Global Sports & Entertainment Business Academy

Summer 2021


Session Dates: July 18 - July 31, 2021
Location: On-Campus

A two-week intensive in the fast-paced world of sports & entertainment business.


Loyola Marymount University Summer Programs is delighted to present the Global Sports and Entertainment Business Academy (GSEBA) at LMU. The academy is a two-week summer residential program offered to intellectually curious and talented rising high school juniors and seniors. Accentuated by hands-on, didactic learning experiences, students will receive first-hand instruction from world-class faculty and renowned Los Angeles area professionals from across the sports and entertainment industries, including law, technology, management and marketing. Included will be visits to some of Southern California's highly profiled sports, entertainment and technology businesses and venues, as well as workshops on college admission, career and professional development, leadership, diversity, multiculturalism and negotiation.

Under the guidance of experienced faculty, along with executives and leaders from an array of leading sports and entertainment companies, The Global Sports and Entertainment Business Academy (GSEBA) strives to provide participants with insight into the fascinating, fast-paced, and often high profile sports and entertainment industries. GSEBA students will not only be introduced to a broad array of career opportunities within these highly competitive industries, but they will leave with a solid understanding of the disciplines which make up and contribute to the success of a sports or entertainment company, including management, advertising, sponsorship, technology, marketing, law and media. The opportunity to exercise leadership skills and teamwork round out the student experience as they engage regularly in thought provoking, team-oriented activities built to hone their critical thinking and problem solving skills. 

Participants will become part of a selective database for prospective internships for companies supporting the Global Sports and Entertainment Business Academies. 


Uncover Unlimited Potential on the Business Side of Sports and Entertainment

Why Global Sports and Entertainment Business?

Hear from former #SummerLions as they reflect on their two-week experience learning the ins and outs of the sports and entertainment industries. 

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  • LMU is planning to offer in-person pre-college summer programs in 2021. However, in the event that public health officials do not deem it safe to return to campus, we are prepared to transition the program online and will notify impacted students immediately. The final decision to host the program in person or online will be made in Spring 2021.

    For additional information, please visit our FAQ page. We will update this regularly as new information becomes available.

  • Students will take academic field trips to various sports, entertainment and technology organizations in and around the Los Angeles and Silicon Beach areas. 

    • Learn innovative business concepts through a variety of classroom and co-curricular experiences, including visiting executives from leading area sports, entertainment and technology companies.
    • Explore concepts of advertising, sponsorship, media and other interests that support the sports and entertainment industries.
    • Gain leadership skills through creative in-class and on-site exercises that put students in the executive chair to tackle issues common to sports and entertainment decision-makers.
  • Application Fee: $65

    2021 Program Cost: $4,975

    The program cost includes:

    • Tuition for two-week, non-credit course
    • Housing for 2 weeks
    • All meals
    • Course materials
    • Use of campus recreation facilities
    • Class field trips
    • Two social field trips on the weekend

    The cost does not include transportation to and from the program itself, personal spending money, or other incidentals.

    For additional information about program tuition and fees and payment options, please visit our Fees Page

  • This course is open to rising high school juniors and seniors.


    • Online Application
    • Global Sports and Entertainment Business Academy Essay: Read the Prompt Now
    • Two Letters of Recommendation:
      • Letter #1 must come from one of your high school teachers.
      • Letter #2 must come from a non-academic source who can speak to your leadership skills and/or your interest in sports or entertainment. For example, a coach, club advisor, supervisor from an after-school job or volunteer efforts, etc.
    • High School Transcripts
    • $65 Application Fee
    • TOEFL Scores (for International applicants whose primary language is not English)

    The deadline to apply is March 15, 2021.

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Global Sports and Entertainment Business Academy pre-college applications are now open