Bachelor - Sports & Recreation Management: Finance

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If you are interested in working in the sports industry, you should consider the Bachelor of Arts in Sports & Recreation Management, Finance specialization program at Ashford University. Find out more about the Bachelor of Arts in Sports & Recreation Management, Finance specialization program here.

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What Kind of Program Is It?

Ashford University's online Bachelor of Arts in Sports & Recreation Management, Finance specialization program lays the groundwork for business management positions by offering coursework in management theories and practices, marketing principles, business communications, and accounting principles. Study fundamental concepts in operations management, human resources management, and project management. Learn about visual communication, trends in digital media, public relations, and how to write promotional content, such as press releases, speeches, scripts, reports, and brochures. The program includes an examination of the institution of sport as a microcosm of society; sports in relation to big business, mass media, race, gender, and social discrimination; the structure of sports organizations, policies and procedures; and the social and ethical responsibilities of sports managers. You can also develop skills and competencies in personal financial management and planning and learn about financial institutions, capital markets, corporate finance, and investment principles through specialization coursework. As a student in this schools Forbes School of Business & Technology™ program, you will also have access to a variety of unique resources and online events, such as webinars that feature business experts from Forbes.

How Can I Prepare?

All applicants to Ashford University should possess a high school diploma or its equivalent; some programs may have more specific requirements. Additional computer hardware and software requirements apply to online students.

What Are the Course Requirements?

As a 120-credit program, the Bachelor of Arts in Sports & Recreation Management, Finance specialization includes 52 general education credits, 32 elective credits, 45 major credits, and 12 specialization credits. Up to nine general education requirements may be satisfied by major credits.

Sports and Recreation Management, Finance Specialization Course Requirements

Course CodeCourse Name
Introductory Courses
EXP 105 Personal Dimensions of Education
Major Course Requirements
MGT 330 Management for Organizations
CGD 218 Visual Literacy in Business
CGD 318 Public Relations Practices & Promotional Writing
BUS 330 Principles of Marketing
BUS 340 Business Communications
ACC 205 Principles of Accounting I
BUS 307 Operations Management & Quantitative Techniques
SRM 311 Sports Law
ECO 203 Principles of Macroeconomics
INF 410 Project Management
BUS 303 Human Resources Management
SRM 320 Organization and Administration of Sports & Recreation Management
SRM 410 Contemporary Issues in Sports & Marketing
SRM 325 Case Research in Sports & Recreation Management
Finance Specialization Courses
BUS 215 Personal Financial Management
ECO 316 Financial Institutions & Markets
BUS 401 Principles of Finance
BUS 405 Principles of Investments

Certain degree programs may not be available in all states.

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What Can I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Arts in Sports & Recreation Management, Finance specialization program can help you prepare for a variety of career opportunities within the industry. As a graduate of the program, you could seek positions in fitness clubs, athletic equipment businesses, schools, professional sports organizations, sporting event facilities, and recreational sports organizations. Examples of positions you could pursue include:

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

Advanced Degrees

After completing the Bachelor of Arts in Sports & Recreation Management, Finance specialization program, you may wish to prepare for advancement in the industry by earning a master's degree. Sports industry-related master's programs can broaden your knowledge of sports economics, legal issues in the industry, marketing, and event management.