Sports Business, B.B.A.

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 120

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 40


Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 2.50

Major GPA - Combined and OU: 2.50

Upper-Division Businesses Courses GPA - Combined and OU: 2.50

Program Code: B856

To enroll in upper-division business courses, students must be certified for degree candidacy and meet all prerequisites.

Major Requirements

MGT 3153An Introduction to the Business of Sports3
Skills Elective3
Choose one of the following:
The Law of Commercial Transactions
Supervision Skills
Negotiation
Sports Business Internship 13
Management Internship for Credit
Sports Business Topics or Sports Analytics Track9
Choose 3 courses from the Sports Business Topics list or 3 courses from the Sports Analytics Track
Sports Business Electives3
Choose one course
Total Credit Hours21

 REQUIRED COURSES 

Core Requirements12
Legal Environment of Business
Principles of Organization and Management
Principles of Marketing
Business Strategy and Policy (Capstone - to be taken last semester of senior year) 1
Additional Requirements
B AD 2091Business and Professional Basics I1
B AD 3091Business & Professional Basics II1
ENT 2113Innovation & Entrepreneurship3
FIN 2303Business Finance3
Total Credit Hours20

SPORTS BUSINESS TOPICS

Choose three from the Division’s approved Sports Topics course list (see the Sports Business Program webpage for the current list). One course must be offered by Price College of Business.

Available courses include the following:

HES 4273Sport Finance3
HES 4283Sports Economics and Policy3
MGT 3163Licensing and Intellectual Property Management in Sports3
MGT 3173Sports Logistics3
MGT 3193Sports Marketing and Management3
MGT 3203Pay for Play: College Sports at the Precipice3
MGT 3213Sports Sales and Revenue Generation3
MGT 3223Sports Analytics3
MGT 3243Financing in Sports Business3
MGT 3253The Economics of Sports Business3
MGT 4173Sports Management Practicum3

NOTE: Internship must be pre-approved by Sports Program Director. If used for Analytics Track, must be approved for that purpose. Only one internship can be used for credit.

SPORTS BUSINESS ELECTIVES

Choose one from the Division’s approved Sports Business Elective course list (see the Sports Business Program webpage for the current list). Additionally, any Sports Business Topics course not used previously can be used to fulfill this requirement.

Available courses include the following:

MKT 4123Professional Selling and Negotiations3
H R 3313Ethical Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics3
H R 4313Intercollegiate Athletic Administration3
PSY 4940Seminar in Psychology1-3

SPORTS ANALYTICS TRACK

Students pursuing the Analytics Track must pick three of the following or choose courses from the Division’s approved Sports Analytics course list:

MGT 3223Sports Analytics3
Choose two courses from the following list:
SOC 3123Social Statistics3
ECON 4223Econometric Analysis3
MIS 3213Business Data Analysis3

General Education and College Requirements

Courses taken to fulfill the University General Education Requirements must be chosen from the approved General Education course list published at http://www.ou.edu/gened/courses.

UNIVERSITY-WIDE GENERAL EDUCATION (MINIMUM 40 HOURS) AND COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS
Core Area I: Symbolic and Oral Communication6-16
Principles of English Composition (Core I)
Principles of English Composition (Core I)
Expository Writing
Language (Core I) - Students who have completed two years of high school language are exempt from this general education requirement (0-10 hours).
Mathematics6
Functions and Modeling for Business, Life and Social Sciences (Core I) 1
Calculus I for Business, Life and Social Sciences (Core I) 1
Core Area II: Natural Science 7
Natural Sciences - Choose two courses taken from the biological and/or physical sciences. The two courses must be from different disciplines and at least one course must include a laboratory component (Core II)
Core Area III: Social Science 2
P SC 1113American Federal Government (Core III)3
Core Area IV: Arts and Humanities 12
United States to 1865 (Core IV)
United States, 1865 to the Present
Introduction to Business Ethics (Core IV: Western Culture)
Choose one course in each of the following fields (Core IV):
Artistic Forms 3
World Culture 3
Core Area V: First-Year Experience3
Choose one course
Basic Business 422
Fundamental Financial Accounting 5
Fundamental Managerial Accounting 5
Personal Computing Productivity Tools
Business Communications 5
Principles of Economics-Macro (Core III-SS) 2, 5
Principles of Economics-Micro (Core III-SS) 2, 5
Elements of Statistics (Core I-M) 5
Computer-Based Information Systems 5
Total Credit Hours59-69

