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Sports Management Worldwide (SMWW) is considered the global leader in online sports job education and sports career training. With over 5000 alumni from over 140 countries, SMWW has graduates working in every part of the sports world. SMWW offers international courses that can be taken from anywhere in the world at your own pace and around the commitments of your full time work, family or lifestyle. Each course offers participants the skill set they need to advance their sports careers. In addition, all courses are taught by well known sports executives in that field. All Sports Management Worldwide Courses are available for college credit (graduate or undergraduate) for those who are interested. Most students take just one course to enhance and accelerate the hiring process, however, sports management degrees are available, for information click here.

The following courses are designed to either launch or advance a career in a specific sports business field. Each course is 8 weeks in length. A unique aspect of each course is the opportunity for students to participate weekly in live interactive audio chats with sports executive faculty and fellow students via the internet. 

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The "what you know" and the "who you know"
to advance your sports career

Course and Certificate Offerings:

Athlete Management

This eight week course includes training in professional athlete contract negotiation, athlete endorsements, arranging promotional opportunities and appearances, individual sport certifications, legal and financial issues, recruitment, draft and/or workout preparation, athlete marketing, post career counseling, and athlete mentoring skills. After successful completion of the Athlete Management Course, graduates are offered the opportunity to work as a Sports Agent in their region and represent athletes through Sports Management Worldwide's international full-service sports agency. This training course is for those individuals who are interested in jobs and careers in or related to becoming a sports agent. Dr. Lynn Lashbrook, NFL Agent  & Joel Corry will mentor and assist you with your Sports Agent Career. Guest speakers will include FIFA Agent John Print, MLB Agent Oscar Suarez, NBA Agent Jeff Brodie, NHL Agent Manny Schmidt, Fight Manager Matt Lindland.
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Baseball GM and Scouting

This eight week online course offers the most unique cutting edge theories including sabermetrics, general manager and traditional scouting skills, and evaluative tools to create a new generation of modern general managers of professional and collegiate baseball teams. In the ever-changing dynamics of the business of baseball management, today's Baseball GM must learn to balance a budget in the club house and remain competitive on the field. This training course is for those individuals who are interested in jobs and careers in professional baseball.Fomer MLB GM Dan Evans and Larry D'Amato, MLB Scout will mentor you and assist you with your Baseball Career.
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Basketball GM and Scouting

The Basketball General Manager and Scouting Course offers cutting edge theories on how to develop a career in professional basketball. The Basketball General Manager and Scouting Course will cover issues including basketball operations, team management, scouting talent, player personnel, new age ways of scouting, NBA traditional scouting, studying basketball on paper and other essential tools of modern general managers of professional and collegiate basketball organizations. This training course is for those individuals who are interested in jobs and careers in professional basketball. New York Knicks Director of Player Personnel Mark Warkentien will mentor and assist you with your Basketball Career.
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Coaching - The Next Level

Today's coaches can create championship programs and improve opportunities for advancement while working in the present and taking this 8 week online course. The Coaching will assist you to develop your philosophy, improve your resume or CV, speak the language and prepare you to move to the next level. Each level of coaching is unique in itself. Schools require program development, universities required recruiting and retention, and the professional levels require great expertise in scouting and skill development. The course's main objective is to provide you with the tools to begin the process of moving to the next level, while you must provide the work ethic and the passion. This training course is for those individuals who are interested in coaching. Dr. Jim Krause, 25 year coach will mentor and assist you with your coaching career.
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Cricket Business Management

Learn cutting edge theories on how to develop a career in professional and amateur cricket. The Cricket Business Management Course will cover issues including cricket team operations, cricket club management, talent identification, team sponsorship, umpiring, coaching, junior cricket, women’s cricket, new technologies of recruiting, traditional recruiting, the business of running a cricket club and other essential tools of modern administrators of professional and amateur cricket clubs. This training course is for those individuals who are interested in jobs and careers in professional cricket. Ken Jacobs, former CEO of Cricket Victoria (the largest cricket club in Australia) will mentor and assist you with your Cricket Career.
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Digital Video Editing

