Colorado State University and the Denver Broncos share a unique partnership to provide students at one of the nation’s top research university opportunities to learn from one of America’s premier professional sports franchises.

The Denver Broncos Sports Management Institute at Colorado State University debuted in the spring of 2015, and classes are being offered on campus and online in a minor in sports management.

“The Denver Broncos are rightly considered one of the finest-run franchises in all of professional sports, so the opportunity to have our students work closely with such a quality organization as part of their learning experience is an amazing opportunity,” CSU President Tony Frank said. “Combining the talents and experiences of our faculty and students with a top-notch organization like the Denver Broncos makes this a unique program, and one we’re proud to be part of at Colorado State.”

Institute Highlights include:

  • Hands-on experience in courses with opportunities with the Broncos organization including internships;
  • Guest lectures from Broncos management;
  • Case studies developed in coordination with the team;
  • Interdisciplinary coursework in turf management, marketing & promotions, sports communications, hospitality and facility event management;

Four of CSU’s eight colleges are involved in the project, including:

Recap: Women in Sports Symposium

Women in Sports Industry SymposiumAs part of CSU’s on-going partnership with the Denver Broncos, the first-ever Women in Sports Industry Symposium  in March provided first-hand knowledge and testimony to the opportunities that exist in professional and athletic organizations for women with advice and information on how to enter and advance in the industry.  Panelists included top-level executives from the CSU athletic department and Denver Broncos.

“One of my biggest takeaways from every speaker is a common message to set goals, stay humble, and conduct your actions with integrity. This has motivated me to be in a position one day to help students get that life changing internship, or take that next step towards their dreams of working in sports. The experience I have had this past year, because of the Colorado State Denver Broncos Institute, is something I will remember for the rest of my life.” – Autumn West