Featured Business Management Degree Programs

  1. Bachelors in Business Administration from Walden University
  2. Bachelors in Administration and Business Development from Colorado Technical University
  3. Bachelors in Business Administration from Capella University

Choosing a career in sports management does not necessarily mean that you have to be a sports fanatic. There is a MUCH bigger picture surrounding the sports world…there’s the accountants, the marketing team, concessions and ticketing experts, and equipment dealers…all very important positions that makes the sports world tick. Of course, talent scouts, managers and agents are also positions possible with a sports management degree.

A bachelor’s degree is the first important step in understanding the concepts of business principles in the sports industry. Most go on to obtain their master’s in sports management, as well as, to get that extra step ahead of the competition.

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, umpires and related positions earn an average of $23,730 annual salary as of May 2013, agents and managers earned a median wage of $89,840, same year and coaches and scouts earned $28,340 annually.

Begin your online studies with one of these nationally recognized schools that carry full online bachelor’s programs in sports management. All of the following colleges and universities listed below ranks highly among other schools offering the same online degree programs.

Our FAQ section has a great write up on Sports Management degrees and you can find it by clicking HERE!

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POST UNIVERSITY

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Malcolm Baldrige School of Business

Bachelor of Science in Sports Management

Taught by faculty with advanced degrees and real-world experience in the sports management field

Campus Location: Waterbury, CT

Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Tuition: 120-credit degree program – $66,000…. Approximate cost in textbooks – $6,000; On average, it takes 26 months to complete the program online…

Average Class Size: 12 students

Possible Careers with a Sports Management Degree: 

  • Business Manager or Agent for Professional Athletes
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Recreation Supervisor

Course flexibility:  The program can be completed entirely online so as to fit YOUR busy schedule. You will access to the school’s one-on-one tutoring services at no charge to you. The university boasts a “highly interactive, practice-based learning environment” so no fears of a boring, text only online learning experience.

For more information regarding Post’s bachelor’s of science in sports management, click here

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GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY

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Colangelo School of Sports Business

Bachelor of Science in Sports Management

Campus Location:  Phoenix, AZ

Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Tuition: $68,150 Tuition and Fees…. $3,750 Books and Supplies

Sports Management Careers: 

  • Sports Media
  • Sports Marketing
  • Professional Athletics
  • Sports and Entertainment event planning

Why choose Grand Canyon University? Click here!

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DAVENPORT UNIVERSITY

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Donald W. Maine School of Business

Bachelors of Business Administration – Sport Management

Campus Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Accreditation: 

  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education Accreditation

Tuition: $574 per credit hour = 5 courses, 15 credit hours per semester totaling $8,610 per semester or $17,220 for a full year …. Total program credits needed to graduate – 120

For more information regarding Davenport University, please click here

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SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIVERSITY

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Bachelor of Science in Sports Management

More than 25 years’ history as an established Sports Management degree program

Campus Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Tuition: $320 per credit hour

Career Opportunities:

  • Marketing Assistant
  • Promotions Manager
  • Sports Information Manager
  • Athletic Director
  • Facilities Manager

Sports Management graduates have been hired on by:

  • Boston Bruins
  • Boston Celtics
  • Reebok
  • America East Conference

Course Flexibility: 24/7/365 access to your class allows you to attend ANY TIME.

For more information regarding Southern New Hampshire University, please click here

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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

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College of Health and Human Performance

Bachelor of Science in Sports Management

REQUIRED INTERNSHIP: Your final 15 credit hours will require an internship in an education and behavior related field.  Check the link below the stats for details!

Campus Location: Gainesville, FL

Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Tuition and Fees: $129.18 per credit hour for Florida residents….$552.62 per credit hour for NON Florida residents – 94 credit hours to degree completion…

Career Opportunities:

  • facility and event management
  • marketing
  • administration
  • compliance
  • ticket operations
  • sponsorship sales
  • fundraising
  • player representation

For more information regarding University of Florida’s online sports management program, please click here

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