Sport Management Major
This major is available as a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, as defined in the section on degree requirements for all majors in this catalog.
Due to overlap in content, students cannot earn a Sport Management major and also any other major that is housed in the School of Business (Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, and International Business) or an OCE major in Business Information Systems. The Management and Entrepreneurship minors are available for Sport Management majors.
|Required Core Courses|
|BNAC 260||FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING||4|
|BNAC 261||MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING||4|
|BNMG 310||ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND MANAGMENT||4|
|BNSS 340||BUSINESS LAW I||4|
|BNFN 341||FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT||4|
|BNSM 350||THE MANAGEMENT OF SPORT||4|
|BNSM 451||SPORT MARKETING||4|
|BNSS 495||STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT||4|
|Proficiency Courses for Business Majors:|
|MATH 140||INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS (or above)||3|
|MATH 160||FINITE MATHEMATICS WITH CALCULUS (or above)||5|
|ECON 210||PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS||4|
|Required Experiential Learning Course 1,2|
|Select one of the following (minimum 3 credits):||3-10|
|INTERDISCIPLINARY SEMINAR (ALSO LISTED AS IDST 486)|
|Elective Courses 1,3|
|Select two of the following:||6-8|
|INTRODUCTION TO SPORT LAW|
|TOPICS IN SPORT MANAGEMENT|
|MULTICULTURAL COMMUNICATION IN THE UNITED STATES|
|PERSUASION AND SOCIAL INFLUENCE|
|ECONOMICS OF SPORTS|
|ECONOMICS OF COLLEGE SPORTS|
|TOPICS IN SPORTS ECONOMICS|
|PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY|
|ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION|
|GENDER ISSUES IN EDUCATION & SPORT|
|SPORT IN AMERICAN SOCIETY|
|PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC RELATIONS|
|PRINCIPLES OF ADVERTISING|
|TOPICS IN JOURNALISM AND MEDIA STUDIES|
|PUBLIC RELATIONS WRITING|
or JAMS 375
|SPORT, PHILOSOPHY AND SOCIETY (ALSO LISTED AS SOAN 210)|
To provide interdisciplinary breadth, a minimum of two courses from the Experiential Learning and Elective categories must be taken from outside the School of Business.
The topic of the experiential learning course must be closely-related to Sport Management and be approved by the Sport Management (SMG) coordinator.
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT (BNSS 495) and one-time courses offerings may be used to fill an elective requirement. For these courses, and COMM and JAMS courses, students must petition the SMG coordinator and provide a signed agreement between the student and the relevant course instructor stating that at least 1/3 of the course grade was devoted to sport or sport-related issues. The SMG coordinator must approve the petition before the Office of the Registrar will accept the elective credit.
Student Learning Outcomes
In successfully completing a major in Sport Management, a student will:
- Demonstrate an understanding of theories of marketing, management, and organizational behavior and how these theories are applied to sports enterprises;
- Identify the basic principles of economics and finance and apply them to the sport industry;
- Examine the social and cultural significance of sport in society;
- Analyze legal, ethical, and philosophical issues related to the field of sport management; and
- Demonstrate the ability to synthesize information and engage in strategic planning and decision making.