The Digital Video Editing training course provides aspiring students an opportunity to learn the skills and methods used by video departments at the high level of sports. This is a one of a kind, eight week online course for individuals who are passionate about securing or improving their career in the video department of any professional sports team. Many people will make the video department a career in and of itself, while others will want to use the video department as a stepping stone to a career in coaching or player personnel.  SMWW is partnered with Synergy Sports Technology to offer the most up to date technology being used in sports. By involving Synergy in the course, SMWW has positioned students to get training from the fastest growing video editing organization worldwide.
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Football GM and Scouting

The world of football scouting is a tight knit fraternity of good ole boys who have worked their way up the scouting ranks. The Football GM and Scouting Course is opening doors for a new era of football experts who have a passion for the game. Whether you are a coach, a scout who wants to learn more, interested in a career in football operations, a NFL agent, or just a fantasy football freak, this course is your ticket to furthering your football knowledge. Those individuals interested in working their way up in the world of football need insider knowledge on football operations, football scouting, player management, team financial management and evaluation and the overall business of football. If you want to further your career in football you need to learn and be mentored by those in the game. This training course is for those individuals who are interested in jobs and careers in professional football. Former Tampa Bay Buchaneers GM Mark Dominik, and former NFL Executive John Wooten, with NFL Draft Expert Russ Lande will mentor and assist you with your Football Career.
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Hockey GM and Scouting

The Hockey General Manager and Scouting Course offers cutting edge theories on how to develop a career in professional or collegiate hockey. The Hockey General Manager and Scouting Course will cover issues including hockey operations, team management, scouting talent, player personnel, cutting edge ways of scouting, NHL traditional scouting techniques, statistical analysis and other essential tools of modern general managers of professional, major junior, and collegiate hockey organizations. This training course is for those individuals who are interested in jobs and careers in professional hockey. Former Boston Bruins GM and NHL Legend Harry Sinden and OHL General Manager Mike Oke will mentor and assist you with your Hockey Career.
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Mixed Martial Arts Management

The Mixed Martial Arts Management Course is an 8 week online course that offers cutting edge theories on how to develop a career in the fastest growing sport in America. The UFC is breaking the pay-per-view industry’s all-time records for a single year of business generating huge revenues. The UFC fighters are becoming instant celebrities. MMA events of all kinds are crushing all previous expectations of popularity. Quite simply, MMA is big business. Matt Lindland, well know MMA fighter, manager, and businessman will mentor you in this 8 week online management course assisting you your mixed martial arts career. Guest speakers include: Randy Couture, Dan Henderson, Chael Sonnen, and more.
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Motor Sports Management Course

Auto Racing is the number one spectator sport in the world. There are only 33 drivers at INDY 500. Yet, behind the scenes, there are thousands involved. Auto Racing is big business. Many dream to be a race car driver, and there are numerous alternative opportunities in auto racing. The Auto Racing Management Course will "pole place" you into the action! This course will give you the foundation to many auto racing jobs on the business side of the sport. Learn the strategies and skills necessary to advance your Motorsports Career.  Motorsports Guru Tom Weisenbach will mentor and assist you with your Motorsports Business Career.
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Rugby Business Management

Learn to manage Rugby teams at an international level, administer your countries domestic competitions, and oversee all rugby operations at the local or international level including rugby union, rugby league, and rugby sevens. The Rugby Management Course offers cutting edge theories on how to develop a career in professional rugby. The Rugby Management Course will cover issues including rugby team operations, rugby club management, and talent identification, team sponsorship, refereeing, and coaching at all levels from international rugby down to amateur rugby. This training course is for those individuals who are interested in jobs and careers in professional rugby. Syd Douglas, Rah Rah Rugby will mentor and assist you with your Rugby Business Career.
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Soccer Management & Scouting

The Soccer Management and Scouting Course is an 8 week online course that offers cutting edge theories on how to develop a career in professional soccer. The Soccer Operations and Scouting Course will cover issues including soccer club operations, team management, scouting talent, player personnel, new technology of scouting, statistical analysis, traditional scouting, the business of running a soccer club and other essential tools of modern managers of professional and private soccer clubs. This training course is for those individuals who are interested in jobs and careers in professional football or soccer globally. ESPN Soccer Analyst Tommy Smyth and  MLS Sporting Kansas City Scout Matt Martin will mentor and assist you with your Soccer Career.
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Sports Administration

