The Wharton Sports Business Initiative (WSBI) is unlike the other degree granting programs that I have highlighted in the past. WSBI calls itself a research and executive education focused “think tank.”
Involved in the program are educational programs, strategic corporate partnerships, consulting assignments, forums, and research. Above all, WSBI wants to become a premier Research Center where sports industry leaders, faculty, and students can learn more about the profession.
The Faculty Director is Kenneth L. Shropshire, author of The Business of Sports Agents, a book that I have recommended as a must read in the past. Among his many other accomplishments in the field of sports, Mr. Shropshire is also the head of The Sports Lawyers Association.
If you have the grades to get into Wharton and you are interested in a career in sports, the Wharton Sports Business Initiative seems like it is a great program to get your name out there and learn about the field in an excellent hands-on setting.