Dec 07, 2021  
2021-22 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-22 Undergraduate Bulletin

Sports Business, B.B.A.

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Sports Business Curriculum

The sport industry is one of the most visible and dynamic fields in the world. Today’s sport organizations recognize the need for business-educated professionals and are seeking graduates with an understanding of the sport industry. The sports business degree offers students the opportunity to build a foundation of business administration knowledge while at the same time learning the uniqueness of this dynamic industry. Careers in the sport industry include opportunities in the front office of professional sports teams, college athletic departments, fitness administration, corporate sponsorship, sport tourism, recreation management, hospitality administration and more.

University Core Curriculum Requirements

A. Communication

B. Mathematics

C. Life and Physical Science

D. Language, Philosophy and Culture

E. Creative Arts

F. American History

G. Government/Political Science

H. Social and Behavioral Science

I. Component Area Option

Sports Business Major

The Sports Business, Major  will consist of a nine hour core and various elective options for a total of 24 hours.

General Electives

The student may be required to complete additional elective hours to complete the degree.  University Core Curriculum co-requisite lab hours will be applied to this area of the degree.

Degree Total Hours: 120

Grade Requirements

  • A grade of at least C in each first-year English course (ENGL 1301 , ENGL 1302 )
  • A C average in work completed in the major field
  • A C average in work completed in the minor field

The required averages are based on those SFA courses taken in each category that are included in the student’s official degree plan (CAPP). Transfer and advanced placement coursework are not included in GPA calculations.

Texas Success Initiative Program

All students must satisfy provisions of the Texas Success Initiative program. See the TSI information  bulletin page.

Degree Map

The following is the recommended sequence of course completion for this degree.

Freshman Year



Sophomore Year


Junior Year

See information at th beginning of the Nelson Rusche College of Business  section regarding eligibility for upper-level business courses.

Senior Year


  • Major requirements and electives Credit(s): 15


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