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St. Bonaventure adds Sport Administration to its suite of graduate business programs

Apr 01, 2022

St. Bonaventure University has added a new program in Sport Administration to its suite of graduate programs in the School of Business.

Students will be accepted into the program beginning this fall.

The 30-credit Master of Science degree program is designed for students who want a business degree that applies an in-depth understanding of the sport business industry.

Students will focus on sports as a business, acquiring the skills required to be an asset to athletic programs, athletes and fans in roles such as athletic director, marketing executive, facilities director, operations, accounting or finance manager, and many others,” said Dr. Matrecia James, dean of the School of Business.

Students will acquire a strong business foundation in accounting, finance, management, marketing, analytics, and law, while having the opportunity to tailor electives to career goals.

No business prerequisites are required; the program provides a solid foundation in the field.

The program is open to eligible students from all undergraduate majors. Based on the applicant’s undergraduate degree, the applicant will take three general business foundation courses or three advance business foundation courses as part of the sport administration core.

Students must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better.

The program is offered face-to-face with courses primary held on the SBU campus. Classes are held once a week in the late afternoon (typically 2:30-5:10 p.m.) or early evening (6-8:40 p.m.). Students can take up to five courses per semester in a traditional semester-length format.

Students may enroll to take classes part time or full time. 


About the University: The nation’s first Franciscan university, St. Bonaventure University is a community committed to transforming the lives of our students inside and outside the classroom, inspiring in them a lifelong commitment to service and citizenship. St. Bonaventure was named the #5 regional university value in the North in U.S. News and World Report’s 2022 college rankings edition.