The National Hockey League calendar may be coming to an end in a few weeks, however, fans across the NHL are already keeping an eye out for their favourites stars and what they are up to this summer. Of course one player that everyone is looking out for is Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban, who has kept busy since his team was eliminated by the Winnipeg Jets in the NHL’s Western Conference semifinals.
On Wednesday, the always-entertaining star defender posted a photo of himself in a classroom at Harvard University on his Twitter account. Indeed the blue liner has decided to go back to school this offseason, and is taking a four-day course, which is called The Business of Entertainment, Media, and Sports and it has a tuition fee of $10,000, according to the university's webpage.
This is a description of the course of study and what is offers, directly from the Harvard University website:
“In this HBS Executive Education program, you’ll explore a wide range of real-world case studies and discern why some creative businesses thrive while others fail to survive — or even get off the ground. Structured around three strategic entertainment business challenges, the curriculum examines how to effectively launch and manage products and portfolios, manage and market talent, and respond to and exploit advances in digital technology.”
“In the business of entertainment, digital technologies are dramatically disrupting how products are developed and managed and how talent connects with audiences. Entertainment executives are challenged to effectively allocate limited resources — both human and financial — across a seemingly infinite array of opportunities. In this entertainment management course, you will acquire proven approaches for launching and managing creative products and portfolios, managing and marketing talent, assessing and determining when to make smaller versus blockbuster bets, identifying and capitalizing on market disruptions, and other strategic challenges.”
Subban is not the only pro athlete taking the class, which is reportedly aimed for people in in the talent industry, including musicians and actors, along with agents and managers. Olympic champion skier Lindsay Vonn is also attending the course, according to one of the professors on the Harvard campus. There were rumors that Subban and Vonn were an item just last month.
This course is expected to be a great help for Subban, who founded his own marketing company, P.K. S.S. Management, back in August 2014. This could be a game-changer for Subban's future and his post-NHL career.
Great move, P.K!