Sport Management Program Requirements

The B.S. in Sport Management major provides you with the opportunity to study the business aspects of sport and the role of sport in society. It also allows you to explore career opportunities through coursework and practical experience.

You will examine common principles in the sport industry (management, marketing, finance, law) and apply them to the various segments of the industry (amateur and professional, events and facilities, sport management and marketing agencies, and sporting goods).

Sport occupies a prominent role in our popular culture as well. As such, you will analyze societal issues such as drugs, violence, gambling, and discrimination based on race, ethnicity, and gender.

B.S. in Sport Management


Please Note: The Undergraduate Catalog contains the most current Sport Management program information, including requirements and course descriptions.


Sport Management Required Courses

(32/35 credits)

  • SPST 100 – Introduction to Sport Management
  • SPST 105 – Sport Industry Seminar (1)
  • SPST 240 – Sport Law
  • SPST 280 – Theory and Behavior of Sport Organizations
  • SPST 320 – Sport Marketing and Promotions
  • SPST 380 – Sales and Client Services
  • SPST 390/391 – Practicum
  • SPST 399 – Research and Evaluation
  • SPST 401 – Sport Business and Finance
  • SPST 420 – Policy in Sport
  • SPST 490 – Internship
  • SPST 495 – Senior Seminar (1)

Sport Management Electives

(9 credits)

Choose three Sport Management electives from the following two areas (must take at least one course from each area).

Human Relations Electives

  • SPST 201P – P3 Sport and Society
  • SPST/HIST 203 – History of Sport
  • SPST 205 – CC Gender and Sport
  • SPST/PSYC 212 – Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity
  • SPST 225P – P3 Sport and American Culture
  • SPST 235 – LC Ethics in Sport
  • SPST 270 – P5 Cultural Understanding Through Sport Film
  • SPST/COMM 375 – Public Relations in Sport

Business Electives

  • SPST 231 – College Athletics
  • SPST 250 – Facility and Operations Management
  • SPST 260 – Sport and Recreation Management
  • SPST/ECON 330 – Economics of Sport
  • SPST 350 – Negotiation and Athlete Representation
  • SPST 365D – CC International Sport
  • SPST 440 – Professional Sport and the Law
  • SPST 450 – Events and Sales Seminar
  • SPST 460 – Event Planning and Sponsorship Sales
  • SPST 497 – Baseball Ops Challenge

Required Liberal Arts Courses

(15 credits)

  • COMM 253 – Business Communication
  • CSCI 150 – P4 Introduction to High Technology
  • ECON 105C – P3 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 221 – SQ Statistics I
  • REST 386D – Morality in Business - OR -
  • PHIL 273C – Business Ethics

Required Accounting and Management Courses

(12 credits)

  • ACCT 101 – Principles of Accounting I
  • ACCT 102 – Principles of Accounting II
  • MGMT 211 – Managing Team and Organizational Behavior
  • MGMT 221 – Introduction to Marketing

Total: (68-71 credits)

A Minor in Another Discipline

The interdisciplinary nature of the Sport Management program provides you with a broad perspective of sport as business and its role in society. To narrow your perspective, you are strongly encouraged to minor in one of the following related areas: Accounting, Economics, Communication/Journalism, Computer Applications, Management (General Business, Finance, Marketing), Pre-Law, Psychology, or Sociology.

Practicum and Internship Courses

An important part of the Sport Management major is the experiential learning opportunities offered through the practicum and internship courses. These courses allow you to learn more effectively by applying classroom theory to real work experience.

Learn more about these unique aspects of the Sport Management major on the Internships and Practicum page!

Sport Management Minor

Required Courses

  • SPST 100 – Introduction to Sport Management (3)

Choose two: (6 credits)

  • SPST 240 – Sport Law
  • SPST 280 – Theory and Behavior in Sport Organizations
  • SPST 320 – Sport Marketing and Promotions
  • SPST 401 – Sport Business and Finance

Electives

  • Three Sport Management electives: (9 credits)

Total: (18 credits)

Note: An internship in Sport Management is not available to a student who minors in the department. Only one course taken to meet a student's major requirement may also be applied to the Sport Management minor. A grade point average of 2.00 is required for all courses taken in residence that may be applied to the minor.

Recommended progression of courses required for the B.S. Sport Management major. Students should consult "Core Requirements" for a complete description of the College's Core.


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