The Sports Management program prepares undergraduate students for professional careers in Sports Management in both the private and public sectors.
The program is designed to assist students in acquiring organizational and managerial expertise in the health, fitness, and sports management fields as well as to assist students in gaining an understanding of personnel management and supervisory dynamics. The Sports Management Program is dedicated in ensuring that students acquire the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to launch careers in professional companies in Sport Administration and Athletic Training Management. Graduates are encouraged to seek job and career opportunities globally.
The curriculum of the Sports Management program enables students to gain extraordinary and theoretical knowledge from courses, such as Sport Governance and History, Facility & Equipment/Event Management, Community Recreation & Fitness, Sports, Ethics & the Law, and Organization & Administration of Recreation.
Students in the Department of Sport and Entertainment Management should complete 120 credit hours by taking 40 credit hours from the General Education Requirements in consultation with their academic advisors, 39 credit hours in the College of Business core courses, 24 credit hours in accounting, 6 credit hours in business electives, 7 credit hours in general electives and 4 credit hours in CSU requirements.
Students also gain valuable and practical experience by completing both a practicum and an internship in the professional sports community.
All students must complete 40 credit hours of General Education Requirements. Majors must fulfill the mathematics GER by completing MATH 131 (College Algebra: Math and Sciences). They must also fulfill the second social science option by taking ECON 211 (Principles of Economics I)
The objective of a minor in Sport Management is to provide students with sport management knowledge to supplement their majors or pursue alternative careers in sport management. College of Business students are required to take a minimum of 18 credit hours of management courses achieving at least a grade of "C" in each course.
Non-Business students are required to complete ECON 103 (Introduction to Business & Entrepreneurial Economics) SPMT 101 (Sport Governance and History), and 12 credit hours of 300 level or above management elective courses to complete a minor.
The following is a sample plan of study for the Sport Administration Concentration. This is not intended as a self-advising guide or as a substitute for seeing your academic advisor about your specific plan of study. Please speak to an advisor before choosing your course load each semester.