Sports Management

2-week Concentration

You love the game, the athleticism, the challenge, the hype.

Even more so, you love the idea of getting into the business on the ground floor and helping to shape the direction of the sports world over the next five, 10, even 15 years. This summer, hone a broad range of skills needed to thrive in the world of sports management. From media and marketing to negotiations and business strategy, you’ll practice making key management decisions on the business, media, and PR sides of the field.

Get insider access to the fields that make sports a multi-billion dollar industry. You’ll learn from the best — from agents and news producers to directors of sabermetrics, media reps, and marketing VPs. You’ll bring the vision, the innovation, and the awareness of what the sports industry looks like now — and what you want it to look like once you’re the one calling the shots.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

Develop solutions to real issues facing professional sports teams and pitch your ideas to executives

Meet with top sports reporters in Chicago to get the inside scoop on communication strategies

Face off with sports attorneys in contract negotiations

Network with top eSports athletes and coaches

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Wrigley Field and see the inner workings of this iconic ballpark

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

Develop solutions to real issues facing professional sports teams and pitch your ideas to executives

Meet with top sports reporters in Chicago to get the inside scoop on communication strategies

Face off with sports attorneys in contract negotiations

Network with top eSports athletes and coaches

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Wrigley Field and see the inner workings of this iconic ballpark

AT EXPLO, LEARNING IS MORE
THAN JUST HANDS-ON.

IT’S ALL IN.

Get out of the classroom and into the real world.

Immersive projects, expert professionals, career connections — every day at
EXPLO is packed with opportunities to explore the world of people and ideas.

This opportunity was bigger than I expected. It completely exceeded my expectations. This experience felt so much more professional [than other sports management programs I’ve participated in] and I had to live up to what these executives expected of me. It really raised the game and made me work a thousand times harder. And when a professional, not just a teacher, is hearing your words and taking notes — actually considering your ideas — that feels really meaningful.

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WHAT IS A CONCENTRATION?

Concentrations at EXPLO are a deep dive into a single subject for students who have a strong sense of what they’re interested in and what they may want to pursue for a career or future study.

Students who enroll in a concentration take just the single course over the course of one or two weeks (depending upon which program you choose). While you are part of the larger EXPLO community, you’ll find that most of your time is spent with your Intensive cohort — other students who, like you, are completely dialed in to the subject you’re exploring.


MORE @ EXPLO CHICAGO

Not ready to invest all of your time on just one subject?
EXPLO Chicago also offers a three-week option where you can pursue your strengths and interests via a wide variety of hands-on courses, electives, activities, and trips.

Here are some additional courses at EXPLO you may find intriguing:

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