Sport Management, B.S.

Students already enrolled in the BS in sport management program have the option of completing the existing BS in sport management curriculum or transitioning to the BS in business administration with a sport management concentration. Beginning fall 2017, no new students will be admitted to the BS in sport management.

The sport management major prepares students for a wide range of management positions in the sport industry and/or for graduate study in sport management, business management, or law. A core curriculum in sport management and media provides an understanding and appreciation of all aspects of sport — its historical and cultural development, as well as its sociological, economic, and political dimensions. A core curriculum in management, with specialty courses in sport management, provides knowledge and skill in the areas of organization, finance, law, personnel, and marketing. The application of management principles to the sport enterprise distinguishes this degree program. Students are encouraged to select a minor in their area of interest or related to their career goals. Graduates of this program are well prepared to assume positions in college, professional, and amateur sports offices, event management, marketing firms, sport agencies, international sports offices, and related fields.


General requirements32
Degree specific requirements39
Integrative Core Curriculum 122-23
Complementary Liberal Arts - Required13
Elective credits 213-14
Total Credits120

Degree Requirements 

Computer Science
COMP 11000Computers and Information Technologies3
Mathematics 1
Select one of the following:4
Fundamentals of Applied Calculus
Calculus for Decision Making
Calculus I
MATH 14400Statistics for Business, Economics and Management 24
Social Sciences
ECON 12100Principles of Macroeconomics 23
ECON 12200Principles of Microeconomics3
Communication Skills
CMST 11000Public Communication3
or CMST 11500 Business & Professional Comm
FINA 31100Business Finance3
Sport Management and Media
SPST 29500Social Aspects of Sport3
Select 6 credits of the following:6
History of Sport
International Sport Administration
Sport: Philosophical Perspectives
Youth Sport in America
Sport in Film and Literature
The Olympic Games
The Evolution of Sport Media
Sport Internet Marketing
Sport in the Civil Rights Movement
Specific Requirements
SMGT 11000Introduction to Sport Management3
SPMM 11200 or approved substitute
SMGT 33500Sport Event and Facility Management3
SMGT 30300Sport Law I3
SMGT 26500Policy and Governance in Sport Organization3
SMGT 32600Sport Marketing and Sales3
SMGT 36500Sport Economics3
SMGT 38500Advanced Sport Marketing3
SMGT 41500Strategic Management in Sport3
ACCT 22500Financial Accounting3
ACCT 22600Management Accounting3
MGMT 20600Organizational Behavior and Management3
GBUS 20300Legal Environment of Business I3
Total Credits68