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Sport Management Requirements
Requirements for the major
in Sport Management:
43-44 s.h. --- BUS 3540, SMA 1010,
SMA 1100, SMA 2010, SMA 2250, SMA 3210, SMA 3220, SMA 3400, SMA 3450,
SMA 3500, SMA 4210, SMA 4220, SMA 4230, SMA 4250, SMA 450, and SMA 4900.
Students seeking the major in Business Sport Management must complete one of the following two Business Foundations offered:
Business Administration: 27
s.h. – ACC 2510, ACC 2530, BUS 3430, ECO 2610 OR ECO 262, MKT 2510,
MKT 3900, MKT 4700, plus 6 s.h. of the following electives: MKT; 3450,
3600, 3800, 400 OR 4100.
s.h. – ACC 2510, ACC 2530, BUS 3200, BUS 3430, ECO 2610, ECO 2620, MKT
2510, plus 3 s.h. of upper level ACC, BUS, ECO, or MKT.
Requirements for the concentration
in Sport Management: 22 s.h. — SMA 101, 170,
270, 280, 321, 322, 370, 421, 422, and BUS 354.
Requirements for the minor
in Sport Management: 18 s.h. — SMA 101, 322, 421, 422, MKT 251, and BUS 354.
Writing-Enrichment Course: BUS 352 (in all Reeves School of Business majors)
Computer Intensive Course: BUS 225
Ethics Course: Differs
according to major. See the requirements for your major.
Sport Management Courses
INTRODUCTION TO SPORT MANAGEMENT (3 s.h.)
Investigation of career opportunities in the Sport Management
industry and the qualifications and responsibilities associated
with them. This course is offered every fall semester.
2700, 3700 INTERNSHIP I, II, III (1 s.h. each)
Experiential learning in all aspects of Sport Management
is acquired through these internships at a Sport Facility,
organization, or businesses affiliated with sport and
entertainment. The student is assigned duties and responsibilities
approved by the faculty member and the assigned field
site supervisor. Supervision and evaluation is conducted
by the faculty member and the field site supervisor. Written
reports and evaluations are required at the completion
of each phase of instruction. A minimum cumulative GPA
of 2.5 is required for each internship. This course is
offered every semester. All students who are participating
in a paid internship are subject to random drug testing
prior to and during employment according to the Reeves
School of Business Drug Policy. PGM and PTM 170, 270,
and 370 internships will be accepted for students changing
their concentration to sport management.
PRACTICUM IN SPORT MANAGEMENT (1-2 s.h.)
This course will allow students to bridge the gap between
classroom learning and practical application in a sport setting. Each
major must complete this 30-hour (per 1 s.h.) practicum experience
working in the Methodist University Athletics Department. This
practicum must be completed before a student can participate in an
internship. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. This course is offered
every fall and spring semester.
SMA 2010 HISTORY OF
SPORT (3 s.h.)
This course focuses on the evolution of sport within the United States
and how it compares and contrasts with the development of sport around
the world. Topics include development, youth sport, collegiate
athletics, professional sports leagues, international competition,
culture, race, and gender.This course is offered every spring semester.
SPORT GOVERNANCE (3 s.h.)
The course is designed to expose the student to various
governing bodies in professional and amateur sport. Students will study
the organizational structure and policy functions of various governing
entities. There will be an examination of sport as a cultural product
and the relationships within sport affecting sport organizational
structures with emphasis given to the dynamics of sport organizations in
professional, collegiate, scholastic, recreational and corporate
settings as they relate to mission, strategic planning, and the
development of human resources. This course will introduce students to
the constitutions and by-laws of various agencies governing sport at
various levels. This course is offered every fall semester.
SPORT SOCIOLOGY (3 s.h.)
With particular emphasis on American culture, the study
of sport from a social perspective taking into account
factors of race, gender, religion, nationalism, history,
and philosophy as they relate to the growth and development
of the sport experience. This course is offered every
EVENT/FACILITY MANAGEMENT (3 s.h.)
Exploration of the sport facility and equipment management.
Introduction to facility operations and conversion. Investigation
of event management techniques. This course is offered
every spring semester.
