Bachelor of Arts in Sport Management

Inspire athletes to dig deeper, push further and reach optimal performance.

Pfeiffer University has offered a bachelor of arts in sports management since 1984. The sports management program is broad-based and trains students to be competitive in the multi-faceted sports management/sports administration industry.

The curriculum combines sports-related studies with courses in Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Economics, and Accounting. The Sport Management program emphasizes a variety of administrative, managerial, and communications skills required for success in today’s multifaceted sports industry.

All seniors complete an internship with a sponsoring organization, such as a professional sports franchise, college athletic program, sports facility, or retail sales.


A bachelor’s degree in sport management requires a minimum investment of 63 semester hours (SH).

Requirements for a Major in Sport Management (63 SH)

Core Requirements

  • ACCT 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • BMAL 212 Principles of Finance
  • BMAL 241 Principles of Marketing
  • BMAL 251 Business Law I
  • BMAL 261 Principles of Management
  • BMAL 381 Global Dimensions of Leadership
  • ECON 200 Survey of Economics
  • COMP 110 Intro to Computers
  • MATH 220MCollege Algebra
  • SMGT 101 Principles of Sport Management
  • SMGT 112 History of Sport & Physical Activity
  • SMGT 207 Sport Facilities Management
  • SMGT 208 Sport Marketing
  • SMGT 241 Event and Tournament Management
  • SMGT 300 Sociology of Sport
  • SMGT 344G Global Perspectives in Sport
  • SMGT 361 Sport Analytics
  • SMGT 402 Athletics Administration
  • SMGT 404 Sport Law - Senior Seminar
  • SMGT 405 Internship in Sport Management

Athletic Coaching Minor

The Athletic Coaching minor is designed to prepare students to coach team and/or individual sports upon graduation. Students majoring in Physical Education, Sport Management, and Secondary Education who want to coach in public schools are encouraged to consider this minor as an option.

Sports Ministry Minor

The minor in Sports Ministry is designed for students who love sports, who want to serve God and their communities and seek to combine them. Sports ministry is the newest and one of the most effective ways to build bridges in communities. This is one of the very few programs in the country that prepares students to work in sports and recreational settings such as the YMCA and YWCA, church, camps, and community, and other faith-based venues for service.

For descriptions of courses, visit the academic catalog.

Experiential Learning

Pfeiffer University prides itself on building experiential learning into the curriculum and encouraging students to participate in real-world opportunities to practice the material they learn in lecture halls. The university’s central location allows sport management majors the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of amateur and professional events.

For More Information

Please contact Mary Beth Chambers, Assistant Professor of Sport Management & Chair of the Sport Management Department, by email at [email protected].

Tuition & Fees

Click here for current tuition and fees. Contact an admissions advisor about financial aid and scholarship opportunities.


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