This program is designed to prepare individuals for a career working within sport business organizations. This program prepares individuals to use leadership and management principles to be successful in the daily arena of sport and business. The program culminates with an internship requirement to apply the concepts learned in the curriculum.
On completion of the program, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the psychological and spiritual aspects of sport.
- Understand the principles for effective management in a variety of sport applications and situations.
- Demonstrate the ability to integrate faith into Sport Leadership.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the legal and ethical dilemmas involved in sport today. Take leadership roles in Sporting Events.
- Demonstrate the appropriate organizational and administrative procedures for sport and recreational activities.
- Evaluate financial condition and statements of a business and propose courses of action.
*Students may count this course as an Oral Communication elective in the General Education Core.
ACC2620 Accounting for Managers3
Accounting, cost, finance, and information systems for strategic business and financial decisions of a business enterprise.
BUS1010 Introduction to Business3
Foundations of business, including environment, planning, entrepreneurship, management, marketing, distribution, finances, and ethics. Introduction to business terms and concepts.
Principles of economic analysis with emphasis on microeconomic theory as it applies to the decision-making of households, businesses, and industries in the current economic environment, including scarcity of resources, opportunity cost, supply & demand, specialization and trade, and the role of government. Pre-requisite: College-level mathematics course
BUS1120 Business Communications*3
Skills for effective and professional business communications in written, oral, and non-verbal forms, including communication theory, business communication principles, developing and delivering oral presentations, composing business messages, and preparing business reports.
Introduction to economic analysis at the aggregate level, including the impact of both domestic and international policies on key economic indicators and on overall macroeconomic performance. Recommended: College-level economics course
BUS2800 Business Ethics3
Theoretical and practical problems of ethical behavior and decision-making in the workplace, and development of a biblically based framework for moral and ethical issues.
BUS3050 Business Law3
Principles and practices of law, and their impact on business situations, emphasizing the dynamic interaction between the individual, organization, and society, in the context of Christian ethics and proper business conduct.
BUS3280 Business Analytics & Statistics3
Methods and tools to interpret, evaluate, and analyze business data and determine the appropriate statistical methods for decision-making in business, including the use of probability, distribution, sampling, simple linear regression, and correlation analysis in the presentation of business information, with emphasis on the interpretation and integrity of charts, graphs, and other numerical and statistical presentation of data.Prerequisite: GenEd Math Requirement
MGT1000 Introduction to Management3
Accepted management principles from historic and contemporary perspectives with application to not-for-profit and for-profit organizations.
MGT4260 Strategic Management3
Current strategic operations management approaches, with proven analytic techniques.
MKT1050 Introduction to Marketing3
The interacting marketing activities of analysis, planning, implementation, and control with a focus on competitive and customer analysis, marketing strategy development, and implementations for decision-making in domestic and global organizations. The course incorporates current developments in marketing, including the social, legal, ethical, and technological environments of marketing. Students apply these skills and concepts in a real marketing situation to make recommendations for marketing strategy and tactics.
SBM1020 Introduction to Sport Management3
Introduction to the sports industry, including foundations of sports management and an awareness of career opportunities in the sports industry, history of the profession, management and organizational skills, current trends, and future issues.
SBM2030 Sport Culture and Environment3
The interaction between sports and society, including relationship of sports to social variables, institutions, and social issues, and ethical dilemmas in sports, within a Christian worldview perspective.
SBM2060 Sport Finance3
Financial aspects of the sport industry, including basic finance principles and financial control of sports facilities and organizations.Prerequisite: ACC2020, BUS2070
- SBM2100 Sport Media3
SBM3050 Sport Law3
This course will focus on the three major areas of law that have a direct impact on the management of sport: sport liability and risk management, contract law, and constitutional law.Prerequisite: SBM1020
SBM3140 Event Planning and Management3
This course includes the process of planning for and organizing an event in sport. Organizing a plan for an event would include financial planning, risk management, scheduling, facility use, communication, promotions, and registration.
SBM3240 Management Principles in Sport3
Concepts of management and leadership within sport organizations with focus on the skills, roles, and functions of sport managers in sport organizations' environment and the manager's role in adapting and reacting to change.Prerequisite: MGT1000
SBM3750 Sport Governance3
Sports create governance structures, policies, and procedures, even at the most rudimentary level. This course examines the purpose and practice of sports governance and how it relates to sports administration from little league to the Olympic games to international federations to professional sports. The roles and functions of governing bodies are discussed and analyzed.
SBM4090 Principles of Coaching and Leadership3
Coaching techniques, including effective instruction, feedback, use of practice time, and fundamental sport skills, with practical experience as an assistant coach for a varsity sport.Prerequisite: SBM1020
SBM4230 Sport Marketing and Sales3
Promotion and marketing in the sport and fitness industry, including the area of professional sports, corporate fitness, college/high school athletics, clubs, and resorts.Prerequisite: SBM1020
- SBM Internship6