Sport Management Curriculum

The curriculum is offered in a traditional model based on students enrolling in either the Fall or Spring semester. Students who plan to graduate in 8 semesters will need to take between 15–17 credit hours per semester throughout their program of study in order to be eligible to complete the required 12 credit hours of internship during the graduating semester. The internship should be taken alone and not in conjunction with other courses; therefore, all other university coursework should be completed prior to the terminal semester. Summer course offerings are intermittent and are not guaranteed; therefore, students should not assume that needed courses will be offered during summer sessions. 

General Education Requirements

See the Undergraduate Catalog

Lower Division Major Requirements

SM 2100:Introduction to Sport Management
SM 2200:History and Contemporary Aspects of Sport
SM 2300:Legal Aspects of Sports
SM 2400:Sports Information and Media
ACCT 2100:Introduction to Financial Accounting
ECON 2100:Principles of Microeconomics

Upper Division Major Requirements

Sport Management Core
SM 3100:Sports Sociology and Psychology
SM 3200:Leadership and Management of Sport Organizations
SM 3300:Sport Event Management
SM 3400:Sport Facility Design and Management
SM 3500:Sponsorship and Fundraising in Sport
SM 4700:Sports Economics
SM 4800:Sports Finance
SM 4900:Senior Seminar in Sport Management
SM 4950:Senior Internship in Sport Management

Sport Management Electives 
Select 18 hours from the following courses
(NOTE: A minimum of 9 hours must be 3000-level or above)

ACCT 2200:Introduction to Managerial Accounting
BLAW 2200:Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
COM 2129:Public Speaking
COM 2135:Writing for Public Communication
JOUR 3310:Concepts in New Media
JOUR 3330:News Reporting and Writing
PR 3335:Public Relations Principles
JOUR 3340:Digital Media Production
PR 3375:Public Relations Writing
JOUR 4420:Advanced Media Writing
MENT 4430:Media Management
ECON 2200:Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 4550:The Economics of Strategy
ES 3100:Group Exercise Leadership
ES 3900:Physiology of Exercise
FIN 3100:Principles of Finance
HPE 3050:Coaching Principles
HPE 3395:Coaching Practicum
HPE 1000-level Activity courses (6 hours maximum)
MGT 3100:Management and Behavioral Sciences
MGT 4700:Hospitality Management
MKTG 3100:Principles of Marketing
MKTG 3800:Entertainment Marketing
MKTG 4650:Advertising
MKTG 4670:Promotional Strategy
MKTG 4750:Advanced Selling
MKTG 4870:Sports Marketing
MKTG 4880:Hospitality and Tourism Marketing
SM 3398:Internship
SM 3600:Sports Broadcasting
SM 3700:International Sport Governance
SM 3900:Foundations of Recreation and Leisure
SM 4200:Recreation Programming
SM 4300:Commercial Recreation and Tourism
SM 4400:Directed Study
SM 4490:Special Topics in Sport Management
SM 4650:Sports Analytics
SM 4600:Research Methods in Sport Management

Free Electives 

TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS: 120 Credit Hours (plus University-Wide Requirements) 

Students admitted to the program should work closely with their academic advisor to ensure a timely graduation. Students should plan ahead in order to sequence courses properly to meet all required pre-requisites (courses and Institutional GPA) before enrolling in a course.