Unit:
Sports Management Program

Degree:
Bachelor of Science in Sport Management and Master of Science in Sport Administration. Both programs have been in candidacy of accreditation through COSMA. The department also offers a Minor in Coaching Management and a Minor in Recreation Management for undergraduate studies.

Faculty Roster:

Dr. Li Chen, MBA, Ph.D Professor and Department Chair Sport Marketing, Human Resources Management, Research and Statistics 

Dr. Jan Blade, Ed.D Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Program Social Aspects of Sport, Legal Issue in Sport

Dr. Mark Zhang, Ed.D Associate Professor Sport Marketing and Communication, Economics and Finance

Dr. Mark Still, Ed.D Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Program Sport Leadership and Organizational Behavior, Facility Management

Dr. Raymond Phillips, Visiting Assistant Professor

Maurice L. Suggs, Instructor-Undergraduate Program, Lecturer

Unit:
College of Business. Florida’s original/America’s 2nd AACSB Sport MBA. Ranked in the World's Top 10 (6 in '14) and America's Top 5 (4) Sport-Graduate programs for 2 consecutive years! (SportBusiness International)

Accreditation:
AACSB

Degree:
MBA

Faculty Roster:
Dr. Jim Riordan, Carl Berry, David Abrams, Eric Tomasini, Anthony Hernandez;JD, Dr. Jack Birch

Unit:
Gabelli School of Business – Sports Business Concentration, established

Accreditation:
AACSB

Degree:
No degree; undergraduate secondary concentration

Faculty Roster:
Mark Conrad, J.D. (Director)
John Fortunato, Ph.D.
Francis Petit, Ph.D.

Unit:
Kelley College of Business and Professional Studies (KCBPS)

Accreditation:
ACBSP

Degree:
MBA Sport Business

Faculty Roster:
Jennifer Hobbs Plantier, Ph.D., Professor of Business and Marketing, MBA Program Director, 325.670.2166
Doug McIntyre, Ph.D., Professor of Business Administration
John N. Davis, Ph.D., Professor of Management
Fei Gai, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Finance
Lindsay Spindler, Ph.D., Professor of Kinesiology
Chuck Ruot, Ph.D., Professor of Kinesiology

Unit:
Faculty of Management, School of Sports Administration, established 1972

Accreditation:
Applying for AACSB and EPAS

Degree:
Undergraduate: Honors Bachelor of Commerce in Sport Administration

Faculty Roster:
Anthony Church, Ph.D
Byron Eastman, Ph.D.
Dana Ellis, Ph.D.
Ann Pegoraro, Ph.D.
Claude Vincent, Ph.D.
Kathleen Zinn, MBA

 

Unit:
Quinlan School of Business

Program:
Program established in 2005

Accreditation:
AACSB

Degree:
Undergraduate BBA – Bachelor of Business Administration

Faculty Roster:
Keith W. Lambrecht, Ph.D., Director of Sport Management
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Sara Gramata, MBA, Lecturer of Sport Management & Marketing
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Unit:
Girard School of Business
Department of Marketing, International Business, & Sport Management

Accreditation:
Pursuing AACSB

Degree:
Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration, Sport Management concentration

Faculty Roster:
Taesoo Ahn, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Sport Management
Benjamin Larkin, Assistant Professor of Sport Management
Aaron Mansfield, Assistant Professor of Sport Management & Management

Unit:
College of Business and Technology
School of Business Administration

Accreditation:
AACSB

Degree:
B.A. Sport Management
M.A. Sport Management

Faculty Roster:
Steve Chen, D.S.M.
Professor of Sport Management

Julia Ann Hypes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sport Management

Michael G. Hypes, D.A.
Associate Professor of Sport Management

Unit:
Haile/US Bank College of Business
Department of Marketing, Economics & Sports Business

Accreditation:
AACSB

Degree:
Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science in Sports Business
Post-bachelorette Certificate in Sports Business

Faculty Roster:
Joe Cobbs, Ph.D., Department Chair, Professor of Sports Business & Event Management
Jennifer Gardner, Program Director of Sports Business & Event Management
Bridget Nichols, Ph.D., Professor of Marketing and Sport Business & Event Management

