Program Details

Bachelor of Science in Business Management with an Emphasis in Golf Management

Offered By: Colangelo College of Business
Next Start Date:
Program Now Enrolling
ProgramLength:
Total Program Credits: 120
Campus: 15 weeks
Transfer Credits:
Up to 90 credits, only 84 can be lower division
Program Tuition Rate:
Campus: $8250 per semester. [More Info]

Overview

Develop the Drive for Corporate Golf Management

Combine your drive with the proper tools to become an effective golf manager. Enrich your interpersonal and leadership skills with the Bachelor of Science in Business Management with an Emphasis in Golf Management. Offered by the Colangelo College of Business, this golf management degree program affords you the liberty to critically explore business models and discuss innovative strategies amongst expert faculty and peers.

In this golf management degree program, learn the steps to cultivate, market and manage the business aspects of your golf team. Gain a deepened understanding in effective, ethical leadership as you study the approaches to organizational development. Become an agent of change and review the practical aspects of business effectiveness. Coursework in this golf management program reviews the foundations of business in addition to an intense introduction to departmental management theories and applied practice strategies.

Degree Outcomes

Golf and Business Management Strategies

In the Bachelor of Science in Business Management with an Emphasis in Golf Management program, focus on key functional areas such as organizational behavior and management, servant leadership, human resources management, accounting, finance and marketing. Learn new approaches to organizational development with an emphasis on the practical aspects of changing organizations to improve effectiveness. Receive an introduction to designing, planning, operating and controlling within the context of golf.

What You Will Learn

Golf Management Competencies

This Bachelor of Science in golf management degree program covers a wide range of topics and learning objectives in enterprise to help you gain the following competencies:

  • Business operations of leading a golf course and retail shop
  • Revenue generation to help grow and sustain your golf business
  • Perspective of the golf industry in terms of hospitality, food/beverage and service
  • Accounting cycle and the construction of financial statements
  • Managerial concepts and strategies

Career Outcomes

Careers in Business and Golf Management

As a graduate holding a degree in golf management, you may pursue an entry-level management position in golfing. Potential workplaces include a recreational facilities, sports organizations, retail stores and golf clubs and resorts.

Course List

The programs offered at Grand Canyon University may vary by content and course length. You are currently viewing the program version available in Arizona. In order to view the specific course content and credit length available for your state, please contact a counselor at 1-855-GCU-LOPE or click here to request more information.
General Education Requirements:
34-40 credits
Major:
72 credits
Open Elective Credits:
8-14 credits
Total Degree Requirements:
120 credits

General Education Requirements

General Education coursework prepares Grand Canyon University graduates to think critically, communicate clearly, live responsibly in a diverse world, and thoughtfully integrate their faith and ethical convictions into all dimensions of life. These competencies, essential to an effective and satisfying life, are outlined in the General Education Learner Outcomes. General Education courses embody the breadth of human understanding and creativity contained in the liberal arts and sciences tradition. Students take an array of foundational knowledge courses that promote expanded knowledge, insight, and the outcomes identified in the University's General Education Competencies. The knowledge and skills students acquire through these courses serve as a foundation for successful careers and lifelong journeys of growing understanding and wisdom.

Requirements

Upon completion of the Grand Canyon University's University Foundation experience, students will be able to demonstrate competency in the areas of academic skills and self-leadership. They will be able to articulate the range of resources available to assist them, explore career options related to their area of study, and have knowledge of Grand Canyon's community. Students will be able to demonstrate foundational academic success skills, explore GCU resources (CLA, Library, Career Center, ADA office, etc), articulate strategies of self-leadership and management and recognize opportunities to engage in the GCU community.

Course Options

  • UNV-112, Success in Science, Engineering and Technology & Lab: 4 credits
  • UNV-103, University Success: 4 credits
  • UNV-303, University Success: 4 credits
  • UNV-108, University Success in the College of Education: 4 credits

Requirements

Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to construct rhetorically effective communications appropriate to diverse audiences, purposes, and occasions (English composition, communication, critical reading, foreign language, sign language, etc.). Students are required to take 3 credits of English grammar or composition.

Course Options

  • UNV-104, 21st Century Skills: Communication and Information Literacy: 4 credits
  • ENG-105, English Composition I: 4 credits
  • ENG-106, English Composition II: 4 credits

Requirements

Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to express aspects of Christian heritage and worldview. Students are required to take CWV-101/CWV-301.

