Sport Business, Certificate

Certificate in Sport Business (650110C)

The Sport Business Certificate will provide students with sport business knowledge to enhance their understanding of a growing global industry. By completing this certificate, students will be gain insight into sport business concepts, trends, and opportunities. 

College of Business Undergraduate Programs 
(330) 972-7042 
College of Business room 260

The following information has official approval of the Department of Management and the College of Business, but is intended only as a guide. Completion of this certificate is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others.

College of Business Policies for Certificates:

  • Complete all certificate requirements prior to graduation.
  • Earn a 2.0 GPA in all certificate coursework.
  • Maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA in all undergraduate coursework.
  • Complete all prerequisites for each course.
  • Courses may not be taken as pass/fail.
  • Complete at least 6 additional credits not needed for any other major, minor, or certificate.
  • Earn at least 9 credits at The University of Akron in the College of Business.
  • Declare the certificate in the Business Undergraduate Advising Office, College of Business room 260.



Required Courses9
Total Hours9

Required Courses

MGMT:202Introduction to Sport Business3
MGMT:404Current Topics in Sport Business3
MGMT:307Strategic Leadership in Sport Business3
or MGMT:370 Financial Issues in Sport
or MGMT:380 Global Esports Business Management
or MGMT:400 Esports Event Management
or MGMT:422 Applied Sales in Sport
Total Hours9