NYU-SCPS Tisch Center Presents Sports Business Briefing: Derek Jeter's Legacy Contract

Analyses and Predictions Regarding Free Agency and 3,000 Hits

NEW YORK, November 1, 2010 - The New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) has announced today the launch of the School’s Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management sports business briefing podcast series.

The 25- minute podcast presentation is the second in a series presented by Clinical Associate Professor of Sports Management Wayne G. McDonnell, Jr. In this podcast, Professor McDonnell discusses New York Yankee Derek Jeter’s free agency and quest for 3,000 hits and proposes his expert predictions.

The sports business briefing – Derek Jeter's Legacy Contract can be accessed by visiting: www.scps.nyu.edu/jeterpodcast.

This winter, Professor McDonnell will be teaching "The Business of Baseball," a three-session intensive course designed for those who have a genuine interest in analyzing business strategies and practices that impact our national pastime. Offered January 6-8, 2011 in Manhattan, the curriculum covers critical topics in The Business of Baseball "off the field" – financing and business models, unionization and collective bargaining, player valuations and procurement, the impact of the recession on luxury suites and season tickets, and much more. To request an application, please call (212) 998-9100 or scps.tischcenter.sports@nyu.edu.

Professor McDonnell, a former financial analyst and accountant with such entities as Madison Square Garden and the Marsh & McLennan Companies, is a member of the full-time faculty of the NYU Tisch Center’s B.S. in Sports Management, M.S. in Sports Business, Graduate Certificate in Sports Business, and continuing education programs. Professor McDonnell’s research area is the financial aspects of major and minor league baseball, where he has written on topics such as revenue sharing, luxury tax and salary arbitration and compensation, and is a highly sought-after commentator and blogger. 

More about the Tisch Center at NYU-SCPS
Established in 1992, the Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management (www.scps.nyu.edu/tisch) has earned a global reputation as a leading academic hub for undergraduate and graduate study, applied research, and continuing and executive education programs for the hospitality, tourism, and sports business fields. It bears with pride the name of an industry giant and New York University benefactor, Preston Robert Tisch, former CEO of Loews Hotels and owner of the New York Giants. 

Within NYU-SCPS, the Tisch Center offers two bachelor’s degree programs (B.S. in Hotel and Tourism Management and B.S. Sports Management), three master ’s degree programs (M.S. in Hospitality Industry Studies, M.S. in Sports Business, and M.S. in Tourism Management), and three graduate certificates (in Hospitality Industry Studies, Sports Business, and Tourism  Management). Taught by 12 full-time clinical faculty members and more than 80 adjuncts—all of whom are leading practitioners in their respective industries—these programs enroll approximately 500 undergraduate and graduate students, from across the United States and abroad, and claim 1,600-plus alumni working around the globe. 

The Tisch Center is also known for organizing each June in New York City, the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, considered the premier hospitality finance and development forum of its kind. Annual attendance has grown to nearly 2,000 industry leaders—among them CEOs and leading finance and real estate executives.

EDITORS: To interview Professor McDonnell about this article or for more information, please contact Cheryl Feliciano at cheryl.feliciano@nyu.edu or 212-992-9103.