Major League Baseball selects Northeastern as its preferred education provider – [email protected]

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Major League Baseball and Northeastern University have established the sport’s first partnership to provide professional baseball players with access to higher education programs and degrees. The agreement follows last year’s inclusion of a new Continuing Education Program in MLB’s collective bargaining agreement, which now provides players with additional funds devoted to their educational development. MLB selected Northeastern over a competitive field of other leading universities.

MLB’s agreement with Northeastern University will provide players with a variety of world-class options to continue their personal and professional development.

Paul Mifsud Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Labor Relations and Player Programs, Major League Baseball

“Major League Baseball has long understood the importance of player development, both on and off the field,” said Paul Mifsud, MLB’s vice president and deputy general counsel for labor relations and player programs. “MLB’s agreement with Northeastern University will provide players with a variety of world-class options to continue their personal and professional development.”

The innovative partnership will provide a wide range of educational opportunities to interested players—both during and following their baseball careers—through in-person and online instruction. Players will have access to Northeastern’s full range of academic offerings, including bachelor’s degree programs in high-demand fields such as finance, health sciences, information technology, human services, communications, and psychology, as well as master’s degree and certificate programs in areas such as data analytics, sports leadership, digital media, and project management.

“We recognize the challenges that professional baseball players, like so many others in our society, face in obtaining high-quality educational opportunities,” said Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun. “We must be boundless, and meet learners where they are. That is why this partnership with Major League Baseball—to prepare players at all levels for the next step in their lives and careers—is so important.”

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