Sport Management Course Descriptions
ACT 210 - Accounting for Financial Decision Making
A study of basic concepts and fundamentals underlying the measurement, valuation, analysis and communication of financial accounting information to external users for decision making and problem solving.
Co-requisites: CIS 107.
ACT 220 - Accounting for Managerial Decision Making
A study of basic concepts and fundamentals underlying the planning, controlling and communicating of managerial accounting information to internal users for decision making and problem solving.
Prerequisite: ACT 210 with a minimum grade of C-; or permission of instructor and
BUS 220 - Principles of Marketing
An introduction to the process of creating and fulfilling consumer and organizational needs through strategies involving the conception, pricing, promotion and distribution of ideas, goods, and services in a market economy.
BUS 240 - Management & Organizational Behavior
This course focuses on the role of the manager in contemporary business and explores behavioral science concepts and research directed toward understanding human behavior and management within organizations.
CIS 107 - Computer Applications
This course introduces computer literacy and electronic spreadsheets. Topics include computer systems, the Internet, functions and tools in electronic spreadsheets and their applications in business fields.
Not open to students with Credit for CIS 106, CIS 180, or CIS 203. Course will not
apply to a major in Computer Information Systems.
ECN 207 - Principles of Microeconomics
A basic study of the decision making behavior of individuals, households, firms, industries,
and other economic units regarding resource allocation. Students will explore how
markets function to coordinate the economic activities of different economic units.
Topics include scarcity, opportunity cost, demand and supply, consumption, production,
market structures, and profit maximization.
FIN 325 - Managerial Finance
A study of the forms of business organization, the financial organization of business
activities, and financial decision theory.
Prerequisite: ACT 210 or ACT 205; ECN 205 or ECN 207-208; MTH 140.
MTH 140 - Introduction to Statistics
An introduction to the basic concepts and computations used in statistical analysis as well as their application to problems in other disciplines, especially biology, business, education, and social sciences. Topics include the description of data graphically and numerically, the collection of data via samples and experiments, and the process of drawing inferences or conclusions from data.
The laboratory component of the course emphasizes conceptual understanding, interpretation
of statistical quantities, and written/oral communication and will require the use
of mathematical software.
Prerequisite: MTH 102 or placement.
SPM 110 - Sport Management
This course is an introduction to sport management topics. These topics include planning, marketing, financing, leading, and organizing sport and recreation organizations, events, and facilities. Sport law and sport ethics are also overviewed.
SPM 140 - Sport Psychology
This course is an introduction to the application of psychological principles to sport settings. Topics of the course include sport motivation, sport leadership, sport anxiety management, teamwork, injury recovery, visualization, personality in sport, and peak performance. This course will not satisfy the social science core requirement. Not open to students with Credit in PEH 140.
SPM 210 - Sport Finance & Economics
A study of the application of economic thinking to sport enterprises. It shows how economic and financial analyses pertaining to different aspects of sports including player compensation, labor relations, facility development, broadcast rights, and competitive structure, are employed in managerial decision making in amateur and professional sports.
Prerequisites: ECN 207, MTH 140, SPM 110.
SPM 220 - Sport Marketing
A study of basic marketing concepts with applications to sport organizations, both
amateur and professional. Topics include promotions and public relations, sport consumer
behavior, strategic market planning, marketing information management, marketing communications,
sponsorship, and fund raising.
SPM 296 - Field Experience in Sport Management
This course offers direct participation in sport management tasks of a sport organization
chosen by the student in alignment with the student’s career aspirations. Students
gain initial practical experience prior to the required professional experience in
the senior year. The student will have supervised participation of 80 clock hours
and in-class assignments.
The experience will be arranged with pre-meetings by the student, the Sport Management Program Coordinator, and the sport organization supervisor, and require 8 classroom meetings throughout the semester on dates listed in the course schedule.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and SPM 110. Not available to students with Credit for SPM 297.
SPM 310 - Sport Event & Facility Management
This course focuses on planning, maintaining, and managing sport events and multi-purpose sports facilities. Concentration is on the planning, implementation, and evaluation of sport events in addition to the design, maintenance, and full utilization of athletic facilities. Principles for effective management of sport events and facilities in both human and physical resources are stressed.
Prerequisites: SPM 110; junior standing.
SPM 333 - Sport Communication
Students in this course will examine the sport communication industry including the process and categories of sport communication. Knowledge to be learned includes personal and organization sport communication, sport mass media, sport communication services. Topics will include the history, career options, strategy, legal aspects, and technology of sport communication.
SPM 350 - Sport Law
A presentation of the basic legal system, its terminology, and principles as applied to professional and amateur sports. Emphasis is on identifying and analyzing legal issues. Topics to be addressed include right to participate, liability for injuries, legal status of sports organizations, risk management, assertion of legal rights, and crisis management. Other areas of sport industry law to be covered are contracts, tort liability, negligence, gender equity, sport labor relations, and selected current issues.
Prerequisites: SPM 110; junior standing.
SPM 410 - Sport Governance
Students in this course will examine local, national, and international governance structures that shape sport throughout the world. Knowledge to be learned includes the development, organization, and function of both professional and amateur sport governing bodies. Topics will include sport organization goals, structure, strategy, alliances, power, politics, conflict, change, decision making, leadership, effectiveness, and culture.
Prerequisites: SPM 110; junior standing.
SPM 479 - CORE: Reflections on Truth: Sport Leadership & Ethics
In this capstone seminar, multiple theoretical perspectives on sport leadership and ethics will be examined. As the culmination of coursework for Sport Management majors and the core curriculum, students will explore ethical leadership taking into account human nature and leading for the common good. Professional ethics, rights, justice, and responsibilities in sport leadership will also be discussed. Students will utilize scholarly research to recognize and critically analyze moral issues to develop a personal approach of social responsibility in sport leadership settings.
Prerequisites: Completion of junior seminar and SPM 296.
SPM 497 - Internship in Sport Management
This course offers direct and intensive professional participation in sport management tasks of a sport organization chosen by the student in alignment with the student’s career aspirations. The student will have supervised participation of 120 clock hours per 3 credit hours and in-class assignments. An approval application is required through the Sport Management Coordinator.
The experience will be arranged with pre-meetings by the student, the Sport Management Coordinator, and the sport organization supervisor. Students may take course up to 12 credit hours. SPM 497 may be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.
Prerequisites: SPM 296 and successful completion of the Sport Management application. Not available to students with credit for SPM 496.