Bachelors in Sport Management


The BA / BS in Sport Management degree at Arizona Christian University is a dynamic field involving the interdisciplinary study of the management and administration of sport-related organizations and activities.  This major focuses on the conceptual, managerial, interpersonal, technical, and practical skills that prepare students to become visionary leaders in various areas of the sport industry.  The Sport Management degree is designed to develop graduates with strong communication and organizational skills in their professional preparation for multi-faceted, sport-related career opportunities.


Why Sport Management at ACU?

The Sport Management degree program is dedicated to assisting ACU students in personal and organizational skill development to organize, administer, and facilitate sport programs at the corporate, agency, professional, and amateur levels.  ACU Sport Management students will be prepared for servant leadership opportunities in the sport industry through combining academic theory with practical application of management strategies related to achieving personal and sport organizational goals.  Graduates of the ACU Sport Management degree program have a calling to a sport industry in need of ethical employees exhibiting:

  • an impeccable moral character with a heart for servant leadership
  • an exemplary work ethic
  • a commitment for attention-to-detail, and
  • a lifestyle that reflects being courageously Christian


What Will I Study?

Arizona Christian University offers a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Sport Management, under the auspices of the Department of Business Administration.

  • 39 credit hours Sport Management Major
  • 18 credit hours Business Administration Concentration
  • 38 credit hours CORE
  • 18 credit hours Biblical and Theological Studies
  • 7 credit hours General Electives
  • Total 120 credit hours


Career Paths

Graduates of the Sport Management degree program at ACU will be prepared to combine business skills with sport business knowledge to enter a profession within the sport industry at an entry-level, managerial, or administrative position.  Sport Management careers include professional opportunities in Sport Performance, Sport Production, and Sport Promotion.  Examples of Sport Management career settings include administrative positions in college athletics, professional sport, amateur sport organizations, commercialized sport businesses, sport venues, sport ministry, campus or community recreation, marketing, sales, sponsorship activation, facility management, sports information, sport tourism, sporting goods, and sports event management.


School of Business Administration

Arizona Christian University
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1 W. Firestorm Way
Glendale, AZ 85306

(602) 489-5300

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Academic Major Courses

CourseCourse NameCredits
BSM 201Introduction to Sport Management 3
BSM 310Sport Governance 3
BSM 315Sport Communication 3
BSM 320Sport Promotion and Sales 3
BSM 330Sport in Contemporary Society 3
BSM 332Sport Law 3
BSM 340Leadership in Sport Organizations 3
BSM 400Sport Facility and Event Management 3
BSM 410Sport Ethics 3
BSM 420Sport Finance 3
BSM 430International Sport Management 3
BSM 440Sport Management Practicum 3
BSM 497Internship 3