Bachelor of Business Administration in Sport Management

 

The management of sport organizations and programs is a recognized area of management and is accredited by the Commission on Sport Management (COSM). The B.B.A. in Sport Management is appropriate for students who wish to manage sport-related businesses, not-for-profit organizations such as fitness centers, community organizations such as the YMCA, and sport facilities such as stadiums.

 

The Sport Management major consists of the School of Business Core courses supplemented with courses in sport management and athletic equipment management. The program is based on a set of principles covering key content areas: the social, psychological and international foundations of sport; sport management; ethics; sport marketing; finance; accounting; economics; the legal aspects of sport; and integrative experiences involving strategic policies, internships, and a capstone experience.

 

The general track closely follows the COSM accreditation requirements, while the athletic equipment Management track focuses on the management of athletic equipment. The general track in Sport Management is designed to provide students with additional education and training in key areas important for sport management. These include the basic economic and social environment of sport business, the financing and operations of facilities, the marketing and managing of events, and an internship to apply the Sport Management courses to the solution of management problems in sport.


Curriculum

General Education Courses

Business Major Requirements: 37 credits

Sport Management Major Requirements 27 credits.

ECO 320 - ECONOMICS OF SPORT - 3 credits

FIN 320 - BUDGETING & FINANCING OF SPORT - 3 credits

MGT 376 - OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT - 3 credits

MGT 424 - BUSINESS ETHICS & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES - 3 credits

MKT 325 - SPORT MARKETING - 3 credits

SOC 450 - SOCIOLOGY OF SPORT - 3 credits

SPM 320 - PRINCIPLES OF SPORT MANAGEMENT - 3 credits

SPM 376 - SPORT FACILITIES & EVENT MANAGEMENT - 3 credits

SPM 470 - INTERNSHIP IN SPORT MANAGEMENT - 3 credits