Undergraduate Catalog

Sport Management and Business Administration (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science in Sport Management and Business Administration prepares students for positions within the professional, collegiate, corporate, commercial, governmental, or recreational sport industry, as well as graduate study. The Sport Management and Business Administration program requires a total of 120 semester hours, including 30 credit hours specific to Sport Management and an additional 30 hours in Business Core courses. A minimum grade of C is required in all required courses which fulfill distribution requirements, a general elective requirement, business core courses, and major courses.

Academic Good Standing for B.S. in Sport Management and Business Administration

By the end of the first semester of study, Sport Management and Business Administration student majors must have earned at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA. Students not meeting or maintaining the program cumulative GPA requirement will be notified and given one additional semester to meet or exceed the minimum cumulative GPA. If at the end of the second semester of study the student still has not earned the required program cumulative GPA, they will be dismissed from the major.

Program Goals

It is expected that graduating students from the Sport Management and Business Administration program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate content knowledge in the field of Sport Management and be able to apply the concepts of planning, organizing, leading, and developing organizational goals to sport organizations;
  2. Create and professionally present a sport business plan, a strategic plan, and a policy plan that evaluates financial strengths, budgets and sources of revenues, and expenses relevant to sport organizations;
  3. Apply fundamental marketing concepts to the sport industry, create marketing plans, evaluate market segments and predict consumer behavior;
  4. Explain and judge fundamental legal concepts relevant to tort, contract, and constitutional law, and how they apply to the sport management field; and
  5. Summarize, identify, and explain how ethical behavior influences and shapes sport in society using techniques of discovery and critical thinking to solve problems, evaluate outcomes, and effectively produce, interpret, and analyze written, oral, and multimedia presentations in sport management-related settings.

Bachelor of Science (120 credits)

University Distribution – Including Corequisites (45 credits)

Required Courses

MAT-108PRECALCULUS MATHEMATICS FOR BUSINESS

3

MAT-152ELEMENTARY PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS

3

ECO-201PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS

3

ECO-202PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS

3

PHI-292INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS

3

ART-205GRAPHIC DESIGN FOUNDATIONS

3

ART-205: strongly recommended but not required

Note: Corequisites must be completed with a grade of C

Business Core (30 credits)

ACC-201FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

3

ACC-202MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

3

BUS-239BUSINESS LAW I

3

BUS-315INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS

3

MGT-305ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND MANAGEMENT

3

MGT-325BUSINESS PROCESSES AND SUPPLY CHAIN MGT

3

MKT-306PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING

3

BUS-311APPLICATIONS OF STATISTICS IN BUSINESS

3

FIN-319MANAGERIAL FINANCE

3

MGT-352HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

3

General Electives – Including Corequisite (15 credits)

CS-180INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL LITERACY

3

ORI-100FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE SEMINAR

1

Note: It is strongly recommended that all new first-time college students (freshmen with no college credits) in the School of Business take ORI-100 in their first semester. ORI-100 can be taken as a CR/NC course or for a letter grade. Students not taking ORI-100 must complete a one credit general elective instead.

Sport Management Core Requirements (30 credits)

SMB-250SPORT & REC MGT

3

SMB-360RECREATIONAL PROGRAMMING

3

SMB-380FACILITY DESIGN AND EVENT MANAGEMENT

3

SMB-440SPORT MKT PROMO & FUND

3

SMB-444FIN APPLICATION SPORT

3

SMB-480CONTEMPORARY ISSUES & ETHICS IN SPORT

3

SMB-470SPORT MANAGEMENT LAW

3

SMB-499INTERNSHIP

3 to 12

Note: No more than 9 credits of transferred courses will be accepted as applying to any School of Business major.