The partnership will offer connected learning experiences to Lasell students and the opportunity for players to pursue graduate and undergraduate degrees through Lasell’s comprehensive online degree programs which offers more than 40 academic options. Through this agreement, the Giants and Lasell University will also develop traditional and digital marketing, branding, and promotional campaigns that will help each organisation reach new audiences.
In addition to the MBA track, graduate level degree programmes are available to players, to include Master of Science in Applied Sports Analytics, Master of Science in Sport Management, and degrees in Business and Communication. Belfast Giants players will also be offered the opportunity to pursue degrees with discounted tuition rates.
Lasell has previously partnered with The Odyssey Trust, owners of the Belfast Giants, on an international connected learning experience which included students from the school of Health Sciences, participating in the annual Friendship Four Tournament. The Friendship Four is the only NCAA Division 1 college hockey tournament played outside the United States.
Chrystal Porter, Vice President for Enrolment and Marketing at Lasell University said, “This exciting partnership will provide Lasell students with real-world experiences and introduce Lasell and the Belfast Giants to new audiences while offering players a variety of learning opportunities through our extensive online programming… we look forward to a long and productive collaboration with the Belfast Giants.
International students contribute to the vitality of our campus by sharing their ideas, insights and experiences with the Lasell community. We believe this collaboration will help generate interest in and awareness of Lasell University among prospective students and their families.”
Steve Thornton, Head of Hockey Operations at the Belfast Giants said, “This partnership will be tremendously valuable to our players, our team, and our supporters. We are working closely with Lasell faculty, administrators, and staff to help our players find the degree programmes that best meet their academic needs and personal goals. Equally important, we look forward to connecting with the Lasell community and presenting Lasell to our loyal fans”.
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