The Commission on Sport Management Accreditation is a specialized accrediting body whose purpose is to promote and recognize excellence in sport management education worldwide in colleges and universities at the baccalaureate and graduate levels through specialized accreditation.
Institutions, students, employers, and the general public all benefit from the external verification of quality provided through COSMA's accreditation process. They also benefit from the process of continuous quality improvement that is encouraged by COSMA's developmental approach to promoting excellence in sport management education.
The 2015 COSMA Conference was a great success! In large part, this was due to our presenters and attendees who traveled from as far as New Zealand to as close as down the street in Philadelphia. The conference also benefitted from the sponsorship of the Widener University Sport Management Concentration in the School of Business Administration. Widener faculty attended the conference to learn more about the COSMA accreditation process. Widener’s business degree with a concentration in sport management incorporates classroom focus on sport marketing, sport law, sport and the fan, facility marketing and event marketing. Outside the classroom, students benefit from close working relationships with leaders in the sport industry and the Widener campus is in close proximity to all of the major league teams in the Philadelphia area. By contributing at the “Participating” sponsorship level, Widener’s faculty and students attended the conference at no cost and were acknowledged on the website and with signage at the conference. In planning for the 2016 COSMA Conference, hosted by the University of Tampa in Tampa, Florida, consider becoming a sponsor:
“Supporting” level - $500
Contribute $500 to COSMA and your company’s logo will be put on the COSMA website conference pages. In addition, you will be offered one comped registration to the conference.
“Participating” level - $1,000
Contribute $1,000 to COSMA and you will enjoy the perks of the “supporting” level in addition to having your logo on the conference program and any other meeting materials (e.g., badges, printed materials, web pages), signs in the meeting rooms, public announcement of your sponsorship at the meeting, and five comped registrations.
Another way to be involved in COSMA’s conference is to provide an in-kind donation such as lanyards or badges, provide the printing of materials for the conference, sponsor the opening reception, sponsor the Accreditation luncheon, or sponsor the afternoon snack break.
If you decide to become a sponsor at COSMA’s Conference, you will sign an agreement that outlines COSMA’s commitment to you and your entitlements as a Sponsor.
Next deadline for Candidacy Status applications: September 15
Save the Date: February 11-12, 2016, Tampa, Florida, COSMA Conference
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