PGA Golf Management Vision
To be an exceptional PGA Golf Management Program that attracts the nation’s most gifted students motivated to become industry leaders in the Business, the People, and the Game of golf.
PGA Golf Management Mission
To provide students with the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree in management while simultaneously completing requirements for membership in the PGA of America; instill the values of honesty, integrity, and ethical leadership; and encourage graduates to stay on a path of lifelong learning.
About the UCO PGA Golf Management Program
The PGA Golf Management Program in the College of Business at the University of Central Oklahoma is one of only 20 programs accredited by The Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) of America. This four-and-one-half year college curriculum for aspiring PGA Professionals consists of two major components: A Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree in Management with a concentration in PGA Golf Management and The PGA of America’s Professional Golf Management Program (PGM). The UCO Golf Management program provides students the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for success in the golf industry through extensive classroom studies, internship experiences, a student association and a player development program. The goal of the Golf Management Program at the University of Central Oklahoma is to produce a graduate who meets the qualifications to be a PGA member and has a thorough background in managing golf facilities and related organizations, business and personnel management, tournament operations and player development, restaurant and hospitality management, horticulture and turfgrass aptitude, and recreation. UCO administrators, faculty and staff are dedicated to assisting students with both the academic and experiential aspects of the PGM Program.
About The PGA of America
The PGA of America is the world’s largest working sports organization, comprised of 28,000 men and women golf Professionals who are the recognized experts in growing, teaching and managing the game of golf while serving millions of people throughout its 41 PGA Sections nationwide. Since its founding in 1916, The PGA of America has enhanced its leadership position in a $76 billion-a-year industry by growing the game of golf through its premier spectator events, world-class education and training programs, significant philanthropic outreach initiatives, and award-winning golf promotions. Today’s PGA Professional is the public’s link to the game, serving an essential role in the operation of golf facilities throughout the country.