At the end of the day, sport - along with the growing field of recreation - is a business. Our program focuses on the qualitative and quantitative aspects of business and demonstrates how that relates to the success of sports organizations. The revamped curriculum of our Sport and Recreation Business program will give you experiences in bringing revenue into a sports organization, how to use that money effectively to grow and how to provide great customer service experience.
Students in this program will gain hands-on experience through Stritch Wolves Athletics. As an NAIA athletic program, students can utilize the skills learned and apply them to other universities or high school athletic programs.
Students' experiences will allow them to make immediate impacts in their future careers. The wide range of information that is learned and applied will provide students with the confidence to understand what it takes for organizations to be successful.
The Sport and Recreation Business (SRB) program prepares you with the knowledge to successfully navigate the ever-changing business aspects of the sport and recreation field. You will be prepared for a variety of career opportunities, including positions with professional sport teams, college athletic departments, college recreation programs and community recreation departments.
The Introduction to Sport & Recreation Business (SRB) concentration allows students to gain a foundational level of knowledge of the SRB field. Students will take courses designed around gaining familiarity within the industry, how it works, and paths to career opportunities.
The Advanced Sport & Recreation Business (SRB) concentration is designed to give students a more in-depth view at the SRB field. Students will take courses based on finance, economics, marketing, and sales to understand some of the more critical aspects needed for success in the SRB field.
The specific degree requirements on the website are for illustrative purposes and may change at any time. Please contact the Registrar's Office, Academic Advising or refer to the course catalog for detailed program requirements.
Liberal Arts Core
The Liberal Arts Core Curriculum is rooted in the Liberal Arts and our Franciscan heritage. It is designed to create a framework to develop knowledge, skills, and responsibilities necessary to educate students so that they will be prepared to contribute to the world guided by a concern for issues of justice and ethical behavior.
LEADERSHIP: 4 credits
Freshman Seminar (1 cr.)
Spiritual & Ethical Literacy (3 cr.)
FOUNDATIONAL LITERACIES/SKILLS: 12 credits
Personal Branding Communication (3 cr.)
Writing for the 21st Century (3 cr.)*
Quantitative Problem Solving (3 cr.)*
Language & Culture (3 cr.)
*For ‘Writing for the 21st Century’ (English) and ‘Quantitative Problem Solving’ (Math), you may need additional courses depending on your placement.
CORE LITERACIES: 15 credits – Choose one (1) course from each broad theme. Course options can be found in the course catalog or on the academic advising page. Broad themes are:
Narratives of Identity (3 cr.)
Science, Environment & Culture (3 cr.)
Social Tensions (3 cr.)
The American Experience (3 cr.)
Approving the Better Things (3 cr.)
Giving students a culminating experience as well as practical work experience, the Professional Core is a graduation requirement for every Stritch student in a bachelor’s degree program. This bachelor’s degree program includes completion of the Professional Core consisting of three courses:
Timothy Harper, '22
Sport and Recreation Business
My Sport and Recreation Business program classes are preparing me to be a very versatile person.
Camry Dillie, '23
Double major in Sport and Recreation Business and Social Media Marketing
The Limitless Curriculum gives me the chance to explore my options to determine where I see myself in the future.
Travis Shore, '23
Sport and Recreation Business Major
The Sport and Recreation Business program provides the tools for us to develop a stronger understanding of the business side in the world of sports.
Sports & Recreation Business students are given opportunities to apply their knowledge through internships.
Internship sites may include:
Cardinal Stritch University (Athletic Teams)
Chapman Basketball Academy
G-Force Volleyball Club
I Am Volleyball
Milwaukee Admirals Hockey Club
Milwaukee Radio Alliance
Milwaukee Recreation Department
Mount Mary University
Nicolet High School (Athletic Teams)
Special Olympics of Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee
Wauwatosa East High School
Wisconsin Athletic Club
Contact admissions or the program faculty with questions about this program.