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Business Administration - Sport Management, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Irvine, CA, United States
Train for management and leadership positions in administration and fitness management with professional sports teams, intercollegiate and intramural athletics, recreation progratns at colleges and universities, and amateur athletic organizations. 


Sport today is a $100 billion industry in the United States. Attendance at sporting events and participation in sport activity are at an all-time high. Given the economic magnitude and pervasive nature of popular sport in American society, the need has never been greater for professionally trained sport managers.

The Sport Management Emphasis utilizes experience-based curriculum to prepare you to be a leader in the sports industry. Our small classes offer the instruction that will challenge you to apply what you have learned into actual sport settings. Our southern California location puts you in the best environment to learn from professional sports, college sports, Olympic sport training, health clubs, amateur sports, sport retail markets, sport facility management, golf venues, and sports agents in a professional setting. We offer a cutting-edge classroom experience by providing internship placement, guest lectures from the sport industries, and off-campus tours.

With a degree in Business Administration: Sport Management, you will be prepared for positions in a variety of areas and job responsibilities, such as:

  • Facility management
  • Advertising
  • Sports information
  • Sports sponsorship
  • Sports broadcasting
  • Financial operations
  • Athletic fundraising
  • Risk management and legal issues
  • Corporate sales director
  • Campus intramural recreation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Sport Management 
  • Sport Marketing & Sponsorship 
  • Org & Management of Sport Facilities & Events 
  • Legal Aspects of Sport 
  • Finance and Economics of Sport 
  • The Profession of Sport Management 
  • The Advertising Agency 
  • Professional Selling 
  • Marketing Research 
  • Human Resource Management 

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.8 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

  • Application
  • Official High School Transcript

Official transcripts must be sent directly from the high school in a sealed envelope or hand-carried to Concordia University Irvine.

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores

All freshman applicants must submit official scores from SAT and/or ACT. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35990 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17995 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    35990 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17995 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Irvine

  • 1560 - 2590 USD/month
    Living Costs

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