Sport and entertainment management

Wayne State M.B.A. students are now able to pursue a concentration in Sport and Entertainment Management. The Mike Ilitch School of Business is uniquely positioned to provide a training ground for M.B.A. students with the support of Detroit's major teams and entertainment venues.

The Ilitch School is just steps away from:

  • Little Caesars Arena
  • Ford Field
  • Comerica Park
  • Fox Theatre
  • The Fillmore Detroit
  • MotorCity Casino Hotel
  • And many more

Critical challenges, such as how to attract and retain the elusive entertainment consumer, how to build a franchise to maximize wins and profits, and how to manage events that highlight an organization's core mission will be explored in the 36-credit, 21-month sport and entertainment M.B.A. cohort.

The program is led by Professor Scott Tainsky, a widely published expert in the field, and Senior Lecturer Tamme Quinn Grzebyk, who offers a wealth of professional experience as well as academic expertise.

Why Wayne State?

  • Location in the heart of Detroit's sport and entertainment district
  • Extensive network with industry executives
  • Preferred placement in high-demand internships while taking coursework
  • GMAT waiver for qualified applicants
  • AACSB-accredited program

To become part of this program, prospective students may apply to the Wayne State M.B.A. program. Current Wayne State M.B.A. students are encouraged to meet with an advisor in the Graduate Programs Office to update their academic plans.