B.S. in Sport Management

B.S. in Sport Management

(HEGIS 0599)

The Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management is designed to prepare students for this rapidly growing field. The goal of the program is to prepare well-educated, highly-skilled graduates who have honed their problem-solving and decision-making skills through a challenging educational process.

The program combines the academic strengths of the Schools of Education and Business, along with practical experiences under the tutelage of top professionals in their respective fields. Students will focus on the business aspects of the world of sport management to prepare them for a wide variety of career opportunities.

Students are required to satisfy the College’s core requirements. However, because the degree is interdisciplinary, no minor is necessary. When students complete this program, they will be able to function effectively in the Sport Management industry. Students must have an overall G.P.A. of 2.6 with a department (Sport Management and Physical Education) G.P.A. of 3.0 for practicum field placement.

College-Wide Requirements 6 credits
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Core Requirements 33 credits
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Major Requirements 78 credits

ACC 2001 Introduction to Financial Accounting I 3
ACC 2002 Introduction to Financial Accounting II 3
CIS 1200 Introduction to Information Systems Management 3
ECN 1001 Introductory Macroeconomics 3
ECN 2002 Introductory Microeconomics 3
MGT 1011 Principles in Management 3
MGT 2075 Personnel Management 3
MGT 3108 Labor Relations 3
MKT 1033 Essentials of Marketing in the 21st Century 3
MTH 1002 Fundamentals of Mathematics 3
MTH 1006 Statistics 3
SMP 1033 First Aid and Safety 3
SMP 1039 Foundations of Sport Management 3
SMP 1041 Sport in Society 3
SMP 3046 Facility and Event Management 3
SMP 2048 Sport Leadership 3
SMP 2052 Sport Management 3
SMP 3053 Sport Law 3
SMP 3054 Sports Information, Promotion and Publicity 3
SMP 3056 Sport Marketing and Fund Raising 3
SMP 3057 Sport Finance 3
SMP 3058 Sport Governance 3
SMP 4195 Sport Management Internship I 12

Electives 6 credits
Recommended Electives

CIS 2005 Introduction to Web Design 3
EDH 1021A Education in Society 3
MED 1069 Video Fieldwork and Editing 3
ENG 2066 Newswriting and Reporting 3
ENG 2078 Writing for Television 3
FIN 3087 Principles of Finance 3

Foreign Language

MGT 2073 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
MGT 2077 Business Law I 3
MKT 2034 Strategic Advertising and Promotion 3
MKT 2140 Global Marketing Environments 3
SMP 1040 Principles of Coaching 3
SMP 3057 Sport Finance 3
SMP 4196 Sport Management Internship II 3
SPH 1004 Fundamentals of Speech 3

Total: 123 credits

Note: The Sport Management degree does not require a minor. However, if a student elected to take a minor, the following would be recommended:
Business, any discipline
Education, any discipline
Communications Foreign Language
Computer Systems
Media Studies
Creative Writing

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Semester 1

FYE First Year Experience Seminar (Freshmen Only) 3
CIS 1200 Introduction to Information Systems Management 3
ENG 1001 Principles of Writing 3
Core 6

Semester 2

MGT 1011 Introduction to Management Theory and Practice 3
MTH 1002 Fundamentals of Mathematics 3
SMP 1039 Foundations of Sport Management 3
Core 6

Semester 3

ACC 2001 Introduction to Financial Accounting I 3
MTH 1006 Statistics 3
SMP 1033 First Aid and Safety 3
SMP 1041 Sport in Society 3
Core 6

Semester 4

ACC 2002 Introduction to Financial Accounting II 3
MGT 2075 Personnel Management 3
MGT 3108 Labor Relations 3
SMP 2048 Sport Leadership 3
Core 6

Semester 5

ECN 1001 Introductory Macroeconomics 3
MKT 1033 Essentials of Marketing in the 21st Century 3
SMP 2052 Sport Management 3
Core 3
Elective 3

Semester 6

ECN 2002A Introductory Microeconomics 3
SMP 3046 Facility and Event Management 3
SMP 3053 Sport Law 3
SMP 3056 Sport Marketing and Fund Raising 3
Core 3

Semester 7

SMP 3054 Sports Information, Promotion and Publicity 3
SMP 3057 Sport Finance 3
SMP 3058 Sport Governance 3
Senior Seminar 3
Elective 3

Semester 8

SMP 4195 Practicum in Sport Management 12
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