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.
These are the specialized courses you will have an opportunity to take for this degree option:
- Sports Law
- Sports marketing
- Introduction to Sports Management
- Sports Facilities Management
- Organization and Administration of Physical Education and Athletics
- Sport in Society
- Sports Management Practicum/Internship
- 7 Free Elective Courses
- Core courses ensure that students are prepared for diverse professional opportunities.
- General Education courses develop strong writing and critical thinking skills.
- Students may opt to take introductory courses, which will allow them to identify their strengths, before choosing a major.
- Applied activities and faculty with extensive experience bring the ‘real world’ into the
- Individualized career services are available to all students.
Breakdown of 120 credit business degree
Improve core skills essential to success
- First Year Seminar
- 2 Creative Thought Classes
- 2 Past and Present Classes
- 2 Scientific Inquiry Classes
- 2 Self and Society Classes
- Wellness Connection Classes
Build a solid foundation of business knowledge
- Finite Math or Calculus
- Business Statistics
- Financial Accounting
- Management Accounting
- Business Computer Applications
- Organizational Communications
- Principles of Marketing
- Business Law
- Financial Management
- Information Technology
- Operations Management
- Organizational Behavior
- Strategic Management
& Free Electives
Develop deeper and broader abilities
- Upper-level business classes and free electives
Sports Management, Bachelor of Science
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.
|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|
|EC 2550||Macroeconomics (GACO)||3|
|Mathematics Foundations - complete one of the following:||3|
|Quantitative Reasoning in the Discipline Connection - complete one of the following:||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|
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.