SMT 4201: Sport Financing


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; the role of the marketing process in sport administration; and the economics, accounting and budgeting, and the importance of each for managers of sport.


  1. Follow the financial history and record of a publicly traded corporation.
  2. Develop and analyze balance sheets, income statements, pro forma budgets, and numerous other financial statements and records.
  3. Calculate and apply various industry ratios and internal ratios such as PE or IRR.
  4. Discuss and describe the unique qualities that make sport financing different from other types of financial management.
  5. Describe how a government entity can finance building a sport stadium, convention center, or other publicly funded facilities.
  6. Discuss why some people/investors utilize private funds or COI to build facilities.
  7. Describe the principles of inventory management and manufacturing costing models.
  8. Discuss the fundamentals of capital acquisition and what technical steps are required to issue stock, bonds, or commercial paper.
  9. Describe and discuss the fundamentals of tax systems.
  10. Discuss and describe the day-to-day skills needed to manage a sport business or facility.




Sport finance (Rev: 3rd ed.)

Publisher: Human Kinetics (2013)
Author: Fried, G., DeSchriver, T. D., & Mondello, M.
ISBN: 978-1-4504-2104-1
Price: $84.96

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