Free Electives

Electives to bring total applicable hours to the minimum total required for the degree including a minimum of 40 upper-division hours. B AD 2110B AD 2113MGT 2013, and MKT 2013 will not count for credit toward a BBA.

Additional Requirements

  1. Candidates for the B.B.A. degree must complete their last 30 hours as resident students in Price College. However, if a candidate has completed the last 51 hours as a resident student at the University of Oklahoma, 9 of the last 60 hours may be taken at another university or by correspondence from OU.

  2. Pass/No Pass will not be accepted for any upper-division Business or General Education courses or any specifically required courses.

  3. One upper-division course in each of the following areas is required: L S, MGT, and MKT.

  4. Sixty hours, excluding physical education activity courses, must be taken at a baccalaureate degree-granting institution.

  5. A combined maximum of 8 hours of general military experience and flight instruction courses will count toward the required hours.

Suggested Semester Plan of Study

Additional hours may be required if remedial math or language is required. Please see an academic counselor to develop a plan of study.

Apply for permission to take upper division business courses the semester in which you will complete the prebusiness courses1.

This major normally requires three semesters of study beyond the business core requirements.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
First SemesterCredit Hours
ECON 1113 Principles of Economics-Macro (Core III) 1 3
ENGL 1113 Principles of English Composition (Core I) 3
MATH 1643 Functions and Modeling for Business, Life and Social Sciences 3
First-Year Experience (Core V) 2 3
Artistic Forms (Core IV) 2 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
B AD 1001 Personal Computing Productivity Tools 1
ECON 1123 Principles of Economics-Micro (Core III) 1 3
ENGL 1213
Principles of English Composition (Core I)
or Expository Writing
3
MATH 1743 Calculus I for Business, Life and Social Sciences (Core I) 3
MIS 2113 Computer-Based Information Systems 1 3
Natural Science (Core II) 2 3
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore
First Semester
ACCT 2113 Fundamental Financial Accounting 1 3
B AD 2091 Business and Professional Basics I 1
B C 2813 Business Communications 1 3
ECON 2843 Elements of Statistics 1 3
P SC 1113 American Federal Government (Core III) 3
Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
ACCT 2123 Fundamental Managerial Accounting 3
PHIL 1273 Introduction to Business Ethics (Core IV: Western Culture) 3
FIN 2303 Business Finance 3
ENT 2113 Innovation & Entrepreneurship 3
Natural Science with lab (2nd discipline) (Core II) 4
 Credit Hours16
Junior
First Semester
B AD 3091 Business & Professional Basics II 1
L S 3323 Legal Environment of Business 3
MGT 3013 Principles of Organization and Management 3
MKT 3013 Principles of Marketing 3
World Culture (Core IV) 2 3
Free Elective 1
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
HIST 1483
United States to 1865 (Core IV)
or United States, 1865 to the Present
3
MGT 3153 An Introduction to the Business of Sports 3
MGT 3700 Management Internship for Credit 3
Sports Business Topic Course (Upper-Division) 3
Upper-Division General Education Elective 3 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior
First Semester
Sports Business Topic Course (Upper-Division) 3
Sports Business Topic Course (Upper-Division) 3
Free Elective 6
Upper-Division Free Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
B AD 4013 Business Strategy and Policy 3
Sports Business Elective (Upper-Division) 3
Management Skills Elective (Upper-Division) 3
Free Elective 4
 Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours120