Sport Management

Program Overview:

The B.A. in sport management is designed to offer relevant theory and practice that will prepare you to be a successful leader in today's sports industry. You will learn from faculty who have experience working in the sport business industry, and gain practical experience through an internship program in your senior year.  The program will give you the business and administrative skills needed by organizations involved with sports activities, products, and services.

Curriculum Control Sheet for Sport Management

 

Degree Requirements:

A total of 120 credit hours with a grade point average of 2.0 is required for graduation with a bachelor of arts degree in sport management.  The major consists of 17 courses (51 credit hours) in Business, Kinesiology, and Sport Management. In order to enroll in the first Sport Management course (Foundations of Sport Management - SPM 2000), the appropriate prerequisite courses must be completed from the Cotsakos College of Business and the Department of Kinesiology.  Elective courses provide students the opportunity to explore other areas including Communication, Computer Science, Professional Sales, and Women and Gender Studies.

Internship Opportunities:

The final semester is devoted to an internship experience in which students have the opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge to the real world.  Internship settings include collegiate athletic departments, intramural departments, sport and leisure industry, professional sports teams, state and city sports commissions, professional major/minor leagues, NCAA offices, national sports organizations, special organizations, stadium and arenas, event management, individual sports associations (e.g. PGA Tour), motor sports, and many more.

Curriculum:

Kinesiology Core (9 credits)

KNES 1200 Introduction to Kinesiology

3 credits

KNES 2540 History and Philosophy of Sport

3 credits

KNES 3700 Psychology of Sport

3 credits

Business Core (9 credits)

ACCT 2110 Financial Accounting

3 credits

MGT 2000 Principles of Management

3 credits

MKT 2110 Principles of Marketing

3 credits

Sport Management Core (27 credits)

SPM 2000 Foundations of Sport Management

3 credits

SPM 2500 Sport Event & Facility Management

3 credits

SPM 2800 Sport Ethics and Law

3 credits

SPM 3000 Sport Marketing

3 credits

SPM 3400 Sport Economics, Leadership & Governance

3 credits

SPM 3500 Finance and Business in Sport

3 credits

SPM 4000 Global Sport Management

3 credits

SPM 4500 Contemporary Issues in Sport Management

3 credits

SPM 4600 Internship in Sport Management

3 credits

Sport Management Elective Courses (6 credits)

COMM 3400 Intercultural Communication

3 credits

COMM 3600 Interpersonal Communication

3 credits

CS 2010 Computer and Information Technology

3 credits

EXSC 2100 Survey of Athletic Injuries

3 credits

MKT 3320 E-Marketing

3 credits

RPS 2050 Professional Selling

3 credits

RPS 2100 Negotiations

3 credits

KNES 3300 Biomechanics

3 credits

KNES 2400 Impact of Sport in the Modern World

3 credits

KNES 3400 Social History of Western Sport

3 credits

WGS 2070 Women, Sport and Culture

3 credits

Sport Management Minor (18 credits)

Students must complete six courses:

ACCT 2110 Financial Accounting

3 credits

MGT 2000 Principles of Management

3 credits

SPM 2000 Foundations of Sport Management

3 credits

SPM 2800 Sport Ethics and Law

3 credits

SPM 2500 Sport Event and Facility Management

3 credits

Select one Sport Management Elective course (Business Majors must select one SPM course).