BA in Sports Management

This program is designed to prepare individuals for a career in sports management and business. It offers a double major with courses offered in Sports Management and Business, with an emphasis on Christian service in the growing area of sports business. This program prepares individuals to use athletics and leadership principles and skills to the daily arena of sports and business. The program culminates with an internship with an opportunity to apply the principles of sports management and business.

Objectives

Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the appropriate organizational and administrational procedure for sports and recreational activities.
  • Analyze a business operation and provide recommendations for improvement.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the psychological and spiritual aspects of sports.
  • Evaluate financial condition and statements of a business and propose courses of action.
  • Apply the principles for effective management in a variety of sports applications and situations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the legal and ethical dilemmas involved in sports today.

GENERAL EDUCATION - 42 Credits

Computer Literacy or: Other Math, Science, or Computer Elective - 2 hours
Principles of Physical Science and Laboratory or: Other Science Elective with Lab - 4 hours
Business Statistics or: Statistics & Analysis
English Composition I
English Composition II
Business Communications or: Basic Oral Communication
Student Success
Introduction to Sociology
General Psychology
Worldviews
Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Business Ethics or: Ethics
Fine Arts Appreciation or: Other Fine Arts Elective or Literature Elective - 2 hours
American Political Institutions or: History of American Campaigns and Elections

RELIGION - 18 Credits

Bible Study Methods
Personal Evangelism
Gospels
Pentateuch
Basic Christian Beliefs
Theology Capstone
Introduction to Christian Missions

SPORTS MANAGEMENT MAJOR - 30 Credits

Introduction to Sports Management
Foundations of Health, Exercise, Fitness, and Nutrition
Sports Psychology and Spiritual Influence
Ethics in Sports
Event Planning and Management
Principles of Coaching and Leadership
Sports Facility Design and Management
Sports Marketing and Sales
Sports Law
Sports Management Internship

BUSINESS MAJOR - 30 Credits

Introduction to Business
Principles of Management & Leadership
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
Managerial Accounting
Principles of Marketing
Organizational Behavior and Human Resources
Business Law I
Sports Finance
Strategic Management
Leadership Forum I
Leadership Forum II
Career Development Seminar
Business Roundtable I
Business Roundtable II