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Ranked 4th among online Christian colleges
OCU ranks 4th among the “Top 8 online Christian Colleges and Universities in 2017” according to www.thebestcolleges.org. Ranking is by graduation, retention and acceptance rates, student-teacher ratios, tuition costs, years of accreditation, reputation, awards, and job placement records.
$300K
$300K
OCU awards $300K+ in scholarships in annual Scholars Day competition

BA in Sport Management and Business

Bachelor of Arts

This program is designed to prepare individuals for a career in sport management and business. It offers a dual major with courses offered in sport management and business, with an emphasis on Christian service in the growing area of sport business. This program prepares individuals to apply athletics and leadership principles and skills to the daily arena of sports and business. The program culminates with an internship with an opportunity to apply the principles of sports management and business.

Objectives

Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the psychological and spiritual aspects of sports.
  • Understand the principles for effective management in a variety of sport applications and situations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to integrate faith into Sport Leadership.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the legal and ethical dilemmas involved in sports today.
  • Take leadership roles in Sporting Events.
  • Demonstrate the appropriate organizational and administrative procedures for sports and recreational activities.
  • Evaluate financial condition and statements of a business and propose courses of action.

GENERAL EDUCATION CORE - 49 Hours

SPORT MANAGEMENT MAJOR CORE - 21 Hours

The following major courses are required. In addition, students complete 9 hours of electives in one of two emphases: Sports Management or Coaching (see below).

or a Coaching Internship

Sport Management Emphasis Electives

To complete the Sport Management Emphasis, select 9 hours from the courses listed below.

Coaching Emphasis Electives

To complete the Coaching Emphasis, select 9 hours from the courses listed below.

BUSINESS MAJOR - 33 Hours

or
(One Event)
(Two Events)

ELECTIVES - 8 Hours

Any credit-bearing course, 100-level or above

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