Sport Management

Sport ManagementA New Program for a Growing Industry

This exciting new program, an option available to students pursuing a B.A. in business from JSC, allows students to combine their interests in sports, finance, management and leadership. Students will receive a solid foundation for a career in the business side of sports — a growing, $213 billion-a-year industry in the United States.

A Strong Curriculum

The program requires 18 credits, including an internship, beyond the 38 credit hours required for the core business major. Graduates will hold a B.A. degree in business with a concentration in sport management.

Career Opportunities

This program recognizes that sports today is as much about marketing events and refining a brand as it is about working with players and scheduling events and that strong business skills are essential for successful careers in sport management. Career opportunities range from managing professional teams and arenas to overseeing the marketing and finances of sports groups.

Requirements for Sport Management

Core Business Courses Number of Credits
BUS 1340 Social Entrepreneurship 3
TBA Business Ethics 3
BUS 2230 Principles of Marketing 3
BUS 2140 Personal Finance 3
BUS 2410 Human Resource Management 3
BUS 3131 Business Law 3
BUS 3250 Organizational Behavior 3
ACC 2121 Financial Accounting 4
ACC 2122 Managerial Accounting 4
ECO 2020 Macroeconomics 3
ECO 2030 Microeconomics 3
BUS 4720 Senior Seminar 3
Total Core Business Credits 38

Sport Management Courses Number of Credits
TBA Psychology of Sport and Exercise 3
TBA Sport and Society 3
TBA Sport Promotion and Branding  3
TBA Athletic Facility and Event Management 3
BUS 4810 Internship 6
Total Sport Management Credits 18

Overall Credits for Business Degree 56