Union Omaha’s Peter Marlette Pursues MBA Through Partnership with Bellevue University
Peter Marlette has a busy schedule as General Manager of Union Omaha. In his role, Marlette oversees all business activities of the club, including selling and developing partnerships, managing the teams who sell tickets and managing and setting the budget for both the soccer and the corporate sides of the club.
So when it came to deciding on whether or not it was the right time to pursue a Master of Business Administration degree, flexibility was important to Marlette. He was thrilled to learn Bellevue University offered its MBA program 100% online.
“Being able to knock out my assignments during the random hours I have available on my schedule is really the only way that I was going to be able to pursue another degree,” Marlette said. “My admissions counselor and adviser have been helpful from the beginning, making getting started at Bellevue University that much easier.”
Marlette is currently pursuing his degree through a partnership between Bellevue University and the United Soccer League. As the league’s Official Education Partner, Bellevue University awards scholarships to players and provides tuition assistance across the entire USL ecosystem to club and league employees, as well as family members of staff, coaches, and players.
“I think anybody who qualifies in the USL should be seriously exploring this educational opportunity with Bellevue University,” Marlette said. “This is a great partnership and a phenomenal opportunity for League employees, whether they are players or front office staff, to pursue a degree they otherwise might not have been able to obtain themselves.”
Marlette joined Union Omaha in 2020 after relocating to Omaha with his wife, Sarah, and their dog, Sydney. Before joining Union Omaha, he worked for Major League Soccer’s FC Dallas, where he served as a business development account manager.
In 2019, Marlette received his master’s degree in Sports Management from the prestigious AISTS program in Lausanne, Switzerland. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy and Law from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, where he was a 2009 NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) All-American, a 2009 NSCAA All-Region, a 2009 All-Conference, and a 2010 Team Captain.
Marlette holds two certifications from Barca Innovation Hub in Spain, one in Revenue Generation and Fan Engagement and one in Online Strategy, Branding, and Communications. He also holds several licenses from the Professional Football Scouts Association in England.
Marlette’s list of accomplishments is no doubt impressive, but he’s excited to have the opportunity to add to the list and pursue his MBA. He hopes other employees in the League will consider doing the same if they are interested in pursuing a degree.
“The partnership with Bellevue University allows not only players to pursue a degree, but employees in the League's clubs to advance their education, expand their skill set, boost their resume, and become more informed, better prepared employees of the League and its clubs,” Marlette said.