Sports Management Degree at UIW
At a private university nestled in the heart of the 2nd largest city in Texas, San Antonio, the School of Business and Administration offers a unique atmosphere where regional charm meets a cosmopolitan culture. Students can expect a practical education that emphasizes a global reach with respect to international and cultural understanding. The HEBSBA offers high-quality undergraduate programs steeped in the UIW traditions of faith, service, innovation, truth, and education.
The BBA with a concentration in Sport Management is directed towards developing an advanced knowledge base in the business aspects of the social institution of sport. The program develops the individual’s intellect, knowledge and analytical skills in this area because the students learn a variety of business principles and applications of those principles in the context of the sport industry.
Students in this degree program become simultaneously acquainted with the more sophisticated aspects of the sport industry itself and are able to understand the business aspects of that industry rather than the perspective viewed by the experienced spectator, participant or sport aficionado. The degree program provides students the opportunity to work in a management, executive or academic setting in the field of sport. The program adheres to the mission of the University by developing competencies related to working in non-profit foundations as well as various community outreach programs and other non-profit amateur sports organizations.
- Prepare leaders and managers for sport organizations.
- Prepare graduates who are ready to pursue graduate and doctoral education.
- Prepare graduates to work collaboratively within sport organizations.
- Prepare graduates to identify and solve problems in the sport industry.
Positions Held by Recent Graduates
- Executive Director of the San Antonio Final 4 Organizing Committee
- General Manager – Laredo Bulldogs Professional Baseball Team
- San Antonio City Council Member – Advocate for public facilities
- San Antonio Spurs – Assistant Franchise Manager – Spurs, Rampage and Sliver Stars
- Head Coach – University of the Incarnate Word – Compliance Coordinator
- 4 Law School students or graduates
- Director of Group Ticket Sales San Antonio Spurs
- Project Manager, San Antonio Organizing Committee
- Volunteer Coordinator, San Antonio Sports Foundation
- Co-curricular/ Extra Curricular Opportunities
- Student employment in the intramural sports programs.
- Student employment/internships UIW Department of Athletics.
- Volunteer work in UIW Sponsored Para Olympic Sports.
- Student employment in Special Events office.
- Business Club, Delta Mu Delta Honor Society.
- Internships and Overseas experiences.
Manage and lead employees in the areas of finance and revenue, customer service, building and equipment maintenance, event planning, operations and safety.
NCAA Institution Jobs
Academic, Compliance, Operations, Administration, Athletic, Training and a variety of services to a University Athletic Department that are not related to coaching.
Working in a non-profit sports organization requires a variety of skills and even Executive Directors are involved in day to day activities. The major positions include event management, event operations, community outreach programs, liaison with professional sports teams, hospitality and hotel industry, as well as a variety of public institutions.
Professional Sports Positions
These positions almost always begin with an internship in an area such as marketing and ticket sales. Career wise high performing interns have risen to Vice Presidents from being an intern for talent scouts.
Work in a variety of enterprises; One graduate organizes the travel and activities for Oscar de la Hoya Enterprises where a week is spent promoting a boxing match prior to the actual match.
International Sport Organizations
Includes national governing bodies of international sports such as Track and Field or Swimming. The international counterpart governs the sport internationally and promotes the international events. The US Olympic Committee is a subservient organization to the International Olympic Committee. These organizations hire a variety of managers, marketers, operations directors, high performance directors and other staff to oversee the team selection, travel to and from and competing in major national and international competitions and to oversee development activities.
Enhancing the Academic Experience
The sports management program encourages our students to take advantage of the many on-campus student organizations and study abroad opportunities offered through the School of business. Joining an on-campus organization like the Business Club, allows business students to meet one another, seek leadership positions, and network with experienced business faculty and community leaders.
Participation in the Business Club and Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society is strongly encouraged. Through these organizations, students ply their skills while working on organization sponsored projects and events that are designed for the purpose of helping those less fortunate in the local community.
Networking with the local business community is possible through these student organizations, by attending the Mexican American Business Institute (MABI), the Free Trade Alliance, World Affairs Council, and Chamber of Commerce events, key supporters of the HEBSBA Business Plan Competition. With over 90 sister schools, UIW provides students an eclectic array of options for doing study abroad. Students have had enriching study abroad experiences in a number of exciting countries including, China, Korea, France, Germany, the Czech Republic, Italy, the U.K., Korea, and Greece. View all study abroad opportunities.
To fulfill requirements for award of a BBA degree a student must complete 45 hours of core courses:
|Department||Course Number||Course Name|
|ACCT||2311||Principles of Accounting I|
|ACCT||2312||Principles of Accounting II|
|ECON||2301||Principles of Macroeconomics|
|ECON||2302||Principles of Microeconomics|
|MIS||2321||Introduction to Information Systems|
|MIS||2325||Personal Productivity Applications|
|BINT||3331||International Business Management|
|BMKT||3331||Principles of Marketing|
|BMGT||3340||Management Theory & Practice|
|BFIN||3321||Principles of Financial Management|
|BMGT||4380||Integrative Business Analysis and Decision Making I|
|BMGT||4381||Integrative Business Analysis and Decision Making II|
Sports Management Concentration
Students must also complete 18 hours in the Sports Management concentration:
|Department||Course Number||Course Name|
|SMHP||3301||Intro to Sports Management|
|SMHP||3302||Human Factors in Sports Management|
|SMHP||3303||Seminar in Sports Orgs & the Public Market|
|SMHP||3319||Internship in Sports Management|
|BMKT||3333||Integrated Marketing Communication|
|PEHP||4345||Psychomotor Dev: Educational Implications|
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Timothy Henrich
University of the Incarnate Word
San Antonio, Texas 78209