Catalog 2021-2022

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SPM 312 Management Concepts in Sport

This course will provide students with general knowledge of the most important topics involved in the management of sport. An emphasis will be placed on the process of managing including planning, organizing, implementing and controlling and relating these areas to sport-specific context. Other topic areas such as motivation, leadership, decision making, problem solving, human resource management, communication, rewards and evaluation will be addressed.
Credit Hours: 3
(W)

Prerequisites

SPM 290 or ESC 110.

SPM 315 Contemporary Issues in Sport Management

This course investigates several contemporary issues in modern sport management. The subject matter will focus on current events, topics, and implications surrounding specific areas of sport management selected by the instructor. Students will be exposed to situations in sport management which will test the analytical decision making, ethical decision making, and critical thinking skills.
Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites

SPM 290 or permission of the instructor.

SPM 374 International Sport Management

The objective of this course is to increase awareness and understanding of international sport management around the world. The course focus is on sport and culture throughout South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. Students will be able gain an in-depth understanding of the differences between the U.S. sport model in comparison to other international sport models.
Credit Hours: 3
(IG)

Prerequisites

SPM 290 or by permission of the instructor.

SPM 375 History of the Modern Olympic Games

The Olympics are the foundation of organized sport throughout the world. This course will explore the political, social, cultural and economic impact the games have had on society. It will also examine the administrative functions of governing bodies of professional and amateur sport across the world.
Credit Hours: 3
(IG) (SS if not used to fulfill an SPM major requirement)

Prerequisites

SPM 290 or by permission of the instructor.

SPM 385 Media Relations and Communication in Sport

This course will provide a framework for understanding the connection between the informational and commercial sides of sport information management. Emphasis will be placed on allowing future sport managers the opportunity to acquire and refine effective ways of communicating, both internally and externally, with all their constituencies.

Credit Hours: 3
(W)

Prerequisites

SPM 290.

SPM 390 Financial Issues in Sport

An in-depth study of the administrative and financial policies, standards and procedures involved in the sport management profession and related fields.

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites

SPM 290, ACC 202 and ECO 204.

SPM 395 Sport Marketing/Fundraising

Studies marketing, fund-raising and promotion techniques as they apply to the sports business.  The course is designed to provide students with a broad and contemporary overview of the sport marketing field. This course will compare and contrast the field of sport and entertainment marketing with the practices and applications of mainstream marketing. Sport marketing is designed for students to study sport marketing theories and practical applications and principles by specifically learning about marketing information systems, pricing strategies, media relations, promotional methods and endorsements.

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites

SPM 290, ACC 202, and ECO 204.

SPM 397 Legal Issues and Risk Management in Sport

This course is designed as an overview of the legal issues most often encountered in sport. The course emphasizes tort, contract and select areas of constitutional, statutory, labor and commercial law. Students become aware of the rights of participants, athletes, coaches, managers, teachers, referees and others engaged in amateur and professional sport.

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites

SPM 290 or athletic training major.

SPM 399 Global Sport Management

Sport serves as a global language bridging many cultural, social, and political barriers. As an industry, sport accounts for about 5% of the worldwide economy. This is a travel course that will provide students an experiential learning experience in the global marketplace. Interested students enroll in this on-campus portion of this course during the semester prior to the travel abroad offering (SPM 399A). This course examines strategic, operational, cultural and technological factors to prepare future business leaders for success in the competitive sport marketplace. The course, along with completion of SPM 399A can be substituted for SPM 375 History of Modern Olympics or SPM 374 International Sport Management.

Credit Hours: 2
(IG)

Prerequisites

SPM 290

SPM 399A Global Sport Management - Travel Abroad

Sport serves as a global language bridging many cultural, social, and political barriers. As an industry, sport accounts for about 5% of the worldwide economy. This is a travel course that will provide students an experiential learning experience in the global marketplace. Interested students enroll in the on-campus portion of this course during the semester prior to this offering (SPM 399). While abroad, the class tours sports venues, attend matches, speaks to and interacts with sport professionals in the global marketplace, volunteers and visits historical sites. The travel component may last 10-14 days. This course examines strategic, operational, cultural and technological factors to prepare future business leaders for success in the competitive sport marketplace. The course, along with completion of SPM 399 can be substituted for SPM 375 History of Modern Olympics or SPM 374 International Sport Management.
Credit Hours: 2

Prerequisites

SPM 290