EDMONTON, Jan. 7, 2015 /CNW/ - Athabasca University (AU) has collaborated with the Business of Hockey Institute (BHI) to develop an elite, graduate level, hockey specific MBA to elevate the business side of the game.
For the first time in hockey's history, a program is in place to develop the leaders in the boardroom, rather than on the ice.
The planned media launch scheduled for Wednesday, January 7, in Calgary has been postponed.
Media will be invited in the near future to attend the exclusive panel discussion about details of this innovative new program hosted by a number of leaders within the hockey industry, including Brian Burke (President, Hockey Operations – Calgary Flames), Ritch Winter (Managing Director (North America) – 4 Sports & Entertainment AG), Rob Robison (Commissioner, Western Hockey League), Brad Robins (Chairman, The Robins Partnership) and Scott Smith (Chief Operating Officer, Hockey Canada).
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About the Business of Hockey Institute
BHI is a non-profit think tank dedicated to improving the business models of professional and amateur hockey organizations through education, research, consulting, and advocacy. They have developed a series of courses within AU's online Executive MBA program to address the unique needs of the hockey industry.
About Athabasca University
In 1994, AU logged on with the world's first fully interactive online Executive MBA program, and since then has continued to build a tradition of excellence in online management education. AU is one of four research-intensive, publically funded institutions in the Province of Alberta.
SOURCE Athabasca University Centre for Innovative Management
For further information: To learn more or to arrange an interview, please contact Chris McLeod at [email protected] or 780-418-7552/780-965-0286 (cell).