MEXICO CITY – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and TECH Technological University (“TECH”), the world’s largest online university, today announced a multiyear partnership that makes TECH the Official Online University of the NBA in Latin America.
The first-of-its-kind partnership for the NBA in Latin America will see the NBA and TECH offer a range of educational resources and online university programs in Spanish focused on the business of the NBA and related areas. Each online program will offer a uniquely designed curriculum and will feature NBA players (current or former) and league executives as guest speakers sharing their expertise.
“We are excited to partner with TECH Technological University to support the holistic development of students and professionals across the region,” said NBA Latin America Senior Vice President and Managing Director Arnon de Mello. “We look forward to working with TECH to create informative and insightful university programs that showcase the diverse aspects of sport business and provide a better understanding of the NBA and the sports industry as a whole.”
“We are honored to be the Official Online University in Latin America of a global basketball league such as the NBA and offer this unique academic experience,” said TECH Education Group CEO & Founder Manuel Sánchez-Cascado de Fuentes. “Through these programs, students and professionals will have the opportunity to specialize in the sports industry sector and learn from leaders who are experts in their fields and have achieved success at the NBA by exemplifying passion and teamwork.”
Additional details about the NBA’s TECH university programs will be announced at a later date. For more information on how to register for TECH online programs, visit https://www.techtitute.com/.
About the NBA
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a global sports and media organization with the mission to inspire and connect people everywhere through the power of basketball. Built around five professional sports leagues: the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League, NBA 2K League and Basketball Africa League, the NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming available in 215 countries and territories in more than 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 200 countries and territories on all seven continents. NBA rosters at the start of the 2021-22 season featured a record 121 international players from 40 countries. NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, NBA.com, the NBA App and NBA League Pass. The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with 2.1 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms. Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.
About TECH Technological University
TECH Technological University is the world’s largest online university, with the largest range of online postgraduate courses. In total, it features more than 10,000 university programs that include undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, master’s degrees, doctorate degrees, specialized diplomas, executive development programs, and language certificate preparation courses and diplomas. All courses are completely online and supported by more than 6,000 leading teachers. TECH has been recognized by Forbes as “the best digital university in the world in Spanish,” thanks to its innovative online learning system, which combines Harvard’s ‘Case Method’ with Re-Learning, and has eclipsed an international benchmark in distance learning, with more than 100,000 students per year and more than 500,000 graduates from more than 150 countries. It is also a leader in employability, with 97% of students working in their first year after graduating. The university is part of TECH educational group, a Spanish-owned multinational company recognized by Financial Times among the 200 fastest-growing companies in Europe during 2017 and 2018.