DOMESTIC BUSINESS EXPERINCE (3 s.h.)
An American Business is a dynamic process that brings
together people, consumers, technology, natural resources and human
initiative in a constantly changing and competitive environment. To
understand the framework in which a business operates, students will
travel for an exploration and learning opportunity from the business.
This course will require research and class time at an off-site
location as selected by the Professor of record. An additional fee
will apply to cover the costs of travel and lodging. Travel for student
conferences and conventions is prohibited as part of this course.
Permission of the Instructor.
SPORT ETHICS (3 s.h.)
This course will explore the concepts of ethical decision making
processes as applied to issues found in sport settings. Areas such as
fair play, equitable opportunity, exclusive membership policies, health
and wellness concerns, and others will be explored. In particular,
students will be exposed to concepts of morality and theories of
ethical thought while developing a personal philosophy of social
responsibility and professional codes of ethics. This course will focus
on the ethical issues impacting sport organization policy formation
and practice. Prerequisite: SMA 1010. This course is offered every fall
SPORT TOURISM (3 s.h.)
This course introduces students to the nature, structure, and
complexity of the sport tourism industry. Topics covered include:
economic, sociocultural and environmental impacts, motivations,
marketing, and development principles. This course is offered every
SPORT ECONOMICS (3 s.h.)
This course applies economic principles to sports. Economic models from
industrial organization, public finance, labor economics, game theory,
macroeconomics, and other fields of economics are used to gain a better
understanding of sports and the modern sports industry. This course is
offered odd years spring semester.
SPORT MARKETING (3 s.h.)
Designed to give the student an introduction to sport
marketing. Prerequisite: MKT 351. This course if offered
every fall semester.
SPORT ADMINISTRATION (3 s.h.)
A capstone course that engages the student to apply their
experiences and knowledge from internships and business and sport
management course work to plan and manage a major event near the end of
the semester. . Attention will be given to understand how managers
seek and obtain funding for their sport organizations, their influence
on decision –making and action in sport related business.
Prerequisites: junior status or permission of the instructor. This
course is offered every spring.
SPORT SALES AND PROMOTIONS (3 s.h.)
The business of sport requires individuals to sell and
promote a variety of products and services. The purpose of this course
is to examine the practical application with regard to sales and
promotions in sport. With the development of an understanding of
foundational concepts, students will be challenged to examine and
practice a variety of sales and promotional strategies. This course is
offered every even spring semester.
SPORT FINANCE (3 s.h.)
This course covers basic principles of finance as they
relate to sports. Emphasis is placed on current practices and issues
relating to funding, budgeting, and revenue acquisition in sports
through private and public means. Topics include taxing and borrowing,
ticket sales, concessions, broadcast sales, and sponsorship. The course
includes an introduction to collection and analysis of sports business
data. Prerequisites: ACC 2510 and ECO 2610 or ECO 2620. This course
is offered every fall semester.
CAPSTONE IN SPORT MANAGEMENT (3 s.h.)
SMA 4500 is intended to be a capstone course for the
Methodist University Sport Management Program. The primary objective of
this course is to introduce students to the analysis of management and
league problems and decisions facing sport managers and business
leaders. In addition to the formulating strategies, this course will
focus on implementation issues. Prerequisite: senior status. This
course is offered every spring semester.
SPECIAL TOPICS: SPORT MANAGEMENT (1-3 s.h.)
Study of special topics of critical, contemporary concern
in Sport Management. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.
This course is offered as needed.
SMA 4900 INTERNSHIP IN SPORT MANAGEMENT (6 s.h.)
This course provides students with an opportunity for an in-depth
work experience at an approved sport management internship site.
Students are expected to acquire relevant skills and develop a
professional network in order to prepare for entry-level employment in
the sport marketplace. The course is repeatable for up to 6 credit
hours. Prerequisites: junior status or consent of instructor. This
course is every offered every semester.
SMA 4990 INDEPENDENT STUDY
IN SPORT MANAGEMENT (TBA)
An opportunity for a well-qualified, upper-division student
to engage in special research in his/her major. Requires
approval by the faculty advisor, the supervising professor,
the department chair, and the school dean before approval
by the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Credit to