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Sport Management Abroad students in HollandThere is no doubt that when students step out of the classroom and engage in the world they are studying, their learning experience reaches another level. In the Sport Management Department, students have this kind of experiential learning opportunity to study global sport management while meeting with leaders in the European field.

This semester-long course, SPM 399 European Sport Management, examines strategic, operational, cultural and technological factors to prepare future business leaders for success in the competitive sport marketplace. After building a foundation in the classroom, students travel to four European countries meeting top-level sport executives and touring sport venues and cultural sites.

This travel course has given students in years past the opportunity to watch field hockey played at the highest level, dialog with the president of the International Handball Federation, tour FIFA and learn how the international governing body of soccer works to develop higher levels of sport in developing countries and hear from leaders at the International Cycling Union on its anti-doping campaign.

Students visit countries like Germany, Switzerland and France and have free time to explore as tourists. For more information, contact the Sport Management department at (813) 257-3162.