Sport Management (BS)

Program Requirements

Required General Education

This course helps students develop a flexible writing process, practice rhetorical awareness, read critically to support their writing, research effectively, represent others ideas in multiple ways, reflect on their writing practices, and polish their work.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-1A

Concepts of algebra (real numbers, exponents, polynomials, rational expressions), equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations and inequalities, matrices and determinants, conic sections, sequences and series, probability, and binomial theorem.

Prerequisites: Satisfy Placement Table in this section, or MATH 098 with grade of P. 

Goal Areas: GE-04

This course is designed to provide a thorough introduction to the broad spectrum of theories and applications that make up the field of psychology

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-05

Overview of the nature and characteristics of human societies; the structure and processes of social life; impact of social forces on individuals and groups; interdependence of society and the individual; emphasis on cultural diversity and globalism.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-05, GE-08

Diverse Cultures: Purple

Choose 3 Credit(s).

Emphasis on forces influencing employment and inflation. Current problems of the economy are stressed along with tools government has to cope with them.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-05

Examines decision making by the individual firm, the determination of prices and wages, and current problems facing business firms.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-05

Choose 3 Credit(s).

A course designed to improve students' understanding in communication, including the areas of interpersonal, nonverbal, listening, small group and public speaking.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-1B

A course in communication principles to develop skills in the analysis and presentation of speeches.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-1B

Prerequisites to the Major

This course will provide an overview of the academic and professional sport management industry. Students will be introduced to the vast array of fields within the sport management industry, different job opportunities that are available, and foundational theoretical concepts. Basic professional career paths, tasks, duties, knowledge, skill sets, and challenges specific to the industry will be examined with a focus on practical examples.

Prerequisites: none

Major Common Core

The accounting process, financial statement preparation, and analysis. Includes the accounting cycle, asset, liability, and equity accounting. Emphasis on the use of accounting data.

Prerequisites: MATH 112 or MATH 115or MATH 121 or MATH 130 or MATH 181

Examines sport from a social-psychological perspective. To identify and discuss ways in which societal values affect the character of sport and the people involved.

Prerequisites: SOC 101 

This course will enable students to gain a deeper understanding of the moral reasoning processes of sport management professionals. Students will develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities to apply moral reasoning in dealing with ethical dilemmas in sport management.

Prerequisites: none

The Sport Business and Professional Development course is designed to improve the ability of students to be professional in the work place, describe their accomplishments, build their resumes, and sell their idea/themselves in situations like professional networking, company meetings, response to proposals for services, and interviews. It teaches verbal and written communication skills, professional etiquette, service learning, multicultural awareness, and workplace integration for new jobs.

Prerequisites: none

This course provides students with information on the planning, development, and administration of sport facilities (i.e., physical education, athletics, recreation, fitness/wellness centers, etc.).Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: none

This course is designed to provide knowledge and understanding of the principles of economics, budgeting, and finance as it applies to the sport business industry.

Prerequisites: ACCT 200 or consent of instructor

The course provides students with fundamental theoretical and practical knowledge in management principles and techniques. Philosophy, leadership, communications, public relations, marketing, ethical and legal issues, finances and facilities are also studied.

Prerequisites: none

To provide legal and safety aspects in physical activity. Legal liability, civil rights, and contract law are emphasized.

Prerequisites: none

The study of marketing theory, research, strategies, and techniques in the areas of market segmentation, sport products, licensing and merchandising, market research, pricing, promotions, sales, public relations, electronic media, sponsorship and consumer behavior as it applies to the marketing sport or marketing products through sport.

Prerequisites: none

Techniques/principles of planning, funding and manging sport events. Collegiate championships, non-profit events, benefits, professional events.

Prerequisites: none

Major Restricted Electives

Choose 6 Credit(s).

An in-depth study of sport management theories, policies, objectives, and strategies applied to sport marketing through the functions and areas of sport sponsorships, sales and media.

Prerequisites: none

This course is designed to provide students with opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills obtained from sport management courses in order to solve problems that a sport manager is likely to encounter.

Prerequisites: none

The introduction of basic principles and procedures of measurement skills used by sport managers in applying and analyzing sport-related data such as sport marketing, operational, or financial data in a sport organizational setting.Spring

Prerequisites: none

The purposes of this course are to expand students' awareness of global sport management principles and obtain firsthand experience in international sport through studying abroad. The course will address ethics, marketing, event management, finance, and challenges/issues in international sport management.

Prerequisites: none

Students will learn about Sport Tourism Theory and will apply those theoretical concepts through a hands on experience with a Sport Tourism event. Topics that will be covered include sport tourism management, marketing, sustainability, research and issues/trends as well as the economic, social, and environmental impact of sport tourism.

Prerequisites: none

Choose 9 Credit(s). A minimum of 3 credits of HP 488 is required. Consult with your advisor.

This course is designed to provide a rigorous, comprehensive hands-on learning experience for students majoring in Sport Management. This more closely supervised field experience requires a rigorous time and energy commitment from students.

Prerequisites: none

Designed as an intense practical experience in a selected area.

Prerequisites: HP 414, HP 466

Minor

Minor must be in one of the following areas: Accounting, Athletic Coaching, Business Law, Financial Planning, Human Resources Management, Economics, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, International Business, and Marketing. Other minors are accepted upon advisor's approval.