The Sports Management Institute was a rewarding experience, and I am delighted I chose to attend. From the faculty to the facilities to the food – everything was first class.
President, The Kidd Group
SMI took my daily responsibilities and challenged me to apply some up-to-date business principles. The opportunity to work with the faculty and staff in the area of total sports management will give me many things to work toward in the years to come. Every once in a while, you need a reminder on how to do things the right way and with class. SMI provides a great reminder.
Director of Athletics, University of Kentucky
The program provided an excellent combination of academics and practical applications and excellent networking.
Deputy Commissioner, Mountain West Conference
The Sports Management Institute was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that everyone interested in a career in sports should take advantage of. One of the most beneficial aspects was the opportunity to interact both formally and informally with other class members. I learned a great deal about my own area of professional responsibility as well as the duties of my colleagues. I would most certainly recommend SMI to my peers in professional sports.
Vice President, Business Development, New York Yankees
SMI provides attendees with an excellent opportunity to interact with the most well-respected professionals in intercollegiate athletics while also expanding their networks. SMI gives one the ability to step out of their current position so they can view and understand athletic administration from every position on the organizational chart. My participation at SMI helped prepare me to become the director of athletics at the University of Connecticut.
Vice President and Director of Athletics, Hofstra University
SMI exceeded my expectations in every way. The instructors were superb and the subject matter was right on target.
U.S. Military Academy
Attending the Sports Management Institute was a very rewarding experience, with many relationships I formed with my classmates remaining strong today and have been beneficial throughout my career.
Director of Athletics, University of North Carolina