Sport Management

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The sport management program at Missouri Baptist University is designed to assist students in developing skills to organize, administer and facilitate sport programs at the corporate, agency, professional and amateur levels. Opportunities are provided to develop knowledge and skills relevant to the performance of these functions.

For more details on this online undergraduate degrees at Missouri Baptist University, please contact Craig Bodenschatz, Director of Online Recruitment, at or 314.744.7638.

Sport Management graduates work in a variety of supervisory and management positions in sport-related organizations and businesses including:

  • Professional teams
  • Semi-professional teams
  • Youth sports programs
  • Intercollegiate athletics
  • Intramural sports
  • Sport foundations
  • Health and fitness clubs
  • Ice arenas
  • Aquatic facilities
  • Golf courses
  • Sport equipment retailing
  • Boy’s Clubs
  • Girl’s Clubs
  • YMCA
  • County park and recreation departments
  • Youth sport programs
  • Ice arenas
  • Community centers
  • Theme parks
  • Travel companies
  • Tourism planning agencies
  • Event planning businesses

Area Professional Sport Organizations

Area University Athletic Programs

Other Area Sport Organizations


Applicable Degrees: Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Professional Studies (Online Program)

Required courses: 39 hours
SMGT 113 Introduction to Sport Management
SMGT 223 Sport Management Practicum
SMGT 253 Tournament and Event Management
SMGT 263 Communication in Sport
SMGT 323 Governance and Leadership in Sport
SMGT 333 Sport Sociology
SMGT 373 Sport Marketing
PHED 413/5131 Sport Facility Management
SMGT 423/5231 Sport Law
SMGT 463/5631 Sport Finance
SMGT 483 Senior Seminar in Sport Management
SMGT 476 Internship in Sport Management*
SMGT 473 Internship in Sport Management
SMGT 111/311 Practical Applications in Sport Sciences (PASS) (3 credit hours)

Elective courses: 3 hours*

*Qualifying students may spend the equivalent of full-time employment (400 hours) in an appropriate agency for six elective internship credit hours. Prerequisites: 90 hours of accumulated course credit, a minimum of 24 hours of course credit completed in the major, 3.0 GPA in the major, and the internship coordinator’s permission.

See the catalog section on Senior Permission for information on earning graduate credit for this course.

Business Administration  – 18 Hours
(for Non-Business Division Majors)

Required Accounting (ACCT) courses:
ACCT 213 Principles of Financial Accounting
ACCT 223 Principles of Managerial Accounting

Required Business (BUSN) courses:
BUSN 303 Business Ethics
BUSN 353 Communication Strategies in Business

Required Management (MGMT) course:
MGMT 303 Management Concepts and Practices

Required Marketing (MRKT) course:
MRKT 313 Introduction to Marketing
Total required: 60 hours

Admission Requirement:
Freshmen: Student must have a 21 or higher composite ACT score
Transfers: Student must have a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA

Students not meeting the Sport Management admission requirement upon entering the University may be immediately accepted into the Fitness Management major.  Students wishing to be admitted into the Sport Management major will be allowed to present a written request for acceptance to the chair of the Health and Sport Sciences Division after at least one full semester of study at MBU if the cumulative 2.5 GPA requirement has been met.

A 2.5 cumulative grade point average is required for graduation.

*It is strongly suggested that Sport Management students:

  • Be cognizant of courses which are only offered once a year so that graduation can occur in a timely fashion.
  • Finish all undergraduate requirements in the same semester as the internship. This will allow full-time employment to be more readily available after graduation.

EXSC 113 Introduction to Exercise Science
EXSC 313 Exercise Physiology I
EXSC 321+323 Exercise Physiology II and Lab
EXSC 343 Motor Learning
EXSC 363 Adapted Physical Education
EXSC 411+413 Exercise Testing and Prescription and lab

Total Hours: 20

BIOL 213+211 Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 223+221 Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL 303 Nutrition Science
KHSC 102 Substance Abuse
KHSC 373 Community Health
EXSC 233 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries/Illnesses
KHSC 333 Health and Wellness

Total Hours: 22

SMGT 113 Introduction to Sport Management
SMGT 263 Communication in Sport
SMGT 373 Sport Marketing
SMGT 423/5231 Sport Law
SMGT 433/5331 Sport Psychology
SMGT 463/5631 Sport Finance

Total Hours 18