Business Administration at Aquinas College

Business Administration and Sport Management Dual Major (BSBA)

Major Requirements:

Sixty-one/sixty-seven (61/67) semester hours. Required courses:

  • AG210, 
  • AG211,
  • BS201, 
  • BS202, 
  • BS305, 
  • BS415, 
  • BS460, 
  • CN101,
  • CN205, 
  • CS152, 
  • ES211, 
  • ES212,
  • MS151 or MS252, 
  • BS/CN/PS 212,  
  • KN159, 
  • KN332, 
  • KN362, 
  • KN402, 
  • KN397 (Internship)
  • One case study course:
    • (BS442, BS457, or BS492),

Upon completion of the program, students will:

  • Understand sport management theoretical concepts and their practical application.
  • Recognize the relationship between a career in sport management and service to others.
  • Develop critical and ethical thinking and decision making skills needed for entry level positions.
  • Demonstrate competency in the skills and knowledge required for entry level positions in professional, educational, corporate, and community level sport, fitness and recreation programs.


  • AG210 Principles of Accounting I (4) SS1

    Introduction to financial accounting and its application to the reporting needs of organizations. Topics include basic accounting processes and procedures, financial statement preparation and analysis, internal control, and the recognition and measurement of accounts included in financial reports. Recommended: MS 114

  • AG211 Principles of Accounting II (4) SS1

    An introduction to managerial accounting concepts and the use of accounting information for planning, control and decision-making. Topics include costing of products and services, cost-volume-profit analysis, budgeting, performance evaluation, and costs relevant to decision-making. Prerequisite: AG210.

  • BS201 Principles of Management (3) SS1

    The focus is on the study of the origin and development of management theory, processes of management, decision-making, leadership, communication, social responsibility, and international management. Emphasis on application of management principles to managing organizations.

  • BS202 Principles of Marketing (3) SS1

    An introduction to basic marketing concepts, including marketing strategy, pricing, promotional activities, product development, and physical distribution. Sophomore status required for traditional age students. Recommended: ES 211.

  • BS305 Financial Management (3) SS1

    Covers the concepts and techniques underlying effective decision making related to investment and financing decisions. Some of the topics include planning profitability, analysis of risk, valuation of financial assets, time value of money, cost of capital, capital budgeting, planning capital structure, and dividend decisions. Prerequisites: AG211, ES211, MS151, CS152. Also business/ financial calculator proficiency. This course is not accepted for the Social Science Distribution requirement.

  • BS415 Sales Management (3)

    Deals with the functions and challenges facing managers in the sales area, including sales techniques, recruiting, selecting and training sales personnel, motivation, supervision, evaluation of sales personnel, compensation plans, and territory management.Prerequisites: BS201, BS202.

  • BS460 Ethical Application in Business (3) BE

    Principles and perspectives of ethical business and organizational decision-making are studied and applied to a variety of decisions. Emphasis is placed on the identification of ethical choices in the context of the conflicting pressures on management, both in the public and private sector. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior status.

  • CN101 Introduction to Communication (3) PGC

    Theory and methods of intrapersonal, interpersonal, small group, organizational, public, intercultural, and mass communication.

  • CN205 Public Speaking (3)

    Basic skills for effective informational, persuasive and special occasion public speaking including voice, movement, composition, organization, ethical implications and audience analysis. Prerequisite: CN101.

  • CS152 Spreadsheets (1) T

    This hands-on lab course covers basic spreadsheet functions such as simple formulas, formatting, and print layout using Microsoft Excel. Course projects introduce skills using a variety of formulas and basic functions, charts, and absolute addressing. This course would be beneficial to any students with a desire to analyze numerical data, manage finances, perform simple statistics, or generate charts and graphs.

  • ES211 Microeconomic Principles (3) BE

    Introduction to the economic problem and the study of economics; basics of supply and demand; introduction to concepts and models used to understand the economic behavior of households and firms, economic outcomes under various market structures, market failures, and international trade.

  • ES212 Macroeconomic Principles (3) BE

    Introduction to the economic problem and the study of economics; basics of supply and demand; introduction to concepts and models used to understand the business cycle (fluctuations in national income and employment) and inflation; basics of international finance.

  • MS151 Elementary Statistics (3) QR

    Designed primarily for students who have had no more than two years of high-school mathematics or its equivalent. Includes the fundamental concepts of descriptive and inferential statistics. Prerequisite: MS107. This course is not accepted for the General Education Mathematics requirement.

  • MS252 Statistics (3)

    Designed for students who have had at least three (3) years of high-school mathematics or its equivalent. Topics to be covered include frequency distributions, variability, probability, sampling, estimation, testing, hypotheses, analysis of variance, regression and correlation analysis, and nonparametric tests. (Course counts as three (3) semester hours toward a minor, but only one (1) semester hour toward a major.) Prerequisite: MS114.This course is not accepted for the General Education Mathematics requirement.

  • KN159 Introduction to Kinesiology (3)

    Philosophy, history, and theories of physical education and exercise; professional preparation for the areas of teaching (K-12), exercise, sport management, and health. Additional fees for conference attendance.

  • KN332 Promoting and Funding Sport and Recreation (3)

    The course is a comprehensive overview of sales, marketing, public relations, fundraising, and retention in sport business. Distinctions will be made for the varied sports settings of professional sports teams, educational athletic, club industry, sports manufacturing and retail world. Projects will be used within each of the five main topics to give students practical experiences with each topic. Offered spring semester. Prerequisite: KN159

  • KN367 Administration and Psychosocial Aspects for the Allied Health Care Professionals

    Administrative theory and philosophy, budgeting and business procedures,facility planning/logistics, risk management, inventory management, other aspects related to administration of an allied health care facility. This course will also look at ethics, diversity and cultural competence related to health care as well as the psychosocial aspects related to rehabilitation of injury. Offered fall semester. Prerequisite: KN350.

  • KN402 Sport Law (3)

    An examination of legal principles in sport that lead to situations, problem solving and decision making in sport management. Offered spring semester. Prerequisite: KN159.

  • KN397 Internship (Variable)

    Prerequisites for Exercise Science: KN158, KN159, KN 250, KN295 Junior or senior status. Prerequisites for Sport Management: BS201, BS202, KN158, KN159. Junior or senior status.

  • BS442 Cases in Marketing Management (3)

    An analysis of the development and implementation of effective marketing strategies through case studies, demonstrating the application of sound marketing principles in decision-making, management, and market forecasting. Prerequisites: BS201, BS202. Open to juniors and seniors only.

  • BS457 Cases in Public Relations (3)

    A case analysis course focused on the challenges confronted by organizations. Cases deal with developing strategies and programs to respond to public relations problems and opportunities faced by both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Topics include crisis management, strategic planning for public relations, and management of the public relations function. Prerequisite: BS357. Open to juniors and seniors only.

  • BS492 Cases in Business Policy (3) SC

    A case-oriented course focusing on organizational strategy and its implementation. Prerequisites: BS201, BS202, BS305. Open to juniors and seniors only.