Sport Management/BBA Dual Degree

  I.  Degree Requirements
II.  Degree Details
III.  Advising
IV.  Degree Forms

Specifics regarding dual degrees with Sport Management and Business appear below.  For more general information about dual degrees, including overall dual degree requirements and application procedures, please refer to Ross’s web pages for Prospective StudentsApplicants, and Declared Dual Degree Students. Students must be in good academic standing in order to pursue dual degrees.

I.  Degree Requirements

Complete all BBA degree requirements:

  • 61 business credits (58 for students who entered the BBA program in Fall 2021 or earlier as First Year students or Fall 2022 or earlier as Sophomores), including fixed and floating core, capstone, and electives (see curriculum)
  • 54 non-business credits 

  • Three of four distribution area requirements.  Refer to the LSA Course Guide to see if a course meets the requirements for a distribution area.  Ross does not accept AP credits towards distribution.

    • Humanities Distribution (HU): 9 credits

    • Natural Sciences (NS) and/or Mathematical and Symbolic Analysis (MSA): 9 credits

    • Social Sciences (SS): 9 credits (excluding Econ 101 & 102)

    • Foreign Language Proficiency: Fourth-term proficiency in a foreign language is determined by successful completion of a proficiency examination administered by UM, or by completion of a fourth-semester college-level foreign language course. AP coursework which meets fourth-term proficiency fulfills this requirement. See the LSA Bulletin for further details.

  • 120 total credits (minimum) of coursework considered acceptable for BBA degree credit.  This may include credits from Bus Ad courses, LSA courses and School of Kinesiology courses indicated on the approved list found in the BBA Bulletin.  School of Kinesiology classes not on the approved list are excluded from this total.

    Note:  School of Kinesiology courses that are not on the approved list in the BBA Bulletin may be taken by non-dual degree students on a “not for credit” basis.  Students who declare, and then graduate, as Kinesiology/BBA dual degree students may, however, take these classes for credit.  While these courses will not count towards the 120 credits of coursework considered acceptable for BBA degree credit, they will count towards the 150 total credits required for the dual degrees. In the event that the dual degrees are discontinued by dropping the Sport Management degree, any credits earned from these classes will be revoked since they are not accepted for the BBA degree.   

Complete all Sport Management degree requirements, including:

  • Prerequisite courses
  • Sport Management required courses
  • Sport Management electives
  • Distribution courses

For more information on Sport Management requirements, please see a Sport Management Record Sheet or sample 5 year plan or contact a Sport Management advisor.  

Maintain minimum GPA requirements (check with your advisor in both schools for minimum requirements).

Complete 150 total credits (minimum).  

II.  Degree Details

  • Sport Management is the only program within the School of Kinesiology that is eligible for dual degrees with Business. 

  • Students apply to the Second Level of the Sport Management program during their BBA Sophomore year.  Once admitted to the Second Level, students may then apply for dual degrees.  For more information, click here.  

  • Students may choose either the Ross School of Business or the School of Kinesiology as their home school.  There are several things to consider when choosing a home school.  Please review the Home School FAQ document for more information and reach out to a dual degree advisor if you have further questions.

  • Students pursuing dual degrees may share a maximum of 9.0 credits of business courses needed to meet BBA degree requirements towards the requirements of the non-business major, per approval.

  • Students pursuing an academic minor may share a maximum of 3.0 credits of business courses needed to meet BBA requirements towards the requirements of the academic minor.

  • Consult with your academic advisor(s) for specific policies within your non-business major or minor.

  • Students will not graduate until an advisor from each degree program confirms completion of all necessary degree requirements.

III.  Advising

IV.  Degree Forms

Download and complete the degree checklist and course planning tool to determine how and when you will complete your dual degrees:

Use the Dual Degrees Application when you are ready to declare your dual degrees.  Please be aware that additional details can be found on the reverse side.  Be sure to indicate your desired home school.  View additional Kinesiology policies and procedures here. 

Further Questions?

Schedule an appointment to discuss your questions with your Ross academic advisor. 

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