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BUS 124 — Building a Career in the Business of Sports

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Tuesdays
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 6 weeks
Date(s): Jan 15—Feb 19
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm
Drop Deadline: Jan 28
Unit: 1
Tuition: $460
Instructor(s): Andy Dolich
Status: Open
7:00—8:50 pm
Jan 15—Feb 19
6 weeks
Drop By
Jan 28
1 Unit
Andy Dolich
For those who want to pursue a career in the fiercely competitive field of sports management, this course is a professional’s roadmap. You will gain in-depth exposure to the breadth of challenging work assignments and learn how digital media and global growth are opening up unprecedented opportunities for job seekers with a sense of adventure. You will receive insider advice and interact with industry professionals who will help you understand where the real job opportunities lie, build a unique skill set, and create a resume that makes you stand out. You will be introduced to executive recruiters, team executives, career coaches, and other sports business professionals who will give you the necessary tools that can turn your interest into an actionable game plan for beginning a career in the business of sports. This course is a one-stop shop focusing on career opportunities in global sports, the business of college athletics, digital media, sports betting, venue operations, immersive technology, analytics and metrics, player personnel, and broadcasting.

A tentative list of guest speakers includes Tom Fox (president, San Jose Earthquakes); Jamie Zaninovich (deputy commissioner/COO, Pac-12 Conference); Ted Robinson (sportscaster, San Francisco 49ers); Al Guido (president, San Francisco 49ers); Kate Scott (TV commentator, Pac-12 Conference); Andy Dallin (president, ADC Partners); and Matt Levine (vice president of business development & marketing, 3BALL USA).

Andy Dolich, President, Dolich Consulting

Andy Dolich has held executive positions in the NFL, the NBA, the MLB, and the NHL. He was the “sports business insider” for NBC Sports Bay Area. He has taught sports business at the University of San Francisco and Menlo College. He is a columnist for the Ultimate Sports Guide and a guest columnist for Sports Business Journal.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.