Bachelor of Arts
The sport management major is designed to provide professional preparation that develops competitive sport management leaders to meet the demands of a booming sport and recreation industry. The program prepares students through a comprehensive program of both theory and application. Students will study sport business concepts in the areas of management and organization, marketing and promotion, communication, legal issues, facilities, and media relations.
|PED-1610||Career Exploration in Sport Management||4|
|PED-2210||Sports in Society||4|
|PED-2260||Technology in Sport Promotion and Programming||2|
|PED-4115||Sport Management Capstone||4|
|PED-4370||Facilities and Special Events||4|
|PED-4945||Sport Management Internship||4|
|Professional Support Courses|
|BUS-1020||Foundations of Management||4|
|MKT-2300||Principles of Marketing||4|
Undergraduate Degree Requirements
A student who graduates from Aurora University with a baccalaureate degree will have met the following requirements:
- Completion of all requirements for an approved major (with no grades lower than “C”).
- Overall completion of at least 120 semester hours of coursework with a GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (a course may be utilized only once in application toward a degree requirement, unless otherwise noted in the academic regulations). The 120 semester hours of coursework must include:
- At least 52 semester hours completed at a senior college.
- Residency Requirement - At least 30 semester hours completed at Aurora University, including the last 24 semester hours in the degree, and including at least 18 semester hours in the major. (Portfolio assessment credit, life and vocational experience credit, off-campus experience credit, examination credit, participation credit, and block credit, shall not count toward the residency requirement).
- Upper-Division Requirement - A minimum of 30 semester hours numbered 3000 or above. Of these 30 semester hours, 15 semester hours must lie within the major and 15 semester hours must be completed at Aurora University.
- Completion of all General Education requirements (with no grades lower than “C”), as follows:
- Quantitative and Formal Reasoning competency requirement
- ENG-1000 Introduction to Academic Writing
- IDS-1200 Discover What Matters or GWC-1000 or IDS-3040 Global Justice
- IDS-1150 First Year Experience or GWC-4000 - Not required for Transfer or AU Online students)
- Satisfactory participation in the junior-year mentoring and assessment process designed to guide students to successful completion of their degree and to encourage planning for next steps beyond graduation. (IDS-3500 Junior Mentoring Program I and IDS-3550 Junior Mentoring Program II - Not required for ADC or AU Online students)
- Distribution Requirements
Students will complete one approved course1 from each of the following categories:
- Artistic Literacy
- Cultural Literacy
- Human Inquiry
- Scientific Inquiry
In addition to the above, ADC and Online students will also complete one approved course1 from the following category:
- Integration and Application
Only courses that are approved to meet the distribution requirement can be used toward this requirement. See the list of approved courses for available options. Courses taken to meet distribution requirements are 4 semester hours apiece, with the following exceptions:
- Students will be able to articulate a chosen career aspiration within sport management and the required skills and abilities to achieve that aspiration.
- Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how regulations and laws are used to govern the field of sport management.
- Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to utilize the skills needed to manage a sport facility and/or event.
- Students will be able to apply marketing concepts used to develop successful sport marketing plans.