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The International Ski Federation is confident that the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics will power growth in skiing in China, despite a lack of home-grown stars. Tom King reports.

AISTS is proud to launch 2 new programs in India beginning 1st March 2021. This program aims to increase sport awareness and develop Indian students to work in the local and international sport industry

Today’s sports sector demands a wide range of business, financial and technical skillsets from executives. In this recording of a webinar SportBusiness ran on November 5, leaders of university programmes and industry employers consider how the education sector is developing to meet these demands

Operating without large-scale revenue guarantees and dedicated media networks enjoyed by many of the Power Five conferences, mid-major conferences and their member schools are facing their own particular challenges amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Pete Garcia, athletic director of Conference USA's Florida International University, discusses the current situation with US Editor Eric Fisher.

Ambassador Real Madrid, President of Global Institute of Sport Governor UCFB, Partner and Head of Sport and Media Practice ​​​​Savannah Group, Associate Dean New York University, Preston Robert Tisch Institute Global Sport

Fifa is offering Visa credit card holders in Qatar access to a special presale of Club World Cup tickets, for the competition that starts on February 4

The next in SportBusiness’ series of free webinars will take place on Thursday, November 5 at 15:00 GMT, with the topic of the future of sport business education up for discussion.

Italy's Politecnico di Torino has signed a five-year agreement with consultancy AWE Sport to work on initiatives to improve the environmental footprint of major sports events through education and innovation

SportBusiness, the leading provider of news, data and insight for the global sports sector, has launched a new service to provide its worldwide audience with analysis, data and opinion on the sport management…

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Dr. Michele Bates King, lecturer in speech and director of esports at William & Mary, discusses the growth of collegiate esports both at the Virginia-based institution and elsewhere

Columbia University's Scott Rosner and Joe Favorito use the wildly popular theatre musical "Hamilton" as inspiration to describe their unique experiences during the 2020 fall semester.

Welcome to the 2020 SportBusiness Postgraduate Rankings.

The Isenberg School of Management's flagship sports programme retains its high standards with a second-placed finish in 2020.

Though slow progress continues to be made, the sports industry remains an overwhelmingly male-dominated one. Adam Nelson talks to three academics from schools who are pushing to correct this on the importance of education to gender-parity in the sector.

Felicia Ganthier is director of operations at the WWE and a graduate of Columbia's MS Sports Management

Emilio Collins graduated Ohio University with a Masters in Sports Administration in 1996, and this year was named as the recipient of the department’s Charles R. Higgins Distinguished Alumni Award for 2020.

Burke Magnus graduated from UMass’s MBA/MS in Sport Management in 1994 and joined ESPN in 2008, taking up his current role in 2015.

The Master of Sports Administration degree at Ohio University tops our list for the seventh time in nine years.

The Fifa Master is Europe's best postgraduate sport management degree.

Dr Kevin Tallec Marston, academic coordinator, research fellow and academic project manager for the Fifa Master at the International Centre for Sport Studies (CIES), discusses the challenges and potential opportunities that are facing the sport management education sector, and academia more widely, as the world recovers from the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020.

Thayssa Plum took the Master of Advanced Studies in Sports Administration and Technology at AISTS in 2011, and is now senior media relations manager at Fifa.

Pierre Ducrey was part of the third intake of students on the CIES Fifa Master, which he graduated with distinction in 2003. He was appointed as Olympic Games operations director in March 2020, having joined the International Olympic Committee as an intern shortly after finishing his Masters degree.

Magali Louis, head of research and eduction, and Claude Stricker, executive director, discuss how the postgraduate research projects at AISTS are developed and the real-world industry impact they have had.

Dr Razan Baker graduated from Brunel University London with a PhD in sports sciences in 2014 and was appointed director of international communication at the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee in 2020.

As part of this year’s Postgraduate Rankings, SportBusiness is highlighting some of the most important and impactful research to have been produced and published by the institutions we survey. The CIES Fifa Master takes place across three European universities – Neuchâtel in Switzerland, Milan’s SDA Bocconi, and De Monfort in Leicester, England. Professor Martin Polley, director of the International Centre for Sports History and Culture at De Montfort, discusses how Fifa Master students at the school have taken a lead on anti-racist research in sport.

In July 2020, Jim Kahler stepped down as executive director of the AECOM Center for Sports Administration at Ohio University, after 15 years in the role. Starting in the 2020-21 academic year, Jim will become the school’s first director of sports gambling education, and writes here about the importance of strong education and partnerships as the betting sector continues to open up in the United States.  

Professor Nefertiti A. Walker is Associate Professor in the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Mark H. McCormack School of Sport Management, as well as UMass’ interim vice chancellor for diversity, equity, and inclusion and its chief diversity officer.

Joe Favorito has over 35 years of strategic communications, marketing, business development and public relations expertise in sports, and teaches a course on these subjects and more at Columbia University. The third edition of his book, Sports Publicity: A Practical Approach, was published earlier this year.