MBA in Hockey Management

Next Application Deadline: April 1, 2019

Program Starts June 2019

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About the MBA in Hockey Management

The Business of Hockey Institute (BHI) is a non-profit think tank dedicated to improving the business models of professional and amateur hockey organizations. BHI’s Board of Directors is comprised of highly accomplished hockey minds who share years of experience in all facets of the business and have identified the need for hockey-focused education.

BHI has developed a business of hockey curriculum in consultation with hockey industry leaders and its academic partner, Athabasca University. This curriculum is specifically designed to provide current and aspiring managers in the industry with a skillset that allows them to excel in hockey-related roles and to address the unique challenges that exist within the business of hockey.

BHI offers students a learning experience like no other in the world. The Certified Hockey Professional designation is the first-ever accreditation in hockey
management, offering students the opportunity to develop a comprehensive understanding of hockey business, while engaging and connecting with top hockey insiders and executives.

This includes access to BHI board members, as well as attendance at select hockey events such as the NHL Entry Draft.

“The MBA/CHP program has helped me tremendously in my current role with the Edmonton Oilders. The hockey-related courses the program o ers provide a high level of information and hockey management skills that are valuable to anybody looking to grow within this extremely competitive industry. I look forward to bringing my unique knowledge to the business side of the Edmonton Oilers and helping elevate the club with enhanced and innovative strategies o the ice.”

Patrick Garland, MBA, CHP

Program Director, Hockey Engagement, Edmontion Oilers

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ELEVATING THE BUSINESS OF HOCKEY

Asynchronous

Asynchronous learning means you are never required to be online at a certain date and time. We have students and academics across Canada and around the world engaged in learning and teaching 24 hours a day

Online/Offline

Whether you are in Vancouver or New York, at home, at the arena, or mid-flight, you can engage with others and never worry about missing a lecture. Our robust learning environment allows you to work online or o ine, so you can draft your work remotely and upload once you can connect to the internet again.

You Control When And Where

You are expected to contribute 20 to 25 hours to your studies over fi ve to six days per week, but when and where is completely up to you. Early mornings, over your lunch – whatever works for you, works for us.

Paced

Too much flexibility can be as challenging as not enough. BHI’s courses have set start and end dates; work plans with assignment deadlines; and clear requirements for group work.

THE MBA IN HOCKEY MANAGEMENT

Students may also pursue the six CHP courses within Athabasca University’s MBA in Hockey Management program

PHASE ONE

Developing a global management perspective

Phase one is comprised of six foundational courses (plus orientation) followed by a week-long comprehensive exam. The comprehensive exam is case-based, completed online, and requires students to integrate and apply all that they have learned up to this point.

Foundational course:

  • Orientation (one week online)
  • Strategic Management

  • Human Resources Management

  • Financial and Managerial

  • Accounting

  • Marketing Management

  • Managerial Economics and Quantitative Analysis

  • Operations Management

  • Comprehensive Exam

Following the successful completion of phase one, students are awarded the Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Management (PBDM).

PHASE TWO

Honing in on the unique demands of hockey

Four advanced core courses solidify students’ holistic, organizational view of the senior management function.

  • Information Technology Strategy
  • Corporate Finance

  • Strategy and Organizational Analysis

  • Ethics and Decision Making

Six Certifi ed Hockey Professional (CHP) courses provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the hockey business:

  • The Business of Hockey

  • Marketing Hockey Strategically

  • Integrated Marketing Communications for Hockey

  • Game Day Management & Marketing

  • Managing Franchises

  • Managing Franchises Strategically (In-resident component)

  • Comprehensive Exam

Following the successful completion of phase two, students are awarded the Master of Business Administration degree (MBA) and are eligible to apply for the CHP designation.

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