Our very first student of the week for the class of 2018 is none other than Emma Black! Emma has embarked on her Sports MBA journey after a successful career as a forensic accountant which took her all over the world including London, Hong Kong, and Los Angeles. As Professor DeBoskey says, “Emma is auditing my classes!”
Read on to learn a little bit about our rugby enthusiast:
Hometown: London, England
Undergraduate College: The University of Leeds
Favorite sport to play: Triathlons, Rock-climbing, Hiking, Skiing
Favorite Sports Movie: Meru
Why SDSU Sports MBA?: Sports have given me my ingrained values of friendship, teamwork, and above all, you get out what you put in. I’ve seen that sport has the power to unite all ages, cultures, and backgrounds. I ultimately want to be part of a business that cultivates sport in order to give others the opportunity to grow, develop, and learn. My primary goal for the MBA is to learn about the sport business industry and potential career options while establishing a firm foundation in strategy and business.
Favorite class so far: Sports Marketing with Dr. Dalakas
Fun fact about you: I played Touch Rugby for England for four years.
Best part about the Farmers Insurance Open: The opportunity to see how the event’s atmosphere changes from Thursday through Sunday.