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Sports Business Major

School of Business and Economics

Lead in Sports Business Management

Sports today is a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States. Attendance at sporting events and participation in sport activity are at an all-time high. Given the economic magnitude and pervasive nature of popular sport in American society, the need has never been greater for professional sports business experts.

The sports business program utilizes experience-based curriculum to prepare you to be a leader in the sports industry. Our small classes offer instruction that will challenge you to apply what you have learned into actual sport settings. Our southern California location puts you in the best environment to learn from professional sports, college sports, Olympic sport training, health clubs, amateur sports, sport retail markets, sport facility management, golf venues, and sports agents in a professional setting. We offer a cutting-edge classroom experience by providing internship placement, guest lectures from the sport industries, and off-campus tours.

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With a degree in sports business you will be prepared for positions in a variety of areas and job responsibilities, such as:

  • Facility management
  • Advertising
  • Sports information
  • Sports sponsorship
  • Sports broadcasting
  • Financial operations
  • Athletic fundraising
  • Risk management and legal issues
  • Corporate sales director
  • Campus intramural recreation
  • Facilities coordinator
  • Community sport and recreation
  • College athletic director
  • Marketing and promotions
  • Stadium and arena management

IACBE Accreditation

As you research Business Schools, you may notice that some business programs are accredited by organizations with long acronyms such as AACSB, IACBE, and ACBSP. What is accreditation and why does it matter? Business schools seek out accreditation to obtain quality assurance as an institution of higher learning, as well as to ensure an environment of continuous improvement. The Concordia School of Business and Economics chose to voluntarily complete a rigorous process with IACBE to evaluate the effectiveness of our business programs. You can be assured at Concordia University Irvine our goal is your academic and occupational success.

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Where Our Alumni Are Working

The value of an education is demonstrated by the success our graduates enjoy upon completion of their degree. Concordia University Irvine grads are respected in the many industries in which they find skillful work. Here are just a few of the places our alumni have recently been employed.

  • Adidas
  • Albertsons Companies, Inc.
  • KPMG
  • Los Angeles Clippers
  • Marriott
  • Misty May Treanor Sports Complex
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Walt Disney Co.
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