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Course Requirements

Major in Sports Management

Business Core: (18 credits)

BUS 102 Business Components Assessment (0 credit)
BUS 202 Principles of Macro Economics (CoReq: BUS 102) (3 credits)
BUS 233 Marketing Principles (CoReq: BUS 102) (3 credits)
BUS 241 Business Law (3 credits)
BUS 315 Management & Business Ethics (MC II, WI) (3 credits)
BUS 325 International Business (PreReq: BUS 202) (3 credits)
BUS 357 Consumer Behavior (PreReq: BUS 233) (3 credits)

Sports Management Core: (30 credits)

SPT 101 Introduction to Sports Management (3 credits)
SPT 205 Sport Accounting and Finance (3 credits)
SPT 300 Legal Issues in Sports Management (PreReq: SPT 101) (3 credits)
SPT 310 Social Aspects of Sports (PreReq: SPT 101; SOC 100) (3 credits)
SPT 320 Sports Psychology (PreReq: SPT 101; PSY 100) (WI) (3 credits)
SPT 330 Leadership and Governance in Sports (PreReq: SPT 101) (3 credits)
SPT 340 Sports Event and Venue Management (PreReq: SPT 101) (3 credits)
SPT 350 Sports Marketing (PreReq: SPT 101; BUS 233) (3 credits)
SPT 480 Strategic Management in the Sports Industry (PreReq: Senior Status) (3 credits)
SPT 495 Internship in Sports Management (PreReq: Senior Status; Instructor's Permission) (3 credits)

Courses Required in Other Disciplines: (21 credits)

CIS 110 Microcomputer Application: Spreadsheets (3 credits)
COM 102 Public Speaking (3 credits)
COM 350 Organizational Communication (3 credits)
ENG 201 Business Writing (PreReq: ENG 101 or equivalent) (3 credits)
FCS 119 Essential Concepts for Health and Fitness 
(3 credits)
FCS/SPT 213 Nutrition for Fitness and Physical 
Performance (3 credits)
MTH 115 Introduction to Statistics (PreReq: MTH 095 or equivalent) (3 credits)

Mission Core: (6 credits)

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

Foundations: (17-19 credits)

ENG 101 Composition I (3 credits)
ENG 102 Composition II (PreReq: ENG 101) (3 credits)
GOV 101 U.S. & MO Constitutions (1 credit) OR GOV 230 American National Government (3 credits)
INT 199 Information Navigation and Evaluation (1 credit)
*Foundations Requirements also met above with CIS 110, COM 102, ENG 201, and MTH 115

Pillars:  (18 credits)

Social & Behavioral Sciences
            PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
            AND
            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 (9 credits – one above 200-level)

Met above with ENG 201, BUS 315, and SPT 320

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