|Sports Analytics Institute|
"The Sports Analytic Institute is a natural evolution for us, as it will draw heavily on the resources we've assembled that form the foundation of our leading sports management program. It's a great opportunity for our students and faculty to showcase their thought leadership to the sports community," according to Dave Torromeo, Director of the Graduate Sports Business Management program.
The Manhattanville Sports Analytic Institute has named Adjunct Professor Vince Gennaro as its Executive Director. Gennaro, author of Diamond Dollars: The Economics of Winning in Baseball, is a consultant to several Major League Baseball teams and a former Division President at PepsiCo. "I'm excited to help Manhattanville realize its vision of being a leader in sports education and look forward to working with our faculty and students to partner with the sports community to bring quantitative analysis to the forefront in dealing with today's business challenges," said Gennaro.
The Graduate Sports Business Management program at Manhattanville College leads to a Masters of Science degree, providing its students with the necessary knowledge and business skills to assume a leadership role in sports management. The course work provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of sport management intended to provide a thorough foundation in sport and business, while allowing flexibility for students to explore a wide variety of opportunities within the field.
SBM graduates have found full time employment in college athletics, with the New York Yankees, USTA, Metropolitan Golf, WWE and the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Under SBM there was created a Center of Ethics in Sport at Manhattanville (CESAM) which examines the perennial issues and questions confronting the sports industry that impact conduct, character and community and to challenge individuals to maintain the ideal social and spiritual conditions in furthering the cause of athletics. There have been many notable speakers coming to the program such as author and radio host Rick Wolff, Rob Manfred, SVP Labor Relations for MLB, Peter Ruocco, SVP Labor Relations for the NFL, Kevin Hallinan, former SVP of MLB, Michael Tusiani, Vice President of Corporate Sales & Sponsorships, New York Yankees and Tom McGovern, U.S. Director of Sports Media OMD, Omnicom Media Group.
For a sample of research work completed by Mville students under Gennaro's guidance, please feel free to contact Dave Torromeo. Manhattanville College was founded in 1841 and its mission is to educate students to become ethically and socially responsible leaders for the global community.
Contact: Dave Torromeo, Director
Sport Business Management Program Graduate & Professional Studies
MANHATTANVILLE'S VINCE GENNARO TABBED AS PRESIDENT OF SABR
Purchase, NY, June 20, 2011--Members of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) have elected Manhattanville College Sport Business Management department's Vince Gennaro as its new President. Gennaro is an adjunct professor at Manhattanville teaching, "The Business of Baseball" and a Research Methods class and is also the Executive Director of its fledgling Sports Analytics Institute.
Gennaro is a consultant to several Major League Baseball teams and the author of Diamond Dollars: The Economics of Winning in Baseball. In his thirty-year business career, he has served as CEO of a public company, President of a billion-dollar division of PepsiCo and owner of a women's pro basketball team. His innovative analysis of the business and economics of baseball has been the subject of articles and commentary in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes.com and CNN Money. He has also written for Yahoo! Sports, and The Hardball Times, and is a frequent guest commentator on CNBC-TV. Gennaro serves on the Advisory Board of Celeritas Management and has served on the Board of Trustees of the Women's Sports Foundation. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and also teaches in the graduate program at Columbia University.
Gennaro lives in Purchase, New York, with his wife and daughter.
The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) was formed in August 1971 in Cooperstown New York. It now consists of more than 6,700 members -- including many prominent writers, officials, and former players -- worldwide. Members have an interest in baseball research, statistics or history. The purpose of SABR is to foster the research, preservation, and dissemination of the history and record of baseball. Besides its annual convention SABR features a full calendar of regional events.
ABOUT MANHATTANVILLE SPORT BUSINESS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
According to the Sports Business Journal: "Manhattanville College started a Master's of Science in Sport Business Management degree in the fall of 2006 and it is widely considered the largest and fastest growing sport management program in the tri-state area." The 36 credit Sport Business Management offers a Master's of Science degree. Students receive the necessary knowledge and business skills to take on a sports management leadership role. The program offers networking opportunities as it is taught by industry executives (along with guest lecturers, etc.). Numerous ancillary events, (panels, career fairs etc.) offer students an excellent chance of making a "critical connection." The program has also established numerous partnerships in the industry.
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