Magic Mike And LL Cool J Take Harvard

Channing Tatum has joined a host of other celebrities for a special Harvard Business School Executive Education class that saw the Magic Mike star be the subject of the class’s first “live case”.

Tatum, NBA players Pau Gasol and Chris Paul, rapper/actor LL Cool J, all attended the four-day Business of Media, Entertainment, and Sports program with Professor Anita Elberse, who tweeted out a picture of her star pupils.

The course focuses on strategies for launching creative products and managing talent by evaluating case studies and learning from the perspectives of industry superstars, and mid- to senior-level executives who work for studios, networks, music companies, or sports leagues, the school describes in its course description.

This isn’t the first time big-name celebrities have signed up for the once-a-year course, which began in 2014.

Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade, New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall, fashion model Karlie Kloss, and Channing’s fellow Magic Mike star Cody Horn have all attended the program in previous sessions, according to the school.

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