertainment venues. With such a close proximity, Iona College is in the backyard of this fertile ground and has the unique opportunity to feature sports and entertainment as part of its' mission integration.

Iona College has established itself as a leading institutional voice in the sports and entertainment business by creating a Center that builds on the Hagan School of Business experience. The Center focuses on current issues and best practices within vibrant industry sectors, such as media, marketing and management and offers "insider" knowledge of career and advancement strategies.

Industry and business leaders recognize the Hagan School of Business as an excellent source for developing well-rounded talent and know that the Center will supplement that experience with valuable sports and entertainment knowledge. By augmenting the core MBA curriculum with relevant sports and entertainment business issues and insights from visiting industry executives, Iona College students are uniquely prepared to pursue both business, as well as sports and entertainment career opportunities.

Top Five New York Area Sport & Entertainment Employers of Iona College Alumni

Many of the top sports and entertainment companies in the world employ Iona Alumni (undergraduate and graduate) including:

  • Disney Companies - ABC Network, ESPN, and ESPN New York
  • Madison Square Garden
  • Major League Baseball Related Companies -  MLB Properties, MLB Advanced Media, MLB Network, MLB Alumni Marketing
  • NBC Universal
  • Viacom/MTV Networks

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