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By Judah Esparza
Business Management Major, Colangelo College of Business

If you are interested in pursuing a golf management degree, you may be wondering if Grand Canyon University’s golf management program is competitive enough to compete with a school that has been accredited by the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA). Here is a comparison of programs offered by PGA schools and GCU:

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By Judah Esparza
Business Management Major, Colangelo College of Business

Are you interested in earning a degree in golf management? Golf is a huge industry in Arizona, and there are several schools in the area that offer golf-related programs and degrees! Here is a quick overview of the Golf Academy of America’s program and Grand Canyon University’s business management with an emphasis in golf management degree:

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By Jessica Meyer
Marketing Major, Colangelo College of Business

Do you have a passion for sports? Have you dreamed of working in sports business? At Grand Canyon University, you can pursue your passion and have a fulfilling career in the sports industry! GCU’s Colangelo College of Business offers several degree programs to help you gain the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed as a sports business professional.

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By Jessica Meyer
Marketing Major, Colangelo College of Business

Grand Canyon University unveiled the GCU Championship Golf Course to the Phoenix community on Jan. 1, 2016. The course brings several exciting opportunities for GCU students, Phoenix natives and GCU’s golf management degree program.

The GCU Championship Golf Course, formerly known as Maryvale Golf Course, is a 54-year-old facility just four miles away from GCU’s Phoenix campus. The course has changed drastically through GCU’s $10 million investment; greens were rebuilt and bunkers were replaced.   

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Talented athletes. The thrill of competition. High-energy games. Diehard fans. The world of sports is exciting, whether you’re playing on the court or field, cheering in the stands—or even working behind the scenes. Passionate about sports? You do not have to be an all-star athlete to get involved in collegiate sports or turn sports into the dream career of a lifetime.

Sports business is a highly competitive field for anyone interested in a sports-related career. Professional opportunities exist in the fields of sports management, sales, marketing, event planning, law, facility management and intercollegiate athletics. Other potential career opportunities include professions in sports medicine, athletic training, coaching, physical education, kinesiology or athletic training.

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By Brian C. Smith, PhD
Assistant Dean, Colangelo College of Business

“Jerry Colangelo represents the best of what it means to be a Christian university from a standpoint of conducting business with strong character, integrity and servant leadership. We want to instill those same characteristics in every one of our students. If an employer gets a Colangelo College of Business graduate, they will know what they’re getting.” – Brian Mueller, President and CEO of Grand Canyon University

Jerry Colangelo is the namesake of Grand Canyon University’s Colangelo College of Business and possesses over 40 years of sports business experience.

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By Christina Loren Richey, MA
Alumna, College of Theology

More than 7,000 fans flooded the field at AT&T Park after the Giants suffered a tough loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday, Aug. 29. Even though their team did not win, spirits remained high amongst Giants enthusiasts who were more interested in hearing their heroes offer testimonies of faith, rather than how the team played on Fellowship Day.

Giants players Santiago Casilla, Ryan Vogelsong, Hunter Strickland, Jeremy Affeldt, Justin Maxwell and Kelby Tomlinson, along with General Manager Bobby Evans, shared how their faith in God has played a meaningful role in their personal and professional lives.

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