Sports Management (SPM)
This course presents an introduction to the scope and responsibilities of a sports management career.
This course is a study of organized sports in contemporary society. Students will explore the complex nature of sports as a social institution. Issues such as race, gender, ethnicity, and social class will be examined as they relate to the sports industry. Additionally, students will explore the impact of economics, ethics, politics, religion, and the electronic or print media as a controlling influence in the sports world.
This course provides an overview of the skills required for managing a sports facility in the modern era. Topics will include facility site selection, construction planning and management, maintenance and operations, and the role of finance and budgeting in all phases of sports facility management.
This course explores the various techniques and strategies used in meeting the needs of consumers in the sports industry. This course also explores the use of sports in marketing companies, products, and services.
This course introduces the fundamentals of finance in sports including the application of financial concepts and the importance of finance in establishing sound sports management practices.