Department of Sport Leadership and Management
This program prepares students to succeed in leadership positions in the sport industry (recreational to professional, youth to adult) by providing them with knowledge and skills to critically analyze and innovatively engage in the business and culture of sport.
Major Insight Podcast – Episode 33
The Major League Potential of Connecting Business and Sport Analytics
Data is completely transforming the way we watch and play sports, and Caroline Brega is interested in how this “analytics revolution” connects her knowledge of business and her passion for sports.
Outside the classroom, Caroline has worked with the Columbus Blue Jackets as part of Miami University’s inaugural Sport Analytics Summer Academy, and Major League Baseball selected her to be a part of its Society for American Baseball Research. On this episode, she also talks about how her penchant for problem-solving helped provide a pathway forward.
What Our Alumni Say
Because of the variety of classes I took, I am able to contribute to conversations about almost everything -- from the economics of sold-out stadiums to the analysis of players' community involvement with youth organizations. The perspective that I gained from the SLAM department is evident in my day-to-day work.
Emily Simanskis '19
Social Media Coordinator, Chicago Blackhawks
I learned to think about sports in more nuanced ways and to appreciate the importance of scientific research in applied sport psychology. Having now come across many others pursuing careers consulting with athletes, I can tell that my training at Miami provided a rare and much-needed balance between applied practice and research.
Assistant Professor, Heriot-Watt University (UK)
The SLAM program taught me to confidently take initiative. It’s by way of my professors‘ encouragement to share ideas and be creative in class, that I’m unafraid to do so at my first job in professional sports.
Manager, Operations, Major League Soccer
The Sport Leadership MS degree is great at preparing students for future careers in higher education. I learned to be a both a better student and a better researcher through my experience in the classroom, in lab settings, and in my research experiences.
Christopher Hill, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, California State University, San Bernardino