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

Students may choose to complete both 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 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 program objectives for both the B.S. Sport Management and MBA degrees.

General Education Courses:
EH 123Rhetoric and Composition I3
EH 124Rhetoric and Composition II3
EH 200Approaches to Literature3
HE 111The Husson Experience ***1
IT 111Introduction to Microsoft Office 3
or IT 214 Microcomputer Spreadsheet Applications
MS 141Contemporary College Algebra4
MS 132Probability and Statistics3
or MS 232 Finite Mathematics
Communication Elective6
Fine Arts Elective3
Foreign Culture & Conversation3
Global Elective3
Lab Science Elective3-4
Open Elective3
General Business Courses
AC 121Principles of Accounting I3
AC 122Principles of Accounting II3
AC 211Managerial Accounting 3
BA 101Introduction to Business3
BA 202Business Law II3
BA 211Microeconomics3
BA 212Macroeconomics3
BA 245Marketing Fundamentals3
BA 302Business Ethics3
BA 310Organization and Management3
BA 362Financial Management 3
BA 421Integrated Marketing Communications 3
HA 301Supervision in Hospitality Management3
Sport Management Courses
SM 101Intro to Sport Management3
SM 201Introduction to Sport Law3
SM 202Hospitality and Sport Facility Design and Management3
SM 203Sport in Society3
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 601Managerial Economics3
BA 605Management Communications3
BA 625Global Strategic Management3
BA 643Strategic Change Management3
BA 642Leadership in Business and Professions3
or BA 725 Strategic Management & Leadership in Athletics
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 Elective9
Total Hours152-153

Suggested Course Sequence

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
BA 1013EH 1243
EH 1233IT 111 or 2143
HE 111***1MS 132 or 2323
MS 1414SM 2023
Communications Elective3Fine Arts Elective3
SM 1013 
 17 15
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
AC 1213AC 1223
BA 2113BA 2023
EH 2003BA 2123
SM 2013SM 2033
Lab Science Elective3-4Global Elective3
 15-16 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
AC 2113BA 3103
BA 2453SM 3023
BA 3023SM 3223
HA 3013SM 3413
SM 3313Communications Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
BA 4213BA 3623
BA 6003BA 6013
BA 6053BA 6253
SM 3073-3SM 4093
SM 4073SM 4963
 15 15
Fifth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
BA 6433BA 621 (OR BA 712, 720, 726)3
SM 4973BA 642 or 7253
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3Undergraduate Open Elective3
Graduate Business Elective3Graduate Business Elective3
HSTM Elective3Graduate Business Elective3
 15 15
Total Hours: 152-153
***

 Credit may not be required for degree completion.