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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.
Sports Administration Program
The School of Sports Administration offers a limited enrollment, four-year interdisciplinary Sports Administration program that combines business management with exposure to the sports industry.
Curious about where a Sports Administration degree can take you?
Our SPAD alumni are a testament to our program. Discover what they have to say about the program and how they turned their love for sports and business into thriving careers.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Capstone Industry Consulting Experience
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