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Business Administration: Sports Management - BA

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.

Program facts

Jacksonville, USA
  • Program type
    Bachelor's
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Annual tuition fee
    32,540 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 32,540 USD

  • Language taught in
    English
  • Start date
    August

Program Overview

What Illinois College says about their program:
"If you want to "learn with the pros" as you work on projects with clients from MLB, the NBA and college sports, our sports management program could be a great fit for you.
Dakotah Jones '18, Payton Dugan '17 and Tim Schappaugh ’17 teamed up with alum Rob Brown '15 and the Indiana Pacers for a hands-on learning project. 3 of 4
Alexis Chavez '17 turned an internship with the Chicago White Sox into a full-time career. 4 of 4
Heath Bruce '17 interns with Frontier League baseball team the Gateway Grizzlies 1 of 4
Amy Wilson '93 returns to campus to discuss her work at the NCAA with students 2 of 4
Dakotah Jones '18, Payton Dugan '17 and Tim Schappaugh ’17 teamed up with alum Rob Brown '15 and the Indiana Pacers for a hands-on learning project. 3 of 4
Alexis Chavez '17 turned an internship with the Chicago White Sox into a full-time career. 4 of 4
Heath Bruce '17 interns with Frontier League baseball team the Gateway Grizzlies 1 of 4
Amy Wilson '93 returns to campus to discuss her work at the NCAA with students 2 of 4
Highlights
The sports management concentration is housed within IC’s established business program and will prepare you for a variety of career options after graduation, including, but not limited to, sports.
The sports management program will allow you to work on real-world projects with clients that include MLB and NBA teams. Recent projects have included season ticket sales research with the Milwaukee Brewers, and measuring attendance influences for the Indiana Pacers.
As a sports management student, you will have the opportunity to complete multiple internships where you can apply classroom knowledge and build professional networks. Recent interns have worked in professional baseball, professional tennis, fitness facilities, park districts and professional golf.
You will be connected to faculty experts that can guide you through student-faculty research with the possibility of publishing your findings in sports and marketing journals and presenting your work at professional conferences.
As you progress through the program, you will learn various aspects of sports management, including league structures, media contracts, roles of agents, collective bargaining agreements, revenue sharing. You will also learn to create and execute promotional strategies aimed at building attendance, developing sponsorships and enhancing game-day experiences.
As a senior, you will complete a semester-long group project, typically with a professional or college sports organization. Your group will define a problem, collect and analyze data and develop a solution for the organization. Recent projects have included calculating customer lifetime value for season ticket holders, evaluating the use of dynamic pricing, examining the use of incentives for season ticket renewals, and examining how roster changes influence attendance.
Outcomes
The sports management program will prepare you for three career paths — working on the business side of professional sports, in athletic administration (usually continuing to grad school), or in recreation management.


Recent Illinois College alumni have found success in various roles working for professional sports teams like the Indiana Pacers, the Chicago White Sox and the Memphis Redbirds.


When you apply for graduate school or reach the moment you are being interviewed by your future employer — our sports management program will give you the life-changing experiences that will set you apart from other candidates."

Admissions requirements

Undergraduate

  • IELTS

    6.5

  • TOEFL 79iBT / 550 Paper based / 213 computer based
  • GTEC

    1200

  • PTE

    53

  • Duolingo

    105

  • CEFR

    B2

  • SAT 1

    1410

  • ACT

    20

Undergraduate applications

For admission to a program at the University, undergraduates will need to submit the following:

  • An official secondary school / high school transcript translated into English that indicates academic achievement
  • Official, translated college/university transcripts if the student is transferring from another undergraduate institution
  • Application Deadline

    February 15th

  • Classes start

    August

Fees and funding

Undergraduate tuition - US$32,540 per year Fees (Technology and Activities) - US$550

All admitted students from Studee will receive a scholarship of US$23,000 per year.

Visa requirements for Illinois College

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