Hundreds of billions of dollars are spent each year on the sports industry. Despite this, there are few graduate programs that focus on the complex legal and business issues that sports executives and other professionals experience. Sports at all levels – from youth leagues to college athletics to professional sports – all face important legal, ethical, and business questions.
Arizona State University, through the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and the W.P. Carey School of Business, is uniquely positioned to offer graduate degrees that prepare students to tackle the worlds of sports. ASU offers sports law and business programs that are interdisciplinary and solutions-oriented. Graduates are equipped to understand the sports market and regulatory forces at play in the U.S. and globally.
ASU offers distinct sports law related degree programs that people at various stages of their careers can pursue. The following degrees can be taken through the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law with support from the W.P. Carey School of Business:
The Sports Law and Business program emphasizes a problem-solving approach based on the “Four Rs” – Revenues, Regulation, Reputation, and Relationships. These four pillars support in-depth analysis, research, and critical-thinking that lead to creative, realistic, and implementable solutions to sports industry problems. By participating in the Sports Law and Business program, graduates will be uniquely positioned to understand how the Four R’s interact with each other and impact real world situations.
The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and the W.P. Carey School of Business, each highly ranked and well-respected, have partnered to offer a unique, well-rounded experience to support your career goals. Sample courses include:
• Sports Law and Business
• Amateur Sports Law and Business
• Professional Sports Law and Business
• International Sports Law and Business
• NCAA Compliance
• Risk Management in Venues
• Many more!
Please use the links in the “More Information” box on the right to learn more about the Sports Law and Business program at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. You can also Contact Us.
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