Spring 2010 MBA Course

B9301-010: The Business of Sports

M - Full Term, 05:45PM to 09:00PM

Location: WJW 207

Instructor: Sal Galatioto

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The course is designed to study the economics of the four major sports leagues in North America (Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, National Football League, National Hockey League).  It will compare and contrast the different financial dynamics of each league and select franchises (e.g., large market vs. small market, National Football League vs. Major League Baseball, etc.).  We will briefly explore alternative and emerging sports such as Women’s Sports, Auto Racing and Soccer.  There will also be discussions on leadership and ethics in the business of sports.


A subsection of the course will explore valuation methodologies, labor relations and sports as media content.  The course will be highly interactive, and I intend to have a number of guest speakers during the semester, representing franchises and leagues in each of the four major sports, the rating agencies and the media.


Salvatore Galatioto

Adjunct Associate ProfessorMr. Galatioto is President of Galatioto Sports Partners. Prior to forming GSP, he was Managing Director and head of the Lehman Brothers' Sports Advisory & Finance Group, which was founded upon his arrival. The group was responsible for all corporate finance and advisory functions related to the sports industry. During his time at Lehman Brothers, Mr. Galatioto built on his prior relationships and experience to position...

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