Sport Entrepreneurship — Concentration


A Sport Entrepreneurship concentration is offered through the Rawlings Sport Business Management program. The concentration features internships and practical experience in partnership with Stadia Ventures, a St. Louis-based incubator and investment firm for local sports startup companies.

Stadia Ventures works with entrepreneurs, industry partners, and investors in the sports industry. Maryville courses are taught by company co-founder Art Chou, who previously served as senior vice president of product for Rawlings, head of golf club research and development at Titleist, and technical editor for Golf Digest. Chou helped launch Maryville’s Rawlings Sport Business Management program.

The Sport Entrepreneurship concentration is valuable because courses are tied to a company engaged with innovative sports businesses, giving students excellent access to the industry and a front row seat to new product development. Students learn alongside professionals who work on a daily basis with sports company start-ups.

Four courses complete the concentration:

Introduction to Sport Innovation

Introduction to Sport Entrepreneurship

Field Experience: Funding and Growing a Sport Startup

Start Me Up – Creating Your Own Sport Startup