Jun 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Business Administration - Sport Administration Concentration, M.B.A.

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The MBA focuses on examining an organization from a functional strategic approach. This approach includes emphasis on management, marketing, finance, accounting, and economic principles in both the domestic and international marketplaces. MBA students can become immersed in a concentration that best fits their goals.

The sport administration concentration within the MBA program provides students with the opportunity to expand and enhance all of their core business competencies and skills along the lines of any regular MBA student. It then provides them with the ability to learn advanced knowledge and develop skills for common areas of importance to be successful in athletic and/or sports administration roles. The curriculum provided to students in this program will allow them to gain a better insight and ability to deal with the following real world areas of importance for an athletic/sport administration role: 

-communication skills and tactics that pertain to athletic departments and related sport organizations.

-human resource functions and key responsibilities, especially in regards to athletic eligibility and compliance issues.

-sport policy development and navigating sport governance issues based on furthering the understanding of public discourse and sport sociology concerns.

This degree will assist students who wish to obtain, or further enhance, their careers in settings such as NCAA/NAIA athletic departments, high school athletic departments, community-based or youth-based sport/leisure/recreation organizational settings.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Advanced Knowledge in Business - Students will demonstrate advanced knowledge in the functional areas of business.

2. Strategic Analysis - Students will be able to analyze business situations, identify external opportunities and threats with a view toward proposing comprehensive strategic recommendations.

3. Complex Problem Solving - Students will demonstrate complex problem solving skills.

4. Strategic-Level Ethical Reasoning - Students will be able to identify and evaluate strategic-level ethical dilemmas and apply ethical decision-making techniques to resolve them.

5. Strategic Use of Information Technology - Students will be able to use information technology as a tool for business strategy.

6. Strategic Communications - Students will be able to communicate effectively in a business setting.

Total Credits Required: 9

Total Credits Required: 30

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