September 17, 2020

NYU School of Professional Studies Tisch Institute for Global Sport Launches New “Champions” Course as Part of NYU’s Fall “Big Ideas” Offerings

The Course Will Focus on the Intersection Between Leadership and Sports and Will Feature an All-Star Lineup of Roger Goodell, Magic Johnson, Sheila Johnson, Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, Alex Rodriguez, Jonathan M. Tisch, and Abby Wambach

September 17, 2020 - New York, NY—NYU’s “Big Ideas” course series offers an academic experience completely unique to the University. Students engage with faculty experts from across NYU to explore themes and topics relevant to today's issues, including social justice, the arts, sports, and artificial intelligence. These courses offer NYU students the chance to learn in a whole new way, and to approach the world from the vantage point of celebrated and renowned artists, athletes, neuroscientists, philosophers, data journalists, historians, and ethicists.

This year, as part of the “Big Ideas” course series, the NYU School of Professional Studies Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport will offer a course titled “Champions.” The 2-credit course will focus on the intersection of leadership and sports, and will draw upon the experiences of successful sports industry business leaders, star athletes, and coaches through conversations with Roger Goodell, Magic Johnson, Sheila Johnson, Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, Alex Rodriguez, Jonathan M. Tisch, and Abby Wambach.

“The ‘Champions’ course will cover topics ranging from the importance of team chemistry to the link between winning on the field and success in the executive suite,” noted Vince Gennaro, associate dean of the Tisch Institute. “It will address issues such as aligning an organization around a common goal, building a sustainable winning culture, and race and gender issues in sports.”

These pre-taped conversations will be analyzed and discussed in virtual meetings and through assignments directed by Associate Dean Gennaro and Daniel Kelly, who serves as the academic director for the Tisch Institute’s graduate programs.

The globally-ranked Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport of the NYU School of Professional Studies is a widely recognized, global leader in sport business education. Its goal is to develop the future leaders of the sports industry by providing them with the tools to innovate and lead in complex times. The Tisch Institute’s curriculum is built around three themes that are reshaping the industry—sports technology and innovation; globalization; and new, emerging fan behaviors. Through its degree programs—the BS in Sports Management, the MS in Sports Business, and the MS in Global Sport, along with its certificate and executive education offerings, the Tisch Institute offers a world-class education to those just entering the field, as well as to seasoned professionals who seek to advance in the industry by harnessing the power of the digital and global transformation of sport, the evolution of the fan base, and the changing dynamics of sport consumption.

Located in the heart of NYC, the Tisch Institute and its students benefit greatly from their close proximity to many of the world's leading sports leagues, teams, athlete representation firms, sports marketing agencies, and sports venues. The Tisch Institute also has established itself on the global stage as a premier sport business educator, with industry connections to sport partners around the world. Faculty members are leading experts in their fields, imparting their knowledge and sharing their connections with their students. A network of more than 1000+ alumni worldwide, makes the Tisch Institute the ideal place to gain the NYU education that will help students and professionals to “change the game” now and in the years to come. Learn more about the Tisch Institute for Global Sport.

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