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Senior writer Bill King writes special projects and covers combat sports and educational programs.

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Rosner joins Columbia as director of sports management master’s program

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 01 / 08 / 18

Columbia University has tapped longtime Wharton School professor Scott Rosner to head its well-regarded sports management master’s degree program, which also will add two other full-time faculty members to the stacked lineup of adjuncts for which it is known. Rosner joined the program last ...

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