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Sports Management - Program Description

The BBA in Sport Management prepares individuals for professional careers within sport organizations, such as non-profit companies, commercial and private enterprises, government/public sector jobs, and various levels of professional sports.

The BBA in Sports Management will develop capable sport management professionals able to apply creative communication, leadership, and managerial skills in an array of positions in the sport industry. These positions can include sports administration, sales, marketing, public relations, information and media, operations, facilities, and event management. The program offers an exciting array of sports management courses that provide students experiential learning opportunities and hands-on application throughout their journey. The program also offers various culminating experience options that include applied senior level courses and/or senior research project and/or semester internship.

Students In This Major:

  • Will be prepared to be effective managers and leaders in the various skills, roles, and functions of sport management professionals.
  • Develop communication and technical skills needed to be effective professionals in various sport management settings.
  • Will gain valuable hands-on experience and developmental insights from applied learning opportunities throughout the program.

Admission Requirements:

  • Students must have prerequisites to enroll in a Math GER 1 course. (Math A Exam plus 1 year) and ENGL 101.
  • Students transferring into the 2nd semester or later of the program must have completed a Math GER 1 course with a 2.0, and Basic Communications GER 10 with at least a 2.5.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (Curriculum 0182)

Semester I Credits

BSAD 100 Introduction to Business 3
ENGL 101
ENGL 102
Expository Writing (GER 10) OR
Oral and Written Expression (GER 10)
3
MATH Math (GER 1) 3-4
  GER - Intro Soc. recommended 3
  GER (4,5,6,7,8,9) 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15-16

Semester II Credits

ACCT 101 Foundations of Financial Accounting 4
ECON 103 Microeconomics 3
SPMT 101 Foundations of Sports Management 3
  GER (4,5,6,7,8,9) 3
  GER (4,5,6,7,8,9) 3
  TOTAL CREDITS 16

Semester III Credits

BSAD 201 Business Law I 3
SPMT 240 Sports Governance 3
FSMA 210 Introduction to Finance 3
  Natural Science (GER 2) 3-4
  GER (4,5,6,7,8,9) 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15-16

Semester IV Credits

BSAD 301 Principles of Management 3
BSAD 350 Principles of Marketing 3
SPMT 241 Legal Issues in Sport 3
SPMT 242 Sports Finance 3
  GER (1-10) 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Semester V Credits

BSAD 310 Human Resource Management 3
SPMT 202 Sport in Society 3
SPMT 203 Leadership for Sports Professionals 3
SPMT 307 Sports Marketing 3
SPMT 411 Sports Public Relations* 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Semester VI Credits

SPMT 306 Sports Operations & Facilities Management 3
SPMT 308 Sports Event Management 3
BSAD 319 Professional Ethics 3
  U/L Program Elective 3
  General Elective 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Semester VII Credits

SPMT 410 Orientation to Culminating Experience 1
  U/L Program Elective 3
  U/L Program Elective 3
U/L Program Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
TOTAL CREDITS 16

Semester VIII Credits

SPMT 421
SPMT 422
Sports Management Internship OR
Senior Project and U/L Program Electives
6-15
3-15
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Recommended Program Electives

SPMT 311 Sports Information 3
SPMT 312 Sports Entrepreneurship 3

SPMT 412

Sport Sales and Sponsorship 3
SPMT 413 Contemporary Issues in College Sport Administration 3
SPMT 414 Labor Relations in Sport 3
Other upper level BSAD, ECON, FSMA, HEFI courses may also be accepted as Program Electives with permission of Program Director

* Fulfills writing intensive requirement.

** Courses under development

U/L = Upper Level Courses (300/400)
GER = General Education Requirement

NOTE: Sports Management students must meet seven out of ten General Education Requirements including one and ten, 30 total General Education Requirements, and successfully complete the SUNY Canton Computer Competency requirement.

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