Business Administration/
Sports Management
(Bachelor of Science Degree)

The Business Administration/Sports Management program provides a comprehensive, team-based curriculum integrating general and specialized business courses with laboratory learning practicum opportunities. Graduates are prepared to become business managers and leaders. A Sports Management degree offers many exciting and diverse career opportunities in the sports, fitness, health, wellness and recreation industries. Students may focus their education on working in amateur, recreational, collegiate or professional sport organizations.

Students receive a broad-based, customized and personalized education in Sports Management. The program combines a strong mix of business, liberal arts and specialized sports management courses. The Sports Management program requires students to complete two practica. The practica are designed to allow students to learn in a hand-on fashion working with real sports managers and leaders in organizations. Students are highly involved in the process of identifying and securing practicum opportunities.

Specialized Sports Management courses provide an environment for active student discussion. The professor and guest speakers are not lecturers; they are guides and co-explorers that support students in understanding concepts and theories as they can be applied considering the depth and breadth of the sports industry. Courses require students and student teams to engage in teaching material and presenting research, projects and ideas. Student teams lead discussions, present their work and provide critical feedback of others. The culminating projects in these courses provide students with real experience in developing research-based projects with practical applications. Sports Management courses promote deep learning through risk-taking and experimentation. Students develop best practices for integrating the knowledge, skills and abilities learned with concepts and theories to produce valuable examples for their portfolios. Ultimately, the Sports Management course experience will create and foster a Business Culture for Sports Management students in the Business Division. The Business Culture will support students in their career-launching education by creating accountability and developing the following competencies: oral and written communication skills, reading, writing, information literacy, critical thinking and creative thinking, ethical decision-making and global citizenship.

Program of Study Requirements Credits
General Core Requirements 48
Prerequisite Courses (Can be met in General Core): Ac101 Accounting and Ec200 Macro-Economics
Professional Core
  • Ba201 Business Law I
  • Be245 Organizational Finance OR Mg220 Sports Finance
  • Mg/Be150 Organizational Management
  • Mg207 Marketing
Management Core
  • Mg120 Sports Management
  • Mg315 Practicum & Seminar
  • Mg325 Sports Law
  • Two Sports Management Electives (300 level)
  • Two Sports Management Electives (400 level)
General Electives (choose 9) 36
Total Credits 128