These are exciting times for those working in the Canadian sport industry. Earlier this year, the Governor General declared 2015 the Year of Sport. Since then, the Jays captured the nation’s attention, the Raptors became a consistent playoff team and announced they will host the 2016 All-Star Game, and the Pan-Ams and FIFA Women’s World Cup were both international successes. With a focus on future sport managers, sport business programs at Canadian universities range from 4-year undergraduate programs (ex. the Laurentian University’s Sport Administration (SPAD program) to Master’s programs like the MHK Sport Management program at the University of Ottawa. Beyond formal educational settings,
For sports-crazed business students across North America, there are a few things that even the best of management programs cannot always offer: the chance to learn from the best in sport, and, perhaps more importantly, the chance to network with the best sport has to offer. In just over a month, those students will get the chance to do both.
Aspiring sports business students from around the continent will be convening in Montreal for the 20th annual John Molson Sports Business Conference, which is slated to run from November 5-7 in the city’s downtown core. From humble beginnings in 1995, the John Molson Sports Business Conference has blossomed into Canada’s largest student-run sports busin