Bachelor of Science in Sport Management

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Program Overview

Offered by the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education at USI, the 100% online Bachelor of Science in Sport Management will ensure you develop the skills and knowledge to advance your career in the sport and recreation industry.

Our affordable and accelerated program is designed for individuals who are aiming to achieve a bachelor's degree in three years from an accredited university in subjects such as sport management, marketing, business administration, communications, or related fields.

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Are you an adult over the age of 25 living in Indiana, interested in pursuing higher education? You may qualify for up to $2,000 with the Adult Student Grant offered by the state! See below to read more on how you can utilize this grant in our BSSM program, or visit the website directly.

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Program Goals
  • Provide a core curriculum that allows students to acquire knowledge, skills and dispositions specific to sport management.
  • Facilitate the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills throughout the curriculum.
  • Facilitate the ability to communicate effectively and persuasively, both verbally and in writing, in leadership roles in various professional settings and work effectively with diverse groups and organizations
  • Display an understanding of the role and impact of growing and changing technologies on sport experiences of individual and communities and on sport management service delivery.
  • Develop an appreciation of how sport can promote equity and social justice at the global, national, regional, state and local levels.

Program Delivery and Technology Requirements

Courses within the BSSM are offered entirely online using a learning management system. Access to a reliable computer with internet access is required.

Program Curriculum

Courses can be taken in an accelerated version, where students take two courses (six credit hours) per a seven-week term. Courses are designed using the Quality Matters Rubric Standards based on best practices and research for course design.

Students must complete all university requirements to graduate as follows:

  • Core 39 courses
  • 120 credit hours
  • A minimum of 30 credit hours completed at USI
  • 39 credit hours of 300-400 level courses

Students must also complete the following courses within the Bachelor of Science in Sport Management program.

BSSM Course Titles and Numbers

Core Curriculum (51 Hours)

  • SPTM 228 - Principles and Applications of Sport Management
  • SPTM 283 - Career Preparation for Sport Management
  • SPTM 288 - Introduction to Sport Communication
  • SPTM 305 - Practicum in Sport Management
  • SPTM 332 - Sport Facility Management
  • SPTM 333 - Sport Marketing
  • SPTM 334 - Sport Event Management
  • SPTM 336 - Governance and Ethics in Sport
  • SPTM 353 - Sport and Social Media
  • SPTM 451 - Legal Aspects of Sport
  • SPTM 452 - Sport Finance and Economics
  • SPTM 453 - Diversity in Sport
  • SPTM 491 - Managing Sport Organizations
  • SPTM 492 - Contemporary Issues in Sport and Exercise
  • SPTM 498 - Internship in Sport Management (9 credit hours)

Business Electives (6 Hours)

  • ECON 175 - Fundamentals of Economics
  • MKTG 313 - Services Marketing

Sport and Business Studies Concentration (15 Hours)

  • SPTM 225 - Principles of Intercollegiate Athletic Administration
  • SPTM 337 - Public Recreational Sports Administration
  • MKTG 201 - Introduction to Marketing
  • MNGT 201 - Survey of Management
  • FIN 201 - Fundamentals of Finance

All classes listed above are three (3) credit hours unless stated otherwise.

Program Timeline Options

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3 Years 1 Year 4 Years!
3 Years 2 Years 5 Years
4 Years 1 Year 5 Years
4 Years 2 Years 6 Years

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