Major Code BB6150
College of Business
Department of Sports Administration
609 Copeland Hall
Athens, OH 45701
Ming Li, contact person
Sports administration is an applied field of study based on the integration of the special nature of sport endeavors and management theory, and administrative principles applied to sport involvement. The BBA in sports administration program at Ohio University is designed to provide students with the academic preparation and practical training required for success in the sport industry.
Freshmen will be admitted to the college on a selective basis. Normally, you will need to be in the top 20 percent of your high school class, with a strong college preparation curriculum. You are expected to have above-average ACT or SAT scores and also have demonstrated leadership potential through participation in extracurricular activities or work experience. Members of groups that are historically underrepresented in business will receive special consideration.
Change of Program Policy
The College of Business allows a limited number of students from other Ohio University academic colleges to apply for transfer into the College of Business. It should be noted that the transfer requirements differ for students at the end of their freshman years and students in their sophomore and junior years. The College of Business reserves the right to limit transfer admissions as necessary.
External Transfer Admission
Any student considering transfer to the College of Business is strongly encouraged to contact the College’s office of Student Services as early as possible. You must be enrolled in the College before your senior year to allow for the College’s 32-hour residency requirement. You must earn at least 50 percent of the business credit hours required for the business degree at Ohio University.
Opportunities Upon Graduation
The BBA in sports administration program prepares students for careers in professional sports, college athletics, amateur sports, youth sports or corporate positions with a sport-related component. Job functions in the sport industry include facility management, sport promotion and marketing, sport media, customer or community relations, sport sponsorship, licensing, sport information and sport law. Common job titles include marketing and promotions director, academic services for student athletics, corporate sales director, director of ticketing and finance, sporting goods sales representative, facility coordinator, athletic director, compliance director, athletic business manager, fitness manager and program director of community sport programs.