Learn alongside highly experienced faculty and acquire skills to excel as an effective and ethical manager in the sports and athletics industry.
Southeastern is committed to the idea that servant leaders can be world-changers, and our online MBA program prepares you to be just that. With our online sports management MBA, you’ll be prepared to pursue a successful career in the thriving sports industry.
Our sports management MBA online program focuses on developing core business leadership skills and expertise in sports at all levels. You’ll examine significant areas of legal issues and risk management as they apply to the sports industry and explore financial challenges that modern sports administrators encounter, including funding, budgeting and financial data analysis. You’ll also develop your expertise in sports marketing as you focus on how the marketing process relates to consumers, promotions and public relations activities. With a required sport business capstone course, you will conduct research or a field study in sport management.
Our professors have both book knowledge and real-world experience and will provide you with their expertise to help you achieve your goals. You’ll learn how to lead others effectively, which information you need to make sound business decisions and how to handle different situations. Our high-caliber faculty also exhibit authentic Christianity and incorporate Christian ideals into the curriculum.
SEU’s online sports management MBA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees.
Courses and Requirements
The sports management MBA online program includes a total of 36 credits of study. The core curriculum consists of 18 credits that cover fundamental business management principles, and 18 credits of the degree focus on sport management.
Students who wish to enroll in Southeastern University’s MBA program must:
- Have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above (applicants with a lower GPA may be considered with the successful completion of all three prerequisites and other applicable requirements)
- Fulfill all foundational knowledge requirements (see Foundational Courses and Competencies)
In order to ensure student success, six foundational courses are required for students without an undergraduate degree in a business-related field. Students are also expected to be competent in Microsoft Excel prior to beginning the MBA program (Microsoft Excel basic certification or equivalent is recommended).
When these courses are required, admission to the online MBA program may be made on a provisional basis until courses are completed with a B- grade or higher and prior to enrolling in BUSI 5003, the first MBA-level course in the program.
Course Number Course Title Description Credits BUSI 2203 Microeconomics This survey course develops the concepts of individual economics units, such as households, firms, and industries. In this study, topics will include economic behaviors relating to spending, saving, investment, labor economics, and prices. 3 CTIS 2333 Business Analytics I This course uses raw data in spreadsheets and databases to produce actionable information to drive management decisions. The course will focus on the data management resources available in standard spreadsheet and database packages. 3 BUSI 5063 Financial Accounting This course provides an introduction to financial accounting and basic accounting statements. Focus is on business records, the collection of financial data, the development of statements and the interpretation of this information. Extensive work is done on quatitative problem solving and analysis for thorough financial decision making. 3 BUSI 5073 Microeconomics This survey course develops the concepts of individual economics units, such as households, firms, and industries. In this study, topics will include economic behaviors relating to spending, saving, investment, labor economics, and prices. 3 BUSI 5103 Business Analytics & Statistics This course uses raw data in spreadsheets along with probability theory and statistical analysis tools to produce actionable information to drive management decisions. The course will focus on the data management resources available in standard spreadsheets and the statistical theories needed to use data to make actionable decisions. 3
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Course Number Course Title Description Credits BUSI 1013 Introduction to Accounting and Finance This course provides an introduction to the basics of accounting and finance. It is intended for business minors and places emphasis on the understanding of the language of accounting and finance, recording of transactions, financial statements, time value of money, financial ratios, and managerial decision-making, using accounting and finance information. 3 BUSI 2233 Principles of Managerial Accounting As a survey and examination of the fundamental cycles and operations of managerial accounting this course includes analysis, interpretation and application of financial principles for organizational decision-making. Relevant information relating to cost/volume/profit analysis and capital budgeting are key concepts covered. 3
Note: BUSI 5003 is a prerequisite for all other courses in each track and must be completed with a B- or greater before continuing beyond the first eight weeks. Students may be approved by the MBA director to take other courses concurrently with BUSI 5003 in their first eight-week term.
