May 19, 2024  
Fall 2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
Fall 2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sport Management, BSED

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Sport management graduates find employment in a wide variety of careers such as professional sport administrator, corporate administrator of sporting events, tournament director, college/university athletics director, business manager, fundraising administrator, sport facility manager, account executives for professional teams, sales representatives for sporting goods companies, or marketing directors in intercollegiate athletics programs, conference offices, governing bodies, sport journalists, sport information directors in intercollegiate athletics programs or athletic conference offices, or work in public/community or media relations with professional teams. This degree program is designed to be completed in 8 semesters.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in sport management are expected to:

  • Explain that sport is a microcosm of society and is influenced by cultural traditions, social values, and psycho-social experiences;
  • Explain the concepts of management and leadership and describe the various skills, roles, and functions of sport managers;
  • Identify and explain moral issues related to sport in its intrinsic and extrinsic dimensions;
  • Apply fundamental marketing concepts to the sport industry and understand sport as a product, and those unique aspects of the sport consumer and product markets;
  • Apply and evaluate principles of interpersonal communication, mass communications, public relations, and interaction with the public, particularly related to sport agencies;
  • Explain why budget and finance is a critical component of all sport-related industries and evaluate economic principles related to sport’s fit in the national economy;
  • Explain the legal concepts within the sport workplace and evaluate the role of sport governance agencies, including their authority, organizational structure, and functions.

These learning outcomes are based on the requirements of the program approval standards established by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA). The standards are available in COSMA Scope of Accreditation (2015):

BG Perspective (BGP) Requirements

Must complete at least 1 course in each of the following:

   English Composition and Oral Communication
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   Quantitative Literacy
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Must Complete at least 2 courses in each of the following:

   Humanities and the Arts
   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________    

   Natural Sciences - at least one Lab Science required
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   _____________________________    ________                                                                                      

   Social and Behavioral Sciences
   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________                                                                        

Complete total required BGP credit hours by selecting courses from any of the above categories:

   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________                                                                                    

University Requirements

Designated courses in Humanities and the Arts and the Social and Behavioral Sciences domains may be used to fulfill both the BGP requirement and one of the following university requirements:

Cultural Diversity in the US    ____________
International Perspective       ____________

Composition Requirement:
WRIT 1120                              

Total BGP Credits: Must be at least 36                      

College Requirements

(3 Hours)

Required Minor

(17-24 Hours)

  • Work with your major and minor advisors to ensure 15 clean hours
  • Declare your minor in the office of Student and Academic Services 102 Education Building

Choose from:

International Business, Minor 
General Business 

Any other minor must be approved by your academic advisor and Program Coordinator.


  • Degree Audit Reports (DAR) are available on MyBGSU. This is an unofficial record of a student’s progress.
  • If, after completion of SM requirements and the minor requirements a student has not yet met the 122 required hours, they must meet with their academic advisor to determine appropriate classes to reach the required 122 hours.
  • ECON 2000  (prerequisite for MKT 3000 ) and PSYC 1010  (prerequisite for SM 3650 /SM 3660 ) are recommended in the BG Perspective portion of the program as they are prerequisites to related classes.
  • The total number of hours earned in the College of Business Administration courses may not exceed 25 percent or 30 hours of the 122 needed for graduation, counting the major and minor (six hours of STAT and nine hours of ECON are exempt from this limitation.)
  • Courses in the SM major may not be taken on the S/U basis.

** Grade of “C” or better required.
*** Grade of “B” or better required.

  • Refer to Catalog for prerequisites.

SENIOR YEAR: You must apply for graduation on-line prior to the term deadline. You must also complete at least 30 hours of coursework at BGSU.

Bachelor of Science in Education. This degree program is designed to be completed in 8 semesters. Changing majors, academic issues or other unforeseen circumstances may require additional semesters for completion.

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