SPOAC – Sports Business Academy by WHU brings together the best from science and industry practice.
In cooperation with leading companies and institutions in sports business, SPOAC offers part-time degree and non-degree programs that focus on interdisciplinary challenges and immediate applicability of the contents for the industry’s future decision-makers.
SPOAC goes China
The 23 participants in the GMP "Class of 2017" at SPOAC will travel to Shanghai to form their own opinion of developments in China. As part of the “Internationalization” module, they’ll be introduced to the particularities of the Chinese business world and take part in tours and exclusive presentations at various clubs and Chinese sports and media organisations.
Microsoft new partner of SPOAC
SPOAC has signed a long-term partnership agreement with Microsoft, the leading manufacturer of standardised software, services and solutions. Considering the way digitalisation and internationalisation are becoming increasingly more significant to the sports business, this partnership makes an important contribution to professionalisation in the industry.
UNIQUE LEARNING CONCEPT
By means of innovative learning methods developed by Harvard Business School, among others, and a clear focus on the challenges the industry faces, students receive the best possible training that will enable them to assume leadership roles within the sports business industry in the future.
Effective learning using the Case Method
originally developed at Harvard Business School
PERSONAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT
Students at SPOAC benefit from unique career development opportunities:
they gain exclusive access to industry knowledge, partners and decision-makers from the SPONSORs and WHU networks. At all times, achieving personal career goals is at the core of the individual support SPOAC provides.
Unrestricted access to SPONSORs media and SPONSORs Summits
Advice and coaching to achieve personal career goals
The degree and non-degree programs offered at SPOAC are geared towards high potentials from sports business and associated fields with several years of professional experience. The students aim to take the next step in their careers in the fields of management, strategy and networking, with a view to assuming leadership roles in sports business. At the same time, SPOAC serves as a training platform for valued staff members of leading clubs, leagues, associations and sports business enterprises.
The part-time degree and non-degree programs SPOAC offers to the sports business industry range from subject-specific three-day "Excellence Programs" to the one-year "General Management Program in Sports Business" to the two-year WHU Part-Time MBA Sports Business Track.