Course Options

  • CWV-101, Christian Worldview: 4 credits
  • CWV-301, Christian Worldview: 4 credits

Requirements

Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to use various analytic and problem-solving skills to examine, evaluate, and/or challenge ideas and arguments (mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, geology, astronomy, physical geography, ecology, economics, theology, logic, philosophy, technology, statistics, accounting, etc.). Students are required to take 3 credits of intermediate algebra or higher.

Course Options

  • MAT-154, Applications of College Algebra: 4 credits
  • MAT-144, College Mathematics: 4 credits
  • PHI-105, 21st Century Skills: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: 4 credits
  • MAT-134, Applications of Algebra: 4 credits
  • BIO-220, Environmental Science: 4 credits

Requirements

Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to demonstrate awareness and appreciation of and empathy for differences in arts and culture, values, experiences, historical perspectives, and other aspects of life (psychology, sociology, government, Christian studies, Bible, geography, anthropology, economics, political science, child and family studies, law, ethics, crosscultural studies, history, art, music, dance, theater, applied arts, literature, health, etc.). If the predefined course is a part of the major, students need to take an additional course.

Course Options

  • HIS-144, U.S. History Themes: 4 credits
  • PSY-100, Psychology in Everyday Life: 4 credits
  • SOC-100, Everyday Sociology: 4 credits

Program Core Courses

Course Description

This course teaches students the principles and execution of the full swing. The course includes 45 hours of instruction, including both group and individual instruction. Students may use the golf course and practice facilities.

Course Description

This course surveys the marketing mix and marketing concept; markets and buyer behavior; product, service, and relationship marketing for global competition; creating and keeping customers in an e-commerce world; branding and positioning; distribution strategies, integrated marketing communications, and pricing strategies.

Course Description

The course covers microeconomic topics, macroeconomic topics, and international economics topics. Microeconomic topics include the nature and method of economics, supply and demand, utility, and supply and demand elasticities. Macroeconomic topics include the measurement of national output, factors that impact output, other means of measuring national wealth and economic well-being, unemployment, inflation, GDP accounting, and business cycles. While the focus of this course is primarily on the U.S. economy, some comparative economic analysis will be covered. In addition, select topics related to international trade and finance are introduced.

Course Description

This course introduces principles of golf management, including an overview of the industry, course design, sustainability, and revenue generation. Essential customer service and communication skills that ensure the efficient delivery of quality products and services demanded by a diverse clientele are also included.

Course Description

This course teaches students the principles and execution of the various elements of the short game. The course includes 45 hours of full-time instruction in areas such as pitching, chipping, sand shots, and putting. Both group and individual instruction methods are used. Students are expected to use the golf course and practice facilities to improve their skills.

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the accounting cycle and the construction of financial statements. Students explore the fundamental principles and practices of financial accounting as outlined by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); the steps in the accounting cycle from journalizing transactions through the preparation of financial statements; and the use and interpretation of the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows. Prerequisite: MAT-134, MAT-144 or MAT-154.

Course Description

This course builds on GLF-111 and advances students' knowledge of the principles and execution of the full swing. The course includes 45 hours of group and individual instruction. Students are expected to use the golf course and practice facilities to improve their skills. Prerequisite: GLF-111.

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the practical application of descriptive and inferential statistics in business. Topics include probability, probability distributions, the central limit theorem, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, correlation, and regression. Prerequisite: MAT-134, MAT-144 or MAT-154.

Course Description

This course builds on GLF-211 and advances student's knowledge of the principles and execution of the various elements of the short game. The course includes 45 hours of full-time instruction in areas such as pitching, chipping, sand shots, and putting. Both group and individual instruction are used. Students are expected to use the golf course and practice facilities to improve their skills. Prerequisite: GLF-211.

Course Description

This course examines golf course operations with an emphasis on environmental sustainability, community development, customer relationships, and operational efficiencies. Course design and cost considerations involved in managing and improving golf course operations (including facilities, turf grass management, irrigation, and landscaping) are also included. Prerequisite: GLF-200.

Course Description

This course is a general survey of financial institutions, the Federal Reserve System, the qualities of a sound monetary system, the theory and value of money, deposit insurance, and foreign exchange. Prerequisites: ECN-220, ACC-250, and one of the following: MAT-134, MAT-144, or MAT-154.

Course Description

Drawing upon real-world management situations, this course is a study of individual and group behavior in organizations through detailed coverage of the functions of management, individual differences/diversity, leadership, motivation, decision making, organizational design, and organizational change and development. Emphasis is placed on how an understanding of organizational behavior leads to effective management practice. Also PSC-420.

