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Course Requirements – Sports Management

Major in Sports Management

Business Core: (18 credits)

BSA 100/BUS 102 Business Components Assessment (0 credit)
ECN 210/BUS 202 Principles of Macro Economics (CoReq: BSA 100/BUS 102)
MKT 210/BUS 233 Marketing Principles (CoReq: BSA 100/BUS 102)
BSA 210/BUS 241 Business Law
BSA 310/BUS 325 International Business (PreReq: ECN 210/BUS 202)
MGT 330/BUS 315 Management & Business Ethics (MC II, WI)
MKT 340/BUS 357 Consumer Behavior (PreReq: MKT 210/BUS 233)

Sports Management Core: (30 credits)

SPT 101 Introduction to Sports Management
SPT 205 Sport Accounting and Finance
SPT 300 Legal Issues in Sports Management (PreReq: SPT 101)
SPT 310 Social Aspects of Sports (PreReq: SPT 101; SOC 100)
SPT 320 Sports Psychology (PreReq: SPT 101; PSY 100) (WI)
SPT 330 Leadership and Governance in Sports (PreReq: SPT 101)
SPT 340 Sports Event and Venue Management (PreReq: SPT 101)
SPT 350 Sports Marketing (PreReq: SPT 101; MKT 210/BUS 233)
SPT 460/SPT 480 Strategic Management in the Sports Industry (PreReq: Senior Status)
SPT 495 Internship in Sports Management (PreReq: Senior Status; Instructor's Permission)

Courses Required in Other Disciplines: (21 credits)

CIS 110 Microcomputer Application: Spreadsheets
COM 102 Public Speaking
COM 350 Organizational Communication
ENG 201 Business Writing (PreReq: ENG 101 or equivalent)
FCS 119 Essential Concepts for Health and Fitness 

FCS/SPT 213 Nutrition for Fitness and Physical 
MTH 115 Introduction to Statistics (PreReq: MTH 095 or equivalent)

Mission Core: (6 credits)

INT 105 Culture and the Common Good (MC I)
(3 hours met through MGT 330/BUS 315 in Business Core)

Foundations: (minimum 17 credits)

Composition I & II (minimum 6 credits):
       ENG 101 Composition I
       ENG 102 Composition II (PreReq: ENG 101)
Oral Communication (minimum 3 credits):
       Met above with COM 102
Mathematics (minimum 3 credits):
       Met above with MTH 115
State and Local Government (minimum 1 credit):
       Select from "purple sheet"
Computer Information Systems (minimum 3 credits):
        Met above with CIS 110
Information Literacy (minimum 1 credit):
        INT 199 Information Navigation and Evaluation

Pillars:  (18 credits)

Social & Behavioral Sciences
            PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
            SOC 100 Survey of Sociology (3 credits)

Select five courses from these six Pillars (maximum one course from each Pillar); see “purple sheet” for specific course listings:

  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Literature
  • Fine Arts
  • Life Science
  • Physical Science

Bridges:  (3 credits)

Met above with PSY100 or SOC 100

Other Graduation Requirements: 

Religion or Theology course (3 credits)

Writing Intensive Requirement (6 credits – one above 200-level)

Met above with ENG 201, MGT 330/BUS 315, and SPT 320

Concentrations for Sports Management major include Accounting, Finance, and Management.