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MSA Q&A: Karan Mann

Thursday, April 18 2019 01:10pm

After spending time in the work force, Karan came to OHIO looking for something different in the MSA program.

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By: Taylor Uden 


Name: Karan Mann 

Program: One-Year Master of Sports Administration

Class Year: 2019 

Undergraduate Institution: University of Pune, India 

Hometown: New Delhi, India 

Why did you choose Ohio University's MSA program? 

I chose OHIO because of the SportsBusiness International rankings, the extensive alumni network, and all-inclusive family like environment. 

What are you most looking forward to this year? 

Presenting our capstone projects in New York City and attending the National Sports Forum in Las Vegas. Plus the Symposium, our end of the year event, and spending time with friends this last semester in Athens.   

What has been the most difficult part of your transition into graduate school? 

I was working for the last 6 years, so getting back in the daily grind of school was most challenging.  

What would you tell someone considering Ohio University's One-Year MSA program? 

If you have a passion to work in and around sports, then this is the place to be. 

What are your career goals? How did you figure out what you wanted to do? 

I took the scenic route and always wanted to work in sports.  I got my engineering and MBA degrees then worked a corporate job before I started working in the rapidly growing Indian sports Industry.  I was a student athlete and sports was something I grew around. I have a lot of career goals. Winning a championship ring is perhaps the bling-iest of them all.  

Where is your favorite place to hang out on campus/in Athens? 

Jackie O’s Pub! 



Learn more about OHIO’s One-Year MSA 
The MSA program combines classroom and practical experience to prepare individuals for leadership positions in the sport industry. An interdisciplinary approach gives students the freedom to choose courses of personal interest and build a foundation of knowledge in their desired career fields, all while working with clients on real-world projects that will be used by sports organizations.