Sport Management Major or Minor

BA Degree - Sport Management Major

In addition to the essential education requirements, majors in Sport Management must complete 42 s.h. in Sport Management, Business, Economics, Accounting, Physical Education, and Recreation including:

Choose two courses from one of the following areas (6 total s.h.):

Sport Marketing/Sport Information: BUAD3330 Principles of Marketing, BUAD4430 Marketing Strategies, COMM2500/ENGL2500 Introduction to Mass Media, COMM3140 Campaigns and Theories of Persuasion, ENGL3100 Discourse III.

Sport Administration: ECON1300 Principles of Macroeconomics, ACCT2320 Managerial Accounting, BUAD3450 Organizational Behavior, BUAD3490 Human Resource Management, BUAD3460 Operations Management, HMSC4320 Organization & Administration of Health, PE, and Athletics.

 

Sport Management Minor

A minor in Sport Management consists of 18 semester hours from the following courses:

  • ACCT2310 Financial Accounting 3 s.h.
  • ECON1320 Principles of Microeconomics 3 s.h.
  • ECON3220 Economics of Sports 3 s.h.
  • SPMT1200 Introduction to Sport Management 3 s.h.

Any two of the following:

  • RECR3350 Sport Facility Management 3 s.h.
  • SPMT2300 Legal and Ethical Issues in Sport Management 3 s.h.
  • SPMT3300 Sport Marketing 3 s.h.
  • SPMT3400 Event Management 3 s.h.

Courses in Sport Management

SPMT1200 Introduction to Sport Management 3 s.h.
An introduction to the field of sport management, including history of sport, leadership, management process, marketing and communication, and legal and ethical aspects in non-profit and for profit organizations.

SPMT2300 Legal and Ethical Issues in Sports 3 s.h.
A study of the laws, rules, regulations, and codes of ethics related to sports at all levels. A variety of viewpoints, including financial, regulatory, and societal will be explored.

SPMT3300 Sport Marketing 3 s.h.
An analysis of the field of marketing from a sports perspective with focus on the elements of and development of a marketing plan. Prerequisite: ECON1320.

SPMT3400 Event Management 3 s.h.
Application and study of the management process to hosting and organizing elite, recreation, and mass sporting events. Includes investigation of social, financial, and environmental factors involved in the process. Prerequisite: BUAD3320

SPMT4500 Seminar in Sport Management 3 s.h.
Students investigate a variety of topics in sport management and present their research and findings to the seminar. Oral presentations and research papers are required for each round of topics. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing.

SPMT4700 Internship in Sport Management 1-3 s.h.
An internship that allows students to work with professionals who are in career areas relating to the field of sport management. The student will play an active role in identifying potential field sponsors. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 hours. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.) Prerequisite: Instructor’s consent.

Support Courses for Sport Management Major

ACCT2310 Financial Accounting 3 s.h.
An introduction to the study of accounting dealing with the preparation and analysis of the balance sheet, income statement, and related accounting records. Prerequisites: One MATH course.

ACCT2320 Managerial Accounting 3 s.h.
The selection and analysis of accounting information for internal use by management. Prerequisite: ACCT2310 and either BUAD1420 or MATH1510.

BUAD3320 Principles of Management 3 s.h.
Fundamentals of planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, and controlling business activity. Prerequisites: Junior standing. Goal 6

BUAD3330 Principles of Marketing 3 s.h.
A decision-oriented overview of marketing management in modern organizations. The most basic objectives of the course are to provide students with a broad introduction to marketing concepts, the role of marketing in society and in the firm, and the various factors that influence marketing decision-making. Students will be exposed to and expected to learn the "language of marketing" (that is, terms, concepts, and frameworks) used by practicing marketing managers. Prerequisite: ECON1320.

BUAD3450 Organizational Behavior 3 s.h.
Human aspects of business organization, as distinguished from economic and technical aspects, and how they influence efficiency, morale, and management practice. Prerequisite: Junior standing or above.

+BUAD3490 Human Resource Management 3 s.h.
A comprehensive review of essential personnel management concepts, laws, controversies, and techniques for success currently being used in business.

+ BUAD4430 Marketing Strategies 3 s.h.
A focus on the development of decision-making skills in marketing. Concepts and tools are applied to frame and solve real-world problems facing marketing managers engaged in developing optimal marketing strategies. Prerequisite: BUAD3330.

COMM2500 Introduction to Mass Media (Also ENGL2500) 3 s.h.
An examination of the various landmark theories, such as rhetorical, Marxist, and feminist to analyze popular culture, with an emphasis on the importance of communication in the production and consumption of culture. Students will study the development of culture by applying different theories or 'lenses' to cultural artifacts including music, movies, advertisements, clothing, etc.

COMM3140 Campaigns and Theories of Persuasion 3 s.h.
An emphasis in learning theories, information processing theories, perception theories, components of persuasive appeals, and the ethics involved in persuasion. Further, students will examine the theories and persuasive appeals involved in communication campaigns and critique the success, or lack thereof, of multiple persuasive strategies.

ECON1300 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 s.h.
Analysis of the fundamental principles of the American economic system, centering on price, national income, international trade and finance, fiscal policy, monetary policy, money, and banking. Prerequisite: 1 year high school algebra; geometry recommended. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - World Citizenship

ECON1320 Principles of Microeconomics 3 s.h.
Analysis of the fundamental principles of the American economic system, centering on price, production, market structures, and a survey of contemporary economic problems, e.g. sustainability. Goal 1C, ELO5 Social Science - Sustainability

ECON3220 Economics of Sports 3 s.h.
An application of economic theory to the business of sports. Areas include labor economics, public finance, and the theory of the firm. Prerequisite: ECON1320 and either two MATH courses or MATH1380. Goal 1C

ENGL3100 Discourse III 3 s.h.
Teaches students to put the knowledge and skills learned in Discourse I and II into sustained, practical use by preparing them for substantial, interdisciplinary research projects. In this course, students will explore issues of civic, public, or community concern using rhetorical analysis, engage in deliberation over those issues, and ultimately propose solutions based on well-developed arguments. Students are expected to use strategies of critical discourse analysis and production to target the appropriate audience/recipients and to develop innovative and rhetorically effective texts (written, oral, visual and/or multimedia). Prerequisites: Discourse II and Junior standing. Goal 3D, ELO1C Communication

HMSC4320 Organizational Administration and Policy Analysis 3 s.h.
A study of the administrative structure in health, physical education, and athletics, and the interrelatedness of these programs to the specific needs of the community. 

PHED3130 Sports Psychology (Also PSYC3130) 3 s.h.
Analysis and application of psychological and sociological data related to the participation of the coach and the athlete in competitive sports programs. Prerequisites: Junior standing or instructor's permission.

+ RECR3350 Sport Facility Management 3 s.h.
Explores problems, principles, and techniques of management, design, and operation of selected elite sport, mass sport and recreation facilities.