The Bachelor’s Degree
The goal of the B.B.A. with a sport management concentration is to develop the knowledge and skills required for the effective management of organizations such as sport facilities, professional and amateur teams, and community programs. Specific degree objectives are to enable students to develop an understanding of:
- management skills such as organizational strategy, marketing, and finance applied to sport organizations;
- principles of law that regulate both the amateur and professional sport industries; and
- strategies, techniques and critical issues associated with event and facilities management.
New students must contact the department for initial advising to plan a program of study that satisfies degree requirements and reflects their interests. Students are also required to access the Degree Audit System throughout their college career to verify that degree requirements are being met.
The College of Business and Management and the University of Illinois Springfield have a team of advisors ready to assist students in achieving their academic and career preparation goals. Advising services are customized based on the level and location of the student. Refer to the Undergraduate Academic Advising – College of Business and Management for resources to help you succeed in achieving your academic goals. CBM strictly enforces prerequisites.
This program has minimum grade requirements as noted and outlined below. For questions related to the grading policy, please contact your advisor.
All majors in the College of Business and Management require foundation knowledge in accounting, economics, and statistics. UIS courses that satisfy the foundation knowledge requirements include:
|Foundation requirements 1|
& ACC 212
|Introduction to Financial Accounting
and Introduction to Managerial Accounting
|ACC 311||Administrative Uses of Accounting 2||4|
|ECO 213||Statistics for Business and Economics||3|
|or MAT 121||Applied Statistics|
& ECO 202
|Introduction to Microeconomics
and Introduction to Macroeconomics
|ECO 315||Economics for Administration 2||4|
|Course work equivalent to the above may be accepted upon approval by the student’s advisor and the College of Business and Management by a student petition. 3|
|College Core 3|
|The college core is required of all undergraduate College of Business and Management students.|
|BUS 312||Principles of Marketing||3|
|BUS 322||Principles of Operations Management||3|
|BUS 331||ECCE: Business, Ethics, and Society||3|
|FIN 302||Principles of Financial Management||3|
|MGT 310||Managing Organizational Behavior||3|
|MGT 330||Business and Managerial Communication||3|
|MGT 488||Strategic Management: The Capstone 4||3|
|MIS 352||Principles of Management Information Systems||3|
|MIS 376||Business Analytics||3|
|Sport Management Concentration Requirements 5|
|SPM 431||Foundation of Sports Management 6||3|
|SPM 432||Sport Law 7||3|
|SPM 433||Facilities and Event Management 7||3|
|One upper division (300-400) Sport Management Elective||3|
|Upper Division College of Business & Management course work 8||3|
|Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) 9||10|
Students must earn a minimum grade of C-in ALL foundation courses and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 across all foundation courses.
Students must earn a minimum of C- in ALL college core courses (EXCEPT MGT 488) and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 across all college core courses. A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required in MGT 488 (a grade of C- or lower will not be accepted).
Prerequisite: All college core courses, and within 12 hours of graduation or during the student’s last semester.
College Core and ECCE courses may not be used to fulfill these requirements
Prerequisite SPM 431 Foundation of Sport Management
The BBA Sport Management degree requires a minimum of three hours of internship course work consisting of an individualized field experience (IPL 300) or an individual project (IPL 301). Students are encouraged to complete six hours of Internship. Internship hours will be used to fulfill the Engagement Experience ECCE category. Students must complete course work in at least one of the other ECCE categories including U.S. Communities and Global Awareness. The one hour UNI 301 Speaker Series course fulfills the last hour of the ECCE requirement (10 Total ECCE hours required).