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Whether your interest in sports has been as an athlete, fan, mentor or just a love of the game, this degree is an exciting path that transforms a hobby into a rewarding career.
Our bachelor’s of business administration (BBA) degree in sports management is designed to teach you the business of of secondary-education, college and professional sports. The rapidly growing industry offers opportunities around the world. Our program aligns with the North American Society for Sports Management (NASSM) standards. This is a great degree choice if you:
Many universities offer programs in a broad “Recreation, Leisure and Sport” degree. These programs are generally non-business focused. They provide a health or natural science curriculum that results in a Bachelor of Science degree – without a foundation in business. Ours offers more, building a strong business foundation that is applied to the sports industry. This also offers you maximum flexibility – a BBA is a relevant credential to any industry.
As a student of Davenport’s program, you’ll receive:
Our program also gives you the benefit of six credits (400 hours) of sports management work experience with a sports business/management organization, to give you an exciting, hands-on look at what your future could hold.
You might also be interested in our Bachelor of Business Administration Marketing degree with a specialty in Sports Marketing.
There are many avenues of work available to you as a sports management graduate. Due to the popularity of sports-related careers vs. the number of positions available, competition is high. The national and Michigan median salary statistics for related positions show strong earnings potential!
|Job Title||Salary (Michigan)||Salary(National)|
|Product Management Director||118,460||116,363|
|Public Relations Director||54,255||60,228|
Prepare yourself as an ideal candidate who will stand out, with a DU degree. Additional positions you’ll be qualified for include:
*U.S. BLS data May 2011and www.payscale.com/
Talk to a DU advisor at your campus about creating a flexible schedule that works for you.
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION • 120 CREDITS • SPRT MG BBA
Students gain skills in business fundamentals and specific sport management disciplines in a learning environment that balances textbook theory with real-world business application. Through varied learning methodologies including an internship, students are exposed to the legal, regulatory, marketing and operational aspects of sport venue management. Graduates earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Sport Management.
**Which class should I take? When should I take it? Please click here  for a recommended program sequence.
|Foundations of Excellence||39 cr.|
|COMM120 ||Presentation Techniques||3 cr.|
|ECON200 ||Microeconomics||3 cr.|
|ECON201 ||Macroeconomics||3 cr.|
|ENGL109 ||Composition||3 cr.|
|ENGL110 ||Advanced Composition||3 cr.|
|ENGL311 ||Professional Writing||3 cr.|
|FRSM100 ||Career and Education Seminar||3 cr.|
|MATH125 ||Intermediate Algebra||3 cr.|
|STAT220 ||Introduction to Statistics||3 cr.|
|SOSC201 ||Diversity in Society||3 cr.|
|HUMN ||Humanities Elective||3 cr.|
|SOSC ||Social Science Elective||3 cr.|
|ENVS125 or SCI/MATH ||Environmental Studies or Science/Mathematics Elective||3 cr.|
|Foundations of Business||32 cr.|
|ACCT201 ||Accounting Foundations I||4 cr.|
|ACCT202 ||Accounting Foundations II||4 cr.|
|BITS211 ||Microcomputer Applications: Spreadsheet||3 cr.|
|BUSN120 ||Introduction to Business||3 cr.|
|BUSN210 ||Professional Ethics||3 cr.|
|CISP112 ||Applied Information Technology||3 cr.|
|FINC211 ||Corporate Finance||3 cr.|
|LEGL210 ||Business Law Foundations||3 cr.|
|MGMT211 ||Management Foundations||3 cr.|
|MKTG211 ||Marketing Foundations||3 cr.|
|BUSN303 ||Business Research||3 cr.|
|BUSN488T ||BBA Major Field Test||0 cr.|
|BUSN495 ||Business Planning Capstone||4 cr.|
|FINC223 or FINC235 ||Entrepreneurial Finance or Financial Analysis for Business Managers||3 cr.|
|HRMG213 ||Human Resource Management||3 cr.|
|LEGL334 ||Legal Aspects of Sport Management||3 cr.|
|MGMT214 ||Sport Management Foundations||3 cr.|
|MGMT223 ||Sports in Society||3 cr.|
|MGMT335 ||Global Sport Industry||3 cr.|
|MGMT364 ||Sport Operations and Facilities Management||3 cr.|
|MGMT421 ||Sport Governance and Regulation||3 cr.|
|MKTG215 ||Sport Marketing||3 cr.|
|MKTG350 ||Sport Advertising and Promotion||3 cr.|
|MGMT290S and ||Sport Management Internship and||(3) cr.|
|MGMT490S or ||Sport Management BBA Internship or||(3) cr.|
|MGMT490S ||Sport Management BBA Internship||6 cr.|
|Open Electives||6 cr.|