Nov 28, 2023  
2023-24 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2023-24 Undergraduate Bulletin

Sports Business, BBA

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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 also learning the uniqueness of this dynamic industry. Careers in 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.


Degree Requirements

University Core Curriculum Requirements

A. Communication

B. Mathematics

Three hours from:

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

Three hours from:

I. Component Area Option

Business Common Requirement

Sports Business Major

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.

Total Hours: 120

Special Problems

No more than three hours of Special Problem courses and no more than three hours of Internship courses may count toward a bachelor’s degree in the Nelson Rusche College of Business .  Internship courses may count only as electives and may not count toward completion of major course requirements in accounting. 

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.

In-Residence Requirement

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Undergraduate degrees require at least 25% semester credit hours completed in-residence.

Undergraduate degrees with 120 hours total degree program hours require a minimum of 30 advanced (upper level) in-residence semester credit hours. The in-residence hour requirement will be fulfilled as part of the individual discipline major, which includes as least 12 advanced in-residence semester credit hours. Minor requirements also may contribute to the total in-residence hours as at least six advanced in-residence semester credit hours are required. The balance of in-resident hours will be fulfilled through additional advanced semester credit hours and may include further major and minor coursework.

Undergraduate degrees with more than 120 total degree program hour requirements will ensure semester credit hours for the specific discipline include at least 25% of total semester credit hours in-residence.

View HOP policy 02-214.

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

Senior Year



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