Athens, OH (PRWEB) March 20, 2014
For some employers, March Madness is a productivity killer at work. In fact, according to the annual report from outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, “companies stand to lose at least $1.2 billion for every unproductive work hour during the first week of the tournament.” But, for the alumni of Ohio University’s Sports Administration program, it’s another day on the job.
This year, a total of 57 alumni are represented at the 68 schools that made the NCAA field. In addition, there are 18 alumni that are administrators at represented conferences as well as the NCAA. Alumni roles range from athletic director to compliance or communications, and all will be contributing to the productivity of their teams.
“We are extremely proud of our alumni at all the schools and league offices represented,” said Jim Kahler, executive director of the Center for Sports Administration. “Their increased productivity these few weeks will hopefully offset the slump caused by the tournament in other areas of business.”
About Ohio University Sports Administration
As the first institution in the world to offer a master-level degree in Sports Administration, Ohio University has been a pioneer in the sports administration and business world for nearly 50 years. Ranked as the top graduate program in the world by Sport Business International for two consecutive years, Ohio continues its mission of producing the top sports business professionals each year.
The two-year MBA/MSA program prepares students for leadership positions by combining the business teaching of the Ohio University MBA program with sport-specific knowledge during the MSA program. This degree combination recognizes the growing complexity of the sports, facility and entertainment industries, and reinforces the Ohio University College of Business's commitment to preparing students for the leadership challenges of the future.