Lead Others to Excellence

Help others reach their goals and find your own fulfillment in the process. Learn to unleash innovation, energy, and commitment at Belhaven. We’re known for our academic excellence, and we’ll teach you how to empower others to be their best selves.

Our faculty take special care to design learning activities that will help you to apply the research of leadership and coaching to a professional career, based on a Christian worldview perspective.

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Build a Strong Foundation Alongside Experts

Why You’ll Love Leadership & Coaching at Belhaven

Program Flexibility

Your future should inspire you. Choose to double major in Sports Management to strengthen your knowledge of professional sports. Guest lecturers participate in the speaker series from leaders in the industry each semester.

Top Business School

Colleges of Distinction recognizes us as a top Christian business school. The honor is based on faculty and program quality, a commitment to offering you real-world experience, and alumni job placement.

Caring & Expert Faculty

Our faculty members teach from experience and lead with compassion. They’ll push you to do your best, and they’ll help you achieve great things in and out of the classroom.


Build your resume with placements at local and national sports teams, centers, and clubs. You could work with the United States Olympic Committee, National Football League, the Mississippi Hall of Fame, the Mississippi Braves Baseball Club, and other high-profile organizations.

College of Distinction

Numerous awards and honors for our innovative approach

Small Class Sizes

Our student-faculty ratio is 13:1, meaning you receive personalized attention and instruction

IACBE Accredited

Our business school is accredited by IACBE, proving our commitment to quality

School of Business: Verified Excellence

Belhaven’s business school is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). Why is this important?

Knowing the School of Business is accredited by the IACBE tells you that Belhaven voluntarily holds itself to a set of quality standards and is willing to allow outside business experts come to campus and verify Belhaven is doing what we say we are doing. Belhaven’s commitment to the accreditation process benefits you because it ensures you will be provided a quality education.

What Can You Do with a Major in Leadership & Coaching?

  • Athletic director
  • Arena manager
  • Athletic team manager
  • Fitness center manager
  • Community center directors
  • Recreational sports program managers
  • Sporting event coordinators
  • Golf/country club management
  • Sport marketing
  • Sports information directors
  • Sport governing bodies (NCAA, NAIA, etc.)
  • Sport camps
  • Sports officials
  • Sports broadcasters, writers, and agents

Gain Knowledge to Support Your Skillset

  • Managing Coaches and Teams
  • Business Communication
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Measurement & Evaluation Strategies (for aspiring high school coaches)
  • Classroom Management & Organization (for aspiring high school coaches)

Our Graduates' Successful Careers

  • High school head/assistant coaches
  • Collegiate head/assistant coaches
  • Recreational directors
  • Operations managers
  • Recruitment coordinators
  • Coaching manager

Leadership & Coaching: What You’ll Study

Double major graduate

Double Major & Get Your 5th Year Free

Fuel your academic passions and expand your career options. Belhaven offers our freshmen a unique deal: double major, and we’ll pay the tuition if you need a fifth year in school. Double major in two arts programs, pair a business degree with a STEM major … the possibilities are endless!

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Make the Most of Your Major 

Internships are available with companies such as:

  • Belhaven University’s Department of Athletics
  • Mississippi High School Athletic Association
  • Mississippi Association of independent Schools
  • And more!

Join Phi Beta Lambda, a business club that prepares students for business and professional careers.

Connect with future employers and colleagues at our popular networking events:

  • Meet the Firms
  • Sports Business Roundtable
  • Career Bootcamp
  • Guest Lecture Series

Contact Us

Office of Admission

Phone: 601-968-5940

Mailing Address:
1500 Peachtree Street, Box 153
Jackson, MS 39202

For campus visit:
Jimmy Hood Welcome Center
855 Riverside Drive
Jackson, MS 39202

Fax: 601-300-2932


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Verse of the Year

God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.

Philippians 2:13