To prepare individuals for a career in sports marketing, Samford's Brock School of Business offers a rigorous sports business curricula for academically gifted and highly motived candidates paired with a real-world sports business internship in the sports industry.
Current Samford students should download and read the application carefully before completing. Current students are selected annually through a rigorous application process in the spring of their sophomore year. The program seeks students who have demonstrated high standards of scholarship, outstanding personal character, and serious educational aims. Admission to the program involves a careful analysis of (1) academic records, (2) character references, (3) clarity of educational purpose, and (4) extracurricular activities which reflect the applicant’s potential for success in the highly competitive sports industry.
GPA Requirement and Application Deadline
Current Samford students may apply for admission to the program during their sophomore year if they have an overall Samford GPA of 3.0 or above. Spots in the program are limited. In order to receive full consideration, applicants must have their application and recommendation letters completed no later than March 10th. However, the Admission Committee prefers students to complete the application early in the fall semester to give them time to get to know the candidates before the March 10th deadline. Students that apply after March 10th will be placed on a waiting list and only admitted if a spot comes open in the subsequent year.
Applicants with an overall Samford GPA below 3.0 should turn in an application before the March 10th deadline and then plan to take MARK 301 during the summer or fall of their junior year. On rare occasions students with an overall Samford GPA below 3.0 have been admitted if a spot is open and they perform well in MARK 301.