Sport and entertainment management intro course open to all WSU students

Are you looking to get in the game? Introduction to sport and entertainment management, cross-listed as SEM 5100 and MGT 5100, provides students with an overview of these exciting industries with emphasis on the use of business principles to identify, attract and retain consumers.

The course includes:

  • Interaction with front offices of Detroit’s major league teams
  • Building tours of sport and entertainment facilities in The District Detroit, such as Little Caesars Arena, the Fox Theatre, Ford Field and Comerica Park
  • Discussion of current events in sports
  • Case study on Hamilton the Musical—the show incorporating hip hop, R&B, pop, soul, traditional-style show tunes and color-conscious casting
  • Case studies from the MLB and the NHL with a focus on Detroit sports

The class will be taught by Associate Professor Scott Tainsky, director of the sport and entertainment management program at the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

With the new Ilitch School facility just steps away from Little Caesars Arena, home of both the Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Pistons, and within a short walk (less than a half-mile) of the Fox Theatre, the Fillmore, Ford Field and Comerica Park, this course is a unique opportunity to learn about the sport and entertainment industry right where the action happens.

For the Fall 2019 semester, MGT 5100 (Section 19399)/SEM 5100 (Section 18742) will meet on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Ilitch School. Registration is now open.

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