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Be Equipped to Lead Your Future Sports Organization

The world of athletics has evolved, its dynamic pace necessitates virtuous men and women, grounded in their faith. These young coaches and athletic directors must attain a diverse set of knowledge and skills to be successful in business ventures. The Business Department’s philosophy is to integrate Christ-centered ethics into entrepreneurial courses whilst also developing strong business acumen among students.

Students completing the Bachelor’s of Science in Sports Management program at Central Christian College of Kansas find themselves readily equipped for the fast-paced world of sports management. Central Christian College of Kansas and its faculty are dedicated to preparing athletic-minded entrepreneurs as they grasp an understanding of the business world and an appreciation for the free market.

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Possible Career Paths

  • Sports Information Director – $42,666*
  • Athletic Director – $60,961*
  • Head Coach – $64,589*

*O*Net – National Median Wage Data

Business Core (36 Credits)

BS-AC 220 Financial Accounting (3)
BS-AC 221 Managerial Accounting (3)
BS-CP 235 Computer Application in Business (3)
BS-EC 260 Microeconomics (3)
BS-EC 261 Macroeconomics (3)
BS-MG 311 Advanced Professional Communication (3)
BS-MG 351 Principles of Management (3)
BS-MG 352 Principles of Marketing (3)
BS-MG 353 Principles of Finance (3)
BS-MG 357 Business Law (3)
BS-MG 363 Professional Ethics (3)
BS-MG 451 Strategic Management (3)

Sport Management Core (15 Credits)

BS-SM 200 Introduction to Sport Management (3)
SP-SH 250 Leisure and Sport Programming (3)
SP-SH 410 Recreational Facilities (3)
Upper Division Elective (6)


Bachelor of Science in Business: Sport Management = 120 Credit Hours

  • 43 Credits – General Education
  • 36 Credits – Business Core
  • 15 Credits – Sport Management Core
  • 26 Credits – Open Electives


  • Evaluate knowledge in business, management, and accounting principles while developing unique and creative solutions to business-related challenges and operations.
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills while conducting appropriate research.
  • Summarize the contributions of business and economics historically and within contemporary culture.


  • Collaborate with those from diverse cultures and differing worldviews as an effective member of a team.
  • Structure business practices to ascertain industry opportunities while exercising social responsibility at the local, national and global levels.
  • Justify the responsibility that a business has to all stakeholders and engage society as ethical and productive citizens.


  • Integrate ethical reasoning and worldview to decision-making and business practices.
  • Evaluate business-related theories in practices from an evangelical Christian perspective.
  • Articulate and defend the role of Christian character in personal and professional dealings.


  • Express thoughts, ideas, and findings effectively, utilizing multiple mediums of communication.
  • Facilitate the effective use of organizational resources, i.e. human, physical, and financial, while practicing appropriate Biblical stewardship.
  • Practice appropriate professional appearance and behavior as a professional identity is developed.

Anyone interested in business is encouraged to join Phi Beta Lambda (PBL). Monthly meetings include special speakers and tours. Student leaders develop annual projects conducted by the organization. In the spring, members have an opportunity to demonstrate their business skills at the Kansas PBL State Leadership Conference (SLC). Central students typically win 35-40 awards at this conference. Central Christian College of Kansas state winners participate and place regularly at the PBL National Leadership Conference (NLC) held at various sites across the nation.

Students in the Business Department have the opportunity to join the lifetime society of Sigma Beta Delta (SBD). As one of the leading prestigious business honor societies their focus is on wisdom, honor, and aspirations.

Membership in Central’s chapter of SBD is reserved for the most distinguished of the departments students. Established in 2016, the chapter inducts 2-5 students each spring.

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The Central Christian College business student has multiple ways to enrich their educational experience through off-campus opportunities. The department regularly offers national and international travel opportunities to study various topics including economics, finance, culture, trade, and monetary systems. Arrangements can also be made to study with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) in their Best Semester program. CCC is also partnering with Students International where students have the opportunity to spend a semester in another country studying local culture, finance, economics, language, investment, entrepreneurship, etc.

Course Examples

Includes the basic concepts of sport management, career preparation, and professional opportunities. This course is a primer to the different areas that sports management practitioners must understand and master to be efficient in their careers.

An introduction to the history and philosophy of intramural programs, as well as foundational information in recreation.

This course focuses on designing, planning, and managing sports arenas and facilities. Prerequisites: SP-SH 202 or SP-SM 200.

A survey course where policies, practices, and procedures of marketing within the private and public sector are learned. Emphasis is given to promotion, pricing, product, and distribution. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or higher.

Types of managerial functions necessary for organizational operation are explored. The course is built around the topics of planning, organizing, directing, controlling and decision making.

Nature and purpose of accounting, basic accounting concepts and procedures, methods of processing, summarizing and classifying financial data. The accounting cycle, merchandising, measuring and reporting current assets and liabilities, and accounting for partnerships and corporations are topics covered.

This is the final capstone course including  Accounting, Management,  Entrepreneurship, Risk Management, and Organizational Leadership. A case method approach is used involving topics such as strategic planning, policy and ethics, among others. Group work, class presentation, discussion and participation are expected. This course is designed to be taken after the student has completed the business core. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior level standing


Heath Whitehouse

Chair of Business Division

Dr. Enrique Barreiro

Chair of Masters Program in Strategic Leadership

Dr. David Ferrell

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