Major League Baseball
Developing Professional Baseball Players On and Off the Field
Major League Baseball players’ careers don’t need to end when their final season does.
In June 2017, Major League Baseball (MLB) named Northeastern its preferred education provider. Through the partnership, players gain access to educational opportunities during and after their baseball career that equip them with the competitive advantage they need to succeed on and off the field.
“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, MLB’s vice president and deputy general counsel for
labor relations and player programs
Players can work toward their bachelor’s degree through online and in-person instruction in growing fields, such as information technology, health sciences, business, and finance. Throughout their learning journey, they work one-on-one with a career and academic coach, who helps players register for classes and create academic, degree, and career plans tailored to their personal and professional goals.
If that goal is to work in an MLB front office or as an on-field staff member, the university will also help prepare players for those roles, regardless of their social and cultural backgrounds or prior levels of academic experience, while also supporting the objectives of MLB’s Front Office and Field Staff Diversity Pipeline Program.