Students have long requested more formal opportunities to focus on the business of sports while at the Wharton School. Though there are no sports management degree programs at Wharton and currently no plans to introduce them, WSBI introduces students to the Sports Business Industry through:
- Sports Business Consulting Practicum opportunities, company “treks”, and independent study projects;
- Sponsoring sports-specific conferences, speakers, career panels, receptions and forums to raise exposure to leaders and key topics in the sports business industry;
- Facilitating recruiting efforts in this highly competitive industry by working hand-in-hand with career services, companies and alumni;
- Supporting student-run sports business focused clubs at the MBA and undergraduate levels;
- Customizing certificate programs for sports industry organizations. For more information on our executive education programs, please see “Business Education for the Sports Industry.”
- WSBI will provide links to internships that we are contacted about by interested sports organizations
- WSBI works closely with Wharton Career Management. Do contact us if we can assist with your search for students and alums.
Sports Consulting Practicum
As part of a Sports Consulting Practicum, our students complete consulting projects for companies in sports and related industries. Students work hand-in-hand with executives to design and execute projects, affording students significant, hands-on experience. The Sports Consulting Practicum is completed through either the Field Application Project or an Independent Study Project.
- Field Application Project (FAP)
Please visit our most recent newsletter for examples of student projects available through Wharton's Field Application Project (FAP) Program.
- Independent Study Projects (ISP)
- Treks and Mentoring
- Companies work with WSBI to design “treks” where groups of students visit their operations and/or recruit students individually to work on independent study projects focused on issues of particular interest to them. Additionally, these companies often participate in less structured mentoring and networking programs.