Plan of Study

Course Audit:

Intro to Sports Management: An overview of sport organizations that focuses upon organizational goals, issues related to organizational behavior, structure, function and design, strategy development, organizational environment, human resource management, decision-making strategies, managing conflict and change in an organization, and leadership strategies. An examination of governing bodies in professional and amateur sport organizations will be included. Completed Spring 2017.

Practicum in Sports Management: 50 hours Completed; this course will provide student with part-time work experience in the sport industry. Throughout the semester, this work is to be performed in no less than fifty hours, and should involve observation and assistance alongside a sport industry professional. Completed Spring 2017.
Financing in Sports Organizations: This course includes the study of financial theories and practical application as they impact sport revenues and expenditures; sources of revenue for financing sport, including public and private sectors, governments, memberships, fees, PSL’s, taxes, bonds and trademark licensing; and the familiarization with current issues and trends in financing sport. Expected Completion Fall 2017.

Sport in Society: This course will provide an introduction to the relationship between sport, culture, and the society in which it is embedded. It is an analysis of the social relations within the institution of sport. Topics include: international cultures in sport; violence and deviant behavior in sport; social stratification in sport; sport education; and societal beliefs, traditions, customs and the sport subculture. Expected Completion Fall 2017.

Law in Sport, Physical Education, Exercise Sciences and Leisure Activities: This course will provide students with an introduction to general legal principles and how those principles apply to various sport, exercise, and leisure settings. Legal concepts covered in the course include tort law, constitutional law, disability law, and contract law, which represents areas of the law most likely to impact students as they pursue various career paths related to sport settings, including physical education, fitness, exercise science, recreation, and sport. Students will also gain an understanding of risk management concepts, enabling them to identify and remedy risks to sport-related organizations. Completed Fall 2016.

Capstone in Sport Management: Methods and strategies focused upon management challenges in the Sport Industry. Emphasis on professional perspective, critical professional skills, relevance of ethical, legal, historical, and sociological concepts, application of theory and practice, and demonstration of skills in sport management through application of case reviews and research. Senior Status. Expected Completion Spring 2018.

Seminar: Advanced Sports Sales Strategies: Reports and discussions of topics of current interest in sport management. Topics may include trends and issues, international sport business, sport communication, and advanced sales and strategies in sports. Students may take each topic of the class for credit, up to eight credit hours total, providing no topic be repeated. Expected Completion Fall 2017.

Accounting Principles: Provides an understanding of the basics of financial accounting and reporting. It includes transaction analysis, recording of transactions in journals and ledgers, accounting for assets, liabilities and owner’s equity and preparation of financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Expected Completion Summer 2017.

Principles of Microeconomics: A study of behavior of individual economic units, such as the household and the firm, together with various market structures of product and resource markets. Expected Completion Summer 2017.

Business Ethics: Study of ethical principles and the application of ethical principles to situations relevant to decision-making in the professional and business world. Students will be expected to reflect on question-raising situations that demand careful, informed moral deliberation. Junior Status. Expected Completion Fall 2017.

Principles of Public Relations: The history, tools and theories of public relations. Studies how public relations fits into an organization’s maketing program; the practice, procedures and duties of public relations professionals; and tactics used to develop a communication plan consistent with the organizational goals. Completed Spring 2017.

Principles of Management: Survey of topics from several social science disciplines applied to the study of effective management and organizational strategy, structure and behavior. Topics includes planning, organizing, leadership, and control. Interrelationships examined between needs and expectations of the individual and organization and society. Expected Completion Fall 2017.



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