Undergraduate Academic Degrees

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Sport Business

The BSBA in sport business directly applies the principles of business to the sport industry through advanced academics and experiential learning. The program offers business foundations and a sports business core with coursework in sport leadership, facility and event management, sport law, economics of sports, ticket sales, media relations and digital media in sport. In addition, there are elective courses, which allow specializations paired with minors in legal studies, marketing, sport media production, entrepreneurship and more. Faculty and guest lecturers from leading organizations such as AEG or the National Lax League (NLL) discuss key issues, allowing students to think critically to solve real-world business challenges.

Why Major in Sport Business?

The demands of the increasingly sophisticated multi-billion-dollar global sport industry call for professionals who have both strong academic credentials paired with strategic work experiences in sport organizations. The program is intended for students who plan to pursue careers with professional sports teams, collegiate athletic departments, sport media networks, sport marketing firms, and other sectors of the sport industry.

Elective credits allow students to explore specific areas of interest or pursue a minor in the areas that advance his or her goals.

Undergraduate Sport Business Degree Options

BS in Business Administration (Sport Business major)

Students who enroll in the College during the Fall 2019 quarter and after will be completing a BSBA in Sport Business.

Currently enrolled students have the option to complete the BS in Sport Management degree or select to complete a BSBA in Sport Business.

BS in Sport Management (Discontinued as of 2018-2019 academic year)

Students who have enrolled in the BS in Sport Management program prior to Fall 2019 will receive a BS in Sport Management with the option to select to complete the BSBA in Sport Business.

The BS in Sport Management is not an AACSB accredited program.

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BS / MBA Dual Degree (Bachelors Degree in Sport Management /Masters in Business Administration)

Drexel’s BS Sport Management/MBA accelerated degree program offers select candidates an opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management and an MBA degree, in just 5 years. The result is a powerful, nationally recognized credential from one of the country’s most established providers of higher education.

At the completion of their undergraduate degree, students begin MBA coursework in Drexel’s LeBow College of Business and acquire graduate level skills including strategic management, managerial finance, international business, entrepreneurship, leadership and ethics.

Students who are admitted into the MBA program are required to take 51 credits, which includes coursework in a focused concentration. Students are required to meet with their graduate advisor to determine a plan of study prior to beginning the MBA portion of their education. The MBA coursework begins during the summer quarter immediately after graduation.

Minor in Sport Management

The minor in sport management is designed to introduce students to the business aspects of the sports industry. Students will be exposed to a variety of perspectives for assessing the industry.

The minor is open to all undergraduate students across the University.

    Average Co-op Weekly Pay: $480
    Top Co-Op Recruiters:
    • Comcast Spectacor
    • Drexel Dragons TV
    • Philadelphia Eagles
    Co-op data is from the 2017-2018 academic year. This data reflects the BS in Sport Management.

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