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Online Sport Management Degree

Are you a former athlete that wants to remain involved with sports, or just love sports? The online sport management degree provides busy adults the opportunity to receive training and apply skills in the business of sport, facility management, and marketing/management.  The online sport management program will require a full semester internship in sport management.

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Photo of Sport Management StudentWhy an Online Sport Management Degree?

The General Track in Sport Management is designed to provide students with additional education and training in key areas important for sport management. These include the basic economic and social environment of sport business, the financing and operations of facilities, the marketing and managing of events, and an internship to apply the Sport Management courses to the solution of management problems in sport.



Male Student Using Laptop at HomeFlexible Course Format

Courses are delivered entirely online using the course management system BlackBoard. All courses for the BBA are offered over an eight week period. Many students choose to take two courses during each eight week session.



Advancement Opportunities

Characteristics for success in sport management include:

  • Energetic
  • Enthusiastic
  • Strong work ethic
  • Willingness to work long hours
  • Strong organizational skills



Career Opportunities

The online BBA in Sport Management is appropriate for students who wish to find careers managing:

  • Sport-related Business
  • Fitness Centers
  • Community Organizations
  • Sport Facilities



Female Student in Cap and Gown at CommencementProgram Requirements

McKendree University requires a minimum of 120 credit hours for degree completion. 40 hours must be at the 300 or 400 level and a minimum of 30 hours with McKendree. Students must fulfill the general education requirements.



Interesting Classes

  • Budget & Financing of Sport
  • Sport Marketing
  • Sport Facilities & Event Management
  • Sport & Health Psychology
  • Legal Aspects of Sport Management



General Education Requirements

  • Art or Music
  • ENG 111 English I: Academic Writing
  • Literature
  • PSY/SOC/PSI - 6 hrs from 2 of 3 areas
  • MTH 105 Intermediate Algebra
  • HPE 158 Health and Wellness
  • BIO 101 Introductory Biology with Lab
  • CSI 120 Computing Concepts and Apps.
  • ENG 112 English II: Research and Writing
  • HIS 262 US History Since 1865
  • Philosophy or Religion
  • MTH 170 Statistics
  • SPC 310 Bus & Professional Presentations
  • SCE 205 Earth and Astronomical Science



McKendree University Entryway MonumentEvaluation of Transfer Credit

McKendree University gives careful consideration to your previous coursework and will transfer in as many credits as possible. A student transferring to McKendree, who has received an associate's or bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, is considered to have met all general education requirements, provided the degree is not considered vocational.  Students who have met the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) general education core curriculum (GECC) will also be considered to have met all general education requirements.  For students who have completed a vocational program or hold no prior degree, the courses are individually evaluated to determine which are transferable and what requirements have been met. Transcripts will be evaluated by the Office of Academic Records and the Division Chair of the department..

Official evaluations are completed once you have been admitted to McKendree University. McKendree Online staff can provide you with an unofficial evaluation at your request. Please note the following:

  • Only courses with a letter grade of 'C' or better may be accepted in transfer. Pass/fail courses will not be accepted.
  • At least 120 credit hours are required for graduation, 30 of which must be from McKendree.
  • Up to 90 credit hours may be accepted in transfer from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Proficiencies earned at other institutions are not accepted.

Send transcripts to:

McKendree University
McKendree Online
701 College Road
Lebanon, IL 62254



Meet the Faculty

Photo of Elisabeth Erickson, Ph.D.Elisabeth A. Erickson, Ph.D.






Student Services

Photo of Linza Brachear, M.S.Ed.Linza Brachear, M.S.Ed.

Senior Student Services Specialist
121 Merrill Street, Lebanon, Illinois
(618) 537-6427
(800) BEARCAT, ext. 6427



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