Shorter University’s Online Degree Program in Sport Management has been ranked a “Top 30” program by Best Degree Programs. Shorter University is No. 25 on the list.
The ranking, titled “Top 30 Best Online Sports Management Degrees,” is available on the organization’s website, www.BestDegreePrograms.org.
“Shorter University has received numerous rankings in 2016, highlighting the excellence of our degree programs and academic offerings,” said Shorter University President Dr. Don Dowless. “We are honored that this latest ranking recognizes our Sport Management program both for the quality of the training we offer and for the value to students. Shorter is proud to offer students a high-quality, affordable, Christ-centered education in this fast-growing field.”
The Best Degree Programs ranking is the second this year for Shorter’s Sport Management program, which was ranked No. 29 on Sports Management Degree Guide’s 2016 list of the “50 Most Affordable Small Southern Colleges for a Sports Management Degree.”
Dr. Heath Hooper, Dean of Shorter University’s Robert H. Ledbetter College of Business, said, “The Online Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Degree in Sport Management, housed under the Ledbetter College of Business, has been a great addition to the Online Degree Programs. This ranking is indicative of the quality of our professors in the Sport Management program and the student-focused education offered through Shorter University.”
Dr. Bob Stinchcomb, Chair of Shorter’s Department of Sport Management, added, “Shorter University’s comprehensive Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Sport Management continues to meet the ever-changing needs of our students in the fast-growing and complex field of sport. Our professors are caring, well-prepared educators who also bring an abundance of experience working in the sports world. Our goal is to prepare students for a career in a format that fits their working schedule.”
Shorter University offers students the option of earning a BBA in Sport Management online or through traditional classes on campus. Successful completion of the degree requires a 12-hour internship; online students have the option to participate. Past internships for undergraduates include positions with the Atlanta Falcons, Rome Braves, LSU Athletic Department, Atlanta Blaze, Jackie Robinson Ballpark, and GearSafe Technologies. Read more about the program at Here.
The “Top 30” list was created by consulting the NCES College Navigator database to find schools that offer an online bachelor’s in sport management or a related degree program, according to Jamie Agamalian, manager of online communications with Best Degree Programs. “We then reviewed rankings received from major publications like Forbes magazine, The Princeton Review, and U.S. News and World Report. We narrowed the pool to the most affordable schools based on tuition information (and) listed the schools in order of affordability.”
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christ-centered, four-year liberal arts university committed to excellence in education. The Princeton Review annually includes Shorter on its list of best Southeastern Colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 40 areas of study, online courses and degree programs, undergraduate programs for working adults, and four master’s programs. Learn more about Shorter at www.shorter.edu.