Curriculum & Courses

Prefix Number Course Credit
Hours

Sport Management Core Courses

 
SMT 270 Sociology of Sport 3
SMT 280 Sport Public Relations and Promotions 3
SMT 390 Sport Fund Raising 3
SMT 400 Sport Facilities 3
SMT 410 Sport Administration 3
SMT 420 Sport Financing 3
SMT 430 Sport Legal Liability and Risk Management 3
SMT 433 Senior Seminar in Sport Management 3
SMT 495 Internship 8
BUS 101 Principles of Accounting 4
BUS 102 Managerial Accounting 4
BUS 310 Principles of Management 4
BUS 313 Marketing Management 4
BUS 321 Organizational Theory and Behavior 4
BUS 330 Business Communications 3
BUS 340 International Business 3
BUS 344 Consumer Behavior 3
BUS 412 Human Resources Management 4
CIS 101 Computer Applications I 2
CIS 101A Business Intelligence 1
ECO 251 Macroeconomics 3
ECO 252 Microeconomics 3
MTH 110 Quantitative Methods 4
MTH 201 Elementary Statistics 4
PSY 111 General Psychology 3

Suggested Curriculum

   

Semester I

English 101, (3 cr.)
Religion 103, (3 cr.)
Critical Inquiry 111, (3 cr.)
Statistics 201, (4 cr.)
Computer App. 101, (2 cr.)
Total of 15

Semester II

English 102, (3 cr.)
Artistic Expression 120, (3 cr.)
Math 110, (4 cr.)
Psychology 111, (3 cr.)
Information Systems Seminar 101, (1 cr.)
Wellness 101, (1 cr.)
Total of 15

Semester III

Accounting 101, (4 cr.)
Economics 251, (3 cr.)
History Elective, (3 cr.)
Religion Elective, (3 cr.)
Sociology of Sport 270, (3 cr.)
Total of 16

Semester IV

Accounting 102, (4 cr.)
Economics 252, (3 cr.)
Lab Science, (4 cr.)
Phy. Ed. Electives, (1 cr.)
Principles of Mgmt. 310, (4 cr.)
Total of 16

Semester V

Elective, (1 cr.)
Business Communications 330, (3 cr.)
Marketing Mgmt. 313, (4 cr.)
Sport PR & Promotions 280, (3 cr.)
Sport Fund Raising 390, (3 cr.)
Total of 14

Semester VI

Consumer Behavior 344, (3 cr.)
Sport Legal Liab. & Mgmt. 430, (3 cr.)
Sport Administration 410, (3 cr.)
Elective, (3 cr.)
Human Resource Mgmt. 412, (4 cr.)
Total of 16

Semester VII

Org. Theory & Behavior 321, (4 cr.)
Sports Financing 420, (3 cr.)
International Business 340, (3 cr.)
Sport Facilities 400, (3 cr.)
Elective, (3 cr.)
Total of 16

Semester VIII

Religion/Career Values 435, (4 cr.)
Internship 395, (8 cr.)
Senior Seminar 433, (3 cr.)
Total of 15


Sport Management Course Descriptions

SMT 270 Sociology of Sport (3 cr.)

This course examines how sociology can be used to study sport in society, and is organized to facilitate the use of published literature. The course pays special attention to sports and sport-related behaviors as they occur in social and cultural contexts, and uses concepts, theories, and research as tools that enable students to examine sports as a part of culture. Students will gain an appreciation of sport as both a cultural and economic tool, and explain how sport has been used to bridge countries separated by political strife. The course also investigates the historical relationship of sport to society.

SMT 280 Sport Public Relations and Promotions (3 cr.)

The goal for this course is to examine and discuss the theoretical and practical implications of marketing in the sports industry. A framework will be presented to help explain and organize the strategic marketing process. The course will offer a growing appreciation on the globalization of sports and an understanding of the ethical issues emerging in sports and their impact on sport marketing decisions. A comprehensive coverage of the functions of sports marketing is presented.

SMT 390 Sport Fund Raising (3 cr.)

The goal for this course is to examine and discuss the theory and practice of fundraising in sports related fields. The focus of this course is to provide specific, helpful ideas and plans for conducting fundraising activities in sports business. A combination of fundraising theory and practical information are offered to help the student organize and develop fundraising plans. This course will examine many ways to conduct any specific fundraising project. Becoming knowledgeable about specific and practical fundraising plans is crucial for the successful development of students interested in sports related business.

SMT 400 Sport Facilities (3 cr.)

This course provides a basic understanding of the planning and design process, as well as the features of many different areas and types of recreation and sport facilities. Topics include facilities design and development, common facility components, and playing fields and courts. Specific course topics include: history of the CFE and facility design standards; site selection and development phases; facilities planning for safety and risk management; and development of ancillary areas.

SMT 410 Sport Administration (3 cr.)

This course will examine the concepts relating to efficient management and leadership of the sport industry. Emphasis will be placed on principles and techniques of management relating to programs, facilities, special events, and personnel. Special course topics include: key personnel issues in sport management situations; ethics, law, and governance as they apply to sport management; and the role of the marketing process in sport administration.

SMT 420 Sport Financing (3 cr.)

This course will examine the concepts relating to efficient financial management in the sport industry. Emphasis will be placed on principles and techniques of management relating to economics, inventory, accounting and budgeting, and the importance of each for managers of sport.

SMT 430 Sport Legal Liability and Risk Management (3 cr.)

This course examines the legal implications of tort, liability law, and risk management in sport fields. The focus of this course is to provide specific law terminology, issues, cases, and decisions that have been addressed by the American legal system. It provides an overview of the legal system, an introduction to conducting legal research, and an explanation of the role of arbitration as an alternative to litigation. In addition, it examines the role and important standards of practical risk management programs in sport fields. Becoming knowledgeable about specific and practical law and risk management is crucial for the successful development of students who want to be a manager in the fields of recreation and sport.

SMT 433 Senior Seminar in Sport Management (3 cr.)

An intensive study of selected topics in the field of Sport Management. Students will integrate knowledge and skills derived from previous coursework into a detailed analysis of professional trends and issues in sport management. The seminar will also include a case studies approach to strategic planning, risk management, safety issues, facilities, player eligibility, sport agent representation, and contract issues in the sport industry that are important to succeed in a career in sport management. (Senior Status)