Sport and entertainment management

Wayne State M.B.A. students may pursue a concentration in Sport and Entertainment Management. The Mike Ilitch School of Business is uniquely positioned to educate M.B.A. students with the support of Detroit's major teams and entertainment venues. We are in close proximity to several relevant venues, including:

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

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

Prospective students may apply to the Wayne State M.B.A. program. Interested Wayne State M.B.A. students are encouraged to meet with an advisor in the Graduate Programs Office to update their academic plans.