Business. Ministry. Sports. 

Business: Concentration

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Study sport management at NGU and become a force of inspiration – personally, professionally, even spiritually. 

Top 1%
of Sport Management Programs in the U.S.
NGU offers one of 35 Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) accredited programs in North America.
Hours of Hands-on Experience
Gain field experience with partners such as Carolina Panthers, Clemson University Athletics, Greenville Drive and Peak Sport Management.
Personalized Concentrations
Business. Ministry. Coaching. Choose one of three concentrations and tailor your studies to fit your career goals.

Impact Through Athletics

In the office, on the field, or at the gym—your love of sports is just the beginning. But what does it look like to work in sports business and impact staff, players, and the community?

Discover the answer and explore your purpose, through a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management with a concentration in business.

From major sports franchises to remote mission fields, countless careers thrive within the world of sports. Prepare to turn your athletic expertise into a purposeful profession through the Bachelor of Science in Sport Management with a concentration in business at NGU.

What Can I Do with a Concentration in Sport Management Business?

A concentration in business equips you with the knowledge and skills to support an array of sport organizations in areas such as marketing and communications, operations, sales and event management.

Our alumni have found careers in professional sport organizations; intercollegiate athletics; and public, private, and municipal recreation.

Athletic Director

Director of Operations

Marketing Manager

Sports Agent

Sports Information Director

Experience Learning On and Off the Field

NGU Sporting Events Here and Beyond

In the world of sports, experience equals knowledge. Gain both as you personally manage nearly 30 on-campus events at NGU. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to support events with the SEC, the NCAA, and other sport organizations. This is hands-on learning at its finest.

The Greatest Internship of All Time

You get out what you put in. So, put in your best! Complete an intensive 600+ hour internship with an athletic organization of your choice. 16 weeks. 40 hours. One goal – to prepare yourself for a successful career in sport management.

Personalized Career Prep

Organize and produce a live sporting event. Develop a sport-centered professional business plan. Create and implement a sports ministry league for a church. Plan and execute an intramural sport event on campus. After all, the world of sports thrives on practice. 

Have Questions about the Sport Management Program or Business Concentration?

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Donovan Nelson, EdD

Department Chair, Sport Management

Sport Beside Experienced & Faithful Managers

Fred Battenfield, PhD
Professor, Sport Management
Jeff Briggs, PhD
Professor, Sport Management
Donovan Nelson, EdD
Department Chair, Sport Management

A Strong Approach to Studying Sports

Sport Management Year 1

Year 1 Sample Courses

  • Intro to Sport Management
  • Concepts of Physical Fitness and Wellness
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Physical Science
  • Psychology and Sociology of Sport
Sport Management Year 2

Year 2 Sample Courses

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Into to Information Technology
  • Sport Economics
  • History and Philosophy of Sport
  • Sport Organization and Administration
Sport Management Year 3

Year 3 Sample Courses

  • Sport Law
  • Sport Communications
  • Sport Emergency Management
  • Sport Finance and Fundraising
  • Sport Liability and Risk Control
  • Sport Facility Design and Management
Sport Management Year 4

Year 4 Sample Courses

  • Media Technology
  • Sport Ethics
  • Sport Marketing, Sales, and Promotions
  • Event Management & Funding
  • Directed Internship in Sport Management

Elevate Your Perspective

You’ll also take Chapel for the first seven semesters, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

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