Student Research Projects

College Athletics and its benefits on Managerial Skills

Student Courtney Whorten
Faculty Mentor(s)
Department Management, Business and Economics
Course Principles of Management


Have you ever wondered if college athletes have an advantage over non-college athletes in the real world? There have been many studies done that suggest that people who play a sport in college acquire better skills that can help them become more successful. My project relates this topic to management positions. It shows the relationship between being a college athlete, and being a successful manager. It looks at the skills gained from playing a college sport, and how that can be beneficial in a management position.