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BA in Sport Management

BA in Sport Management

Rice University

Rice University, Houston, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    94
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors

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Program Learning Outcomes for BA in Sport Management Students graduating from this program will: Develop and hone professional skills through classroom learning and experiential learning through a steady progression of internships with added responsibilities. Develop a diverse set of fundamental principles and skills, including skills in business, finance, and marketing used for producing a sporting event from beginning to end (from marketing and media promotion, to budget and sales, to execution and post-event evaluation). Demonstrate an understanding of the sports industry in relationship to the legal sector as well as the broader relationship between the industry and society. Articulate the marketing decisions executed within the sport industry. Apply skills and strategies taught by industry professionals to execute a sales project with measurable goals. Degree Requirements for BA in Sport Management For general university requirements, see Graduation Requirements. For the BA degree, students majoring in sport management must complete a minimum of 45 credit hours. Description Sport Management is an interdisciplinary field of study that draws from a wide range of academic disciplines, including business, management, law, and communication. Each discipline can be applied to the business enterprise of amateur and professional sport, as well as the management of highly effective teams in sport, corporate America, or other management related professions. While public and private sector sport operation is the topic of a large segment of the curriculum, the thoroughly interdisciplinary emphasis of the sport management major aims to educate students in the skills and theory necessary to assume leadership roles both in and out of sport. Career preparation for leadership and entrepreneurial positions is the ultimate goal of the sport management major at Rice. Students will acquire a solid academic and practical foundation and thus will be competitive for opportunities that include entering the sport business industry or applying to the country’s best law and business schools. Students will complete a minimum of two internships prior to graduation, often with one of the professional teams in Houston (Rockets, Astros, Texans, Dynamo, etc). Students also will receive networking and out-of-class developmental training, as these play a significant role in obtaining high-profile positions in collegiate and professional sports. Rice is one of a very small number of universities that has received “program approval status” from the North American Society of Sport Management. This is the highest level of academic achievement available in the field.