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Online master’s program offers best of both worlds for sport management graduate student

Jared Horan was recently admitted into the sport management graduate program; however, life threw him a curveball, or, more accurately, a well-aimed puck. 

After being accepted into the program, Horan was offered a position with the Wheeling Nailers, the minor league affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins. He decided he had to accept the sales position opportunity and launch his career within the sports industry. 

However, instead of giving up on pursuing his master’s degree, he decided to transfer to the online program, allowing him to earn his master’s degree in sport management while beginning his work in professional hockey. 

“Doing these courses online will supplement my position because I will be able to complete the same courses online as I would on campus, while being able to pay for it with a full-time job,” Horan said. 

Horan understood the importance of having a graduate degree in his desired career field. 

“I wanted to pursue a master’s degree in sport management because I thought it would be extremely beneficial in the long run,” said Horan. “Achieving a master’s degree in the sports industry is always a better look for potential employers.” 

Horan will work through the same curriculum and learn from the same professors as he would have in the on-campus program. As a bonus, the online program allows him to get a head start as he establishes his career and explores his passion in the sport industry. 

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