Business and Sports Management

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Program Description
Explore the many aspects of business and sports management in this two-year program designed for students looking to gain real-world skills and knowledge of the field.  Students will learn how to manage a workforce, lead change and build professional relationships with employees and customers.  Students will utilize technology, software, and virtual simulations and participate in worksite and facility visits, to prepare for careers in the business and sports management fields.  Leadership development provided by the Business Professionals of America national student organization.

In addition, students will have opportunities to partner with local semi-professional, professional and collegiate programs such as the Akron Rubber Ducks, Cleveland Charge, Cleveland Cavaliers, the Pro Football Hall of Fame, The University of Akron, and Kent State University.

3D Lab Room and Course

Instruction Video


Foundational Skills
  • Sports Management
  • Business Foundations
  • Management and Administration Principles
  • Fundamentals of Business and Administrative Services
  • Human Resource Management
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Marketing, Sales and Public Relations
  • Facilities and operations management
  • Economics
  • Business processes and Relationships
  • Entrepreneurship
Professional Pathways
  • Front office positions in professional sports
  • Athletic director in college and high school
  • Team management
  • Event and recreational management
  • Sports marketing
  • Human resource manager
  • Franchising and ownership
  • Excellent attendance record
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA

Post-Secondary Opportunities
See Career Catalog Pages 37-40 for details.
GRADE LEVEL: 10, 11, 12
LENGTH: Two years
SCHOOL: Kent Roosevelt

  • Level I: CP or Honors English 11 1 cr (4.0 or 4.5); IA Bus. & Sports Foundations 1 cr (5.0); IB Strategic Entrepreneurship 1 cr (5.0)
  • Level II: CP or Honors English 12 1 cr (4.0 or 4.5); IIA Management Principles 1 cr (5.0); IIB Bus. & Sport Adm. Serv. 1 cr (5.0); Bus. & Sports Management Capstone 1 cr (4.0)

5.0=credit weighted on a 4.0 scale

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