Course Number Course Title Description Credits BUSI 5003 MBA Principles This course is a survey and examination of the fundamental cycles and operations of managerial accounting, managerial economics, and quantitative methods. It includes analysis, interpretation and application of financial principles for organizational decision-making. Students will review supply, demand, and elasticity principles; study how firms should price products and the power of incentives; examine how firms apply time value, and use probability and statistical concepts. 3 BUSI 5213 Organizational Behavior This course presents a critical review of the theory, research, and practice related to the human factor of production, including concepts influencing communication, decision-making, leadership group, cohesiveness, and productivity. 3 BUSI 5323 Information Technology Leadership This is an applied course in concepts and techniques used in the design and implementation of management-information systems and decision support systems. It provides in-depth knowledge of computer technology, including recent developments in both computer hardware and software packages used to solve management problems. 3 BUSI 5413 Problem-Solving and Decision-Making This is an applied and practical course in concepts and techniques used in the quantitative decision-making process. Various models are considered and applied to managerial problems in public and private organizations. It focuses on decision-making implications, stressing problem formulation, technique assumptions and limitations, and managerial information generated. 3 BUSI 5503 Accounting and Finance This course compares and contrasts the roles of financial and managerial accounting in organizations, applies cost-volume-profit (CVP) analysis including cost behaviors to management decisions, and develops an understanding of the role of cost management systems in the organizational management process. Students develop an understanding of how relevant information is useful in marketing, production, and capital budget decisions, as well as gaining insight into the importance of operating budget usefulness in a responsibility center environment. Cost of capital, long-term debt and equity funding options, and dividend policy are explored. 3
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Course Number Course Title Description Credits BUSI 5113 Marketing Management This course provides a managerial approach to the study of marketing, develops managerial perspective and analytical ability in solving marketing problems. It deals with the management challenge of designing and implementing the best combination of marketing variables to carry out a firm's strategy in its target markets. Special consideration is given to ethical concerns in the design and implementation of marketing strategy. 3 BBUS 3153 Global Business Management This course provides the knowledge and sensitivity required to successfully manage organizations within the global economy. It explores the geographic, political, social,economic, legal, and technological influences on international business. Theories of international trade and development will be explored with an emphasis on global business operations and strategy. 3 Course Number Course Title Description Credits SRMT 5103 Foundations of Sport Industry This course introduces students to the broad concept of sport business and provides an overview of professional, collegiate, interscholastic, recreational, Olympic, Paralympic, and international sport. 3 SRMT 5203 Risk Management and Governance in Sport This course examines the most significant areas of risk management and law relevant to the various segments of the sport industry. Specific sport law concepts will focus on developments in negligence law, contract law, and constitutional law. Legal and risk considerations will be explored as related to managing operations, including facilities and events, transportation, crowd control, and crisis situations, which create the framework for developing risk management strategies that will assist sport managers in setting guidelines, policies, plans, and procedure. 3 SRMT 5303 Facility Planning and Management in Sport This course examines the various types of indoor and outdoor facilities for sport venues and related activities. The course examines the planning, scheduling, organizing, and controlling of sport facilities for sport-related venues and their ancillary areas. The course explores the connections between facility/venue management and even management, event operations and logistics, facility and even programming and scheduling, and facility and event marketing. Specific topics include the development of strategic sport facility management plans, preparing and controlling facility logistics, and risk and crisis management issues. 3 SRMT 5403 Financial Issues in Sport This course involves an in-depth study of the financial challenges facing contemporary sport administrators, including an examination of financial data analysis, sources of funding, budgeting and financial accountability, inventory management and production control processes, profit distribution, taxation, and accounting processes. 3 SRMT 5503 Advanced Concepts in Sport Marketing This course develops knowledge and skill in the marketing process as it relates to understanding the sport consumer, logistics, promotions, and public relations activities in traditional and specialized areas of the sport industry. Primary focus will be on the application of marketing principles to specific sport scenarios. 3 SRMT 5903 Sport Business Capstone This course is the culminating capstone experience in the sport management concentration. Students will conduct research or field study. 3
Tuition and Fees
|Tuition||$525 per credit hour||$18,900|
|Technology Fee||$150 per semester||$600|
|General Student Fee||$150 per semester||$600|
Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Fees are charged per semester unless otherwise noted. This program takes an estimated two to four semesters to complete, depending on transfer credits. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 866.858.6290 or request more information.
* Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $5,500.
At SEU, we want to help make your online education even more affordable, so we offer a variety of financial aid options.Learn More
Our online sports management MBA provides you with skills to pursue several upper-level careers in athletics. Potential outcomes include:
- Athletic Director
- Sports Marketer
- Sports Manager
- Sports Agent
Frequently Asked Questions
- Because our online tuition rate is already discounted, we do not offer additional internal scholarships. However, we encourage you to apply for external scholarships. Connect with your tuition planner for additional information.
- Yes. Our online students are an extension of our community. You are welcome to visit campus, use our library or other amenities and attend campus events.
- Typically, you don’t have to take these exams. Contact your enrollment counselor for details.
- We accept transfer credit all the way up to the master's degree level and offer free transfer credit evaluations. Transfer credits are accepted from regionally accredited colleges and universities, as well as institutions accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education. We also accept transfer credits from nationally accredited or unaccredited institutions if an articulation agreement exists. For information, view our Transfer Policy.
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