Sports Management

Bachelor of Science

DescriptionDegree Requirements

Combine your passion for sports with your interest in business with the Sports Management major. You’ll explore and practice business skills essential to a successful career in sports-related industries.

This unique curriculum incorporates marketing principles, management techniques, event planning, public relations, business law, accounting, and human resources as they relate to sports and athletics.

Upper-level courses and practicum experiences will provide you with practical knowledge in athletic event coordination, sports facilities management, and sports marketing.

By going deep beneath the surface of sports as entertainment and recreation, you’ll gain an understanding of business through sports. What you’ll learn through this major will be transferable to numerous professional opportunities.

The Bachelor of Science in Sports Management is a collaborative effort between the College of Business Administration and the Department of Health and Human Performance. It encompasses a unique blend of course offerings from both entities to form a major that prepares students for managerial careers in athletics, fitness, recreation, stadium/arena facilities, and sports marketing industries. Students are required to complete a practical experience to provide opportunity to apply classroom theory.

Degree Requirements (120 credits)


BU 1100 Business Computer Applications (TECO) 3
BU 1152 Financial Accounting 3
BU 2262 Management Accounting 3
BU 2290 Organizational Communications (WRCO) 3
BU 2450 Principles of Marketing 3
BU 2480 Business Law I 3
BU 3210 Financial Management 3
BU 3240 Information Technology 3
BU 3300 Operations Management 3
BU 3420 Organizational Behavior (DICO) 3
BU 3430 Sports Law 3
BU 3450 Sports Marketing 3
BU 4220 Strategic Management (INCO) 3
CC 2200 Introduction to Sports Management 3
CC 3300 Sports Facilities Management 3
CC 3670 Organization and Administration of Physical Education and Athletics 3
CC 3780 Sport in Society 3
Group A – complete one of the following: 3-4
CC 3881 Sports Management Practicum
CC 4881 Sports Management Internship
EC 2550 Macroeconomics (GACO) 3
EC 2560 Microeconomics 3
Mathematics Foundations – complete one of the following: 3
MA 2200 Finite Mathematics (QRCO)
MA 2490 Applied Calculus I (QRCO)
MA 2550 Calculus I (QRCO)
Quantitative Reasoning in the Discipline Connection – complete one of the following: 3
BU 2240 Business Statistics (QRCO)
MA 2300 Statistics I (QRCO)
General Education:
EN 1200 Composition 3
IS 1111 The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry 3
CTDI Creative Thought Directions 6
PPDI Past and Present Directions 6
SIDI Scientific Inquiry Directions 6-8
SSDI Self and Society Directions 6
WECO Wellness Connection 3
Electives 21-18
CC 3881 requires a 2.00 minimum cumulative grade point average. CC 4881 requires a 2.70 minimum cumulative grade point average.

*All course information is from the 2016-2017 Catalog.


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