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BS in Sports Management

The Bachelor of Science in Sports Management program at Grand Canyon University can help students prepare for a variety of professional careers in the sports industry. Learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Sports Management program.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Sports Management

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

Program Prerequisites:

Potential applicants to the Bachelor of Science in Sports Management program should be interested in learning about the sporting industry, including sports marketing, event planning, and professional athletics.

Program Description:

Students enrolled in Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Science in Sports Management program have the opportunity to study business law, statistics for business, business finance, microeconomics, macroeconomics, fundamental principles of financial accounting, and managerial accounting. Coursework also examines organizational behavior and management, production and operations management, and basic marketing principles, such as e-commerce, branding, distribution and pricing strategies. Sports marketing topics include the behavior of sports consumers, promotions, public relations, and sponsorship.

Students can also learn about the business of sports, sports law, professional sports organization management, and event planning through the Colangelo School of Sports Business. Named after famed entrepreneur and sports industry magnate, the Colangelo School of Sports Business is positioned to provide sports management majors with valuable hands-on experiences, global insights, and professional networking opportunities. Grand Canyon University is a member of the NCAA Division II, and sports management students have access to the University's athletic department and contemporary sporting facilities. As of 2012, Grand Canyon University's Colangelo School of Sports Business is Arizona's sole provider of a sports management major.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid, including loans, grants, and scholarships, is available to qualifying students. Students can find out about scholarships and other financial aid opportunities from a Grand Canyon University Enrollment Counselor.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Grand Canyon University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Sports Management Major

  • ECN 220: Introduction to Economics (4 credits)
  • ACC 250: Financial Accounting (4 credits)
  • MKT 245: Principles of Marketing (4 credits)
  • BUS 340: Ethical and Legal Issues in Business (4 credits)
  • ACC 350: Managerial Accounting (4 credits)
  • MGT 420: Organizational Behavior and Management (4 credits)
  • BUS 352: Business Statistics (4 credits)
  • FIN 350: Fundamentals of Business Finance (4 credits)
  • MGT 455: Production/ Operations Management (4 credits)
  • BUS 232: Introduction to Sports Management (4 credits)
  • MKT 373: Sports Marketing (4 credits)
  • BUS 364: Sports Law (4 credits)
  • BUS 372: Sports Event Planning (4 credits)
  • BUS 485: Strategic Management (4 credits)

General Education

  • University Foundations (4 credits)
  • Effective Communication (9-12 credits)
    • Includes at least 3 credits in English grammar or composition
  • Christian Worldview (4 credits)
  • Critical Thinking (11-12 credits)
    • Includes at least 3 credits in college-level mathematics
  • Global Awareness, Perspectives, and Ethics (6-8 credits)

Post Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Sports Management program may wish to prepare for advanced career opportunities by pursuing a master's degree. There are a variety of sports-related master's programs graduates may be interested in, including:

  • Master of Business Administration in Sports Management
  • Master of Science in Sports Business
  • Master of Science in Sports and Entertainment Management

Career Paths:

The Bachelor of Science in Sports Management program can help students prepare for a variety of careers in the sports industry. Graduates of the program could seek entry-level employment opportunities in sporting facilities, amateur and professional sports organizations, major and minor league teams, sports and fitness clubs, the media, and within community athletic and recreation programs. Examples of positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Event coordinator
  • Marketing coordinator
  • Sports agent
  • Assistant manager

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