Columbia’s part-time master's degree program in Sports Management trains professionals for advanced work in all sectors of the sports industry through access to the resources of a world-class university. Students complete core courses in business and leadership, and augment/personalize their studies with access to courses from across the university and its affiliates. Based in New York City, a nexus of the sports world, students learn from standing Columbia faculty as well as an exclusive network of industry leaders. The program has assembled one of the most elite groups of industry professionals in the sports business, including Val Ackerman, Commissioner of the Big East Conference, former CBS Sports President Neal Pilson, and Tony Ponturo, a pioneering leader in sports marketing.