Course Spotlight: Business of Professional Sports

If you’re looking for a course that gives you real world experience working behind the scenes of some of Chicago’s best sports events, look into Business of Professional Sports with Monique Maye.

Last semester, students in this course were able to volunteer at the Chicago Marathon and the Hot Chocolate Run. By volunteering for these events, students got to witness the effective management of a high-volume sports event.

Students in the course also produced game days for the Chicago Steel Hockey Team and the Chicago Steam Basketball Team in which they worked together to market and sponsor the events. In addition, they organized a “Toys for Tots,” toy drive at the Chicago Steel event to help kids in the holiday season. The Chicago Steam game day aired on ESPN3, and the Chicago Steel game day streamed live on its website.