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BSBA in Golf Management

Become a driving force in the growing golf management industry

Golf drives more than $84 billion in economic activity each year across the United States, according to Forbes. The Thomas and Joy LaCour Bachelor of Science in business administration with a major in golf management at Trine University can equip you for a success in this growing industry while giving you a versatile foundation for multiple business careers.

The degree: More than just your swing

The Bachelor of Science in business administration with a major in golf management program will give you more than a better understanding of the game of golf. You will develop competencies necessary to become an effective manager, including:

  • Teaching
  • Club fitting/design
  • Supervising
  • Merchandising
  • Communication
  • Tournament operations
  • Marketing/sales
  • Leading successful golf operations

The Bachelor of Science in business administration with a major in golf management program is part of Trine University’s Center for Sports Studies.

The experience: Hands-on training

Trine’s golf management program gives you hands-on experience through internships and at the 18-hole Zollner Golf Course on the Trine campus, or with other courses and organizations. You will have access to indoor learning labs as well as winning techniques and ideologies used by PGA professionals and experienced instructors. You will develop skills in areas such as club repair and fitting, providing live instruction, and event management.

You will have the opportunity to join Tee It Up Trine, the university’s golf management organization, which offers networking opportunities with industry leaders. We encourage every member to go out of their comfort zone and grow in any way possible, through events we host or attend.

The result: Employment at all levels of golf management

Our program boasts a 100 percent job placement rate upon graduation. Our graduates are employed in all facets of the industry, including:

  • Club professionals
  • Sales representatives
  • Tournament coordinators
  • Association managers
  • Instructors/teachers/swing coaches
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Additional Information

Students in the Thomas and Joy LaCour Bachelor of Science in business administration - golf management program are required to complete a 120-hour internship where they have an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in many golf industry functions.  Students have many options for internships depending on housing availability, location, career goals, and preferences.  The Golf Management program's extensive network provides numerous opportunities for internship placement.  Placement often leads to job opportunities.

Recent internships include:

Our Interns and graduates are highly recruited through the Bachelor of Science in business administration - golf management program's extensive network. Previous interns and graduates have received outstanding evaluations from their employers which have often led to tremendous job opportunities. The close, personal, and individual attention each student in the program experiences helps him/her to make appropriate and successful career choices. The Bachelor of Science in business administration with a major in golf management degree provides students with numerous opportunities in the golf industry and other business ventures.

  • Club Designer
  • Club Management
  • Customer Service
  • Course Designer
  • Event Coordinator
  • Golf Coach
  • Golf Instructor
  • Golf Professional
  • Golf Tournament Administrator
  • Manufacturer Representative
  • Retail Sales/Merchandising
Information about tuition can be found at Cost and Investment.