About this course
The Sport and Recreational Management program prepares students for exciting careers in a variety of public, nonprofit and private recreation and sports disciplines. Career opportunities include professional, semi-professional and collegiate sport organizations, sport marketing agencies, sport broadcasting venues, sports products sales and marketing, facility management in both sport and recreation, community and commercial recreation agencies, theme parks, club and military recreation as well as hotels, resorts and other hospitality and entertainment venues.
The program combines a strong foundation in core business courses such as management, marketing, accounting, economics, business law, and communication with a broad-based liberal arts education. Coursework will prepare students to apply fundamental business principles to the sport and recreation industry. Real life examples, case studies, and project-based learning help students understand how the business world operates. Students develop practical managerial skills, communication skills, critical and creative thinking skills, and business decision-making capabilities.
The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, a leading specialized accreditation association that recognizes high quality business programs around the world. The curriculum is designed to prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions and parallels the first two years of study required by similar programs offered at four-year institutions. The student must earn a grade of “C” or better in all Business Administration (BA) courses or the course must be repeated.