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Course Catalog

Sport Management  
List of all courses and their descriptions
List of all courses, their descriptions and offerings in the schedule book

SPMG1010 - Introduction/Sport Management
Spring 2015

This course is a survey course that offers the student a look at the diverse and expanding field of sport, entertainment, and recreation. The basic areas of professional, educational, and commercial sport, and recreation and special events are surveyed, identifying the general structure and function of each. Emphasis is given as to what skills are necessary for the field and what career opportunities exist.
3 Credits

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SPMG1010-A Introduction/Sport Management
28 Seats     Credits: 3 Days: T R
       Location: Moon Room: Hale Center 310
    Time: 01:45-03:00 pm Instructor: Apostolopoulou
    Session: 1 (01/12 - 05/02/15) Term: Spring 2015
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SPMG1011 - Social Issues In Sport
Spring 2015

This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the social processes that explain the pervasiveness and appeal of sport in American culture. The course will allow students to develop an understanding of the effects of sport on behavior and lifestyles of active participants as well as those who are more passively involved. This is accomplished through investigation of historical developments and assessment of the interrelationships among sport, culture, and major social institutions such as family, business, education, politics, and religion.
3 Credits


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SPMG1011-A Social Issues In Sport
11 Seats     Credits: 3 Days: M W F
       Location: Moon Room: Business School 118
    Time: 08:45-09:35 am Instructor: Branvold
    Session: 1 (01/12 - 05/02/15) Term: Spring 2015
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SPMG1011-B Social Issues In Sport
0/1     Credits: 3 Days: M W F
       Location: Moon Room: Hale Center 301
    Time: 11:45-12:35 pm Instructor: Clark
    Session: 1 (01/12 - 05/02/15) Term: Spring 2015
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SPMG3021 - Program Planning
Spring 2015

his course is designed to offer the student an awareness and understanding of the components of general recreational programming. The course will consider not only planning, development, and conduct of recreational programs, but also the relationship between program planning and facility management. In addition to studying the theory of program planning, students will have the opportunity to actually plan, conduct, and evaluate a recreational program.
Prerequisite: SPMG1011
3 Credits


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SPMG3311 - Commercial Sport
Spring 2015

This course is designed for students interested in pursuing career opportunities in this growing segment--including sport clubs, recreation centers, country clubs, and sporting goods. The course examines the specific applications of business, management, marketing and finance in these organizational settings. Much of the course involves the development of a business plan in the commercial recreation setting. Software proficiency in spreadsheet is required.
Prerequisite -- SPMG1010
3 Credits


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SPMG3320 - Sport Coaching
Spring 2015

This course is an introduction to coaching sport, from youth to collegiate levels. Topics include growth and development of players, psychology of coaching, risk management, program administration, and social and ethical issues. Coaching as both a part-time activity and as a full-time career are considered. The course does not teach specific sport skills but rather broad-based knowledge required to be a successful coach.
Prerequisite: PSYC1010
3 Credits


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SPMG3320-A Sport Coaching
0/0     Credits: 3 Days: T R
       Location: Moon Room: Business School 119
    Time: 09:15-10:30 am Instructor: Branvold
    Session: 1 (01/12 - 05/02/15) Term: Spring 2015
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      Prerequisite: PSYC1010
 

SPMG3342 - Business Of Professional Sport
Spring 2015


Prerequisite: 75 credits or permission of the Sport Management Director
3 Credits


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SPMG3350 - Iss/Tpcs Colleg/Scholast Athle
Spring 2015

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive look at the management and operations of scholastic and intercollegiate athletics. Students will examine the history, structure, and operations of important entities within the intercollegiate/scholastic athletic environment. Other topics include study of the governance and current issues of collegiate/scholastic sports as well as examination of athletic department operations at both levels.
Prerequisites: SPMG1010, SPMG1011 and 60 credits
3 Credits


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SPMG3360 - International Sport Management
Spring 2015

International Sport Management introduces students to core segments of a global sport industry and highlights opportunities and challenges of globalization in sport. Emphasis is placed on the efforts of North American sport properties to grow their business overseas along with aspects of governance and culture of the Olympic Movement and other major international sport organizations/events. This course covers international sport business strategies including sport marketing, sponsorship, media, event, and tourism management.
Prerequisites: SOCI1010 and 30 credits
3 Credits


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SPMG3360-A International Sport Management
APPT     Credits: 3 Days: APPT
       Location: Moon Room:
    Time: - Instructor: Apostolopoulou
    Session: 5 (03/09 - 05/02/15) Term: Spring 2015
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      Prerequisites: SOCI1010 and 30 credits
      The main feature of this course is a trip to Greece, the birthplace of Western civilization and the Olympics. Students will visit the archaeological sites of the Acropolis, Delphi, Epidaurus, and Ancient Olympia. Stops will also include Kallimarmaro Stadium, which hosted the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, and the Olympic Athletic Center of Athens 'Spiros Louis' at which the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2004 Summer Olympics were held. While in Greece students will have the opportunity to interact with executives from local sport properties such as Super League Greece, Olympiacos FC, and the Athens Marathon. The study abroad component of the course will take place from May 10 to May 24, 2015.
 

