Master’s in Sport Administration: Meet Prof. Dees & Alicia Jessop

Master’s in Sport Administration: Meet Prof. Dees & Alicia Jessop


[Music] Marking. [Music] I’m Windy Dees, I’m an Associate Professor
here at the University of Miami and I teach Sports Marketing and Sports Sponsorship. I’m Alicia Jessup, I’m an Assistant Professor
at the University of Miami, where I teach Legal Aspects of Sport and Globalization of
Sport. We know that the sport industry accounts for
one percent of global GDP and that the sport industry is between the third to fifth biggest
industry in the world. I think one of the really fascinating parts
about it now is that it’s so global. What sport administration is all about is
preparing the next generation of sport industry leaders who understand the nuances of the
industry and how the business works. It’s a practitioner-based program. We have so many guest speakers and people
from all over the industry that are also helping us teach our online students so they get that
industry perspective. The faculty, by far, in a way, that’s our
greatest strength. Everyone has worked in the industry before
they came back to graduate school and got their PhD, or their law degree, but I think
what’s more important than all of that is we’re all still very connected in the industry. We have students in various continents but
the one thing they have access to is our huge database of industry contacts. Many of which, are in Miami, but even more
so are located across the entire globe. We interact and engage with our UOnline students
all the time. Sometimes I actually forget when I see students’
names whether they’re online or on campus. Not only do you get a fantastic education,
but you have a home where you can use resources on the campus, in the program, and you can
reach your faculty for help for the duration of your career. It’s so dynamic, it’s changing every single
day and it’s evolving in such an interesting time to get a job in this industry. The key takeaway for me, is when you are looking
at universities that have a deep history enriched with intercollegiate, athletic success, arguably
there is no more capable candidate than the U. [Music]

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