Unit:
School of Business-Department of Sport Management-established 1976

Accreditation:
AACSB

Degree:
Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Faculty Roster:
David Synowka, Ph.D., Department Head, Professor of Sport Management
Artemisia Apostolopoulou, Ph.D., Professor of Sport Management, Sport Marketing, Sponsorship and Licensing
John Clark, Ph.D., Professor of Sport Management, Sport Strategy, Sport Sales and Sport Marketing

Unit:
Department of Sports Administration, College of Business

Accreditation:
Commission on Sport Management Accreditation

Degree:
Three Graduate-level degrees (Master of Sports Administration, Professional Master of Sports Administration, Master of Athletics Administration)
One Undergraduate-level degree (Bachelor of Sports Administration)

Faculty Roster:
Dr. Jim Strode – Director of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Professor, College of Business
Prof. Matt Cacciato – Executive in Residence, AECOM Center for Sports Administration Executive Director, & MSA Program Director
Dr. Elizabeth Wanless – Assistant Professor, Sports Administration
Dr. Melissa Davies – Assistant Professor, Sports Administration
Dr. Dave Ridpath – Professor, Sports Administration
Prof. Christina Wright – Associate Professor of Instruction & AECOM Center for Sports Administration Assistant Director
Prof. Aaron Wright – Associate Professor of Instruction & MAA Program Director, Sports Administration
Prof. Kelley Walton – Associate Professor of Instruction & PMSA Program Director, Sports Administration
Prof. Annie Valeant – Associate Professor of Instruction, Sports Administration
Prof. Brandon Wright – Assistant Professor of Instruction, Sports Administration

Unit:
Price College of Business

Accreditation:
AACSB

Degree:
Sports Management Concentration - General Management Major

Faculty Roster:
Brian Byrnes, Adjunct Professor, Senior VP Marketing, OKC Thunder
Raynell Brown, Adjunct Professor of Sports Law
Will Eidam, Adjunct Professor, Partnership Strategy Analyst at the Oklahoma City Thunder
Gerald Gurney, Affiliate Faculty, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Jason Hawkins, Adjunct Professor, Executive Director of Community Development, OKC Energy FC
Renata Kukowski, Adjunct Professor, VP of Licensing, Marketing & Product Development, Top of the World Inc.
Karlis Kezbers, Adjunct Professor, Volunteer Internship Coordinator, Director of Business Intelligence and Ticket Strategy, OKC Thunder
Dan Larson, Affiliate Faculty, Assistant Professor of Health and Exercise Science, Assistant Professor of Sports Management
Mark Sharfman, Supporting Faculty, Director, Division of Management and International Business, Founder, Sports Management Program
Ryan Spalding, Program Coordinator, Assistant Professor of Sports Management
Greg Tipton, Adjunct Professor, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations

Unit:
Spears School of Business, Department of Management

Accreditation:
AACSB

Degree:
Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science in Management

Faculty Roster:
Bryan Finch, Ph.D.

Unit:
Erivan K. Haub School of Business

Accreditation:
AACSB

Degree:
B.S., Sports Marketing

Faculty Roster:
Chan Yun Yoo, Ph.D, Department Chair

Unit:
Tapia College of Business

Accreditation:
IACBE

Degree:
Undergraduate: Bachelor of Arts in Sport Business
Graduate: MBA-Sport Business Concentration (online)

Faculty Roster:
Phill Hatlem, M.A., Sport Business Instructor II
Leon Mohan, Ph.D., Professor of Sport Business
Dene Williamson, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Sport Business
Lionel Thomas, Jr., Ph.D., MPM, PMP, CDM, CFPP, Chair

Unit:
John Cook School of Business

Accreditation:
AACSB

Degree:
We have a sport business concentration, and students graduate with a bachelor's of science in business administration, with a concentration in sports business.

Faculty Roster:
Dr. Kaburakis (PhD)
Dr. Boyle (Marketing, PhD)
Dr. Carlson (Marketing, PhD)
Tim Hayden (MBA)

Unit:
The Center for Sports Analytics and the Brock School of Business. Samford University is the only school in the United States to house a university level center dedicated to sports analytics. In partnership with the Brock School of Business, the center offers undergraduate students the opportunity to study sports business analytics, sports marketing, or sports performance analytics.

