Manhattan Sports Business Academy (MSBA) is an eight-week summer immersion program based in New York City and designed for college students & young professionals seeking career acceleration in the sports industry. Following a competitive selection process, MSBA delivers a unique and comprehensive learning experience to an intimate group of members through internship placement, a weekly speaker series, office field trips, mentorship, career workshops, weekend group outings, and professional development curriculum.  We ensure that our members understand the sports industry at every level while helping them build a network of established executives from top-tier organizations and connecting them with like-minded peers from around the world.

KEY PROGRAM CONTRIBUTORS

PROGRAM PILLARS 

INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT

INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT

SPEAKER SERIES

SPEAKER SERIES

MENTORSHIP

MENTORSHIP

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

THE STUDENT BLOG 

TESTIMONIALS 

 

 
Darren Rovell

MSBA is a game-changing opportunity for serious young professionals seeking a competitive advantage in our demanding and evolving industry. I wish this type of program existed when I was looking for a way to break in.”

Darren Rovell Reporter - Sports Business , ESPN
 
 
Frank Supovitz

I found the quality, intelligence and incisiveness of the students in the room truly and uniquely impressive.  Proof-positive that this program presents great opportunities to introduce today’s sports business leaders to the best young minds coming into the industry.”

Frank Supovitz SVP - Events, NFL
 
 
Wendy Morris

MSBA students are thoughtful, passionate and curious about the sports landscape and MSBA provides their members a broad spectrum of exposure throughout the summer. I appreciate that MSBA doesn’t just highlight the usual areas or suspects within their content, but also brings in experts from unique areas of the business like product licensing, digital technology, etc. This helps students see that there are more opportunities in sports than being an agent or in sales at a team.”

Wendy Morris VP - Team Marketing and Business Operations, NBA
 
 
Samson Feldman

The Manhattan Sports Business Academy was a life changing experience for me. The access that you receive to some of the top professionals in the sports industry is invaluable. I would recommend this program to any young professional who wants to get a head start in their careers.”

Samson Feldman MSBA Class of 2012
 
Aaron Malave

Throughout this eight-week journey, we’ve learned, networked, shared best practices, experienced New York, and most importantly, created an incredible bond that we can eternally thank this program for. The ability to both work hard and play hard with this group of young professionals provided a dynamic that was unique to any of my previous experiences.”

Aaron Malave MSBA Class of 2013
Avery Mason

From the moment students are accepted into the Manhattan Sports Business Academy, the team works hard to provide the best internship placement, mentor pairing, and networking opportunities to fit each individual. The time and effort that is put in to match and guide students cannot be found anywhere else.”

Avery Mason MSBA Class of 2014
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