The Rawlings Sport Business Management program has developed relationships with sport business organizations across the country and in the St Louis Area. Below is a partial list of our partnerships and how these sport business organizations positively impact the students in our program.
Ardent provides our students with internships and has been a consistent contributor to our class room discussions. The President and CEO of the company Michael J. Brooks is a supporter of the Maryville University program. He also is the part owner of the St Louis Bandits. Ardent is a manufacturer of fishing reels and accessories that are” Made in the USA”.
Rawlings has been a partner of the sport business management program at Maryville since its inception in 2007. Rawlings provides our students with internships in many areas of the business including marketing, sales, and operations. They also co-teach our advanced applications in sport business management course. The quality of the Rawlings organization is evident in everything that they do with our program.
The St Louis Bandits
The St Louis Bandits is a NAHL (North American Hockey League) Franchise. They compete in the Hardees Ice Plex which is a six minute drive from campus. The Bandits are strong partners with the Rawlings Sport Business Management program. They have engaged our students with internships and volunteer experience opportunities. Their VP of marketing and ticketing Stephanie Huth is seen as one of the leaders in the marketing business. Our students are mentored by one of the best in the business.
The St Louis Blues
The St Louis Blues have provided our students with excellent experience in the classroom and in the work place. Our students developed a sport marketing plan for the Blues to sell more student night tickets. This is an annual assignment that is part of the sport marketing course. St Louis Blues executive are presented these plans by the students. At the end of each plan presentation the executives give the students feedback on their plans. The Blues have also provided valuable experience to our students as interns in their sales divisions. One of our Rawlings Sport Business management alumni works for the St Louis Blues in their corporate sponsorship area.
Texas vs. The Nation
Maryville University is the official provider of interns for the Texas vs. The Nation collegiate all star football game. Our Rawlings sport business management majors perform internships in the areas of marketing, sales, operations, administration, and event management. January of 2010 was the first year of the relationship.