What Sport Business Professionals are saying about the Rawlings Sport Business Management Program

“Maryville University has taken an exciting step in their curricula by including sports business management. I the pro teams in town and now my organization, the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame has taken advantage of integrating students into the “live” action of every day problems and solutions in our sports business. We have gone so far as to appoint a new graduate to a highly visible very important program as its head administrator. She is in charge of developing, advertising, and promoting and then does the paperwork and sends the product to our members as they join the Hall of Fame. This is a very valuable learning experience and we, the business, have gained a new and talented employee who we can train to do the job.
Thank you, Maryville University, for offering a program to educate interested students in the real business of sports.”

Greg Marecek
St Louis Sports Hall of Fame

“The Sports Business Management Program at Maryville University has shown a commitment to the pursuit of education in the business of sports and a desire to apply lessons learned to the front office. If I’m in need of a skilled candidate, one of my first calls is to Program Director and Assistant Professor, Jason Williams at Maryville University.”

Rob Fasoldt
Director, Ticket Services
St. Louis Cardinals

“Our experience with the Sport Business Management internship program at Maryville University has proven to be valuable for both the student intern and our athletic program. The on-site learning opportunity allows students to enhance the education received through the classroom. In addition, the contributions and projects completed by the students have greatly benefited our department.”

Clayton Hamilton
University of Arkansas
Associate Athletic Director – Chief Financial Officer

“We are excited to offer opportunities for Maryville University Sport Business Management students and provide them with hands on experiences in the Collegiate Marketing environment.”

Jason Dennard
Director of Marketing
Florida State University
Seminole ISP Sports

“The Maryville University Sport Business Management Program aggressively pursues real world learning experiences for its students and Jason Williams is a phenomenal advocate in assuring these experiences make a difference for their future careers.”

Todd Lambert
St Louis Blues
Senior Vice President, Sales

“The Missouri Valley Conference has developed a very strong connection with the Sport Business Management Program at Maryville U. We have come to rely on the graduate students who serve as interns in our offices, whether it is involvement in conducting an NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament event or an MVC championship here in St. Louis, or just having these individuals working in the day-to-day operation of our conference office. They come to us with a great background, and they have proven to be prepared to take on real responsibility. This is truly a win-win proposition for the student and the conference.”

Doug Elgin
Missouri Valley Conference

“We are excited about this opportunity to provide on-the-job-training and provide students a memorable experience outside the classroom. Our experience with the students from Maryville has been very positive; we have found them to be well rounded, well educated, professional and mature enough to handle the tasks we have set before them.”

Mark Salmans
Chief Operations Officer
Texas vs. Nation Bowl

“Under the direction of Professor Jason Williams, the Maryville University sport business management program is on the fast-track to become one of the finest programs in the country. In the short amount of time, Professor Williams has built developed a curriculum that is at the cutting edge of the sports industry, along with developing real life experiences through internships and special event opportunities. Students have also been exposed to outstanding guest lecturers that are at the top of their fields. Students will graduate well prepared to face the challenges in the sports industry.”

TJ Shelton,
Associate Athletic Director
The Ohio State University

“The students in the Maryville University Sport Business Management program are receiving a first-class education not only through classroom instruction, but also through real world experience. The faculty assists the students with actively seeking and obtaining internships and volunteer experiences at some of the biggest sporting events and sports organizations. The Maryville students are thoroughly prepared for the business side of sports today and will be leaders in the evolution of this business in the future.”

Byron Hatch
Associate Director
NCAA Men’s Basketball

“The Maryville University Sports Business Management Program does an excellent job of tapping into a wide-variety of resources throughout the industry that offer their students wonderful opportunities to grow and develop.”

Scott Stevens
Marketing Partnership Activation Manager