SPMG3401 - Mgmt Principles In Sport Mgmt
Spring 2015

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive look at the basic organizational structures found in the sport/recreation industry. Students examine application of managerial concepts and process: ways in which organizations interact with each other and with their environments, including government and industry regulations; and the managerial functions of planning, organizing, influencing, and controlling.
Prerequisites -- SPMG1011 and 45 credits
3 Credits


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SPMG3401-A Mgmt Principles In Sport Mgmt
1 Seat!     Credits: 3 Days: T R
       Location: Moon Room: Business School 205
    Time: 10:45-12:00 pm Instructor: Branvold
    Session: 1 (01/12 - 05/02/15) Term: Spring 2015
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      Prerequisites -- SPMG1011 and 45 credits
 

SPMG3402 - Sport Marketing
Spring 2015

This course provides the student with an in-depth view of the marketing practices, procedures, and operations of professional, college, and recreational sport organizations and enterprises. The course is designed to familiarize students with the challenges of marketing sport organizations and assist them in refining marketing skills as they relate to the sport industry. Emphasis is placed on the manipulation of each element of the marketing mix as it applies to various sport settings with special focus on the promotional mix, market research, sponsorship, and fund-raising. 3 credits
Prerequisites: MARK3100, 45 credits, and SPMG1011 or COMM3050 or SOCI1010
3 Credits


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SPMG3402-A Sport Marketing
1 Seat!     Credits: 3 Days: T R
       Location: Moon Room: Business School 119
    Time: 12:15-01:30 pm Instructor: Apostolopoulou
    Session: 1 (01/12 - 05/02/15) Term: Spring 2015
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      Prerequisites: MARK3100, 45 credits, and SPMG1011 or COMM3050 or SOCI1010
 

SPMG3410 - Sport, Recreation and The Law
Spring 2015

This course is designed for students interested in the growing problems of sports litigation. The course will cover both the amateur and professional aspects of sport from five major perspectives: (1) judicial review of athletic associations; (2) eligibility rules and disciplinary measures; (3) equal opportunity provisions; (4) tort liabilities; and (5) intellectual property rights and the licensing process in sport. Specific topics covered will include due process, antitrust and free speech, duty of ordinary care, duty of care owed athletes and spectators, injuries, assumption of risk, and negligence. The course will stress the application of principles of law to the sports setting. Actual court cases relating to these principles will be examined.
Prerequisite: BLAW1050 or SPMG3401
3 Credits


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SPMG3415 - Busn/Econ Of Professnl Sports
Spring 2015

This course provides students with a framework to analyze professional sports. The course focuses on economic analysis of professional sports--baseball, football, basketball, and hockey. Economic theory is employed to explain and evaluate such areas as industry growth and change, labor market activity, antitrust concerns, and the role of local government in franchise movement. Other topics focus on sport finance related to venue funding and revenue generation as well asthe history and current status of the collective bargaining process
Prerequisites: ECON1010 or ECON1020 or ECON1030 and 60 credits
3 Credits


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SPMG3420 - Sport Event and Facility Mgmt
Spring 2015

This course focuses on the operations of stadiums/arenas and recreation complexes and a theoretical and applied approach to the planning and organization, management, and evaluation of events. Beginning with design and construction elements, the course will move on to operational requirements, including scheduling, staffing, marketing, security, concessions, ticketing, and physical plant. Legal and political considerations will be reviewed.
Prerequisites: SPMG3401 or MGMT3100 and 60 credits
3 Credits


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SPMG3610 - Sports Sales
Spring 2015

Sales is an essential revenue producing function for any commercial organization. Sport and recreations have a unique marketing relationship of product and inventory with the consumer and marketplace. The course is designed for the student to learn the theoretical concepts and the application of skills and practices associated with the sports sales process, building upon theories learned in the prerequisite class. Through readings, guest speakers and lectures, the course will examine the rationale regarding the benefits and disadvantages of various sales and promotional methodologies. This course will then concentrate on promotional and sales strategies, campaigns and techniques that will be presented in an applied format. In essence, this applied format will function as a "real world" laboratory, where students will actually conduct sales and promotional activities for sport entities which may include: minor league franchises, collegiate athletic programs, and for-profit sports related businesses. While sales management within the sport organization will be addressed, the primary focus of the course is to develop the student as an effective salesperson able to function in the applicable areas of the sport-tainment industry. 3 credits
Prerequisite: MARK3100 or SPMG3402
3 Credits


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SPMG4100 - Bus/Prodtn Of Arts, Ent, Sport
Spring 2015

