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    Degree Offered: Bachelor of Science 

    Minors Offered: Sport Management, Sport Media, Coaching 

    Sport Management is a comprehensive field of study that includes the management, marketing, promotion, communication, legal preparation, and financing of sport and recreation facilities, events, and organizations. The mission of the Sport Management Program is to provide students with coursework and field experiences that develop contemporary sport management knowledge, skills, and dispositions while encouraging contemplation of truth, community involvement, multicultural support, creative inquiry, and ethical values in sport and recreation settings. The vision of the Sport Management Program is to provide a culture of excellence in academic efforts for developing comprehensive sport management skills and talents needed in the professional field or graduate school.

    The sport management major adopts an interdisciplinary approach in developing skills and knowledge for effective decision making in sports organizations. It builds upon solid foundation in the liberal arts and a core program in business and economics. The major prepares students for career opportunities with professional and amateur sports teams and clubs and in sports media and sports-related services. Through a strong internship program, each student will demonstrate practical skills in a specific arena of sports industry.

    Requirements for a B.S. in Sport Management

    See course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisites          
    Students must complete the core requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in addition to the major requirements listed below.  
    ACT 210 Accounting for Financial Decision Making 3*
    ECN 207 Principles of Microeconomics 3*
    SPM 110 Sport Management 3*
    SPM 140 Sport Psychology 3*
    SPM 210 Sport Finance and Economics 3*
    SPM 220 Sport Marketing 3*
    SPM 296 Field Experience in Sport Management 3*
    SPM 310 Sport Event and Facility Management 3*
    SPM 333 Sport Communication 3*
    SPM 350 Sport Law 3*
    SPM 410 Sport Governance 3*
    SPM 496 Professional Experience in Sport Management 3*
    SPM 479 CORE: Sport Leadership and Ethics 3*
    Select two courses from the following: 6*
    BUS 220 Principles of Marketing  
    BUS 240 Management and Organization Behavior  
    FIN 325 Managerial Finance  
    Required Correlatives:  
    MTH 140 Introduction to Statistics 3
    CIS 107 Computer Applications 3
    Total Credits Required 51
    *used to calculate Major GPA  

    Students majoring in sport management may choose a minor from the following areas: Business Administration, Marketing, or Public Relations & Marketing Communications.

    Students interested in applying to the MBA 4+1 Program should complete a Business minor and ACT 210 and ACT 220.

    Requirements for a Minor in Sport Management

    See course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisites          
    SPM 110 Sport Management 3
    SPM 140 Sport Psychology 3
    SPM 210 Sport Finance and Economics 3
    SPM 220 Sport Marketing 3
    SPM 350 Sport Law 3
    Total Credits Required 15

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