FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Admission to the Sports Business Classroom Business of Basketball Program in no way guarantees attendees a job in the NBA.

Yes. You would need to sign up for the Business of Basketball program and choose the NBA Salary Cap as your program emphasis.

All applications are reviewed in a timely manner, and generally applicants will receive a response within seven days indicating one of the following:

  • They are admitted into the program, in the major of their choice.
  • They are admitted into the program, however their chosen major is full. They may choose to be admitted immediately in another major, or go on the wait list for the major of their choice.
  • Their application is in a pending state, until SBC receives additional required information.
  • Their application is in a pending state, and will be re-evaluated at a later date.
  • Their application is respectfully declined.

If you are admitted into a specific major, then you are guaranteed to be in that major during the program. However enrollment in some majors is limited, and we may stop admitting students into those majors prior to the close of enrollment. Students may then choose to be admitted in an alternative major, or be put on the wait list for the major that is their first choice. For this reason it is important to register early if you are sure you want to enroll in a specific major.

Our ability to accommodate changes of major is very limited once the program fills-up and enrollment closes. Students can only change to a major in which there is room. If a major is filled, then we can only consider changing to that major if another student drops out our changes out of that major. When this happens, we give first priority to students who are on the wait list for that major.

All applicants pay a $25 application fee, whether they are admitted to SBC or not. This fee is non-refundable, and is charged when the student’s application is received. This fee is NOT included in the cost of the program.

Students who are admitted into the program are charged a $250 processing fee when they are admitted. This fee counts toward the cost of the program, and is non-refundable.

Students may choose one of two payment options: Pay in Full, or the Payment Plan. Students choosing Pay in Full are charged the full cost of the program (including optional extended hotel days) when they are admitted. Students choosing the Payment Plan make one payment per month. The amount of each payment depends on when the student is admitted:

  Payment month:
Admitted: February March April May June
February $650 $650 $650 $650 $650
March $812 $812 $813 $813
April $1,083 $1,083 $1,084
May $1,625 $1,625
June $3,250

 

All extended hotel amounts are charged with the student’s first payment.

For example, a student who applies and is admitted in March, chooses the payment plan, and opts for one extended hotel day makes the following payments:

  • On application: $25 application fee
  • On admission: $250 processing fee
  • March payment: $912 ($812 March payment plus $100 for one extended hotel day)
  • April payment: $812
  • May payment: $813
  • June payment: $813

All payments are charged prior to the end of the month. The full cost of the program must be paid prior to July 1, with no exceptions.

For more payment information, you can contact us at info@sportsbusinessclassroom.com or 949-757-4242.

The price for the 2018 Business of Basketball program is $3,500. Students may choose one of the following options:

  • No-hotel option: Subtract $500 (no accommodations or hotel shuttle provided). $3,000 total.
  • ONE extended hotel day (either July 6-7 OR July 13-14): Add $100. $3,600 total.
  • TWO extended hotel days (both July 6-7 AND July 13-14): Add $200. $3,700 total.

Yes, applicants are responsible for their own airfare.

There is no set minimum age, but please keep in mind that SBC assumes a level of maturity and independence commensurate to a workplace, so students who require parental supervision would not be appropriate for the program. Also keep in mind that the admission process for SBC is competitive, and younger applicants might not have enough education and ancillary experience to compete with other applicants.

Maybe, subject to space limitations since individual majors fill up. If you would like to change majors before the program starts, please email us at info@sportsbusinessclassroom.com as soon as possible to discuss. If you would like to change majors after the program has started, please discuss with the SBC instructors. While we will do our best to accommodate your needs, all requests to change majors are subject to approval by SBC.

No, we will arrange for daily transfers to and from your hotel to the training facilities.

Content is delivered in various formats in order to maximize learning opportunities, effectively deliver a wide variety of content, and provide students with direct access to some of the best minds in the business.

The 2017 Sports Business Classroom content formats are:

  • Lectures: One-hour, instructor-led GE sessions. Each topic has multiple lecture sections – e.g: 101, 201.
  • Roundtables: One-hour moderator-led panel discussions with industry experts.
  • Practicums: Hands-on exercises in specific topics. For example, the Salary Cap practicum will simulate a mock trade deadline, and the Job Hunting practicum will match students with prospective employers in a “speed dating” format.
  • Deep Dives: Here’s where you really get into your chosen major. SBC will provide three deep dive sessions that are three hours each. The content and format will vary by major:
    • League Salary Cap: Larry Coon’s extensive lecture series on the NBA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement. This is the same content he teaches directly to NBA teams. You will be learning elbow-to-elbow with industry personnel who are taking this series as the Executive Session.
    • Scouting, Video and Analytics: Work in small groups directly with league personnel as they take you through their work processes as part of the NBA Summer League.
    • Social Media, Digital Branding and Broadcasting: Immersive activities such as working directly with a player to build his digital brand, or interning with Turner as they broadcast the NBA summer league.
  • Guest Speakers: Grab lunch and sit back while an NBA coach or executive talks about his or her personal experience and what it takes to succeed in this business.

