B.S. Sport Management/M.B.A.

Students may choose to complete a B.S. in Sport Management combined with an MBA degree in as little as 5 years.  This combination of an undergraduate and graduate degree will provide them with more management and other promotion opportunities throughout their careers.  Students may choose an area of concentration in the graduate degree such as - Athletic Administration, Healthcare Administration, Hospitality and Tourism Management or Organizational Management.

Students earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA) are prepared for careers in the athletic industry.  This popular and continually expanding field includes management careers at the professional, interscholastic, and intercollegiate sports levels, as well as opportunities in campus recreation, community and youth sports programs, and many more management and programming careers.  The MBA emphasizes the integration of theory and practice to train current and future administrators.  Professional courses focus on the most current concerns facing business administrators including: legal issues, finance, accounting, human resources, managing change, strategic planning, and policy making.  The curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for the ever-changing economic, political, legal, and marketing concerns that are part of the athletic sport industry.

Students will complete the learning outcomes for both the B.S. Sport Management and MBA degrees.

General Education Courses:
BA 212Macroeconomics3
BA 490International Business3
BR 114The Business of Fitness and Wellness 3
EH 105College Writing3
HA 301Supervision in Hospitality Management3
HE 111The Husson Experience ***1
MS 132Probability and Statistics3
PY 111General Psychology3
SC 101Introduction to Nutrition3
SM 203Sport in Society3
Fine Arts Elective3
Historical Elective 3
Humanities Elective3
Literature Elective3
Math I Elective4
Philosophical Elective 3
General Business Courses
AC 121Principles of Accounting I3
AC 122Principles of Accounting II3
AC 211Managerial Accounting 3
BA 202Business Law II3
BA 211Microeconomics3
BA 310Organization and Management3
BA 362Financial Management 3
BA 401Managerial Economics3
IT 214Spreadsheet Concepts and Applications3
MK 220Marketing Fundamentals3
Open Elective 3
Sport Management Courses
MC 328Sports Information3
SM 101Intro to Sport Management3
SM 201Introduction to Sport Law3
SM 202Hospitality and Sport Facility Design and Management3
SM 302Sports Ethics3
SM 307Sport Finance3
SM 322Sport Marketing3
SM 331Governance and Policy in Sport3
SM 341Recreational Programing and Event Management3
SM 407Psychology of Sport3
SM 409Leadership in Sports Organizations3
SM 496Sports Management Internship3
SM 497Intermediate Sport Management Internship3
HSTM Elective3
Graduate Business Courses
BA 600Research Methods in Business and Education3
BA 605Management Communications3
BA 625Global Strategic Management3
BA 642Leadership in Business and Professions3
or BA 725 Strategic Management & Leadership in Athletics
BA 643Strategic Change Management3
Choose one of the following:3
Marketing Management
Strategic Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations
Advanced Sales and Marketing in Hospitality
Information Management in Athletics
Graduate Business Elective 12
Total Hours152

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
EH 1053IT 2143
HE 111***1MS 1323
PY 1113SM 2013
SM 1013Literature Elective3
Historical Elective 3Philosophical Elective 3
Math I Elective4 
 17 15
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
AC 1213AC 1223
BA 2113BA 2023
BR 1143BA 2123
SC 1013SM 2033
SM 2023Fine Arts Elective3
 15 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
AC 2113BA 3103
MC 3283HA 3013
MK 2203SM 3023
SM 3313SM 3223
Humanities Elective 3SM 3413
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
BA 6003BA 3623
BA 6053SM 4093
SM 3073-3SM 4963
SM 4073Graduate Business Elective 3
Graduate Business Elective 3HSTM Elective 3
 15 15
Fifth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
BA 4013BA 4903
BA 6253BA 621, 712, 720, or 7263
BA 642 or 7253BA 6433
SM 4973Graduate Business Elective3
Graduate Business Elective3Open Elective 3
 15 15
Total Hours: 152
***

 Credit may not be required for degree completion.