Accelerated Bachelor's Degree Completion Program

Sports Management Worldwide and Concordia University Chicago have partnered to offer you an Accelerated Bachelor's Degree Completion Program in Sports Management.

  • Flexible
  • Affordable
  • Reputable
  • Finanacial Aid Available
  • Includes SMWW Courses with cuttng edge technology used in the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, MLS
  • Includes networking with SMWW faculty and alumni in sports business.
  • No residency requirements
  • Opportunities to attend major sport business events

BA in Sports Management

Application Deadlines and Requirements:

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  • No application fee
  • GPA 2.0+ on most recent transcript
  • Must have at least 15 prior college credits
  • Apply Now for 2013 start date!

About the Accelerated Bachelor's Degree Program:

Sports Management is a career field concerned with the business aspects of sports, preparing you for several aspects of sports management, from operations, player personel, sports agency, marketing, ticket sales, game day operations, facilities management, finance, public relations and event management with a collegiate or professional team, non profit sports organizations, retail (NIKE, Addidas, Bauer, Li Ning, etc.), sports governing bodies, bowl game organizations, NCAA, and many more.


The major is designed to prepare students for careers in sports business, marketing of sports, and services, as well as the field of recreational and leisure. Students will master event operations, marketing, management, and communication as each pertains to the sports industry. 

Career opportunities range from working within a sports team or organization, to working in sports media or sports law, managing recreational programs or managing a fitness center. Professional sports clubs and teams hire people who are already trained in producing sports revenue and who have marketing skills that are specific to ticketing, sponsorships, event planning, and marketing. This degree will provide you with a skill set and the competitive edge to distinguish yourself in the sports business field. 

Length and Format:

  • Online, 18 months or less to complete the major based on your transfer credit from a regionally accredited institution. This will be evaluated and applied towards your degree completion.

Course Schedule: 

Online: Students complete all coursework and discussions online. Students take one class at a time for eight weeks. Elective courses include Sports Management Worldwide Courses.
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Accelerated Bachelor’s Degree Completion courses are $475 per semester hour. Total cost of finishing your Bachelors degree will be based on transfer credits accepted from regionally accredited institution. Most courses are worth three credits. Thirty-eight credits are required to complete the major coursework. Payment is due at the start of each term. 

Sports Management Major (35 semester hours)

  • SRMP 2000: Intro to Sports and Recreation (3)
  • SRMP 2010: Legal and Ethical Issues in Sports and Recreation Management (3)
  • SRMP 2020: Sociological & Historical Foundations of Sports and Recreation (3)
  • SRMP 2030: Fitness & Wellness (3)
  • SRMP 3010: Intro to Facilities & Events Management (3)
  • SRMP 4260: Senior Project 1 (1)
  • SRMP 4460: Senior Project 2 (1)
  • SRMP 4660: Senior Project 3 (2)
  • OMP 4235: Research Design & Methodology (4)
  • OMP 4431: Principles of Management (3)
  • OMP 4601: Managerial Accounting (3)
  • OMP 4605: Managerial Marketing (3)
  • OMP 4610: Personal Values and Organizational Ethics (3)
  • Mission-specific courses: Theology (9)
  • Electives: (41 semester hours)
  • Electives can be chosen from the Sports Management Worldwide Courses approved by Concordia University Chicago


Career Possibilities

  • Account Executive
  • Athletics Administration
  • Athlete Representation
  • Business Operations
  • Events Coordinator
  • Game Operations
  • General Manager
  • Media & Community Relations
  • Player Personnel
  • Promotions Manager
  • Recreational Director
  • Sponsorship Coordinator
  • Sports Information Director
  • Sports Agent
  • Sports Analyst
  • Sports Commentator/Radio/Announcer
  • Sports Producer
  • Sports Marketing Specialist
  • Sports Public Relations 
  • Youth Sport Director

*Some occupations will require additional training, certification and/or education



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SMWW President:

Dr. Lynn Lashbrook
office: 503-445-7105