BA, Sports and Recreation Management

Study Format Online

This degree is available 100% online.

Program Length 128 credits, 67 transfer

This degree requires 128 credit hours, which may include up to 67 transfer credits.


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A Sports and Recreation Management* degree prepares students to advance within the sports industry, including professional organizations, college athletics and recreational or commercial facilities. Our courses prepare students to do the following:

  • prepare students for careers and advanced study in the field of sports, recreation and leisure
  • master event operations, manufacturing of sports equipment, marketing, management, and communication as each pertains to the sports industry
  • training in producing sports revenue
  • develop marketing skills that are specific to ticketing, sponsorships, event planning, and marketing
  • provide you with a skill set and the competitive edge to distinguish yourself in the sports business field

How will I balance work, family and university life?

Our delivery modes are designed to fit the needs of busy individuals and foster valuable relationships and support networks that can add value throughout your career:

Flexible scheduling

  • 100% online (no set time to be online) 

The major coursework can be completed within 16 months. Our advisors can create a specialized program plan to accommodate the needs of each individual student: 

  • Major courses are 5 weeks long
  • General education and elective courses are 5-8 weeks long 

Throughout the past 20 years, Concordia University Chicago has worked with adults who know the importance of earning a college degree. 

  • Career advancement
  • Better opportunities
  • Job placement
  • Classmate collaboration
  • Instructor engagement

Our Accelerated Degree Program has been designed and developed by educators who understand how adults learn. You'll join others like you who are juggling family and work. You'll grow and learn together to achieve the success you've always wanted.

Can I afford it? 

Concordia University Chicago is one of the most affordable private universities in the Midwest. Our Office of Financial Aid will work with you to seek financial aid and schedule manageable tuition payments.

*This degree is a pathway to Concordia-Chicago’s MA in Sports Leadership.

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