College of Business partners with Australian university to launch sport management double-degree program

Ohio University has launched a new dual-diploma software for the Bachelor of Company in Activity Administration from Deakin College in Melbourne, Australia, and Bachelor of Activity Management from OHIO’s University of Enterprise.

Officials from the two universities held a signing ceremony in Melbourne Dec. 6, marking the starting of the partnership.

The ceremonial signing commemorated the formal commence of the system, which is established to begin in the slide of future calendar year. The ceremony was attended by Matthew Cacciato, who will serve as director of the program, and Jim Strode, director of undergraduate plans in the Faculty of Enterprise, as properly as officials from Deakin University.

“We’re enthusiastic to provide this agreement to the end line, as it is been a long time coming. We couldn’t be additional fired up to deliver much more global activity prospects for our undergraduate pupils,” Cacciato explained.

The partnership gives a once-in-a-life span option for learners fascinated in the organization of sports. Deakin University hosts the top rated-rated athletics administration software in Australia, and Melbourne is widely regarded to be the sporting capital of the country. OHIO learners enrolled in the dual-diploma application will invest their sixth and seventh semesters overseas at Deakin College.

Concerning the two semesters, learners will have the chance to do the job with the Australian Open up, the Australian Soccer League and various cricket teams. In switch, Deakin University learners will commit their third calendar year at OHIO, leveraging the sports administration program’s deep community of connections for summer months internship chances.

“The Higher education of Business is dedicated to experiential studying, and the launch of this program supplies an additional meaningful option for Enterprise Bobcats to examine abroad at one of the world’s most effective sport management applications,” Strode said. 

The partnership was initially conceived 7 a long time back by Norm O’Reilly, previous chair of the Department of Sporting activities Administration at OHIO, and David Shilbury, chair of Sport Management at Deakin University. This previous summer season OHIO President Hugh Sherman and Mike Ewing, executive dean of College of Business enterprise and Regulation at Deakin College, officially signed the partnership into influence.

“It’s very fascinating. It’s been a extended time coming,” Strode claimed. “Their faculty is certainly remarkable.”

Ohio University and Deakin University initially officially partnered in 2019 when OHIO hosted the Athletics Sponsorship Workshop and Field Tour, in partnership with Deakin College.

Over and above the two universities hosting some of the most revered sports activities company applications in their respective nations around the world, the partnership will make sensible perception since of OHIO’s marriage with AECOM, an American multinational infrastructure consulting company that has longstanding ties with OHIO’s sports activities administration application and operates an place of work in Melbourne.

Strode is hopeful the partnership with Deakin University will be accessible for OHIO students overseas because Australia is a largely English-speaking country, building global education and learning simpler for indigenous English speakers.

OHIO college students enrolled in the plan will spend only OHIO tuition with no added cost apart from space and board. College students intrigued in enrolling can apply for scholarships from AECOM, which a short while ago declared a scholarship for OHIO learners attending Deakin College. Strode is also trying to get to create funding for extra scholarships for people today in the twin-diploma application.

Deakin College was set up in 1974 and describes itself as the most progressive college in Australia. It has close to 65,000 enrolled college students, together with 16,000 intercontinental students from 130 nations around the world.