Bachelor - Sports & Recreation Management: Project Management

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Are you seeking to build the administrative skills needed to oversee the development of projects for sports or sports-related organizations? Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Sports and Recreation Management with a specialization in Project Management program is designed to help you develop an understanding of business practices and managerial processes that could help you pursue this career goal. Read on to find out more about this bachelor's degree program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The curriculum of the Forbes School of Business & Technology™ at Ashford University's online Bachelor of Arts in Sports and Recreation Management with a specialization in Project Management program allows you the opportunity to learn general business principles and project development practices and to develop an understanding of sports operations and management issues. Topics you might study in specialization courses include risk assessment, quality control, project scheduling processes, cost estimation and management, project planning strategies, contract administration, and communication methods. Core courses could address sports organizational policies and procedures, sports manager responsibilities, social impacts of sports, and sports marketing. Other required courses could provide study in various business topics including organizational leadership, business communications, accounting, human resources, business law, accounting, and business economics.

How Can I Prepare?

Before enrolling in Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Sports and Recreation Management with a specialization in Project Management program, you should have strong organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills and an interest in all types of sports. As an applicant to Ashford University, you should possess a high school diploma or its equivalent; some programs may have more specific requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

In order to earn the Bachelor of Arts in Sports and Recreation Management with a specialization in Project Management, you will need to complete a total of 120 credits. This total consists of 52 credits in the general education curriculum, 45 credits in major studies, and 32 credits in electives. You could apply nine credits taken in major coursework toward general education requirements.

Bachelor of Arts in Sports and Recreation Management with a Specialization in Project Management Course Requirements

Course NumberCourse Title
Introductory Course Requirements
EXP 105Personal Dimensions of Education
Major Course Requirements
MGT 330Management for Organizations
CGD 218Visual Literacy in Business
CGD 318Public Relations Practices and Promotional Writing
BUS 330Principles of Marketing
BUS 340Business Communications
ACC 205Principles of Accounting I
BUS 307Operations Management and Quantitative Techniques
SRM 311Sports Law
ECO 203Principles of Macroeconomics
INF 410Project Management
BUS 303Human Resource Management
SRM 320Organization and Administration of Sports and Recreation Management
SRM 410Contemporary Issues in Sports Marketing and Management
SRM 325Case Research in Sports and Recreation Management
Project Management Specialization Course Requirements
INF 342Project Quality Assurance
INF 336Project Procurement Management
INF 337Integrated Cost and Schedule Control
INF 410Project Management

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What Can I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

You might pursue entry-level or possibly mid-management job opportunities after graduating from Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Sports and Recreation Management with a specialization in Project Management program. These opportunities could be explored in major or minor league sports organizations, sports marketing firms, sports equipment manufacturing companies, sports broadcasting networks, recreational centers, or resorts.

Entry-level positions that you could pursue include but are not limited to:

  • Tournament coordinator
  • Sports information director
  • Residential camp director
  • Sports agent
  • Athletic equipment manager
  • Fitness club manager

Advanced Degrees

After completing Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Sports and Recreation Management with a specialization in Project Management program, you might choose to obtain a master's degree. In some cases, a graduate degree could be needed for career advancement purposes. Advanced degree programs you could apply to include:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Arts in Organizational Management
  • Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Project Management