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Earn your B.S. in Sport Management in perso or online.

B.S. in Business Administration: Sport Management Overview

Gain real-world experience and prepare for a successful career in an exciting, growing industry that grosses $220 million per year.

The sports industry has experienced dynamic growth and is currently recognized as a business enterprise in magnitude of 220 billion dollars. According to Sports Business Journal, sports enterprise revenue is larger than the combined revenues of the country's auto and movie industries. The goal of the Mercy College Sport Management Specialization is to use the vast and popular business of sport as a tool to inspire academic excellence and career development.

Learn the art of Sport Management at Mercy College.

Career Opportunities

Sport Management graduates will be prepared to succeed in a variety of areas, including: sport facility management, sport event management, high school and college athletics, as well as professional and amateur sports leagues and organizations.

What You'll Get
The Mercy Advantage

Hands-on sports management, marketing and operations experience

  • Real-live sports management projects
    • Campus Sports Operations
    • Local Sports Broadcasting
  • Guest speakers from Major Leagues
  • Opportunity to join Mercy's "Team Blue" sports management organization

Program Details & Curriculum

Overview

Bachelor of Science
General Liberal Arts and Sciences
General Education Requirements: 60 Credits
ECON 125, 220, 221, and 230, MATH 116 and MATH/CISC 120 or MATH/CISC 131 are prerequisites for the major and must be used to fulfill general education requirements. 

Core and Specialization
Business Administration Core: 30 Credits
Specialization: 18 Credits
Open Electives: 12 Credits

Total: 120 Credits

For a full curriculum listing visit our catalog.

 

Business Administration Core

Students who choose the major concentration in Business Administration with a specialization in Sport Management must complete:

Business Administration Core

  • ACCT 120 Intro to Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 121 Intro to Management Accounting
  • ECON 210 Bus Report Writ & Presentation
  • FINC 235 Financial Management
  • INBU 250 International Business
  • BLAW 240 Business Law I or ENTR 250 Social Entrepreneurship
  • MGMT 225 Principles of Management
  • MGMT 255 Info Systems for Mgmnt or ACCT 261 Computer App for Accountants
  • MGMT 340 Organizational Behavior or ANLC 250 Introduction to Data Analytics
  • MKTG 220 Principles of Marketing

Specialization *

Select four of the following six courses

  • SPMG 300 Foundations Sport Management
  • SPMG 330 Sport Marketing
  • SPMG 336 Sport Law
  • SPMG 430 Sport Facility & Event Mgmt
  • SPMG 432 Sport Finance & Administration
  • SPMG 434 Sport & Society

and

  • SPMG 450 App Res Analysis Sport Mgt (mandatory for specialization)
  • MGMT 460 Strategic Management (senior-level capstone - mandatory)

Open Electives

Any five courses

* There is a 15-credit residency requirement in the major, which must be satisfied by Business Administration courses numbered 295 or above.

Students who do not have full-time jobs should try to use their open electives for internship

 

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Program Outcomes

By the end of this program, students should be able to: 

  • Evaluate the effects of globalization on the business environment
  • Recognize and evaluate ethical issues in business
  • Utilize business concepts, methods, procedures, and management information systems to facilitate strategic planning and decision making
  • Use oral, written, and presentation skills to communicate effectively in the professional business environment
  • Function effectively as team members and, where appropriate, as team leaders
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental principles and key concepts in sport management
  • Assess the legal, economic, and social aspects of a sport management decision