NFL star wide receiver Brandon Marshall to attend Harvard Business School program

Chicago Bears' Brandon Marshall warms up before the first half of an NFL football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Chicago Bears' Brandon Marshall warms up before a game this past season.
(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

NFL star wide receiver Brandon Marshall is scheduled to attend a three-day executive education program next month at Harvard Business School, campus officials said.

Marshall will be a student participant in the same three-day program that former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson plans to teach at, school spokesman Jim Aisner told

No. 15 for the Chicago Bears took to social media Tuesday night to announce his involvement with the executive education program, “The Business of Entertainment, Media and Sports” which is scheduled to be held from May 7 to 10.

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The announcement sparked some speculation that Marshall had been accepted into the business school’s two-year MBA program. Aisner said that is not the case.

He said it is the first time the program is being offered.

The program, launched by business school professor Anita Elberse, is one of more than 80 executive education programs the school offers.

Nearly 10,000 business executives attended programs at the school’s Allston campus and at classrooms in Mumbai and Shaghai, officials said.