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Bayern Munich Partners With Columbia Univ. To Promote School's Sport Management Program

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 28 / 15

Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and Columbia University have announced a new partnership that will see the team become the exclusive European sports club partner of the school’s sports management graduate program. The first partnership of its kind for the Master of Science program, it will allow...

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