Historically the arts, entertainment and sports industry have been viewed as separate segments though they share many common elements with business and production practices. Over the past 50 years, there has evolved a merging and collaboration of talent, best practices and production among these segments to create and improve the experiential engagement within the marketplace. This seminar course will provide an overview for the entry level professional to comprehend and understand the current state and emerging trends within these areas.
Prerequisite: 90 credits
3 Credits


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SPMG4100-A Bus/Prodtn Of Arts, Ent, Sport
27 Seats     Credits: 3 Days: R
       Location: Moon Room: Business School 118
    Time: 06:00-08:50 pm Instructor: Synowka
    Session: 1 (01/12 - 05/02/15) Term: Spring 2015
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      Prerequisite: 90 credits
 

SPMG4410 - Public Relations In Sport
Spring 2015

This course offers the student the opportunity to explore the major areas of public relations in the sports industry. The student will examine the importance of preparing press releases, media guides and statistical reports, conducting public/community relations campaigns, as well as technical aspects in the production of print, broadcast material and social media. Software proficiency in word processing is required.
Prerequisites: COSK2230 or COSK2245 and 60 credits
3 Credits


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SPMG4410-A Public Relations In Sport
18 Seats     Credits: 3 Days: M W F
       Location: Moon Room: Hale Center 203
    Time: 10:45-11:35 am Instructor: Branvold
    Session: 1 (01/12 - 05/02/15) Term: Spring 2015
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      Prerequisites: COSK2230 or COSK2245 and 60 credits
 

SPMG4740 - Honors Seminar In Sports Mgmt
Spring 2015

This course is designed for qualified students interested in developing greater research skills for analyzing topics of significance in sport studies and sport management. Topics and research orientations will vary, from historical to sociological to managerial, as the course is developed and offered by the sport management faculty. Each seminar, however, will focus on only one orientation to research.
Prerequisites: 90 credits and 3.00 QPA or Permission of Department Head
3 Credits


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SPMG4820 - Applied Sport Analytics
Spring 2015

Course Description: This course will explore the application of data analytics to various aspects of the sport industry. Students will learn practical applications of data analysis to make sound decisions related to team and business operations.
Prerequisites: MATH2040, STAT2110 and 90 credits
3 Credits


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SPMG4820-A Applied Sport Analytics
9 Seats     Credits: 3 Days: M W F
       Location: Moon Room: Business School 119
    Time: 12:45-01:35 pm Instructor: Clark
    Session: 1 (01/12 - 05/02/15) Term: Spring 2015
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      Prerequisites: MATH2040, STAT2110 and 90 credits
 

SPMG4840 - Problem Solving In Sport/Recre
Spring 2015

This course is a discussion-based approach to developing skills necessary for analyzing problems related to the management of today's sport or recreation organizations. Students will prepare a series of assigned case analyses and a comprehensive research paper on a topic of their choice. Class readings, discussions, cases, and research assignments will all examine the adaptation of fundamental business principles in the specialized sport setting.
Prerequisites: SPMG3401, SPMG3402 and 90 credits
3 Credits


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SPMG4840-A Problem Solving In Sport/Recre
13 Seats     Credits: 3 Days: M W F
       Location: Moon Room: Business School 205
    Time: 09:45-10:35 am Instructor: Clark
    Session: 1 (01/12 - 05/02/15) Term: Spring 2015
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      Prerequisites: SPMG3401, SPMG3402 and 90 credits
 

SPMG4904 - Internship/Co-Op
Spring 2015

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4 Credits


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SPMG4905 - Internship/Co-Op
Spring 2015

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5 Credits


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SPMG4905-A Internship/Co-Op
APPT     Credits: 5 Days: APPT
       Location: Moon Room:
    Time: - Instructor: Branvold
    Session: 1 (01/12 - 05/02/15) Term: Spring 2015
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SPMG4908 - Internship/Co-Op
Spring 2015

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8 Credits


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SPMG4913 - Internship/Co-Op
Spring 2015

Internships provide the opportunity to combine the student's work experience with the academic program and are part of the Student Engagement Transcript (SET). An internship allows students to apply concepts and techniques learned in the classroom and assists students the opportunity to sharpen leadership and professional networking skills. For more information contact Career Services Department to apply for the program and the Academic Department Heads or the Department. Faculty Coordinator for more information about the program. Internship/Co-op credits are non-business elective courses. A total of 12 credits of the non-business elective can be used for internship/Co-Op program.
Prerequisites: (Completed SPMG1010 SPMG1011, 60 credits earned, and 2.00 QPA and permission of Department Head)
3 Credits


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SPMG4913-A Internship/Co-Op
APPT     Credits: 3 Days: APPT
       Location: Moon Room:
    Time: - Instructor: Branvold
    Session: 1 (01/12 - 05/02/15) Term: Spring 2015
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      Prerequisites: (Completed SPMG1010 SPMG1011, 60 credits earned, and 2.00 QPA and permission of Department Head)
 

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