Sport Management Minor

School of Business and Economics


  • Sport Management Minor
  • 18 Units
  • SPMT 222: Introduction to Sport Management
  • 3

This course will provide knowledge about the broad field of sport management and the elements of managing people, operations, finance, and the work environment in a variety of occupational settings with insight into strategies for professional preparation and career opportunities being discussed. Special topics will include public relations, marketing, legal issues, interviewing, leadership, effective communication, sport ethics, and perspectives on international sports.

  • SPMT 323: Sport Marketing and Sponsorship
  • 3

This course will study the multidimensional field of sport marketing and sponsorship including a survey of current research, theories, and strategies for sport marketing in profit and non-profit venues. Additional emphasis will be focused on the growing area of sport sponsorship. Prerequisite: SPMT 222.

  • SPMT 326: Sport Operations and Facility Management
  • 3

Through a study in the management of facilities and sport business, this course will incorporate the development of a new sport business and the management of existing sport businesses including current strategic planning models, sport finance, business leadership, and facility management. Prerequisite: SPMT 222.

  • SPMT 420: Finance and Economics of Sports
  • 3

This course will provide an understanding of the factors and ramifications of financial issues on sport organizations and events including economic principles, financial resource management, economic impact analysis, financing major sport events, stadium/arena financing, and grant acquisition. Prerequisites: SPMT 222 and FIN 331.

  • Choose two of the following courses
  • MGT 321: Management
  • 3

This introductory course will look at the areas of planning, organizing, staffing, and controlling with an emphasis on responsibility and authority, delegation and decentralization, line-staff relationship organization charting, communication, and reaction to change Interpersonal skills, motivation, leadership, and organizational resource management will also be studied. Prerequisites: BUS 201 and BUS 224. Recommended prerequisite: ECO 201 or ECO 202.

  • SPMT 350: Sport Law
  • 3

This course will examine the legal issues in sport and physical education and provide an explanation of key areas of the law such as negligence, contracts, civil rights, battery and defamation.

  • SPMT 430: The Profession of Sport Management
  • 3

This course will give students the opportunity to demonstrate synthesis of knowledge, practice, and skills developed throughout the sport management program. Special emphasis will be placed on Christian ethical leadership needed in the sports industry. It will provide opportunities for students to investigate the influence their specific sport management skills will have on the local, national and global level.  Prerequisite: SPMT 222.

  • SPMT 490A: Internship: Sport Management
  • 2

This course is a practical working experience in sport management where students meet with their internship director before beginning their internship for advice and approval on placement. Regular student reports and written feedback from the sponsoring business are required and must demonstrate the skills acquired during the internship. Prerequisites: Business Major with Junior or Senior standing and MGT 321 and BUS 224. Students must take a minimum cumulative total of two (2) units earned in one (1) unit credit hours. Offered as a Pass/No Pass course.

Current students, please note: The requirements listed here may not reflect the most current courses for this major and may not be the requirements for the catalog year you are following to complete your major. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for official requirements you must meet to qualify for a degree.

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