BA in Sport Management


Prospective students interested in pursuing the Bachelor of Arts in sport management degree must meet all admission requirements by the WSU College of Applied Studies. In addition, they must be aware of program content embedded in SMGT 112.

Program Requirements 

A minimum total of 120 credit hours is required for the BA in sport management and includes the 55 credit hours of major courses that must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.000. In addition to meeting the requirements of the WSU General Education Program and the requirements of the College of Applied Studies, students in the BA in sport management degree must take the following courses:

Course Title Hours
General Education
Select courses to meet General Education requirements 134-35
Required Major Courses
SMGT 112Introduction to Sport Management3
SMGT 210Practicum in Sport Management3
SMGT 300Information and Communication Technology in Sport3
SMGT 426Sport Public Relations3
SMGT 428Revenue Management in Sport3
SMGT 444Human Resource Management in Sport3
SMGT 446Preinternship Seminar1
SMGT 447AInternship Sport Management12
SMGT 461Legal Aspects of Sport and Physical Activity I3
SMGT 465Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity3
SMGT 466Sport Marketing and Promotion3
SMGT 475Diversity in Sport Management3
SMGT 511Selling in the Sport Industry3
SMGT 520Sport Tournament and Event Management3
SMGT 525Sport Facility Management3
SMGT 545Sport Governance and Policy3
Open Electives
Select enough electives to reach 120 credit hours30-31
Total Credit Hours120

Required major courses may also count towards General Education requirements. Students will need to select additional electives to reach 120 credit hours required for graduation with assistance from an advisor.

Applied Learning

Students in the Bachelor of Arts in sport management program are required to complete an applied learning or research experience to graduate from this program. The requirement can be met by successfully completing SMGT 447A Internship Sport Management, LEAD 600 Applied Studies Apprenticeship II or LEAD 300 Industry for Prior Learning I.