Meet JWU professor Patrick Leary, EdD: Learn how he translates his classroom courses in Providence to the online classroom—plus discover the advice that he credits both his work ethic and success.
The Super Bowl is an unofficial national holiday that showcases all aspects of the sports, entertainment, and event management industry. It shines a spotlight on the very best the industry has to offer—making it much more than just a football game.
When I was in college in the early 1990s, friends would routinely stop by my room to see people playing Nintendo’s “Tecmo Super Bowl” – a video game where we would watch the exploits of a computer-generated Bo Jackson, Joe Montana, and other football heroes of the day.
People watching other people playing video games? Quite a few people thought we were crazy!
As the global sports industry continues to grow, so does the need for business-focused administrators within athletic organizations. This online MBA - Sport Leadership degree is designed to introduce students to the sports industry while giving them the solid business foundation necessary in today's market.
What do you do when you’re managing an event and something goes wrong? According to Frank Supovitz, founder of Fast Traffic Events and Entertainment, you need to accept the truth of the situation and work to overcome the problem. These realizations, which he calls “mega-truths,” will help you set your sights on what actually needs to be done.
Who: Patrick Leary, EdD, is an associate professor in the College of Hospitality at Johnson & Wales University Providence Campus, as well as an online faculty member.
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Have you ever wondered what you can do with a Sport Leadership degree from Johnson & Wales University? According to Professor Patrick Leary, EdD, students who study sport leadership can go on to pursue a variety of careers in the sports industry, including athletic administration roles.
We asked him for some specifics, and here’s what he said:
JWU Online: What is athletic administration, and what kinds of positions are available?
The global sports industry continues to grow at a rapid pace. According to Plunkett Research, the sports industry is more than a $500-billion-dollar business domestically and an estimated $1.5-trillion-dollar industry across the global market. As a result, there is a growing need for skilled leaders within the sports industry.