Sports Management (SM)

SM 2250  Introduction to Sports Management  (4)  

Introduces students to the Sports Management major, and provides an overview of sports management and administration in the sports industry. Discusses the meaning of sports management in terms of its history, scope, principles, current issues, and future trends. Explores career opportunities, job responsibilities, and organizational structure within the industry. Falls and Springs.

Prerequisite(s): NA

Corequisite(s): NA

SM 3100  Administration of Athletics  (3)  

An intensive review of those procedures necessary to the organization and administration of athletic programs. Includes discussion of philosophy and ethics, budgets, eligibility, scheduling, equipment inventories and purchasing, contract development, marketing and public relations, facility and event management as well as other topics related to athletic administration.

SM 3150  Sports Governance  (2)  

All sports have rules and regulations to follow. Sport organizations come together to make key policy and procedure decisions to set the tone for participation and competition. Students will explore how authority and power over internal and external stakeholders set the foundation for decision-making and organizational success. Falls and Springs.

Prerequisite(s): none

Corequisite(s): none

SM 3300  Sports Facilities Management  (3)  

Introduces students to the scope and complexity of the design, operation, and maintenance of sport and recreational facilities and equipment. Students learn the elements of planning, design, management, and maintenance of sport and recreational venues, as well as related issues including budgeting and finance, security, risk management, liability, operations, evaluation, and local, state, and federal requirements.

Prerequisite(s): SM 2200 or CC 2200.

SM 3350  Sport Facility and Event Management  (4)  

Sports managers must have in depth understanding of procedures and functions required to manage sports and recreational facilities, and events. Students have the opportunity to learn from industry leaders through guided tours of existing facilities. Students will investigate event planning, organizing, and implementation as well as an understanding of the scope and complexity of design, operation, and maintenance of facilities. Falls.

Prerequisite(s): SM 2250

SM 3450  Financial Management in Sports  (2)  

Sports Organizations are confronted with financial challenges at all levels. It is important for sport professionals to be prepared to make decisions quickly and effectively by understanding the financial strategies that lead to success. Students will explore common financial challenges in a simulated environment to develop an understanding of what sport leaders face when making fiscal decisions. Falls and Springs.

Prerequisite(s):  BUS 2000, BUS 1400, BUS 2100  

SM 3500  Sports Event Management  (3)  

An intensive review of the procedures and functions required to manage a sport or recreational event include planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating such events. Investigates topics including operations, risk management, marketing and sponsorship, budgeting/finance, scheduling and booking, customer service and volunteer management.

SM 3880  Sports Management Practicum  (1-3)  

Designed to give students a practical experience in Sports Management that is supervised and controlled by the Health and Human Performance Department. Practicum arrangements must be completed with the Sports Management Coordinator at least 1 semester prior to the beginning of the Practicum. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits. Pass/No Pass. Early Springs, Falls, Springs, Summers. Instructor permission required.

Prerequisite(s): CC 2200; Junior status; minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA; approval of the Sports Management Coordinator.

SM 4880  Sports Management Internship  (4-12)  

For students desiring a culminating sports management experience. The Internship must be approved, supervised, and evaluated by the Health and Human Performance Department. Internship arrangements must be completed with the Sports Management Coordinator at least 1 semester prior to the beginning of the Internship. Repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits. Falls, Springs, Summers.

Prerequisite(s): SM 2200; Junior status; minimum 2.70 cumulative GPA; approval of the Sport Management Coordinator.