Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
    May 26, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Sport Management, B.S.

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The University of West Georgia Sport Management program is designed to serve society by developing responsible leaders for the multi-faceted sport industry. It is our goal to be recognized for our:

  • action-oriented curriculum in which the students learn by practicing and performing those tasks they will be expected to do in their professional positions;
  • student-centered teaching that is the product of the faculty’s commitment to the holistic development of our students;
  • market-driven instruction that is cutting edge and ensures that the knowledge bases, skills, and competencies we seek to instill in our students are those that are demanded by industry employers;
  • managerially relevant research that is designed to improve decision making and assist in overcoming organizational challenges;
  • mutually beneficial partnerships with sport properties that are developed to further solidify the bond between industry and the University.

Recognizing that the sport industry is ever-changing, the program is committed to being sensitive to the dynamics that could affect the relevance of the instruction. In summary, the faculty is committed to the advancement of knowledge and practice in the sport industry through the creation and delivery of relevant educational programs, conducting and disseminating research, and working collaboratively with industry organizations.

The Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Degree Pathway in Sport Management at the University of West Georgia allows outstanding students who major in Sport Management to begin earning credit toward a graduate degree while completing their Bachelor’s degree. The ABM in Sport Management allows exceptional students to count up to twelve (12) hours in the M.S. in Sport Management. 

The Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Degree Pathway offers the opportunity to simultaneously satisfy partial degree requirements for a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in an accelerated program of study.  

Upon completion of the undergraduate B.S. in Sport Management, with a satisfactory undergraduate grade point average and a grade of “B” or better in all graduate courses completed, the student may move to full graduate status in the M.S. in Sport Management graduate program, and the courses taken as an undergraduate will be applied toward the graduate degree. 


Core Areas A, B, C, D, E: 42 Hours


Core Area F: 18 Hours

Physical Education Requirement: 3 Hours

Courses Required for the Degree

I. Professional Content Electives: 15 Hours

(choose 5) (a)

ABM students can substitute the following graduate courses for the undergraduate course.
- SPMG 6130 Research and Assessment in Sport for SPMG 4680 Applied Research Method in Sport.
- SPMG 6140 Strategic Sales and Marketing for Sport Organizations for SPMG 4665 Sport Marketing and Promotion
- SPMG 6200 Intercollegiate Athletics Management for SPMG 4685 Special Topics
- SPMG 6300 Intro to Sport Analytics for SPMG 4685 Special Topics

Internship or Additional Coursework (a)

  • 12 Credit Hours (b) or
  • Professional Content Electives 12 Credit Hours

    (Choose 4 from list above)

III. Related Content - University approved minor: 15 Hours

See College of Education advisor for recommendations

Total: 123 Hours

(a) Requires admission to SPMG upper-level coursework.

(b) Must have all course work complete and overall GPA of at least 2.5 prior to enrollment in SPMG 4686 

No appeal process for students with less than 2.0 GPA

Sport Management Admission and Retention Requirements

In order to be admitted to Sport Management upper-level coursework, students must meet the following criteria:

Current UWG Students

  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.0.
  • Successful completion of Areas A-E.
  • Successful completion of 15 of the 18 hours in Area F, including SPMG 2600  with a grade of C or better.

Transfer Students

Applications deadlines and procedures are available on the department website.

  1. Areas A through E
    Students must complete all of the Area A-E requirements prior to taking courses from the professional content area. Transfer students who lack up to two courses in Areas A-E may take specified courses concurrently during their first semester of enrollment at UWG.
  2. Area F
    Students must complete at least 15 of the 18 hours required in Area F prior to taking professional content courses. This includes SPMG 2600 - Introduction Sport Management  that must be passed with a grade of C or better.
  3. Professional Content Courses
    1. Students must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in order to enroll in any professional content courses.
    2. Students must complete all professional content courses with a grade of C or better.
    3. Students must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 while in the junior and senior years.
    4. In order to enroll in the internship, students must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5.
  4. Related Content
    Students should work cooperatively with their academic advisor to select a university approved minor to complete the program. Students must declare their minor and be advised regarding that minor by an advisor from the college where the minor is housed. Recommended minors include accounting, biology, business administration, creative writing, economics, English, finance, management, marketing, mass communications, psychology, and sociology.

Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Degree Eligibility Requirements

Students applying for the ABM Pathway in Sport Management must:

• Have completed at least 90 hours toward a B.S. in Sport Management.
• Have completed at least 30 hours of the 90 hours of coursework at the University of West Georgia.
• Have a UWG GPA of 3.2 or higher and must maintain that GPA while they are undergraduates.
• Meet all admission requirements for the M.S. in Sport Management with the exception of the complete B.S. in Sport Management.

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