Course Description

This course instructs students on the rules of golf, and course management strategy and techniques through a variety of instructional methods and on-course instruction. The course includes 45 hours of group and individual instruction. Students are expected to use the golf course and practice facilities to improve their skills. Prerequisites: GLF-112 and GLF-212.

Course Description

This course is a study of the human resource management function in organizations, including detailed coverage of staffing, organizational development, compensation and benefits administration, and employee relations. Emphasis is placed on how human resource management as a whole enhances organizational performance and success. Prerequisite: MGT-420. Equivalent to AMP-434.

Course Description

This course examines sports retail management, including sports merchandizing and sales operations. Essential quality management techniques that drive profitability and organizational success are also discussed. Students explore current industry trends to determine potential innovations and strategies for sustaining organizational viability.

Course Description

This writing intensive course is a comprehensive study of the legal and ethical issues of concern to business, including those areas of the U.S. legal system that are most relevant to business, such as the law of torts, strict liability, intellectual property, and contract law. It explores the role of ethics and values in business decision making, and approaches these subjects from the perspective of the stakeholders as opposed to an economic interpretation of the firm and its responsibilities.

Course Description

This course builds on the concepts of playing strategy discussed in GLF-311. It advances students' knowledge of playing strategy through a variety of instructional methods and on-course instruction. The course includes 45 hours of group and individual instruction. Students are expected to use the golf course and practice facilities to improve their skills. Prerequisite: GLF-311.

Course Description

This course emphasizes the daily operations and management of food and beverage service within the hospitality industry. Students learn principles related to the hiring and training of service workers, food handling and sanitation, layout and equipment planning, and safety regulations and standards. Essential elements of the course include purchasing and cost control, menu management, and innovation in the food and beverage industry.

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to event planning for athletic, recreational, entertainment, and special events. An emphasis is placed on budgeting, site selection, sponsorship, and facility management.

Course Description

This course examines the importance of creating innovative work environments in small-, medium-, and large-scale organizations in order to ensure the long-term competitiveness of the firm. Innovation is explored from the perspectives of product development, internal process improvements, and strategic shifts. Students have the opportunity to participate in an experiential innovation project. Also AMP-435.

Course Description

This course teaches students the essential skills required to be an effective golf instructor and concentrates on teaching the full swing. The course includes 45 hours of instruction with a focus on the application of established teaching methods. Students are given the opportunity to gain hands-on teaching experience. Since the students' own playing ability will reflect on their ability to teach, they are also expected to use the golf course and practice facilities to continue to improve their skills. Prerequisites: GLF-112, GLF-212, and GLF-312.

Course Description

This writing intensive course serves as the capstone experience in business and management that includes the gradual development of a comprehensive and integrative business plan. This course is designed to assist students in their development as managers, servant leaders, and successful strategic thinkers. Management, marketing, accounting, finance, economics, global perspectives, law, and political issues are covered during this course. It is a writing intensive course that will help students develop competencies such as critical thinking, effective communication, leadership, and global awareness. Prerequisites: FIN-350, MGT-240 or MGT-420, MKT-245, and senior status.

Course Description

This course introduces the unique features of services marketing with a focus on the importance of growing a customer base within the golf industry. There is specific emphasis on generating innovative revenue models through competitive analysis to identify market opportunities and develop innovative growth strategies. The applications of social media and integrated marketing communications in the golf industry are also covered.

Course Description

This course builds on GLF-411 and further develops students' golf instructional skills. The course concentrates on methods for teaching the short game, including pitching, chipping, sand shots, and putting. Students are given the opportunity to gain hands-on teaching experience. Since the students' own playing ability will reflect on their ability to teach, they are also expected to use the golf course and practice facilities to continue to improve their skills. Prerequisites: GLF-112, GLF-212, and GLF-312.

Faculty Bios

Program Locations

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Join Grand Canyon University’s vibrant and growing campus community, with daytime classes designed for traditional students. Immerse yourself in a full undergraduate experience, complete with curriculum designed within the context of our Christian worldview. New modern classrooms, suite-style residence halls, popular dining options, resort-style swimming pools and a focus on creating a dynamic student life make GCU a top choice for high school graduates and transfer students. Exciting events, well-known guest speakers and Division I athletics round out the traditional student experience. Our welcoming campus community is the perfect place to find your purpose.

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On-campus program disclosures

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