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 Economics (or MAT 121 Applied Statistics)3
MAT 113Business Calculus (or MAT 113 Business Calculus, MAT 114 Finite Math, MAT 115 Calculus I, or MAT 116 Calculus II)4
Select one of the following: 24-6
Introduction to Microeconomics
and Introduction to Macroeconomics
Economics for Administration
Course work equivalent to the above may be accepted upon approval by the student's advisor and the College of Business and Management by student petition form.
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
MGT 310Managing Organizational Behavior3
MGT 488Strategic Management: The Capstone 43
MIS 352Principles of Management Information Systems3
Sport Management Concentration Requirements 5
SPM 431Foundation of Sports Management 63
SPM 432Sport Law 73
SPM 433Facilities and Event Management 73
One upper division (300-400) Sport Management Elective3
Upper Division College of Business & Management course work 83
Total Hours53-55
Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) 910

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.


 Prerequisites: MGT 310 and BUS 312


 Prerequisite SPM 431 Foundation of Sport Management


 e.g., ACC, BUS, ECO (Except ECO 315), MGT, MIS, MKT, and SPM


 The BBA:Sport Management degree requires a minimum of three hours of internship course work consisting of an individualized field experience or an individual project (IPL 301). Students are encouraged to complete six hours of internship. All six hours of internship can be used to fulfill one category of the ECCE requirement, and either a US Communities OR Global Awareness course completes the 9 hour ECCE requirement. The one hour UNI 301 Speaker Series course fulfills the last hour of the ECCE requirement. After consultation with their internship advisor, students may petition to waive the three hour internship requirement using the student petition form. A petition to substitute an alternative ECCE course will only be approved in exceptional cases. Credit for Prior Learning (IPL 305) may not be used by College of Business and Management students to fulfill degree requirements.

For OFFICIAL program information, please refer to the catalog content above and consult your academic advisor. 

CBM strictly enforces prerequisites. 

The College of Business and Management and the University of Illinois Springfield have a team of advisors ready to assist students in achieving their academic and career preparation goals.  Advising services are customized based on the level and location of the student.  Refer to  for resources to help you succeed in achieving your academic goals.