BBA Sport Management Concentration

Contact Information
Phone: (217) 206-6780
Office Location: UHB 4054

The goal of the B.B.A. with a sport management concentration is to develop the knowledge and skills required for the effective management of organizations such as sport facilities, professional and amateur teams, and community programs.  Specific degree objectives are to enable students to develop an understanding of:

  1. management skills such as organizational strategy, marketing, and finance applied to sport organizations;
  2. principles of law that regulate both the amateur and professional sport industries; and
  3. strategies, techniques and critical issues associated with event and facilities management.


Foundation requirements 1
ACC 211
ACC 212
Introduction to Financial Accounting
and Introduction to Managerial Accounting
ECO 213Statistics for Business and Economics3
MAT 113Business Calculus4
or MAT 114 Finite Mathematics and Its Applications
Select one of the following:4-6
Introduction to Microeconomics
and Introduction to Macroeconomics
Economics for Administration 2
Course work equivalent to the above may be accepted upon approval by the student's advisor and the College of Business and Management.
College Core 3
The college core is required of all undergraduate College of Business and Management students.
BUS 302Principles of Financial Management3
BUS 312Principles of Marketing3
BUS 322Principles of Operations Management3
BUS 331Business, Ethics, and Society3
MIS 352Principles of Management Information Systems3
MGT 310Managing Organizational Behavior3
MGT 488Strategic Management: The Capstone 43
Sport Management Concentration Requirements 5
SPM 431Foundation of Sports Mangement 83
SPM 432Sport Law 63
SPM 433Facilities and Event Management 63
One upper division (300-400) Sport Management Elective3
Upper Division College of Business & Management course work 73
Total Hours53-55

Students must earn a minimum grade of C-in ALL foundation courses and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 across all foundation courses.


Junior or senior standing required to enroll in ECO 315.


Students must earn a minimum of C- in ALL college core courses (EXCEPT MGT 488) and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 across all college core courses. A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required in MGT 488 (a grade of C- or lower will not be accepted).


 Prerequisite: All college core courses, and within 12 hours of graduation or during the student's last semester.


College Core and ECCE courses may not be used to fulfill these requirements.


 Prerequisite SPM 431 Foundation of Sport Management


 e.g., ACC, BUS, ECO, MGT, MKT, MIS, and SPM


 Prerequisites: MGT 310 and BUS 312

CBM strictly enforces prerequisites.  Refer to the catalog for specific CBM and Program requirements.

CBM majors are allowed to take only ONE ECCE course from either US Communities OR Global Awareness category before transferring to their major.  The remaining ECCE requirements will be fulfilled with six hours of internship.