Bachelor of Science in Sports Management

Degree:

Bachelor of Science

Major:

Sports Management

Minor:

Coaching, Sports Management

Contact:

Dr. Antwon Woods, Chair
awoods@belhaven.edu
601-968-8918



The Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management at Belhaven University prepares students to be supervisors, managers and administrators in various capacities within the sport business industry. This accredited degree in Sports Management offers expertise in sports administration, sports information, sports related business, facilities management, and sports marketing. The primary distinguishing factor that separates Belhaven's program from others is the focus on making sports administration and management a Christ-centered vocation based on the biblical worldview.

As part of the Belhaven University School of Business, the Sports Management degree program has been recognized by Business Reform Magazine as one of the best Christian Business Schools in the country, particularly in the areas of job placement, biblically focused curriculum, and quality of faculty. The Bachelor of Science in Sports Management degree is fully accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). Successful alumni have found careers in collegiate athletics, professional sports franchises, retail management, and business management.

What will I study?

  • Sport Finance
  • Legal Aspects of Sports
  • Introduction to Sport Management
  • Business Statistics
  • Principles of Budgeting and Accounting
  • Sports Governance and Ethics
  • Business Communication
  • Sport Marketing
  • Strategic Management
  • Facilities Design and Maintenance

What can I do with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management?

  • Athletic Director, Associate AD, and Assistant AD
  • Arena Manager
  • Sports Facility Manager
  • Director of Major Gifts and Fundraising
  • Sports Agents
  • Sports Broadcaster, Sports Journalist
  • Ticket Sales Manager
  • Director of Operations
  • Golf/Country Club Management
  • Sports Information Director

Why choose Sports Management at Belhaven University?

  • This program provides a practical application of sport business that will advance their knowledge to the next level.
  • Each student will have access to best practices that will enhance their communication skills, and assist their growth as a leader to impact the industries, corporate america or sport, that they are serving.
  • Students will have personalized instruction that will include one on one interaction with top faculty and academic planning sessions.
  • Faculty is committed to sharing most up to date application in best practices within the sport business field.
  • The program is fully accredited under the International Accreditation Council of Business Education (IACBE)
  • Each student will have the opportunity to do in-class case studies of real world sports applications; presentations and research in all courses; and mock interviews through the Annual Career Bootcamp.

What kind of opportunities will I have in my major that will contribute toward my career?

  • Opportunity to join Phi Beta Lambda, a business club that prepares students for business and professional careers.
  • Participate in the speaker series during the fall and spring semesters.
  • Internships in sport management, athletic administration, and sports broadcasting.

What are Belhaven University Sports Management/Administration graduates doing now?

  • Graduate school in either MBA and Master of Sport Management programs across the country OR here at Belhaven University
  • Graduate assistants in college athletics
  • Teachers and coaches in public and private high school settings, both locally and across the United States
  • Athletic administrators and coaches in colleges and universities across the United States
  • Sports ministry organizations leaders, locally and internationally
  • Employment in major league baseball and the National Football League
  • Private sector and non-profit careers in business, education, and sport organizations