Length of Program: 2 YearsProgram Intakes: Fall Intake (September program start)September 2020

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Business Management Diploma - Sports Management Major

Applications Open: October

Length of Program: Two Years

Program Status: Open

Prepare for an exciting and fulfilling career in sports administration with the Business Management diploma, majoring in Sports Management. This two-year program combines the administration of of sport with the foundations of business to provide you with the skills to become leaders and planners in this ever-changing field.

Aligning with the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) multi-sports modules, you will develop business management, marketing, and accounting skills that will help you manage valuable resources, such as people, money, time and materials, and reach organizational goals in the highly competitive sports industry. Working alongside Broncos Athletics and the Community Learning Resource centre, you’ll gain valuable hand-on experience applying critical thinking and strategic decision making skills in real-world settings.

Accreditations: Upon completion, graduates will have the opportunity to earn a National Coach Certification Program (NCCP).  

Program Intake: Fall Intake (September program start)

Applications Open: First Wednesday (9 a.m.) of October

Length of Program: Two Years

Delivery: On-Campus

Credentials: Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will receive an Olds College diploma in Business Management with a major in Sports Management.

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Admission Requirements

  • 50% or better in English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2
  • 50% or better in Math 20-1 or 20-2
  • Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement

Academic Upgrading and High School Applicants: Applicants currently in high school or who are completing academic upgrading must submit proof of enrollment and any available interim/midterm marks. Final marks must be submitted within one month following the completion of the course(s) and no later than one month prior to the program start date.

Alternate Admission Option: Alternate Admission status may be offered to applicants who have not or will not complete one of the academic admission requirements. To be considered under Alternate Admission Status, applicants will be asked to provide the following:

  1. (Required) Transcript(s) showing any completed high school and post-secondary courses
  2. (Required) Letter of Introduction and Intent, outlining the following:
    • Introduce yourself
    • Indicate why you wish to enrol in the program
    • Elaborate on your career goals
    • Detail your experience relevant to this program and the industry
  3. (Required) A resume of your work history, extracurricular activities, volunteer service, etc. for the last 5 years
  4. (Optional) Include copies of any tickets and/or certificates you currently hold (e.g.: first aid, safety tickets, etc.)
  5. (Optional) Letter(s) of reference from current or past employers/coaches/etc. (maximum of two letters)

*Submitting Alternate Admission material does not guarantee admission*

Transfer Options: Olds College has developed agreements with other educational institutions to allow for transition to Olds College, or to another institution to continue your education. Articulations & Agreements

Out of Province Applicants: Please refer to the Provincial Equivalency Chart for course equivalencies.

International Applicants: Olds College welcomes applications from International Applicants and those who have completed their high school education outside of Canada. Please note, it is still necessary to meet all of the noted admission requirements, including English Language Proficiency.

Tuition & Fees

  • Year 2: Tuition: $5,020 / Fees: $1,300 / Books & Supplies: $2,000

  • Year 1: Tuition: $5,020 / Fees: $1,290 / Books & Supplies: $2,000

Please refer to the current Fee Schedule for complete details.

* Please note that international students pay 3.5 times the domestic tuition amount. These fees are provided as estimates only for the purposes of budgeting. All students should refer to the Fee Schedule for the most accurate information and all fees are subject to change.*

Tuition, Fees & Payments

Scholarships & Student Awards

Olds College offers over 450 awards, valued at $500,000+ in scholarships, bursaries and prizes. Thanks to our industry partners, alumni, and friends of Olds College we are fortunate to offer a generous student awards program to students.

For additional information on scholarships, bursaries and prizes at Olds College, visit Scholarships & Awards

Entrance Awards Available!

Entrance awards range from $250 - $1500 for students applying for the 2022-2023 academic year and have a paid tuition deposit by June 15, 2022.

Awards are selected randomly from those that have applied and qualify based on the criteria.
Award will be applied as a tuition credit to the student's account after the add/drop course deadline, confirming full-time attendance.
Not all that apply will receive an entrance award.

Student Funding

For information on how to apply for government student loans, financial aid or for help with financial planning, visit our Student Funding page.

Course Details

For course descriptions and requisites, view the Academic Calendar.

Academic Calendar: Business Management - Sports Management Major

Term 1
  • Completed the following:
    • COM1020 - Workplace Communication (3-0-0 hrs)
    • MGT1000 - Principles of Management (3-0-0 hrs)
    • SPM1040 - Activities and Sport (0-3-0 hrs)
    • SPM1220 - Fitness for Life (3-0-0 hrs)
    • HAT2355 - Leisure, Sporting Events and Recreation Operations (3-0-0 hrs)
Term 2
  • Completed the following:
    • CMP1100 - Computer Applications I (3-0-0 hrs)
    • MGT1200 - Organizational Behaviour (3-0-0 hrs)
    • SPM1020 - Training for Performance (3-0-0 hrs)
    • SPM1240 - Sports and Recreation Leadership (3-0-0 hrs)
    • SPM1260 - Introduction to Sports Management (3-0-0 hrs)
Term 3
  • Completed the following:
    • ACT1011 - Accounting Principles I (3-1-0 hrs)
    • BUS1050 - Business Mathematics (3-0-1 hrs)
    • ECN1010 - Microeconomics (3-1-0 hrs)
    • SPM2020 - Sport and Recreation Management (3-0-0 hrs)
    • SPM2220 - Sports Events Management (3-0-0 hrs)
Term 4
  • Completed the following:
    • ACT1012 - Accounting Principles II (3-1-0 hrs)
    • ECN1020 - Macroeconomics (3-1-0 hrs)
    • MKG1021 - Marketing Principles (3-0-0 hrs)
    • SPM1300 - Coaching Theory and Applications (3-0-0)
    • SPM2230 - Sports Promotion and Professional Networking (3-0-0 hrs)

Career Opportunities

This directly translates into jobs for our graduates. Opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Sport and event management related occupations
  • Sporting event manager
  • Director of sports management and partnerships
  • Sales and promotions representative
  • Coaching

Visit ALIS to find Occupational Profiles with current wages, industry trends and more!

ALIS Occupational Profiles

Admitted Students Information

Program Dates: 

Find out when your term start and end dates are, so that you know when you are expected to be in attendance. For more information, please review the Program Dates & Fee Schedule.

Class Registration:

You will be registered into your classes automatically. This will happen approximately 1 month prior to the start-date for your program. You will be notified once you have been timetabled into your courses. You will be able to see your class schedule in your My Olds College account. If you need to make any changes to your class registration, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

Technology Requirement:

  • A T1 graphing calculator with time value of money (TVM) applications or approved business calculator. An independent calculating device.  No phone or computerized applications are to be permitted.
  • A laptop capable of running Microsoft Office is mandatory for this program, as students will be using Excel and other Microsoft Office programs extensively in lectures and classes.

As part of your student accounts, all students have access to Office 365 for the duration of their time with Olds College. To access this you just need to follow these steps:

  • Go to portal.office.com
  • Enter your Olds College email address and password
  • Once logged in there is a button on the right that says "Install Office Apps"

For More Information

Our Admissions office can help navigate you through the admissions process and answer any questions you have about your program of study. 

☎ 403.556.8281
☎ 1.800.661.6537
✉ business@oldscollege.ca

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