Curriculum & Courses

Requirements for a Bachelor of Business Administration in Sports Management

The following table summarizes all requirements for a Bachelor of Business Administration in sports management. To see the description of a particular course, click on its title. For one possible breakdown of the sports management major by semester, see the Plan of Study below.

 Requirements   Credits 
 Sports Management Courses Required for the Major 32
      MGT 329. Introduction to Sports Management
      MKT 309. Sports Marketing
      FIN 333. The Economics and Finance of Sports
      BSM 200. Sports Management Practicum I
      BSM 201. Sports Facility and Event Management
      BSM 300. Sports Management Practicum II
      BSM 400. Sports Management Major Internship
      BSM 401. Strategic Management in Sport Organizations
      Sports Management Elective***
      Sports Management Concentration**
3
3
3
1
3
1
3
3
3
9
 School of Business Required Courses 30
      ACCT 201. Introduction to Financial Accounting
      ACCT 202. Introduction to Managerial Accounting
      BIS 310. Business Information Systems
      BLX 210. Business Law I
      FIN 301. Corporation Finance
      MGT 301. Management and Organizational Behavior
      MGT 306. Production and Operations Management
      MGT 413. Business Policy
      MKT 301. Principles of Marketing
      QMX 212. Statistical Applications for Business
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
 Nonbusiness Requirements 55
37
3
3
3
3
3
3
 General Electives   3
 Total  120

Plan of Study for a Bachelor of Business Administration in Sports Management

The following is a suggested plan of study for a sports management major. Changes in sequencing may be desirable. All modifications should be made in consultation with the student's academic adviser.

 ◄ FIRST YEAR ► 
 Fall Semester  Credits   Spring Semester  Credits 
THFS 101 3 MGT 329 3
QMX 210* 3 ECO 101 3
ENG 101 3 ENG 102 3
ACCT 201 3 ACCT 202 3
SBU 101 2 IT 220 3
SBU 102 1

Total 15 Total 15
  
 ◄ SECOND YEAR ► 
 Fall Semester  Credits  Spring Semester  Credits
ECO 102 3 MGT 301 3
QMX 211 3 BLX 210 3
BSM 201 3 QMX 212 3
General Education Requirement
3 General Education Requirement 3
MKT 301 3 MKT 309 3
    BSM 200 1
Total 15 Total 16
  
 ◄ THIRD YEAR ► 
 Fall Semester  Credits  Spring Semester  Credits
SC 301 3 MGT 306 3
Sports Management Elective*** 3 Concentration**
3
FIN 301 3 BIS 310 3
General Education Requirement 3 General Education Requirement  3
General Education Requirement 3 General Education Requirement 3
    BSM 300 1
Total 15 Total 16
  
 ◄ FOURTH YEAR ► 
 Fall Semester  Credits  Spring Semester  Credits
FIN 333 3 General Education Requirement 3
Concentration** 3 BSM 400 3
Concentration** 3 MGT 413 3
BSM 401 3 General Elective 3
General Education Requirement 4  
Total 16 Total 12

* May substitute MATH 151 for QMX 210

**SPORTS MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATIONS:
Four concentrations are available to sports management majors. Each concentration requires nine credit hours that offer an opportunity to study a specific area of business in more detail. Sports Management majors must declare a concentration by junior standing:
  • Accounting: Three electives must be selected from ACCT 305, 308, 310, 361, 362, 401, 402, 403
  • Finance: Selected electives must include FIN 334 Sports Analytics and two other course FIN 310, 321, 401, 402, 421, 461
  • Human Resource Management: Selected electives must include MGT 401 AND MGT 402 and one other course BSM 301 MGT 324, MGT 416, MGT 419
  • Marketing: Selected electives must include BSM 301 and two other course MKT 302, 303, 306, 308, 310
***SPORTS MANAGEMENT ELECTIVES:
Two courses or at least six credits required among HIST 207, PHED 310, PHED 414, PHED 313/WS 313, JMC 341, MKT 310, BLX 310, FIN 334, PSYC 414, BSM 301.