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Become a driving force in the growing golf management industry.
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:
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:
Admission requirements for transfer students:
Transfer students applying to the Allen School of Engineering and Computing must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and a grade of “C” or better in Calculus I, Chemistry I, and College Composition.
Transfer students applying to the Franks School of Education must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.
Transfer students applying to the Rinker Ross School of Health Sciences must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.
Transfer students applying to the Ketner School of Business and the Jannen School of Arts and Sciences must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25 and a grade of “C” or better in a mathematics course, a social sciences or humanities course, and English Composition 1.
High School Transcripts:
Request your high school to send a copy of your current transcript to Trine.
Transcripts can be submitted via mail, fax, Parchment, screenshot, and e-mail.
Trine University is Test Optional for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years. "Test-optional" means that standardized tests are not required from high school students when they are considered for admission to Trine University. Of course, students can still choose to submit their test scores, however, those scores will be considered to be only part of the student’s overall academic record.
High school students can take the American College Test (ACT) and/or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and request that scores be sent to Trine.
The University's code numbers are 1250 for the ACT and 1811 for the SAT.
Test scores can be submitted via mail, fax, Parchment, screenshot, or e-mail and may be sent FREE from College Board to your counselor at any time.
Total Credit Hours - 120
General Education Requirements - 42 credit hours
• ENG 143 College Composition or ENG 133 Technical Communications
• HUM 203 Humanities Seminar
• SP 203 Effective Speaking
• ECO 213 Microeconomics and ECO 223 Macroeconomics
or ECO 203 Survey of Economics and Social Science Elective
• Humanities Elective - 6 credit hours
• MA 113 College Algebra
• MA 173 Essential Calculus
• Science Elective
• MA 253 Statistics
• PSY 113 Psychology
• BA 213 Advanced Spreadsheets for Business
• General Education Elective
Business Core and Program Requirements - 35 or 36 credit hours
• BA 102 University Experience - Business or UE 101 University Experience
• BA 123 Business Concepts
• BA 201 Professional Development and Strategies
• AC 203 Accounting I
• AC 213 Accounting II
• BA 3113 Business Internship*
• BA 343 International Business
• FIN 303 Managerial Finance
• LAW 203 Business Law I
• MGT 353 Designing Operations
• MGT 363 Organizational Behavior
• MGT 453 Strategic Management
• MK 203 Marketing
Concentration Requirements - 30 credit hours
• GM 131 Player Development I
• GM 203 Golf Shop Management
• GM 213 Golf Club Design, Repair and Fitting
• GM 323 Teaching the Golf Swing
• GM 462 Senior Seminar in Golf Management
• MGT 303 Risk Management
• MGT 323 Leadership
• MGT 373 Facility Management
• MGT 383 Principles of Project Management
• MGT 403 Principles of Hospitality Management
• MK Elective 300 or 400 Level - 3 credit hours
• Free Electives - 12 or 13 credit hours