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The BBA in Sport Management degree program at the Quinlan School of Business combines comprehensive business skills with an in-depth understanding of the sport industry. The sport management program focuses on the essentials in sport finance, facility management, and marketing, as well as on the economics of this dynamic industry.

Program Highlights

  • Study and learn in the heart of Chicago, a major sport and athletic market
  • Make important connections to jobs, internships, and service opportunities
  • Join the Sport Management Club, which fosters relationships between students and the sport industry

What You'll Learn

  • How the economy impacts every facet of sport organizations and the sport industry
  • Leadership and ethical aspects of sport management
  • Management strategies for today's sport business challenges.
  • Sport facility management
  • Sport marketing
  • Legal areas relevant to the operation of sport programs and organizations

 

Careers

The sport industry is a multi-billion dollar sector in the U.S. and global economies. Its rapid growth and expansion depend not only on talented athletes but also on well-educated managers and executives with strong business skills.

College graduates with a sport management major can choose careers in a range of sports-related entities, including:

  • Professional sport franchises
  • Intercollegiate athletics
  • Sports apparel and equipment companies
  • Athletic governance organizations
  • Event management
  • Sport media
  • Fitness centers
  • Parks and recreation operations

Job functions include:

  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Ticket operations and management
  • Facility operations management
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Human resources

Because Loyola is a member of the Jesuit network of 27 colleges and universities nationwide, our graduates can receive career services at Quinlan's Business Career Services, as well as at career centers at U.S. Jesuit colleges and universities.

Curriculum

All Quinlan School of Business students must complete the core curriculum. Students pursuing the BBA degree in Sport Management must also complete the business core curriculum as well as 15 required hours from the degree requirement options listed below.

Core Curriculum

  • COMM 103: Business & Professional Speaking
  • MATH 131 or 161: Elements of Calculus or Calculus I (students majoring in Finance are strongly encouraged to take MATH 161 instead of MATH 131)
  • MGMT 341: Business Ethics
  • BSAD 220: Internship and Career Preparation
  • Two Writing Intensive courses, one of which must be a Quinlan course or ENGL 210
  • Global Awareness. The course used to satisfy this requirement may include any course from the GIST major group including ANTH 100, 102. ASIA 101, INTS 101, LASP 101, PLSC 102, or a study abroad experience will count toward this requirement.

Business Core Curriculum

 
  • ACCT 201: Introductory Accounting I
  • ACCT 202: Introductory Accounting II
  • BSAD 343: Business Analytics
  • ECON 201: Principles of Economics I (Micro)
  • ECON 202: Principles of Economics II (Macro)
  • FINC 301: Introductory Business Finance -or- FINC 334: Principles of Corporate Finance (required for Finance majors and minors)
  • ISSCM 241: Business Statistics
  • INFS 247: Business Information Systems
  • SCMG 332: Operations Management
  • LREB 315: Law and the Regulatory Environment of Business
  • MGMT 201: Managing People and Organizations
  • MGMT 304: Strategic Management
  • MARK 201: Principles of Marketing

Major Requirements

Degree Requirements

In addition to Core Curriculum and Business Core Curriculum requirements, students pursuing the BBA degree in sport management must complete the following courses:

Sports-related courses (18 hours)

BBA in Sport Management Courses

For complete course descriptions, visit LOCUS.

  • 130: The Business of Sports
  • 320: Social Aspects of Sport Management (prerequisite: junior standing, minimum grade of “C-“ or better in SPRT 130)
  • 330: Economics of Sport (prerequisite: junior standing, minimum grade of “C-“ or better in ECON 201, ECON 202, and SPRT 130)
  • 335: Fundamentals of Sport Finance (prerequisite: junior standing, minimum grade of “C-“ or better in SPRT 130)
  • 339: Sports Facility Management and Operations (prerequisite: junior standing, minimum grade of “C-“ or better in SPRT 130)
  • 345: Globalization of the Sport Industry (prerequisite: junior standing, minimum grade of “C-“ or better in SPRT 130)
  • 365: Fundamentals of Sport Marketing (prerequisite: junior standing, minimum grade of “C-“ or better in MARK 201, SPRT 130)
  • 375: Sport Media (prerequisite: sophomore standing, minimum grade of “C-“ or better in SPRT 130)
  • 380: Legal Aspects of Sport Management (prerequisite: junior standing, minimum grade of “C-“ or better in SPRT 130)
  • 385: Sport Analytics
  • 395: Independent Study (Department consent required)
  • 399: Selected Topics in Sport Management* (prerequisite: junior standing, minimum grade of “C-“ or better in SPRT 130)

*Only one SPRT 399: Selected Topics course can be applied to the Sport Management major/minor.

Specialized Requirements

Transfer Students

At the discretion of the Quinlan School of Business assistant dean, a maximum of one transfer course taken prior to matriculating at Loyola University Chicago may be allowed. A 2.0 average GPA is required for all attempted business courses. (BA in Economics students must also earn a 2.0 average GPA for all attempted Economics courses).

Study Abroad

Students planning to study abroad are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor early in the planning stage. A student will be permitted to take up to two approved courses in any Quinlan major or minor (and including BA Economics majors). All courses must be approved by the Quinlan Undergraduate Dean.

Minors

Non-Quinlan students who wish to expand their skills in sport management may pursue a minor in this field. The sport management minor requires 18 total credit hours in the following courses:

  • SPRT 130. Introduction to Sport Management
  • Two courses from the following:
    • ACCT 201. Introductory Accounting I
    • ECON 201. Principles of Economics I (Micro) or ECON 202. Principles of Economics II (Macro)
    • INFS 247. Business Information Systems
    • MGMT 201. Managing People and Organizations
    • MARK 201. Principles of Marketing
  • Three 300-level sport management courses

Quinlan students who wish to pursue a minor in sport management must complete SPRT 130 and three 300-level sport management courses.

Important Details

At the discretion of the Quinlan School of Business, a maximum of one transfer course taken prior to matriculating at Loyola University Chicago may be allowed. A 2.0 average GPA is required for all attempted business courses. (BA in Economics students must also earn a 2.0 average GPA for all attempted Economics courses).

Quinlan students are limited to double dipping once (that is, counting one course twice) between any major or minor combination, regardless of what program the major or minor is taken in. Non-Quinlan students are limited to double dipping twice (that is, counting two courses twice) between business school minors and/or their respective majors.

Students planning to study abroad are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor early in the planning stage. A student will be permitted to take up to two approved courses in any Quinlan major or minor (and including BA Economics majors). All courses must be approved by the Quinlan Undergraduate Dean.

Admission

To apply for admission and scholarship consideration, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admission and indicate your interest in this program on your application. For more information, see the following resources:

Contact Us

Program Director: Keith W. Lambrecht
Email: klambre@luc.edu
Phone: 312.915.6514

Tuition and Financial Aid

The Loyola Quinlan School of Business is committed to helping students secure the necessary financial resources to make their business education at Loyola affordable.