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Sport and recreation management

Sport and Recreation Management

Connecting the world of business and sports.

Whether you’re an active participant in athletics, or just enjoy watching the game, you are looking to transform this passion into a successful career. That’s why you’re interested in Marian University’s sport and recreation management program.

The Program
Through Marian’s sport and recreation management program, you’ll gain knowledge about the sports industry and traditional business principles, and engage in a curriculum centered on developing your skills in critical thinking, communication, cultural awareness, creativity and technology. You’ll take courses that integrate all aspects of business, including accounting, economics, finance, law, management and marketing.

The Possibilities
As part of the sport and recreation management program, you will engage in personal, one-on-one relationships with faculty, and take part in hands-on internship experiences as early as your sophomore year with public, private and service organizations. In addition, many sport and recreation management majors complement their major with another business major or minor to further enhance their opportunities and increase their marketability.

The Results
As a graduate of the sport and recreation management program, you will find increasing opportunities for leadership and lucrative employment, especially in the ever-changing business world. Sport and recreation management graduates are qualified to work in a wide variety of areas, including corporate fitness, professional and amateur sports organizations, recreation programming, sport facility management and sports marketing. Recent graduates have found career success with organizations including the Atlanta Braves, Boys and Girls Club, Chicago Wolves, GMR Marketing, Miami Dolphins, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks and the YMCA.

The Marian Difference
Through an applied learning approach, you’ll find Marian’s sport and recreation management program prepares you to achieve your personal and professional goals in the business field. You’ll be inspired by personal, one-on-one attention from expert faculty, who are dedicated to sharing their knowledge and skills to keep you one step ahead of the competition.

Sport and Recreation Management

A Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree from Marian University prepares you for your first professional work experience following graduation. The program emphasizes all facets of business, including management, marketing, accounting, economics, personnel, finance and law.

Marian University Sport and Recreation Management graduates acquire the skills to negotiate the workplace and the world. Business curriculum plus the university’s liberal arts classes provide a broader depth of knowledge and understanding to all facets of the business field.

Marian University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Olathe, Kansas. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Bachelor's Degrees. Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with majors in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Health Care Administration, Human Resources, Management, Marketing, Sport and Recreation Management; Bachelor of Science with a major in Information Technology; Bachelor of Business Administration with majors in General Management, Health Care Administration, Human Resource Management, Marketing, and Operations Management.
  • Master Degree. Master of Science in Leadership with concentration in Organizational Leadership and Quality.

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
11374 Strang Line Road
Lenexa, Kansas 66215 USA


General Education Program: 46-49 University requirements, including PHI 231; MAT 130 or MAT 201. TEC 102 is highly recommended.

Business programs core*
40-41 credits as follows:
34 credits:
ACC 201 Financial Accounting, 3 cr.
ACC 306 Managerial Accounting, 3 cr.
BUA 203 Career Preparation, 1 cr.
BUA 310 International Business, 3 cr.
BUA 350 Business Law, 3 cr.
BUA 402 Strategy and Policy, 3 cr.
ECO 201 Macroeconomics, 3 cr.
ECO 202 Microeconomics, 3 cr.
FIN 301 Managerial Finance, 3 cr.
MGT 213 Principles of Management, 3 cr.
MKT 201 Principles of Marketing, 3 cr.
TEC 200 Fundamentals of Information Technology, 3 cr.

3 credits from the following:
ENG 222 Business Communications, 3 cr.
COM 101 Fundamentals of Communication, 3 cr.
COM 232 Public Speaking, 3 cr.
COM 324 Interpersonal Communication, 3 cr. (recommended for health care administration majors)

3-4 credits from the following:
BUA 210 Statistical Techniques for Research Data Analysis, 3 cr.
MAT 122 Introduction to Probability and Statistics, 4 cr.

*For all business majors except information technology.

40-41 credits: Business programs core

18 credits as follows:
15 credits:
SRM 201 Introduction to Sport and Recreation Management, 3 cr
SRM 202 Sport and Recreation Programming, 3 cr.
SRM 301 Legal Issues in Sport and Recreation Management, 3 cr.
SRM 302 Management of Sport and Recreation Facilities, 3 cr.
SRM 422 Sport and Recreation Marketing, 3 cr.

3 credits from the following:
SRM 401 Economics of Sport and Recreation Management, 3 cr.
SRM 402 Leadership in Sport and Recreation Management, 3 cr.

0-3 credits:
SRM 397 Internship, 0-3 cr.
SRM 497 Internship, 0-3 cr.

20- 24 credits:
University electives


Fun Fact

77% of students self-report that Marian’s academic advisors are helpful and knowledgeable about major requirements (Source: Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Survey, April 2014).

Campus Info

Marian University - Main Campus
45 S. National Ave.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699

CALL: 1-800-2-MARIAN (1-800-262-7426)
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