Sport Business Management Courses

SBM 498 – 3 Credits

This course is an advanced directed study in specialized areas of sport business management not addressed in previous sport business management courses or other electives.

Pre-requisite: Program Chair Approval
Offered: Online

SBM 495 – 3 Credits

The internship provides the student with the opportunity to link Sport Business Management theory to sport organization practice. Through internships, students move from the role of student, to the role of professional and thus expand their career orientation. Significant benefits can accrue to the student who takes advantage of the opportunities which present themselves in various sport settings including the chance to gain valuable work experience under the supervision of a qualified, practicing professional; develop and expand his/her network of contacts; assume responsibility for project development and implementation; and hopefully obtain a permanent position upon completion of the internship.

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

SBM 460 – 3 Credits

This course serves as a “Capstone” course in the Sport Business Management concentration. It strives to integrate all of the previous courses as students work individually and in teams on group projects requiring the application and integration of knowledge and experience from previous SBM courses.

Offered: Spring, Online

SBM 440 – 3 Credits

This course studies the financing, management, and marketing of sport facilities. It also looks at the major sport events organization, management, and staffing. The economic impact of stadiums, arenas, and events to a community is a major area of discussion in this course. Practices in designing and planning are examined as well as current trends that are having an impact on facilities. A strong emphasis is also put on legal issues and risk management.

Offered: Fall, Online

SBM 420 – 3 Credits

This course examines how the Sport Information Director handles publications, publicity, statistics, and game management for major sports events. It also looks at the media’s impact on sports. This course is writing intensive. Student will be expected to write press releases, feature stories, interview, and speeches.

Offered: Fall, Online

SBM 390 – 3 Credits

It is essential that a sport business manager is familiar with potential risks and how to prevent occurrences of identified risks. It is also essential sport managers are aware of the legal implications of their actions as managers in the potentially litigious sport setting. This course will provide an introduction to the legal issues in the sports industry and expose the student to many of the legal issues facing those in sport organizations. Additionally, the course will cover various risks specific to the field and risk management procedures that today’s sport manager must know.

Offered: Fall, Spring, Online

SBM 340 – 3 Credits

This course incorporates the latest concepts of sports marketing with applications to the current world of sport. The course examines the value of sport promotion to organizations attempting to generate revenue and attendance. An emphasis is placed on promotional methods, tools, sponsorships, and endorsements.

Pre-requisite: MKT 250
Offered: Fall, Spring, Online

SBM 260 – 3 Credits

The purpose of this course is to: (a) promote critical self-evaluation of one’s own ethics and beliefs; (b) examine one’s philosophy, clarify values and refine any moral or ethical reasoning skills; and (c) examine ethical situations and issues within the sport environment. Through class discussions, projects, and debates, ethical issues and situations that affect sport managers are addressed.

Offered: Spring, Online

SBM 245 – 3 Credits

This course provides an overview of what students should consider and expect from the varied career options available to them in the sport industry. This course can help the student align career goals, develop professional outlooks, and improve communication skills. The course will address some of the questions students are most likely to have, including what courses they should take, what areas of Sport Business Management are available to them, and how they can get the job of their dreams. This course should increase students’ likelihood of finding successful employment in the sport industry.

Offered: Online

SBM 240 – 3 Credits

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to observe, learn, and participate in as many professional sport business management experiences as possible. The course will emphasize experiential learning in a variety of sport business management settings and provide an overview of what students should consider and expect from the varied career options available to them in the sport industry. Although there are no guarantees of success, this course can help the student align career goals, develop professional outlooks, improve communication skills, and increase students’ likelihood of finding successful employment in the sport industry.

Offered: Spring

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