Bachelor of Science in Sport Management

Turn your love of sports into a rewarding career in a fast-growth industry of sports management. Almost all sport entities— from little league to college athletics, sport apparel companies, and professional leagues—need the skills of those who have a sports management background.

While most sports management programs focus on how sport entities manage processes in a steady state with little change, at Becker you will be prepared for the future in which you will need to navigate disruption and lead change. Students become well-versed in how sports create value by studying companies such as Under Armour, Nike, and the NFL, as well as become familiar with the governance of NCAA and high school athletics.


Learning Outcomes:

Communication: Demonstrate effective written and oral communication including informed arguments, persuasion, synthesize complex data, and concepts.

Context: Demonstrate comfort with and ability to effectively operate in: ambiguity, complexity, uncertainty and change. Students will be adept at situational awareness.  Students understand the historical context of their culture and they will view the world from a global lens acknowledging the diversity of cultures and values.  Students demonstrate propositional thinking; they will test and iterate on ideas/solutions based upon feedback and learn from their own failures.

Quantitative: Students use quantitative and analytical methods to address unstructured business problems.

Ethics: Students demonstrate ability to evaluate decisions based on an awareness of relevant stakeholders in the creation of sustainable social, environmental, and economic value.

Cognitive Flexibility: Students demonstrate mastery of various thinking modes, notably analytic, synthetic, convergent, divergent, creative, and critical, and when to employ each type.  Student demonstrate awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses and will seek continual improvements. Student demonstrate both self and social awareness and management to effectively play various roles on an interdisciplinary team from leader to contributor to participant (role fluidity). These skills are essential for all leadership and management roles.

Value Creation: Students identify, create, shape, and capture value through understanding economic models and the reality of industry disruption cycles.

Fall SemesterCourse NameCreditsSpring SemesterCourse NameCredits
Freshman Year
SPMG2302Introduction to Sport Management3SPMG2400Sport Marketing and Event Management3
CORE1001 Managing Transitions: Change as a Norm3ECON1200Global Economics: Micro and Macro Perspective3
PSYC1001Introduction to Psychology3CORE-ENGLThe New Normal: Exploring Unstructured Problems3
MATH1200College Algebra3General Education Elective3
MGMT1000Introduction to Business Models3Open Elective 3
Sophomore Year
Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
ACCT2100Accounting and Finance I - Concepts and Tools3SPMG2900Business Career Exploration (business elective)3
SPMG2600Sport Administration & Governance3ACCT3100Accounting and Finance II - Financial Decision Making3
MATH2101Applied Business Statistics3MKTG3004Marketing II - Analyzing Marketing, Branding and Sales Strategies3
CORE3100Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset3MGMT2400Supply Chains and Innovations3
ENGL1003Writing about Literature3Open Elective3
Junior Year
Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
SPMG3100Sport Facility Management3MGMT3700Business Decision Making: Law, Ethics and Strategies3
Science Elective w/ Lab4SPMG4900Internship in Sport Management3
Business Elective (2000+)3Open Elective3
Open Elective3Open Elective3
General Education Elective3Humanities and Fine Arts Elective3
Senior Year
Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
SPMG4500Sport Finance and Economics3SPMG4200Legal and Ethical Issues in Sports3
Humanities and Fine Arts Elective3SPMG4901Internship in Sport Management3
Business Elective3MGMT4101Business Capstone3
Open Elective3Business Elective or Sport Management Elective 3
General Education Elective3General Education Elective3
Total Credits:121