Accreditation:
AACSB

Degree:
Undergraduate: BS

Graduate: Sports Business M.B.A. Concentration

Faculty Roster:
Dr. Darin White (Executive Director, Center for Sports Analytics & Founding Director, Sports Marketing Program in Brock School of Business)
Dr. Matt Mazzei (Fellow, Center for Sports Analytics & Director of Sports Performance Analytics Curriculum)
Dr. Nathan Kirkpatrick (Fellow, Center for Sports Analytics & Assistant Professor of Sports Business)

Unit:
Stillman School of Business – Center for Sport Management – founded 1996

Accreditation:
AACSB

Degree:
Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)
Graduate: Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Post-MBA or JD: Certificate in Sport Management

Faculty Roster:
Charles Grantham, Director of Center for Sport Management, Faculty Associate
Laurence McCarthy, Associate Professor
Kurt Rotthoff, Professor

Unit:
Nelson Rusche College of Business

Accreditation:
AACSB

Degree:
Bachelor of Business Administration – Sports Business, Minor – Sports Business

Faculty Roster:
Jason D. Reese, PhD: Program Coordinator & Marketing
Robert Crocker, PhD: Management
Stephen Kosovich, PhD: Economics
Matthew Lindsay, PhD: Management & Analytics
Charlotte Allen, PhD: Marketing
Gina Hardin, PhD: Management
Robert McDermand, MBA: Management

Unit:
School of Business-Department of Sport Management

Accreditation:
ACBSP, School of Business
NASPE-NASSM, Sport Management Program
COSMA- candidacy status, Sport Management Program

Degree:
Undergraduate:
Bachelor of Science in Sport Management (On-campus & Online)
Bachelor of Science in Sport Management Degree in Three (On-campus)
Minor/Concentration in Sport Management
Graduate:
Master of Science in Sport Management (On-campus & Online)
MBA in Sport Management (On-campus & Online)
International MBA in Sport Management (On-campus & Online)
Sport Management Graduate Certificate (On-campus & Online)
Athletic Administration Graduate Certificate (On-campus & Online)
International Sport Management Graduate Certificate (On-campus & Online)

Faculty Roster:
Doug Blais, Ph.D., Professor and Internship Coordinator
Mark Hecox, Ph.D., Chair and Professor
Kostas Karadakis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Beth Sheehan, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Kevin Snyder, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Corri Wilson, M.S., Lecturer

Unit:
Collins College of Business

Accreditation:
AACSB

Degree:
Certificate in Sport Administration

Faculty Roster:
Adrien Bouchet, PhD

Unit:
College of Business – Sport Management program – established 2008

Accreditation:
AACSB

Degree:
Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Faculty Roster:
Spencer Harris, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sport Management
Eric M. Olson, Ph.D., Director of Sport Management, Professor of Marketing and Strategic Management

Unit:
Sport Management Department, College of Business, has been in the COB since its formation in 1985

Accreditation:
Pursuing AACSB- Reviewer’s visit in March 2015

Degree:
B.S. Management of Sport Industries; MBA, Concentration Management of Sport Industries; M.S. Management of Sport Industries; M.S. Concentration Collegiate Athletics; M.S. Concentration Facility Management; M.S. Concentration Sport Analytics; and M.S. Online

Faculty Roster:
Ceyda Mumcu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Chair, Sport Management Coordinator
Kimberly Mahoney, Ph.D., CVP, Adjunct Faculty
J.W. Stewart, M.S., Practitioner in Residence
Bo Yu, Ph.D., Lecturer

Unit:
Sport & Entertainment Management (in the Management department of the College of Business)

Accreditation:
AACSB

Degree:
MBA in Sport and Entertainment Management

Faculty Roster:
Dr. Sutton, Director, Ed. D.: Sport Studies
Dr. Michael Mondello, Associate Director, Ph. D: Administration of Finance
Dr. Michelle Harrolle, Faculty. Ph. D.: Sport Management
Janelle Wells, Associate Professor
Greg Greenhalgh, Visiting Assistant Professor of Instruction