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Sport, Management, and Culture in the Global Marketplace: New Zealand

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When: Winter Term 2023

Credits: SLM 446 (3 credit hours) and SLM 448 (3 credit hours)

Description: For the 6-credit course, students will travel to four cities (Auckland, Dunedin, Queenstown, and Wellington) from January 6-28, 2023 to examine the policy, management, and marketing of sport in New Zealand culture and society. While in New Zealand, students are fully immersed in the global and local complexities and relations of the New Zealand sport industry.

Program Activities: Students will be be given the opportunity for first hand experience in, and a thorough understand of, the rapidly expanding global sport marketplace through:

  • Formal lectures delivered by prominent guest scholars from New Zealand universities in the field of global sport culture, management, marketing, and media.
  • Meetings with sport managers and executives from governing bodies, corporate sponsors, sport media corporations, major venues, and professional teams to outline the New Zealand sport industry.
  • Site visits to locally and nationally prominent New Zealand sport stadiums, venues, and facilities.
  • Physical cultural practices and experiences such as sailing, surfing, street luge, jet boating, and social sport competitions (rugby, cricket, netball, soccer, and parkour, ultimate frisbee).

Course Relevance: SLM 446 and SLM 448 are both Miami Plan courses. Successful completion of the program will satisfy the entire Global Miami Plan for Miami students.

For SLAM students entering Miami prior to Fall 2020, the courses will fulfill the following course requirements toward their major:
SLM 448 - Sport Leadership Core course
SLM 446 - SLM Matrix course

For SLAM students entering after Fall 2020, both courses can be 2 of the 4 electives required to satisfy the program requirements.

Student Selection: The program is open to students of all majors and academic backgrounds. It’s intended for those students with personal and professional interests in the area(s) of: sport management, sport policy, tourism and event management, sport sociology, sport coaching, sport science, kinesiology, public health, physical activity, and/or physical education.

Program Fee: The program fee is $4,500. The program fee includes accommodation, meals, site visits, group meetings, activities, and sporting event tickets. Students will also be responsible for airfare which is in the range of $2000 and tuition per credit which for students based on their in/or out-of-state residency. Scholarships are available through Global Initiatives, the College of EHS, and SLAM.

Application Timeline: Applications for this program open in April. Admission to the program is rolling - applications are assessed in the order in which they are received. The final deadline to apply is September 15 although the program is likely to fill before this date. 

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Offered by Adam Beissel 
abeissel@MiamiOH.edu

The Management and Culture of English Soccer

When: March 17-26 (2023)

Credits: SLM 448 OR SLM 414 (3 credit hours)

Description: For the 3-credit course, students will travel to London over spring break to examine the management of soccer in British society. Students will be given the opportunity for first-hand experience in, and a thorough understanding of, the rapidly expanding global sport marketplace. While in London, students are fully immersed in the global and local complexities and relations of the UK soccer industry through:

  • formal lectures delivered by scholars from U.K. universities in the field of global soccer culture, management, marketing, and media
  • meetings with executives who outline the workings of the UK soccer industry
  • field visits to globally prominent UK soccer enterprises and facilities
  • participating in physical cultural experiences and social sport competitions
  • attending live sport and entertainment events

The program is open to students of all majors and academic backgrounds. It’s intended for those students with personal and professional interests in the area(s) of: sport management, sport policy, tourism and event management, sport sociology, sport coaching, sport science, kinesiology, public health, physical activity, and/or physical education.

Students enrolled in the course will receive three (3) credits and fulfill their Global Miami Plan. Students will enroll in either SLM 448 (Global Sport Perspectives) or SLM 414 (Event and Facility Management in Sport).

Program Fee: The program fee is $2,500. The program fee includes accommodation, meals, site visits, group meetings, activities, and sporting event tickets. Students will also be responsible for airfare which is in the range of $1000 and tuition per credit which for students based on their in/or out-of-state residency. Scholarships are available through Global Initiatives, the College of EHS, and SLAM.

Application Timeline: Applications for this program open in September. Admission to the program is rolling - applications are assessed in the order in which they are received. The final deadline to apply is December 15 although the program is likely to fill before this date.

For more information contact Adam Beissel at abeissel@MiamiOH.edu

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SLAM in Luxembourg Program

When: Every spring semester

Description: Live and study in Luxembourg at Miami University's Dolibois Center while taking Sport Leadership and Management (SLAM) classes from SLAM faculty. All classes are taught in the Chateau in Luxembourg. SLAM faculty advise students to be sure their academic plan applies toward graduation requirements. Students gain international sport management experience during collaborations with Lunex University (in Differdange), European sport clubs, and sport organizations.

Apply: Applications are approved by Dr. Ruihley and the Global Initiatives Office.

Contact Brody Ruihley for more information.

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