Bachelor - Sports & Recreation Management: Information Systems

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Do you have the desire to pursue a career that combines your technical knowledge with your love of sports? If so, then you might be interested in the curriculum offered in Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Sports and Recreation Management with a specialization in Information Systems program. For more information about this bachelor's degree program, read on.

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What Kind of Program Is It?

Once enrolled in Ashford University's online Bachelor of Arts in Sports and Recreation Management with a specialization in Information Systems program, you'll have the opportunity to study topics in computer programming, networking, and data communications while also learning about sports organizational structures and administration. Specialization courses could address programming languages, business technology, database processing, electronic data communications, and network implementation processes. In major courses, you could discuss sports administration policies, sports industry career opportunities, management roles, and case studies in sports marketing and leadership practices. An overview of business and management principles in accounting, operations, communications, public relations, human resources, business law, economics, and project management could also be covered in this Forbes School of Business & Technology™ program.

How Can I Prepare?

You should be sports-minded, have basic knowledge of computer systems and functions, and possess strong analytical, organizational, and communication skills before entering Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Sports and Recreation Management with a specialization in Information Systems program. 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?

The Bachelor of Arts in Sports and Recreation Management with a specialization in Information Systems program consists of 120 credits. You will be required to take 52 credits in general education coursework, 45 credits in major studies, and 32 credits in electives. Ashford University allows nine credits taken in major coursework to be applied toward general education requirements.

Bachelor of Arts in Sports and Recreation Management with a specialization in Information Systems 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
SOC 318Sociology of Sport
BUS 330Principles of Marketing
BUS 340Business Communications
ACC 205Principles of Accounting I
BUS 307Operations Management and Quantitative Techniques
BUS 311Business Law I
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
Information Systems Specialization Course Requirements
INF 231Programming Concepts
INF 340Business Systems Analysis
INF 322Database Management Systems
INF 325Telecommunications and Networking Concepts

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What Can I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Sports and Recreation Management with a specialization in Information Systems program, you could be prepared to apply your technical skills and knowledge in sports-related companies and organizations. Your job responsibilities could include overseeing databases, online sports marketing programs, systems analysis, or communication networking for sports teams, sports TV or radio stations, sports marketing firms, resorts, community recreational centers, or sports equipment companies.

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

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

Advanced Degrees

Ashford University's Bachelor of Arts in Sports and Recreation Management with a specialization in Information Systems program is designed to not only prepare you for employment but for further studies in a master's degree program. A graduate degree could be beneficial if you intend to pursue executive-level positions in most types of organizations. Advanced degree programs you could apply to include:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Information Systems
  • Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing