The sports industry has evolved into an integral part of American culture. As a result, the management of sports programs, athletes and facilities has become more sophisticated and complex. People assigned the responsibility for managing sports programs and facilities must be familiar with sports and recreation, while also being effective leaders and business professionals. This is where earning your degree in business administration focused on sports management comes in.
Our rigorous but flexible degree program in Sports Management will build your critical knowledge of business and sports issues. Graduates with sports management degrees find career positions as athletic directors, team managers, account executives, talent scouts and more.
Our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing students with a well-rounded learning experience by using the latest technology and engaging students with real-world business scenarios and hands-on learning exercises.
General Course Information
The bachelor of science in sports management includes an in-depth business curriculum covering classes focusing on business and sports. If you have questions, a counselor with our Office of Admission can help as you decide on the Concordia degree program that best matches your strengths and career interests.
The bachelor of science degree requires 54 semester hours of study. Students take required courses in accounting, economics, statistics, management, ethics, finance, marketing and business law.
Sports management courses cover sports management, sports and contract law, the business of sports and strategic policy. Students also will select electives from courses such as personal finance, small business management or advanced business law.
For details on required courses and more, please visit our online catalog pages.
Concordia’s “supervised work experience” offers opportunities for students to receive academic credit while gaining practical work experience in the accounting field. The campus’ location, as well as the proximity of public transportation, opens up a number of exciting internship and networking opportunities with sports teams and sports professionals in Chicago and nearby suburbs. Students in sports management have recently interned with minor league baseball and hockey teams in the Midwest.
In addition, annual events like the Business Leaders Networking Event and organizations like the CUC Business Club link concepts learned in the classroom to the business community through educational opportunities, professional events and real-world experiences. Business Club members benefit from networking, speakers who help with job placement, leadership development and more. Students also have the option to study abroad, where they can learn about other cultures’ approaches
Some of the companies recently hiring CUC students include:
Abbott Laboratories • Allstate Insurance • Blue Cross/Blue Shield • Chase Bank • Chicago Park District • Chicago Police Department • Chicago Symphony Orchestra • Children’s Memorial Hospital • Coca-Cola • IBM Global • Liberty Mutual Insurance • Lucent Technologies Marriott Hotels • Mayo Clinic • McGladrey & Pullen • Northwestern Memorial Hospital