SPORTS BUSINESS CLASSROOM REFUND POLICY

The $25 application fee and $250 processing fee are non-refundable. The remaining costs may be refundable, depending on the student’s date of withdrawal. IMPORTANT: For refund purposes, the full fee is considered to be charged and paid when calculating the student’s refund amount. This is to avoid disadvantaging students who paid in full. The refund is calculated against the full amount, and then netted against the amount the student actually paid. However, under no circumstance will a student be required to pay any additional money after withdrawing.

  • If the student withdraws on or before April 30, all remaining costs are fully refundable, including extended hotel days. For example, a student who paid a $25 application fee, $250 processing fee, $3,250 for the remainder of the tuition, and $100 for one extended hotel day ($3,625 total) is refunded $3,350 if he or she withdraws on April 15.
  • If the student withdraws in May, $2,500 of the full fee is refundable, plus extended hotel days. For example, a student who was admitted in February, opted for one extended hotel day, and paid a $25 application fee, $250 processing fee, $750 in February, $650 in March and $650 in April, and who withdraws on May 10 (before the May payment is charged) is refunded as follows:
    • Total considered charged: $3,625 (includes May & June payment amounts)
    • Total refundable: $2,600 ($2,500 plus $100 for extended hotel day)
    • Total non-refundable: $1,025 ($3,625 minus $2,600)
    • Total paid to date: $2,300 (processing fee plus February, March & April payments)
    • Total refunded to student: $1,275 ($2,300 minus $1,025)*
  • If the student withdraws in June, $1,500 of the full fee is refundable, plus extended hotel days. For example, a student who was admitted in February, opted for one extended hotel day, and paid a $25 application fee, $250 processing fee, $750 in February, $650 in March, $650 in April and $650 in May, and who withdraws on June 10 (before the June payment is charged) is refunded as follows:
    • Total considered charged: $3,625 (includes June payment amount)
    • Total refundable: $1,600 ($1,500 plus $100 for extended hotel day)
    • Total non-refundable: $2,025 ($3,625 minus $1,600)
    • Total paid to date: $2,950 (processing fee plus February, March, April & May payments)
    • Total refunded to student: $925 ($2,950 minus $2,025)
  • If a student withdraws July 1 or later, no refunds are given.
  • In the exceptional case of certain unplanned events, such as the death of an immediate family member, hospitalization of the applicant or jury duty, Sports Business Classroom will issue a full refund (minus application and processing fees) upon presentation of satisfactory documentation.

* As another example, a student who is admitted in February, chooses one extended hotel day, pays in full, and withdraws in May is refunded as follows:

  • Total paid: $3,625 (application fee, full amount for program, and one extended hotel day)
  • Total refundable: $2,600 ($2,500 plus $100 for extended hotel day)
  • Total non-refundable: $1,025 ($3,625 minus $2,600)
  • Total refunded to student: $2,600

As one final example, a student who was admitted in April, did not opt for any extended hotel days, and paid a $25 application fee, $250 processing fee and $1,083 in April, and who withdraws on May 10 (before the May payment is charged) is refunded as follows:

  • Total considered charged: $3,525 (includes all remaining payment amounts)
  • Total refundable: $2,500
  • Total non-refundable: $1,525 ($3,525 minus $2,500)
  • Total paid to date: $1,333 (processing fee plus April payment)
  • Total refunded to student: $0 – the student paid only $1,333 of the $1,525 non-refundable amount.

In the example above, note that even though $1,525 was non-refundable and the student paid only $1,333 of that amount prior to withdrawing, the student is not required to pay any additional money upon withdrawal.

In the case of certain unplanned events, such as the death of an immediate family member, hospitalization of the applicant, or jury duty, the Sports Business Classroom will issue a full refund once documentation is received.

Once we receive your cover letter and resume, you will be charged the $25 application fee.  You will receive an email with a receipt of charge attached.

The only discounts we provide are for locals of Las Vegas, NV.  The cost of the program for locals is $2500.00.

Unfortunately, there are no scholarships offered at this time.

No, you can apply for one section only.

No, this program is geared towards a variety of individuals:  College students, college graduates and individuals who have been out of college for a few years wanting to work in this business but just don’t know how.

Sports Business Classroom strives to create an educational environment in which all participants feel safe and welcome. We encourage open and spirited discussion in a collegial atmosphere so that everyone can enjoy an optimal educational and intellectual experience. We expect all participants to refrain from speech or behavior that is disruptive, threatening, endangering, harassing or illegal, or speech that is racist, sexist or similarly offensive. We reserve the right to take whatever measures deemed, at the sole discretion of Sports Business Classroom management, necessary and appropriate to enforce this Code of Conduct, including revoking a student’s enrollment in Sports Business Classroom without a refund.