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The ORGANIZATIONAL ADMINISTRATION major provides a multidisciplinary approach to understanding how organizations work and how to provide effective management and leadership. Students learn concepts in business, social sciences, and humanities that will form a foundation for assuming an administrative position in a wide range of settings, including businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government. Students choose a concentration in either Organizational Development or Sports Administration.


The Organizational Development concentration consists of coursework in the social sciences that focuses on understanding the human and sociological aspects of work and organizations. Students choose 12 semester hours of multidisciplinary coursework chosen from: REL 342: Professional and Business Ethics; POL 408: Big Business and American Politics; PSY 316: Social Psychology; PSY 317: Industrial/Organizational Psychology; SOC 400: Sociology of the Workplace; and ADM 421: Internship.


The Sports Administration concentration prepares students to apply concepts and principles of business and social sciences to the organization and administration of sports programs and related fields. This concentration consists of 12 semester hours of sport industry-specific coursework including: ADM 205: Introduction to Sports Administration; ADM 315: Ethics and Current Issues in Sport; ADM 335: Organization and Administration of Sport; and ADM 345: Sport Facility and Event Management. 

Career opportunities for Organizational Administration majors:

  • A background in organizational administration is good preparation for event management.
  • Not-for-profit administration is an industry well suited for an Organizational Administration graduate with its foundation in both business and social science.
  • A concentration in sports administration prepares graduates for sports and event management, administrative or management positions in sports organizations, and sport facility management. 


Organizational Administration Faculty Contact

Molly A. Wyatt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Sociology
Texas Woman’s University
(252) 985-5194