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School of Sports Administration

Our Business is Sport

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About the School of Sports Administration (SPAD)

Our mission is to develop future business leaders, for the sport industry through an interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving, industry integration, experiential learning, and innovative scholarship.

The School of Sports Administration (SPAD) is the first undergraduate business school in sports management in Canada. While H.B.Com. (SPAD) degree is the best preparation for working in the sports industry, it  is also valued by many non-sports organizations.

Since SPAD graduates are great team players with tremendous work ethic (as well as being outgoing, engaged, and creative thinkers), financial institutions, insurance companies, marketing firms, brand agencies, consumer packaged goods producers and distributors, apparel companies, digital firms, start-ups and many other companies in a variety of industries prefer to hire our graduates. The knowledge and skills developed in SPAD are desirable across all industries and valued by all organizations.

Navigate SPAD Like a Pro

The SPAD Handbook provides everything you need to know about the program and is your guide to success.

Note: This Handbook is only for SPAD students starting in the 2023-2024 academic year.


To view the list of required first-year courses, check the Degree Options section of the Sports Administration program page.


For more information:

Dr. Dana Ellis, SPAD Academic Advisor,

The SPAD office is open Tuesdays and  Fridays from 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM.

To book an appoinment with the Academic Advisor, Dr. Dana Ellis, please email with your questions and request to clarify your academic concerns.

Laurentian University has a number of Support Services that students can access. For a list of all of the services we offer, visit the Services page.

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Capstone Industry Consulting Experience

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SPAD Exchange Program

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SPAD Alumni

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Dr. Anthony Church

Director, Sports Administration

Dr. Dana Lee Ellis

Academic Advisory, SPAD