Sport Management, B.S. Program - Total (120 Credit Hours)

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 (Area F)
(18 Credit Hours)

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

Major Requirements for Sport Management Core
(36 Credit Hours)

Sport Management Core (24 Credit Hours)

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

Sport Management Senior Experience (12 Credit Hours)

SM 4950:Senior Internship in Sport Management

Free Electives

Sport Management Electives (15 Credit Hours)
Select 15 credit hours from the following courses.

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 4490:Special Topics in Sport Management
SM 4600:Research Methods in Sport Management
SM 4650:Sports Analytics

Free Electives (9 Credit Hours)
Select 9 credit hours from approved KSU curriculum.

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.