Ashford University Sport Management Programs

Ashford University offers many options for students interested in pursuing a career in sports management. Students build their management and leadership skills by taking classes in sports recreation and business administration. In order to graduate with a B.A. in Sports and Recreation Management, students must complete 120 credit hours, which include 52 hours of general education courses, 45 credit hours of required courses, and 32 credit hours of electives.

Courses are taught online and are led by professionals in the field. Once admitted to the program, students have the option of specializing in entrepreneurship, finance, information systems, marketing, and project management:

  • Entrepreneurship: Learn to launch and manage entrepreneurial enterprises
  • Finance: Discover how to bridge the fields of business and finance
  • Information Systems: Increase technical knowledge and business skills
  • Project Management: Develop project management skills and ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Marketing: Study branding, research, and consumer research in relation to sport marketing and media

By selecting a concentration, students gain valuable insight into a niche area of sports management. Each specialization consists of four courses. Students must complete the major course requirements’ capstone course before selecting a specialization.

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Facts About Ashford University

Located in Clinton, Iowa, Ashford University was founded in 1918. Ashford is a private university that offers online degrees and certificate programs in more than 50 academic fields. Additional facts about Ashford University include:

  • Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association
  • Ashford’s mission is to provide accessible, affordable, innovative, high-quality learning opportunities
  • Students can choose a degree program in four distinct colleges: 1) Business and Professional Studies, 2) Education, 3) Health, Human Services, and Science, and 4) Liberal Arts
  • Reduced tuition and fees offered to Active Duty, National Guard, Reservists, and their spouses
  • Students are eligible to transfer up to 90 approved credits towards a bachelor’s degree

Online Sports Management Degrees

Ohio University — Ohio University has two online degrees in Sports Management: MS in Athletic Administration and MS in Coaching Education. OHU has over 35,000 current students enrolled with sports and student organizations available and almost 5,000 total employees. OHU is located in Athens, Ohio, just southwest of the capital, Columbus.
Southern New Hampshire University — While an undergraduate degree is required, the MBA and MS of Sports Management from South New Hampshire University can be completed in less than two years, making it a quick way to propel your career forward. Located in Manchester, New Hampshire, the main campus has WiFi, an Olympic pool, and even an art gallery.
St. Leo University — The MBA degree in sports business from St. Leo University will give its students a thorough understanding of teamwork, ethics, communication, and management within a sport and recreation environment. Students often go on to pursue jobs in professional sports, fitness facilities, retailers, franchises, and athletic departments. Curriculum is designed to reflect the current best practices and standards with in the industry.
Ashford University — Your BA in Sports and Recreation Management or Marketing degree can be completed entirely online, and you can transfer up to 90 credits, accelerating the process further. Ashford University was founded almost 100 years ago and its online division includes over 30 degrees at the associate, bachelor, and master level.
Northcentral University — Northcentral University offers online programs for an EdD or PhD in Sports Management which prepares students for high profile and leadership positions. Founded in 1978 in Prescott Valley, Arizona, NCU is now the school of choice for over 10,000 students who are active in school events and organizations.
Liberty University — The focus of Liberty University's MS in Sports Management is how organizational skills and leadership plays a role in sports organizations and athletic programs. The program can be completed in less than two years and up to six credit hours can be transferred. However, you will need an undergrad degree in order to enroll.
Salem International University — For a practical approach to your education with hands-on training and career-oriented curriculum, Salem International University provides an online degree for the BSBA in Sports and Recreation Management program. SIU's 100 acre campus is located in Salem, West Virginia and was originally established as Salem College in 1888, creating a long list of traditions and a rich student experience.
Tiffin University — TIffin University's MBA program in sports management prepares its students for management positions in recreational, collegiate, and professional sports. The main focus of the program is on developing skills in communication, leadership, IT, and problem solving.
Capella University — Students enrolled in Capella University's online MS in psychology with a specialization in sport psychology – offered through the Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences – learn how psychological principles affect amateur and professional athletes, as well as team motivation, stress management and injury recovery.

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