The UCO PGA golf management program at UCO is one of only 18 programs accredited by the Professional Golfers’ Association of America.
Students are given the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for success in the golf industry.
We are privileged to have Kickingbird Golf Club as the official home course for the PGA Golf Management Program at UCO.
The Bachelor of Business Administration in PGA Golf Management major at UCO’s College of Business is one of only 18 programs accredited by the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) of America.
This program is a 4.5 year plan and consists of two major components:
The mission of the PGA Golf Management University Program is to recruit diverse and talented students and develop them into committed professionals by providing a comprehensive and progressive educational program designed to prepare future PGA Members for a life-long career in golf. Students will gain valuable work experience and enhanced playing and teaching skills, while fostering a sense of community through enjoyment and involvement in the game of golf.
Admissions to the PGA Golf Management Program are accepted for the fall semester only. Application and acceptance to the PGA Golf Management Program at UCO must be completed before the last day to enroll in the fall semester of freshman year.
A career in golf management requires a unique combination of knowledge and skill, including areas such as finance, management, marketing, food and beverage management, merchandising, plant science and golf aptitude.
The PGA Golf Management Program is a three-level golf specific educational program focusing on the People, the Game and the Business of golf. Each level of the program contains classroom studies, seminars and work experience activities, concluding with knowledge and/or skill simulation testing.
PGA Golf Management At A Glance »
The PGA of America requires each entering PGA Golf Management class to be considered a separate cohort. Each student will be expected to progress through the program and meet all PGA PGM milestones with their cohort. Only under exceptional circumstances will a student be allowed to deviate from this schedule and only with the director’s approval.
PGA Golf Management Cohort Sequence »
Passing the PAT is a requirement for graduation from UCO’s PGA Golf Management Program. A student should attempt the PAT before applying for admission to the UCO PGA Golf Management Program to assess playing ability.
PGA PAT Guidelines and Requirements »
One of the most important aspects of the PGA Golf Management program is the internship program. The program coordinates student internships under the direct supervision of well-qualified and experienced PGA golf professionals whose primary purpose is to provide a valuable hands-on learning experience.
PGA Golf Management students will be required to complete four internships totaling 16 months of full-time work at three different types of facilities.
The PGM Student Association is an academic and social organization required of all PGA Golf Management students. Active participation in the PGMSA promotes and develops confidence, leadership, public relations, organizational skills and camaraderie among PGA Golf Management students that enhance a student’s education while on campus and better prepares them for their professional career after graduation. Active participation in the organization is a key element to the overall success of each student. Along with the Executive Board, several committees work in correlation with the Board to ensure students in the PGMSA are actively involved in events that will help their future as golf professionals.
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