Program Overview

Sports and Athletic competitions to many people never goes past watching a game on TV or attending a sporting event, but sports and athletics are global billion dollar industries that go far beyond the game. Industries involved in sports include construction of specialized fields/stadiums, legal contracting & legal risk management, marketing, broadcasting, international law, among many, many other fields. Professionals looking to get into the field of administration of sports facility or sports team need a specialized education exclusive to sports in their field of study. 

Columbia Southern University offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Specialization in Sports Management for those seeking growth as professionals in management or an athletic or competitive institution]. Columbia Southern University’s curriculum is available entirely online. Online classes benefit students who are either unable or unwilling to give up their careers or personal lives in pursuit of education. By taking classes out of the home or other location, instead of a traditional classroom environment, students can choose their own schedules for completing classes, allowing students to have versatility in completing their learning. The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Specialization in Project Management program from Colombia Southern University can typically be completed in five years. 

Students seeking an education in sports management should expect to learn the skills and knowledge necessary for career opportunities including sports facility managers, sports information directors, front office administrators and sport communication/public relation directors. Students will be exposed to an education necessary for sports administration, including sociology, sports marketing, sports fund raising, sports facilities management, sports administration, sports financing, and sports legal liability & risk management.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Distance Education Accrediting Commission

    CSU is nationally accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The DETC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).


    High school diploma or equivalent.


    May not be approved for every state. Students should check for state authorization in their state of residence prior to enrollment.

    School Overview

    Columbia Southern University is a private, for-profit distance learning institution located in Orange Beach, Alabama. CSU is a completely online institution that offers various degree programs. CSU was established in 1993 by Dr. Robert G. Mayes, Sr. in order to meet the demands for alternatives to the traditional university experience.

    A subsidiary of Columbia Southern Education Group, CSU offers online degree programs at the associate, bachelor and master degree levels in a multitude of areas such as occupational safety and health, fire administration, criminal justice, business administration, human resource management, health care administration and more. CSU also features undergraduate and graduate certificate programs to provide focused training in specialized areas for adult learners.


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