B.S.B.A. in Sport and Recreation Management Curriculum

Become a successful professional in the dynamic field of sports management. Our curriculum will give you a strong foundation in key business areas, such as management, marketing, communications, and event operations, with a focus on sport and recreation management. You’ll be ready to start a career in community or after-school programs, arena management, with professional sports teams, or continue to the M.B.A. graduate business program to take your career to an even higher level.

Total credits: 120

General Education Requirements (30 Credits)

Freshmen must successfully complete the First-Year Seminar (UNIV 1000 3 credits) in their first semester at NSU. Students are required to earn six qualified experiential education (ExEL) units for graduation. ExEL units include curricular and co-curricular experiential education opportunities, such as faculty-mentored research, ExEL coursework, travel exploration, and internships. 

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Business Core (42 credits)
ACT 2021 Foundations of Managerial Accounting 3 credits
ACT 2031 Foundations of Financial Accounting 3 credits
BUS 2000 Professional Success 1 1 credit
BUS 3000 Professional Success 2 1 credit
BUS 3700 Professional Success 3 1 credit
FIN 3010 Corporation Finance   3 credits
INB 3550 International Business   3 credits
ISM 3660 Management Information Systems   3 credits
MGT 2050 Principles of Management   3 credits
MGT 2150 Business Law I   3 credits
MGT 4170 Organizational Behavior   3 credits
MGT 4880 Business Strategy and Policy   3 credits
MKT 3050 Marketing Principles and Application   3 credits
OPS 3880 Operations Management   3 credits
QNT 2880 Introduction to Business Analytics and Decision Making   3 credits
Choose one:
SPT 3990 Business Internship   3 credits
SPT 4966 Study Abroad Experience   3 credits
Sport and Recreation Management Courses (24 Credits)
SPT 1050 Introduction to Sport and Recreation Management 3 credits
SPT 3550 Issues in Sport Finance 3 credits
SPT 3650 Sport Promotions and Sponsorship 3 credits
SPT 4555 Risk Management in Sport 3 credits
Select four courses from the following:
SPT 2050 Sport in Popular Culture 3 credits
SPT 2075 Intro to e-Sports Management 3 credits
SPT 2150 Sport in Society 3 credits
SPT 2350 Ethics in Sport and Recreation Management 3 credits
SPT 3150 Facility and Event Management 3 credits
SPT 3425 Public Relations in Sport 3 credits
SPT 3925 The Business of College Sports 3 credits
SPT 4675 The Business of e-Sports 3 credits
Program Electives (12 credits) Students will complete 12 credits of program electives. Program electives are any courses offered by HCBE. Students are encouraged to work with their advisor to pursue a minor using the program electives to enhance career opportunities.


For course descriptions, please visit Course Wizard

Current students: Please consult your Academic Adviser for program requirements or access SharkLink for your Degree Works audit. Program requirements are subject to change, and your Academic Adviser or Degree works audit can provide you with the courses required for your catalog term.

4-Year Plan of Study

The four-year plan of study, provided here, is intended to assist students in planning their schedule for their four years at NSU. This document presents an overall idea of the order in which courses might be taken in a four-year plan during a student's college career and are intended for use with academic advising services.

2021-2022 4-Year Plan of Study (PDF)
2022-2023 4-Year Plan of Study (PDF)
2023-2024 4-Year Plan of Study (PDF)


3+1 Plan of Study

The three plus one year plan of study is for students in the dual-admit B.S.B.A. / M.B.A. program.

2022-2023 3+1 Plan of Study
2023-2024 3+1 Plan of Study (PDF)