Sport Management (SPMT)

SPMT 222   Introduction to Sport Management   3 Units

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 Units

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 Units

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 350   Sport Law   3 Units

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 420   Finance and Economics of Sports   3 Units

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.

SPMT 430   The Profession of Sport Management   3 Units

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 475   Sport Management Strategy   3 Units

This course will serve as the capstone for the business program through the development of a signature assignment that will demonstrate the deployment of the tools, skill sets, and knowledge acquired from prior business courses in the development of strategic plans of action for an enterprise. Business Exam Fee required. Prerequisites: Business major with senior standing and MGT 321, MKT 341 and concurrent enrollment or completion of FIN 331.

SPMT 490A   Internship: Sport Management   1-2 Units

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.

SPMT 490B   Internship: Sport Management Elective   1-6 Units

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 may take a maximum cumulative total of six (6) units earned in one (1) unit credit hours. Offered as a Pass/No Pass course.