The 8 week online Sports Administration training course catapults your career in facility and program management in athletics and sports venues around the world. The Sport Administration course provides aspiring students an opportunity to learn the skills that governing bodies, non-profit organizations, collegiate properties, club and community venues and sports management programs seek when hiring new employees. Learn how to enhance revenues, manage cost effective programs, manage and maintain a full menu of sports, work community relations, work with a board of directors and more. Dr. Jim Krause, 25 year coach will mentor and assist you with your sports administration career.
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Sports Broadcasting

Students will learn the art of the play by play, how to host weekly coaching shows, how to create a sports personality, and even how to create their own sports talk shows. Sports broadcasting via the internet can be an opportunity for any sports organization to grow their fan base, generate money through sponsorship and advertising, and create career opportunities. This training course is for those individuals who are interested in jobs and careers in professional sports broadcasting. Brian Wheeler, NBA Play by Play Announcer and Steve Nash, Sports Talk Radio will mentor and assist you with your Sports Broadcasting career.
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Sports Revenue Management

"The fastest way to get a job in sports"...as rated by top sports executives worldwide."

 

Sports Revenue Management course offers you the opportunity to learn the skills professional sports organizations look for when hiring new employees. This is a unique, 8 week online course for individuals who are passionate about sports and want to work in the front office of a professional or collegiate sports team. Individuals who take this course will be catapulted to the top of the hiring lines because they have the specific skills and training that teams look for when hiring new employees. Through SMWW's network of relationships, graduates will be assisted in finding a job and/or internship upon completion of the course.  Greg Hylton, Indianapolis Colts VP, Bill Guertin, Stadium Gorilla, and Tom Leip, Salem-Keizer Volcanoes President, will mentor and assist you with getting a job for your favorite team. (NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS, EPL, NASCAR, and leagues around the world.)
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Sports Communications Course

The Sports Communications Course is designed to give you the skill set and competitive edge that will distinguish you from others when applying for sports journalism, sports public relations and information and communication jobs. Upon completion of the course you will be thoroughly trained and ready to make a difference in the communication side of a sports organization. Students will get hands on experience in the field of sports media, sports journalism, publicity, media relations, fan relations, new media communications, and marketing to add to their resume. Reccommended for those individuals currently working in sports who need training in the fast growing social media area.  Seattle Mariners & Seattle Seahawks Sideline Reporter Jen Mueller  will mentor and assit you with your Sports Communications Career.
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Football Career Conference at the NFL Combine
Indianapolis, Indiana
February 20-21, 2015

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Portsmouth Invitational Tournament Basketball Conference
Portsmouth, Virginia  
April 10-11, 2015 

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Hockey Career Conference at the NHL Draft
Fort Lauderdale, Florida  
June 25-27, 2015

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 Basketball Career Conference at the Vegas Summer League Games


Las Vegas, Nevada
July 2015
 

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 Sports Agent Workshop
Portland, Oregon
August 2015
(for Athlete Management alumni only)

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London Sports Career Conference
Wembley Stadium
NFL London International Series
October 24-25, 2015
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Buffalo Bills
 
 
Baseball Career Conference


San Diego, California
December 6-7, 2015

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  Toronto Prime Time Sports Management Conference



Toronto, Canada
November 2015

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Sports Management Worldwide would like to invite you to join us at one or all of our SMWW Career Conferences. These events are held during major sporting events so that you can experience the heart of the action. These seminars provide an invaluable opportunity to learn about numerous sports jobs and network with professionals currently working at the highest level of sports. Head coaches, GMs, Directors of Player Personnel and Scouting, ESPN writers, experienced sports agents, former professional athletes and many others will be in attendance. Join industry leaders to discuss and debate the latest challenges facing the business of sports. For anyone that is looking to work in sports, you can't miss this opportunity to meet and learn from sports executives and the SMWW staff, all in the atmosphere of a sporting event you have always dreamed of participating. One college credit is available per conference attended. (Excluding Toronto, Canada Prime Time Conference)

 

 

 

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