Sports Management

Bachelor of Science


General Education Requirements (27 credits)

CTA 226 Integrating Excel into Business Problem Solving

ECO 105 Available Online Fundamentals of Economics

ENG 121 Available Online English Composition I

ENG 122 Available Online English Composition II

ENG 131 Available Online Public Speaking

HUM 360 Available Online Human World Views: 3500 BCE–1650 AD

HUM 361 Available Online Human World Views: 1650 AD–Present

MAT 121 Available Online College Math I

PHI 100 Available Online  Introduction to Critical Thinking

Humanities Electives (6 credits)

Natural Science Elective (3 credits)

Social Science Electives (6 credits)

Select two courses from the following:
PSY 101 Available Online Introduction to Psychology
SOC 101 Available Online Introduction to Sociology
History/Political Science Elective

Business Core (33 credits)

BAC 101 Available Online Accounting I

BAC 102 Available Online Accounting II

BBM 201 Available Online Principles of Management

BBM 301 Available Online Organizational Behavior

BBM 320 Available Online Business Communications

BBM 402 Available Online Strategic Management

MIS 320 Available Online Management Information Systems

FIN 305 Available Online Financial Management

MAT 122 Available Online College Math II

MAT 308 Available Online Inferential Statistics

Choose one of the following:
BBM 411 Available Online Operations and Systems Management
HRM 311 Available Online Human Resource Management

Sports Management Program Core (30 credits)

The College of Business programs require a minimum grade of "C" for program core courses. Students receiving a grade lower than "C" in any required program core course must retake that course.

SPM 301 Available Online Legal and Ethical Issues in Sports

SPM 302 Available Online Sociology of Sports

SPM 305 Available Online Sports Management I

SPM 306 Available Online Sport Media Relations

SPM 405 Available Online Sports Management II

SPM 406 Available Online Sport Facilities Management and Planning

SPM 407 Available Online Sports Marketing and Promotions

SPM 408 Available Online Financing Sport Operations

SPM 490 Sports Management Internship I

SPM 491 Sports Management Internship II

Sports Management Business Electives (9 credits)

Recommended electives in this category are as follows:

PSY 353 Available Online Sports Psychology

SPM 200 Available Online Science of Coaching

SPM 210 Available Online Sports in America

SPM 304 Available Online Current Issues in Sports Management

SPM 309 Sports and Athletic Fundraising

Free Electives (6 credits)

Note: Spanish fluency can be of great value In a number of sports management positions. Students should consider the following courses as their elective choices:

SPA 301 Practical Spanish 1

SPA 302 Practical Spanish 2

SPA 306 Spanish for Business and Finance

Concentration in NonProfit Management

The nonprofit industry is one of the fastest growing employers. The industry is seeking out marketers, HR professionals, and managers with an interest in strategic planning within the nonprofit industry. This nonprofit concentration will focus on the following content areas: Introduction to nonprofits, fiscal management, advocacy and public policy, and one specific identified nonprofit course in the student’s program. There are four core courses in the concentration and one specific program course or an internship. Two of the courses are shared between the College of Behavioral Science and the College of Business. This is a concentration for bachelor’s degrees in Business Management, Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management, and Sports Management.

Core Requirements (12 credits)

NFP 301 Available Online Intro to Nonprofit Agencies

NFP 302 Available Online Management of the Nonprofit Organization

NFP 303 Foundations of Fiscal Management for Nonprofit

NFP 304 Advocacy and Public Policy

Program Specific Requirements (3 credits)

Students can choose ONE of the following 5 courses:

BMK 339 Marketing for Nonprofits

FIN 331 Finance for Nonprofit

HRM 361 Human Resource Management in Public and Nonprofit Organizations

NFP 307 Fundraising for Nonprofits

SPM 309 Sports and Athletics Fundraising

*Students may substitute any program specific course for an alternate NFP course of their choosing or an internship.

Total concentration courses are five courses equaling 15 credits.

This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2015-2016 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2015 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.