Academic Catalog 2017-2018 
    Dec 09, 2021  
Academic Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

B.B.A. Sports Management degree plan

Sports Management Specialization, B.B.A.

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University General Education Core Curriculum - 43 hrs

The University General Education Core Curriculum is applied to all degrees at Wayland Baptist University with the exception of the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.), Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) and the Bachelor of Christian Ministry (B.C.M.) degrees. The full general education core curriculum for these degrees can be found in the degree specific general education core curriculum section.

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Specific General Education Core Course Requirements - 11 hrs

The Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (B.B.A.) is a minimum 124-semester hour degree which provides a conceptual understanding of the business world, examines a number of business components, and addresses the application of concepts related to these components. A minimum of 42 semester hours must be upper-level credit (courses numbered 3000 and above). Upper-level requirements for the major and each specialization are included in the Business Administration section of the catalog. Because of the unique nature of the degree, it includes additional requirements in mathematics. In addition to the University Core Curriculum, students must complete the following degree specific general education core requirements for the B.B.A. degree:

  • BUAD 2335 - Introductory Quantitative Decision Making 3 hrs
  • COSC 2311 - Computer Applications 3 hrs 1
  • EXSS 1 hrs2
  • Science (life or physical science - whichever not fulfilled in the University Core) 4 hrs


    1. Student may opt to test out of COSC 2311 ; see course description.
    2. Must be EXSS 1112  if course not taken to meet University Core Curriculum requirement. Courses that can be used to fulfill this requirement include a statement to that affect in the course description. Students who have served two or more years in the Armed Forces are exempt from EXSS requirement with DD-214 from basic training.

Academic Major and Minor

Students seeking the B.B.A. degree will complete the appropriate composite major requirements in addition to a specialization in accounting, business administration, business education, cyber security, economics and finance, health care administration, international management, management information systems, management, management and marketing, or sports management.


Students may complete the minimum of 124 semester hours required for the degree with courses which complement or extend career preparation or pursue subject fields which hold special appeal. However, before using elective semester hours, students should check with their advisor to ensure that the hours are indeed elective and that upper-level semester hour requirements for graduation are being met.

Bachelor of Business Administration Degree

Students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree may select one of nine specializations:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Economics and Finance
  • Health Care Administration
  • International Management
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management and Marketing
  • Sports Management

Each business major is assigned an academic advisor and should consult regularly with the advisor to ensure proper course selection. The recommended course sequence should be adhered to by all B.B.A. majors. When a course is taken without having the specified prerequisite equivalent additional hours will be added to the program.


Business majors should consult with their advisors prior to selecting courses in their specializations, and follow the recommended course sequence.

Sports Management Specialization

Students specializing in Sports Management are preparing for careers in such jobs as sports information director, athletic director, general manager, sports agent, event coordinator, pro team service sponsor, media rights coordinator, and marketing director- within amateur or professional sports programs. The specialization includes the following 24 hours:

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