Business Administration
Concentration – Sports Business Management

Program Description

St. Louis Christian College has an agreement with Hope International University (HIU) that enables SLCC students to work on an associate degree and simultaneously work on an online bachelor degree from HIU. To enter one of the HIU programs, students need a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

The Business and Management program provides integrated knowledge of the functional areas of business and introduces the student to the complexities of today’s diverse organizational environment. The intent is to prepare the student for a high level of performance in business or nonprofit organizations. Christian ethics are integrated throughout the program to give the student a basis for understanding and addressing contemporary social, moral and ethical issues facing the management professional. The Business and Management program also provides a firm foundation for the student who desires to pursue academic training beyond the bachelor’s degree.

Sports Management: This concentration provides a more specialized focus on interests and opportunities in the sports industry. By selecting five courses (fifteen units) in this concentration, students learn the business of sports management while remaining grounded in fundamental business and management principles.

Career Opportunities

  • Athletics Director
  • Athletic Training
  • Coaching
  • Sports Administration
  • Sports Marketing

What You Study

  • A Christian Vision of Business
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Management Information Systems
  • Business Ethics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • choose five of the following: (1) Introduction to Sport Business Management, (2) Sport in Society, (3) Principles of Coaching, (4) Financing of Sport Operations, (5) Sport Facility Management, and (6) Sports Psychology

Objectives for Graduates

  • Context: The student will demonstrate functional knowledge of the social, legal, economic and global environments in which for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations function.
  • Purpose and Faith Integration: The student will demonstrate functional knowledge of business using a Christian worldview by integrating Christian principles in the practice of business and management.
  • Management Tasks: The student will demonstrate functional knowledge of business operations utilizing the four elements of management principles: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.
  • Interpersonal Skills: The student will demonstrate competency of business practices through use of verbal and written communications.
  • Research and Analysis: The student will demonstrate the effective use of information technology to evaluate business issues for analysis and business solutions.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: The student will apply analytical and critical thinking skills, as well as, demonstrate knowledge of business concepts and functions, to solve complex business problems.
  • Conflict Resolution: The student will develop negotiation and conflict resolution skills to be effective in organizations.

Degrees Offered

If you are considering working towards the Business Administration (concentration in Sports Business Management) degree, ask an Admissions team representative for more information.