Students in Sports Management program at the Grand Canyon University are leaders, competitors and well-rounded achievers. They aim to take their passion for sports and advance to the next level. They are willing to work hard to succeed.In addition to the academic business focus, you also have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through access to GCU's NCAA Division I sports teams.
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Overview

Uniquely housed within the Colangelo College of Business, the Sports Management program at the Grand Canyon University offers you a strong mix of academic learning opportunities with real-world practical experiences. 

Education

Examine marketing concepts as they apply to sports organizations, covering topics such as promotions and public relations, sports consumer behavior, strategic market planning, marketing information management, marketing communications and sponsorship.

The bachelors in sports management program is fully accredited and delivers an in-depth exploration of business in the sports industry across a variety of topic areas. Coursework examines key business skills with specific application to the sports industry's current issues and trends. 

Gain an introduction to event planning for athletic, recreational, entertainment and special events with an emphasis on budgeting, site selection, sponsorship and facility management.

The sports business industry is a multibillion-dollar marketplace that stretches across the globe. After earning a bachelors in sports management, potential career opportunities exist throughout youth, amateur, club, interscholastic, intercollegiate and professional levels of sport. 

Major job category areas include sports business merchandise and retail, sports sales, marketing suppliers, media, live events, facilities, entrepreneurship and athletic administration.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time Part-time
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Sports media
  • Marketing, digital marketing, social media and graphic design
  • Sales, analytics, law and entrepreneurism
  • Marketing research
  • Live events
  • Revenue generation
  • Ethics
  • Servant leadership

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • All students must submit either acceptable high school or college transcripts to be considered for full admission into the University. 
  • Additionally, if students cannot meet the GPA requirements with their transcripts, but have test scores or a college-GPA that meets admissions requirements, students will be eligible for full admission. 
  • If both the degree-bearing transcript and the test scores do not meet admission requirements, students may be accepted with specifications. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8250 USD/semester
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8250 USD per semester and a duration of .
  • National

    8250 USD/semester
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8250 USD per semester and a duration of .
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  • Campus: $8,250 per semester 
  • Online: $470 per credit

Living costs for Phoenix

  • 900 - 1450 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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