The business of sports is on the rise. The North American sports market is expected to grow to $75.7 billion by 2020.* And with that growth comes the need for well-trained professional managers. Majoring in business administration with a focus on sport management can help you set yourself up for success.
With SNHU's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Sports Management, you can take your passion for sports and turn it into an exciting career with endless possibilities. This program is ideal for students who want to maximize transfer credits, switch to business from another discipline, or supplement a technical degree or background with an undergraduate degree in business.
Degree in Three: Save time and tuition through our innovative Degree in Three program. Earn your bachelor's degree in 3 years - with no weekend, summer or evening courses required - and gain real world experience that employers want to see. You'll also have the option of using your fourth year to pursue a master's or MBA.
Since 1932, SNHU has provided students with the business education they've needed to succeed as they begin their careers. By adding a specialized sport management concentration to your business major, you give yourself the edge over others competing for entry-level sports jobs upon graduation.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of majoring in sports business at SNHU include:
As the industry continues to grow, the need for qualified professionals grows with it: Sports and entertainment occupations could see an increase of 10% through 2026.** Management occupations are projected to jump 8% in that same period.**
Your sports business major can lead to career opportunities, including sales, marketing, sporting goods manufacturers, operations and finance management for professional sports organizations, parks and recreation departments, intercollegiate athletics, and fitness facility management.
Complement your business education with the courses you need to develop your sports management skills. Classes like Sport, Society and Ethics and Sport Marketing can help you launch your career.
SNHU's bachelor's in sport management program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All undergraduate students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Business Core Program
Programs in the School of Business require learners to complete the business core program, which includes a variety of business-specific courses. This program focuses on 10 core competencies to prepare you for success wherever you go.
This introductory course emphasizes the management principles related to the business of sports. It includes personnel, programs, marketing, media, financial management and an overview of career possibilities in this growing field.
Students study current sports marketing problems and apply marketing techniques to develop an effective sports marketing plan. Writing Intensive Course.
This course examines the major issues and controversies of sport in society. Students will develop an appreciation of the ways sport in society contributes to analyzing and understanding human behavior in sports contexts; and a basic understanding of the theories and principles related to socio-cultural issues and ethics and morality in the sport industry.
Total Credits: 120
Our Manchester campus aims to keep tuition and related costs low for our students so that you can pursue your degree and your goals. More than 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid, and students who qualify could receive up to $20,000 in grants and scholarships.
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