Press Release

Franklin’s Sport program launches “Get in the Game,” Speaker Series


Sherry Mercurio
Executive Director, Office of Community Relations

Columbus, OH (August 6, 2020)

As Ohio’s #1 nonprofit university for online degrees, Franklin University has built its reputation on providing the academic offerings and resources necessary to support the broadest community of learners to achieve their goals. Adding to its list of student engagement resources, Franklin’s Sports Management program, part of the College of Health & Public Administration, is proud to announce its Get in the Game: Business of Sports Speaker Series. The new speaker series kicks off Thursday, Aug. 13 at 7:30 p.m. (EST) with premium sales executive, Matt Melchior from the Denver Broncos.

Sports is big business and the business is changing rapidly. According to the Business Research Company, today’s global sports industry is worth over $500 billion and growing. As a leading educator, it’s Franklin’s goal to provide sports-minded individuals with a comprehensive introduction to a variety of roles within this in-demand industry. The Business of Sports Speaker series, led by Franklin’s Sport Management chair, Bradley Kocher, speaks to all forms of sports management, including: business, marketing, sales and coaching, to showcase the behind the scenes of the game. Attendees will have an exclusive opportunity to hear from top experts in the field, while learning about unique career opportunities.

Register today for this free session:

Sports Management at Franklin
Franklin’s sport management curriculum unites sport science research and sport industry theory with practical knowledge. The B.S. in Sports Management major provides a background of essential business concepts to build leadership skills and style to excel in the sports industry. Franklin faculty provide practical experience paired with an on-site field experience at an organization tailored to its students. As Franklin continues to satisfy the needs of adult learners, classes are 100% online, with flexible course schedules.
To learn more about Franklin’s B.S. Sport Management degree:

About Franklin University

Accredited, nonprofit and dedicated to educating adults since 1902, Franklin provides on-site course options at our Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, and is an innovator in providing personalized online education. The University offers applied in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. The University also offers several academic programs internationally, including its top-ranked MBA, through agreements with partner institutions.

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and holds specialized accreditations for specific academic programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education. Franklin is only one of three schools in Ohio designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. 

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