The course surveys a number of the drivers of contemporary sports business. The class will consider a mix of theoretical and applied approaches to understanding the underlying business dynamics of the industry.
Among the topics, the course will explore league structure, valuation methodologies, statistics, labor relations, fantasy sports and sports as media content. The course will be taught by four faculty members with diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise. Grading will be through a combination of class project, class participation, homework and a final.
Carson Family Professor of Business
Professor Broadie currently teaches the elective courses Security Pricing: Models and Computation, Computational Finance, and Programming for Business Research. He is an Academic Advisory Board Member for the Program for Financial Studies. His research interests include the pricing of derivative securities, risk management and, more generally, quantitative methods for decision-making under uncertainty. Broadie is the financial engineering area editor of Operations Research
Adjunct Associate Professor
Salvatore Galatioto is the President and Founder of GSP. He has extensive experience working with professional sports teams in a financial capacity. Prior to forming GSP in 2005, he was Managing Director and head of Lehman Brothers’ Sports Advisory & Finance Group, which was founded upon his joining that firm in 2001. The Sports Advisory & Finance Group was responsible for all...
Michael T. Fries Professor of Professional Practice of Media and Technology; Co-Director
Professor Knee teaches Media Mergers and Acquisitions, co-teaches The Media Industries: Public Policy and Business Strategy with Professor Tim Wu of Columbia Law School, and co-teaches Digital Investing with Adjunct Professor Jeremy Philips. He also serves as co-director of the Media & Technology Program with Professor Sarvary. Professor Knee is a Senior Advisor at Evercore Partners. Before joining Evercore as a Senior Managing...