What does it cost?
Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

Minimum of 120 semester hours

Where can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Atlanta Campus

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall: March 15
  • Spring: October 15

Sport Administration, B.I.S.

The B.I.S. in Sport Administration prepares you to work in a vast, diverse and complex sport business industry. The sport business industry is among the largest industries in the United States, often listed in the top 10 industries. Size estimates of this industry show it to be somewhere between $422 billion to more than $2 trillion.

Careers range in a myriad of segments, including but not limited to, sport management, sport marketing, sport finance, sport communication, sport hospitality and management, sport facility and event management, sport journalism, public relations, sport coaching, social media marketing, and/or sport or marketing agencies.

The interdisciplinary nature of the program, with hospitality administration, journalism and public relations, and sport coaching, provides a wide scope of opportunities for students to focus their efforts.

Sport Administration, B.I.S.

The B.I.S. in Sport Administration prepares you to work in a vast, diverse and complex sport business industry. The sport business industry is among the largest industries in the United States, often listed in the top 10 industries. Size estimates of this industry show it to be somewhere between $422 billion to more than $2 trillion.

Careers range in a myriad of segments, including but not limited to, sport management, sport marketing, sport finance, sport communication, sport hospitality and management, sport facility and event management, sport journalism, public relations, sport coaching, social media marketing, and/or sport or marketing agencies.

The interdisciplinary nature of the program, with hospitality administration, journalism and public relations, and sport coaching, provides a wide scope of opportunities for students to focus their efforts.

What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

Minimum of 120 semester hours

Where can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Atlanta Campus

Application Deadlines
View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall: March 15
  • Spring: October 15

Careers

The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies concentration in Sport Administration provides students with a broad-based knowledge of the business of sport in order to prepare them for managerial positions in the sport industry.

Careers are available in a variety of industry segments including:

  • Professional Sport
  • Collegiate Sport
  • Non-Profit Agencies
  • Sport Marketing Agencies
  • Sport Media
  • International Sport Organizations
  • Some specific careers include:
  • Athletic Director
  • Facility Management
  • Event Management
  • Ticket Sales
  • Sponsorship Sales
  • Campus Recreation
  • Sports Information Director

Program Details

Admissions Requirements

  • successfully completed all courses in Area A-E
  • successfully completed Area F courses KH 2400 and ECON 2106 with grade of C or higher on first attempt, ACCT 2101 with grade of C or higher in no more than two attempts: apply as you near completion of these courses
  • submission of resume and 500-word grammatically correct essay containing a brief biographical sketch, career goals and statement outlining how BIS Sport Administration will assist in reaching goals (essay format: 1″ margins, Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced, name right-justified in header, title centered on first line, references in APA 6th edition format)

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Program of Study

Program Degree Requirements

Areas A-E: Core Curriculum (42 hours)
(see section 1410 University Core Curriculum Requirements in the undergraduate catalog)

Area F. Preparation for the Major (18 hours)

Required (18 hours):

  • ACCT 2101 Principles of Accounting I (3)
  • ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • JOUR 1010 Basic News Writing (3)
  • KH 2400 Introduction to Sport Management (3)
  • LT 2010  Computer Skills for the Information Age (3) or CIS 2010 Introduction to Information Systems (3)
  • SCOM 1500 Public Speaking (3)

Area G. Area of Concentration: Sport Administration (42 hours)

Students must complete all courses in Area G with a grade of “C” or higher unless otherwise noted.

Required (18):

Choose two of the disciplines below (24)

Hospitality Administration (12)

Required (6):

Choose Two Courses (6):

  • HADM 3750 Hospitality Human Resources Management (3)
  • HADM 3760 Hospitality Service Marketing (3)
  • HADM 4200 Venue and Facility Management (3)
  • HADM 4800 Hospitality Strategic Leadership-CTW (3)

Journalism and Public Relations (12)
JOUR 1010 is a prerequisite for this discipline.

Required (6):

Choose Two Courses (6):

Sport Coaching (12)

Required (6):

  • KH 3630 Principles and Philosophy of Coaching (3)
  • KH 3635 Special Considerations for Coaching Athletes with Disabilities (3)

Choose Two Courses (6):

  • KH 3060 Performance and Analysis in Disability Sport (3)
  • KH 3360 Disability, Sport, and Physical Activity (3)
  • KH 4200 Analysis of Sport Coaching (3)
  • KH 4210 Long Term Athlete Development (3)

CPR/First Aid/AED for child and adult and the USOC Safe Sport Certificate are required for discipline completion.

Area H: Allied Electives (12)

Students must complete all courses in Area H with a grade of “C” or higher unless otherwise noted.

Students can take courses numbered 1000 or above in Kinesiology and Health (KH), Hospitality Administration (HADM), Journalism and Public Relations (JOUR), Communication (SCOM), Managerial Sciences (MGS), Marketing (MK), International Business (IB), Policy Studies (PMAP), to fulfill allied elective requirement.

Area J: Electives (6)
Students can take courses numbered 1000 or above to fulfill elective requirement.

Reminder: Students must earn 39 semester hours at Georgia State University in courses numbered 3000 or above with an average grade of at least a C (2.00 GPA).

 

Total Program: minimum of 120 semester hours

Description

Additional information

campus

Atlanta Campus

Contacts

Program Coordinator
Dr. Tim Newman
tnewman7@gsu.edu

Kinesiology and Health
kinesiology@gsu.edu
404-413-8050

Mailing Address & Office Location
Kinesiology and Health
Georgia State Sports Arena
125 Decatur St. SE, Suite 137
Atlanta, GA 30303 USA

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