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Overview | Sport Management

If you are looking for a strong foundation in business and sport management concepts, Maranatha’s Sport Management degree is for you. Courses include marketing, promotion, sales, societal issues in sports, ethical issues in sports, event planning and production, facility management, sports financing, and business law. This unique blend of studies is designed to cover a wide variety of full-time employment opportunities. In the United States alone, sport management is a multi-billion dollar industry that offers thousands of exciting job possibilities.


Program Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of sport management terminology and concepts.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to solve sport management problems.
  • Students will demonstrate skill in writing and oral communication.
  • Students will demonstrate expertise in using technology.
  • Students will demonstrate Christian character and application of Biblical principles.

Suggested Course Schedule

Semester 1

Intro. to Sport Management (2)
Intro. to Business & Management (3)
Computer Applications (3)
Old Testament Survey (3)
English Composition 1 (3)
The Modern World (3)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 2

New Testament Survey (3)
English Composition 2 (3)
Sport and Society (2)
Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2)
Science Elective (3)
Math Elective (3)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 1

Leadership and Ethics in Sport (3)
Org. & Admin. of Athletics & P.E. (3)
Principles of Accounting 1 (3)
Principles of Marketing (3)
Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism (3)

Total Credits: 15

Semester 2

Financing Sport Operations (3)
Campus Sport Management Practicum (1)
Principles of Accounting 2 (3)
Business Communication (3)
Baptist Heritage (3)
Literature Elective (3)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 1

Principles of Management (3)
Recreation Management Practicum (1)
Business Law 1 (3)
Macroeconomics (3)
Bible Doctrine 1 or 2 (3)
Sport Marketing and Public Relations (3)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 2

Facilities Design and Management (3)
Athletic Administration Practicum (1)
Microeconomics (3)
Bible Doctrine 1 or 2 (3)
Business Elective (3)
Music Elective (2)
Open Elective (2)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 1

Event Planning and Production (3)
Bible Elective (3)
American Studies Elective (3)
Busines Elective (0-3)
Open Elective (6)

Total Credits: 15-18

Semester 2

Internship (6-9)
Bible Elective (3)
Open Elective (4)

Total Credits: 13-16

Related Majors

Physical Education & Health
Digital Media Marketing
Business Management

Related Minors

Accounting Management
Business Management

Potential Career Fields

Interscholastic athletic administrator
Youth, amateur, and recreational sport administrator
Sport promoter/marketer
Professional athlete representative
Sports information director

*Some careers and employment positions require graduate degrees,
specialized training, or addtional certification and licenses.

Alumni Spotlight


After completing a BS in Sport Management, Steven Schmitz (’12) obtained a job as the Group Sales Account Executive for the Detroit Pistons and Palace Sports and Entertainment, selling group tickets to games and family shows. “My MBU degree allowed me to get hands-on experience in the community as well as the athletic department through the practicums. I also gained a lot of valuable experience through my required internship and that led to my first job in sports.”

MBU Program Faculty

Jeff Drost

School of Business | Professor

Ph.D. Organizational Leadership, Regent University
MS Business Management, Cardinal Stritch University
BM, Graduate School of Banking, University of Madison
BS Business Management, Cardinal Stritch University

Joel Borchardt

School of Business | Assistant Professor

MS Sport Management: Sport Administration, Liberty University
BA Science Education, Maranatha Baptist University

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