Sports Management Concentration

Business Administration, BAS

Love of the Game

If you are an athlete or sports fan, you may be wondering if there is a way to combine your talent and passion with a future career. A career in sports management can bridge the gap. The Sports Management concentration focuses on the business and administration side of sports, fitness, and recreation industries.

Behind the players and games, there are a variety of business functions needed to ensure the games continue. It takes planning, marketing, venue management, public and community relations, accounting and more to support a thriving sports program. Sports administrators help oversee the daily operations, manage relationships, stimulate growth through strategic marketing campaigns, and much more.

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This concentration is available to students in the BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) and the BAS (Bachelor of Applied Science) degree programs.

On Campus Program

This concentration must be completed in-person on the MUW campus.

Employment Opportunities

  • Athletic Director – Intercollegiate or K-12
  • Athletic Admiration
  • Sports Facilities Manager
  • Ticket Sales
  • Athletic Administrator (Clubs, Organizations, Teams)
  • Gameday/Event Coordinator
  • Sports Agent
  • Community Recreation Management
  • Manager/Sales Sports Equipment Companies
  • Intercollegiate Athletic Departments
  • Commercial Fitness Business Industry
  • Sport Governing Bodies
  • Sports Marketing
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Accelerated Bachelor’s/MBA

In the Accelerated Bachelor/MBA Program, you will take undergraduate and graduate classes at the same time, substituting some required undergraduate classes with MBA classes. You can take up to 12 of the 36 hours required for the MBA early.

Accelerated MBA Program

Business Administration, BAS - Sports Management Concentration Curriculum

This information is presented for informational purposes. In the event of a discrepancy between this page and the Undergraduate Bulletin, the Bulletin should always be used.

General Education Curriculum

In keeping with The W's Mission, the General Education Program provides students with the skills, knowledge, and values they need to become independent, productive members of society in our continually changing world.

The W's General Education Program provides a foundation in the liberal arts that includes knowledge in the historical, literary, aesthetic, scientific, and cultural traditions that shape the world, and fosters skills that allow students to become civically responsible life-long learners ready to adapt to new challenges.

All students who complete the Mississippi University for Women general education program will demonstrate:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Effective Communication
  • Cultural Literacy
  • Quantitative & Technology Skills
  • Understanding of Self, Global Societies, & the Natural World
  • Life-Long Learning

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Bachelor of Applied Science Requirements

A student who holds a completed A.A.S. or other approved technical Associate’s degree may transfer 40 semester hours of approved career and technical credit. Career and technical coursework may only be applied to a Bachelor of Applied Science degree.

Concentration Requirements

Minimum grade of C required

  • BU 105 - Fundamentals of Success in Business
  • BQA 170 - Statistical Analysis for Business
  • EC 201 - Principles of Economics I
    EC 202 - Principles of Economics II
  • ACC 211 - Principles of Accounting I
  • ACC 212 - Principles of Accounting II
  • MIS 300 - Introduction to Information Systems
  • FIN 342 - Sports Finance
  • MKT 361 - Principles of Marketing
  • MGT 381 - Principles of Management
  • BU 460 - Senior Seminar in Business
  • PLG 241 - The Legal Environment of Business
  • MGT 312 - Introduction to Sports Management

Pick 4 of the courses below

  • MGT 332 - Facilities & Event Management in Sports
  • MGT 352 - Culture & Diversity in Organizations
  • MGT 386 - Human Resource Management
  • PLG 362 - Sports Law
  • MKT 412 - Sports Marketing
  • MGT 422 - Sports Governance
  • MGT 432 - Organization & Management of Sports Programs

Additional Requirements

  • Peregrine Assessment
  • Senior Exit Exam by Concentration
  • Senior Business Exit Questionnaire

Total Hours Required for Business Administration, BAS - Sports Management Concentration: 121 Semester Hours