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Sport Management Minor

Division of Education
Division of Education
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits in this minor: 26
This is an interdisciplinary program housed in the Division of Education. The program is administered by the sport management coordinator. Core courses in sport studies and athletics and in management build a foundation of knowledge and skills related to managing, planning, organizing, budgeting, leading, marketing, and evaluating within the context of an organization or department whose primary product or service is related to sport or physical activity. Carefully selected elective courses prepare students for graduate study (e.g., in business, law, or sport management) or a career in the sport or fitness industry (e.g., athletic director, sport agent, sport marketing, sport media, and managing professional and amateur sport organizations, parks and recreation areas, or sport governing bodies).
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
No grades below C- are allowed. Required courses including electives must be taken A-F, unless they are offered S-N only.
Sport Management Core
ECON 1111 - Principles of Microeconomics [SS] (4.0 cr)
MGMT 2101 - Principles of Accounting I (4.0 cr)
SSA 2302 - Introduction to Sport Management (4.0 cr)
SSA 2401 - Sociological Aspects of Sports [SS] (2.0 cr)
SSA 2402 - Psychological Aspects of Sports [SS] (2.0 cr)
SSA 3101 - Sport Industry Analysis [SS] (4.0 cr)
SSA 4101 - Planning and Programming of Athletic Facilities (4.0 cr)
or SSA 4102 - Organization and Administration of Athletics and Recreation (4.0 cr)
Elective Courses
Take four additional credits from MGMT 3xxx or above. Students interested in earning a management minor should see the management section of the catalog for additional information.
Take 4 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MGMT 3101 - Financial Management (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 3123 - Managerial Economics (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 3133 - Managerial Accounting (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 3141 - Business Law: The Legal Environment of Business (2.0 cr)
· MGMT 3142 - Business Law: Sales Law, Commercial Paper, and Forms of Business (2.0 cr)
· MGMT 3151 - Human Resources Management I [E/CR] (2.0 cr)
· MGMT 3152 - Human Resources Management II [HDIV] (2.0 cr)
· MGMT 3161 - Labor Management Relations I [E/CR] (2.0 cr)
· MGMT 3162 - Labor Management Relations II (2.0 cr)
· MGMT 3171 {Inactive} [SS] (2.0 cr)
· MGMT 3201 - Marketing Principles and Strategy (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 3221 - Management and Organization Theory (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 3513 - Negotiation (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 3701 - Organizational Behavior [SS] (4.0 cr)
 
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ECON 1111 - Principles of Microeconomics (SS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study of scarce resource allocation in a market economy. Supply and demand, consumer theory, theory of the firm, market structure, pricing of factors of production, income distribution and the role of government. prereq: high school algebra or instr consent
MGMT 2101 - Principles of Accounting I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
An introductory course in accounting principles and practices. Students develop an understanding of both the conceptual and procedural framework of accounting processes. Emphasis is placed on the preparation and communication of accounting information and the financial statements for proprietorships and partnerships.
SSA 2302 - Introduction to Sport Management
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Provides students with an overview of and a foundation in sport management. Topics include the history of sport management, the relevance of managerial concepts to sport, typical settings for sport managers, areas of study within sport management, sustainability in sport, and globalization and sport, among others.
SSA 2401 - Sociological Aspects of Sports (SS)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Sociological aspects of physical education, sports, and recreation and the implications this knowledge has for effective teaching, coaching, and athletic training.
