Master's of Business Administration
"I fully expect my M.B.A. degree to accelerate my professional growth into the future." As a Director of Baseball Operations, Sports Management for The Warner Companies in Chicago, Joseph Gaza sees the growth and potential in his position. He currently developes the Company's overall business strategy, helping to execute the day-to-day operations of the firm, as well as working with the rest of The Sports Management Team to advance The Warner Companies long-term business objectives. For his thesis project he applied the business knowledge obtained from North Central’s M.B.A. program to the sport management industry to more effectively serve professional athletes. "I chose to evaluate the field from all business angles including marketing, finance, management, ethics and statistics. I focused on the new collective bargaining agreement between the Major League Baseball (MLB) players and owners approaching in 2011 and what issues will be most prevalent in the negotiations. The program has made me an expert in marketing strategy and has increased my credibility better while serving my clients."