A partnership shaping strong leaders in hockey
Hockey is part of the fabric of this nation. The hockey industry competes in a complex and challenging global market with more at stake than maximizing game day revenue. Teams, leagues, governing bodies need talented managers and executives with broad strategic and operational capabilities. Organizations, teams and leagues need smart and capable people who can shape opportunities and develop strategic advantage.
Athabasca University (AU) has partnered with the Business of Hockey Institute (BHI), a non-profit think tank dedicated to improving the business models of professional and amateur hockey organizations through education, research, consulting, and advocacy.
The BHI was founded collectively by Brian Burke, former President, Hockey Operations – Calgary Flames and Ritch Winter, President, Wintersports Ltd., along with an esteemed Advisory Council including: senior NHL executives, NHL player agents, junior and minor league Presidents and Commissioners, and senior executives from national governing bodies in hockey. This Advisory Council has worked alongside AU’s globally respected, prominent academics to develop a hockey-specific MBA for executives – the first of its kind in the world. The BHI Board of Directors are engaged and involved with design of courses and delivery. We bring the best minds in the game to you.
Certified Hockey Professional (CHP) Designation
As part of its mandate, BHI has launched a new credential, Certified Hockey Professional (CHP). This designation will be awarded to individuals with demonstrated experience in and knowledge of hockey management. Graduates of the AU online MBA who have completed the specialized hockey management curriculum are awarded the Certified Hockey Professional designation by the Business Hockey Institute.