Professional> Sports Business Association (SBA)

The goal of the Sports Business Association (SBA) is to provide resources for our members to learn about the sports industry and find employment opportunities. In addition, the SBA acts as an academic and research source for sports organizations and raises awareness of the value MBAs can deliver in the industry.


SBA Officers


Michael Dierkes


Seth Haltiner

VP of Career Development

Lane Mergler

VP of Career Development

Thomas Wilhelm

VP of Business Development

Keith Perschetz

VP of Alumni Relations

Estefi Medina

VP of Admissions and Social

Leslie Strauss

VP of FEMBA Relations

Aaron Cheung

VP of Marketing

Tyler Glassman

VP of Finance

Ian Smith

VP of eSports

Edward Zhao

VP of eSports




Portland and San Francisco Days on the Job (DOJs)
The SBA travels to Portland and San Francisco during DOJ week in the fall to visit amazing companies that include Nike, adidas, Columbia Sportswear, Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, Twitter Sports and more.

Career Night
During the winter, the SBA hosts an annual career night that gives students the opportunity to network with representatives from all areas of the sports industry. Companies that have attended in the past include the L.A. Clippers, NFL Network, Wasserman Media Group, L.A. Dodgers, Ticketmaster, L.A. Lakers, IMG, L.A. Galaxy, UCLA Athletics and many more.

Game Day Case Sports Case Competition
Every year, the SBA and Anderson partner with the Villanova University School of Law to host the Game Day Sports Case Competition. Students from schools across the country form teams of business and law students to tackle a current business law topic in the sports industry, competing for $10,000 in prize money. The 2018 competition was held in Los Angeles, and the competition will be heading back to Philadelphia in 2019!

Pulse Conference
The SBA, along with the Entertainment Management Association and Center for MEMES (Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment & Sports), hosts the Pulse Conference annually at Anderson. This conference includes prominent speakers from the sports and entertainment industries discussing current industry trends and topics.

San Diego Day on the Job
During the spring quarter, the SBA hosts a DOJ in the San Diego area to visit such companies as TaylorMade Golf, the San Diego Padres and more.

Speaker Series
Throughout the year, the SBA brings prominent sports executives into the Anderson community to speak with students about their careers and experiences. This gives Anderson students the opportunity to broaden their networks and learn from successful individuals in the industry.


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