SSA 2402 - Psychological Aspects of Sports (SS)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Psychological aspects of physical education, sports, and recreation and the implications this knowledge has for effective teaching, coaching, and athletic training. prereq: 2401
SSA 3101 - Sport Industry Analysis (SS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
An examination of the rapidly developing sports industry from a promotional and sales management perspective. Focus on sport promotion, sport consumers, sales, sponsorship, licensing, and e-commerce. prereq: 2302, Stat 1601 or Stat 2601 or instr consent
SSA 4101 - Planning and Programming of Athletic Facilities
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theories/techniques in administration/management of sport enterprises including the steps in planning/building facilities for athletics, physical education, and sport for college, professional, and public use. prereq: 3101
SSA 4102 - Organization and Administration of Athletics and Recreation
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Comprehensive analysis of organization and management of athletics and recreation. prereq: 3101
MGMT 3101 - Financial Management
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fundamental theories of financial management, their applications, and their limitations in solving real business problems. Emphasis on financial analysis, valuation of future cash flows, capital budgeting, risk and return, cost of capital. prereq: 2102, Econ 1111, Econ 1112, Stat 1601
MGMT 3123 - Managerial Economics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Development of the basic concepts of the microeconomic theories of consumer behavior, the firm, and market structure, in application to managerial decision-making contexts in the operation and control of business and non-profit organizations. [Note: no credit for students who have received credit for Econ 3201] prereq: 2101, Econ 1111, Math 1101 or Math 1021, Stat 1601 or Stat 2601 or instr consent
MGMT 3133 - Managerial Accounting
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 2102
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Managerial accounting is designed to help managers assess needed information to carry out three essential functions in an organization: planning operations, controlling activities, and making decisions. The emphasis of this course is placed on cost behaviors, various product costing methods, cost-volume-profit relationships, budgeting and control through standard costs, and other quantitative techniques used by management. prereq: 2102
MGMT 3141 - Business Law: The Legal Environment of Business
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to the legal environment in which business operates. Covers the sources of regulatory authority, including U.S. constitutional authority, judicial authority, and state and local regulatory systems; ethical business decision-making; tortious acts in the business world, intellectual property, and an introduction to contract law. prereq: 2101 or instr consent
MGMT 3142 - Business Law: Sales Law, Commercial Paper, and Forms of Business
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Covers sales law under the Uniform Commercial Code; negotiable instruments (i.e., the law of commercial paper); and principles of agency law. Provides an introduction to a wide variety of business organizational forms with in-depth emphasis on partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability corporations, corporate law, and securities law and regulation. This class complements MGMT 3141, and may be taken with or without having first taken 3141. prereq: 2101 or instr consent
MGMT 3151 - Human Resources Management I (E/CR)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
An introduction to the functional areas of human resource management through the use of case studies. Topics include legal issues, strategic and sustainability planning, recruitment, evaluation, compensation, and benefits. prereq: 2101 or instr consent
MGMT 3152 - Human Resources Management II (HDIV)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Topics in human resource management: evaluating employee performance, training and safety, sustainability and "lean manufacturing," labor relations, and international human resource management. prereq: 3151 or instr consent
MGMT 3161 - Labor Management Relations I (E/CR)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Historical development of labor relations and the legal framework governing collective bargaining. Labor relations law reform. Case studies from labor relations law. prereq: Econ 1111 or instr consent
MGMT 3162 - Labor Management Relations II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Issues in labor-management negotiation, grievances, wages and economic security plans, public policies toward collective bargaining. Case studies from labor arbitration. prereq: 3161 or instr consent
MGMT 3201 - Marketing Principles and Strategy
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Basic factors affecting policy and strategy issues in marketing. Economic, legal, behavioral, environmental, competitive, and technological factors as they affect product, pricing, promotion, and marketing-channel decisions. prereq: 2102, Stat 1601 or instr consent
MGMT 3221 - Management and Organization Theory
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Theory, research, and practice of management. Planning, organizing, leading, controlling. Emphasizes goals, policies, procedures. Factors and human relationships necessary to achieve organizational success. Organizational structure/culture. Changing environment in which businesses operate. prereq: 2101, Econ 1111 or instr consent
MGMT 3513 - Negotiation
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00918 - Mgmt 3513/Psy 3513
Prerequisites: 3221 or Psy 3501 or Psy/Mgmt 3701
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Same as Psy 3513. Examines the theoretical and applied aspects of negotiation. Topics include negotiation theory, strategy, skills and tactics, communication processes, global negotiation, and ethics. Use of negotiation simulations. prereq: 3221 or Psy 3501 or Psy/Mgmt 3701
MGMT 3701 - Organizational Behavior (SS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00926 - Mgmt 3701/Psy 3701
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Same as Psy 3701. Uses the theories and research of the behavioral sciences to understand how organizations function at the individual, group, and organizational levels. Topics include stress in the workplace; group dynamics; power, leadership, and attribution theory. prereq: Stat 1601 or Stat 2601, jr or sr