2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 20, 2024  
2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Sport Management [SPMG]


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The degree in sport management is focused on the business and governance of sport as it applies to sport organizations. For more information, contact the Sport Management Department .

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to: 

  1. Explain the fundamental principles of the sport management field such as but not limited to strategic management, sport marketing, sport finance, sport media and sport law.
  2. Identify the key concepts and procedures related to ethical "good practice" in situations specific to sport.
  3. Employ a variety of oral and written business communications.
  4. Express an understanding for individual differences and appreciate the benefits of all dimensions of diversity including but not limited to ethnicity, gender, age, physical differences, sexual orientation, race, and religion.
  5. Illustrate their competence to utilize current technology to perform vital tasks within the sport business realm.
  6. Apply critical thinking skills to practical scenarios and projects.
  7. Perform practical experience within the sport industry through fieldwork that demonstrates the fundamental sport management core courses.

Program Standard Grade Point Average 

The major GPA is calculated by all courses identified in the college catalog as required for the major. In addition, this program has an established program standard GPA which may be used to determine progress in the program.

  • Program Standard GPA
    • Minimum GPA of 2.5 in:

CAP 100; COM 100, 210, 230, 300;
ECO 111, 221, 366;
EXS 201, 290, 345, 410, 420, 450;
MAT 201;
MGT 250, 253, 254;
PED 434;
PSY 101, 201;
SPM 100-599

  • Sport Management Major Requirements
    • 75 credits in:

CAP 100; COM 100, 210, 230, 300;
ECO 111, 221, 366;
EXS 201, 290, 345, 410, 420, 450;
MAT 201;
MGT 250, 253, 254;
PED 434;
PSY 101, 201;
SPM 100-599

Admission Requirements for Internal Transfers

  1. Admission to the major is limited and application does not guarantee admission.
  2. Students wishing to major in sport management must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25 to be considered. 
  3. Students wishing to become majors by internally transferring from another major must submit an application that includes:
    a) change of major form
    b) personal statement explaining their interest in the major relative to their future academic and professional career interests.
  4. Students may be required to complete an additional interview with department faculty.

Career Potential

  • Sports marketing
  • Public relations
  • Event management
  • Sport administration
  • Ticket sales
  • Intercollegiate sports
  • Broadcasting
  • Social media 
  • Business analytics 

A. General Education and Liberal Arts: 33 credit hours


General Education Courses: 24 credit hours


C. SPMG Professional Electives: 6 credit hours minimum or select a concentration


At least three credit hours must be at the 300 level or above. Select a concentration for 12 credit hours or 6 credit hours for professional electives.

E. Required LASR Courses: 9 credit hours


F. Required Management and Economics Foundation: 15 credit hours


G. Free Electives: 3-15 credit hours


3 credit hours if students choose a concentration (see Section H); 15 credit hours if no concentration is chosen. At least 3 credit hours must be 300 level or above.

H. Optional Concentrations in Sport Management: 12 credit hours


1. Intercollegiate Administration Concentration [SPMG_IAC]: 12 credit hours


2. International Sport Management Concentration [SPMG_ISMC]: 12 credit hours


3. Sport Facilities and Event Management Concentration [SPMG_SFEM]: 12 credit hours


4. Sport Media and Information Technology Concentration [SPMG_SMITC]: 12 credit hours


5. Sport Sales and Marketing Concentration [SPMG_SSMC]: 12 credit hours


Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 121


Example of the bachelor's degree in Sport Management over four years


 General Education (GE); Foreign Language

Total credit hours for semester 16


First Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester 15


Total credit hours for semester 14


Second Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester 16


Third Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester 15


Third Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester 15


Fourth Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester 16


Total credit hours for semester 15


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