Sport Management Minor

BUSAD 2500 Principles of Management (3 hours)

An introduction to management theory and practice. Students explore the history of management and the environment in which managers operate. Classroom discussion focuses on the basic managerial functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.
(Normally offered each semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Experiential Learning: Exploratory
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Power Thread
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: UC Leadership Thread
HHP 1700 Introduction to Sport Management and Leadership (3 hours)

This course is designed to provide current or future sport program administrators with an overview of the sport management discipline. The introduction is focused on the history of the sport management discipline, career opportunities, management principles, marketing, economics and finance, facility and event management, law, communications, and public relations. These principles are applied to various sport and exercise settings, such as interscholastic, intercollegiate, international, and professional sport along with the community recreation industries.
(Normally offered each semester.)

HHP 1740 Sport in Society (2 hours)

Sport in Society course designed in taking global, issues-oriented approach to the study of the role of sport in society. This course encourages the discussion of current sport-related controversies and helps students develop critical thinking skills. This course also provides an analysis of social patterns of sport as these are shaped and maintained in social contexts. Structures and dynamics of sport can be viewed as an instruction that is closely linked with other institutions such as family, education, gender roles, and racial and socioeconomic patterns.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

HHP 2920 Sport Facility and Event Management (3 hours)

This course examines the sports industry in relation to facility design, facility maintenance and risk management of operating sporting and recreational facilities. Students are required to complete 20 hours of facility/event management experience.
(Normally offered each semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Experiential Learning: Exploratory
HHP 3210 Current Issues and Ethics in Sport (3 hours)

This is a course designed to introduce students to ethical theories and thinking through the analysis of major issues present in today’s sporting landscape. Students will be engaged in discussions of the past, current and future nature of sport and the issues that affect both sport and society in order to better understand the ethical dilemmas that face current and future sport managers/administrators, participants, health professionals, coaches, academics and consumers.

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or permission of instructor.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Discourse Instructive
HHP 3700 Sport Law and Governance (3 hours)

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the U.S. legal system as presented and applied to contexts within the sport industry. Students will also be introduced to fundamental legal principles of significance to sport management. Students will analyze numerous cases and the legal concepts and analyses presented to gain a deeper understanding of legal issues in various coaching, governance, management, and sport participation scenarios.

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or permission of instructor.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
HHP 3730 Sports Marketing and Communication (3 hours)

This course will introduce students to the application of basic principles of marketing to the sport industry with an emphasis on intercollegiate athletics, professional sport and multisport club operations. The function of the course is threefold: 1) to provide students with a broad appreciation of marketing; 2) to provide students with an up-to-date understanding of marketing concepts as they are currently being applied in various sport management contexts; and 3) to provide a foundation for those students who plan to do advanced study and work in marketing, consumer behavior, and related fields.

Prerequisite(s): BUSAD 2000 Principles of Marketing or permission of instructor.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

HHP 4220 Sport Finance (3 hours)

This course examines the sports industry in relation to the principles of budget, finance, and economics. Students will gain an understanding of financial management within the sport context.
Prerequisite(s): Junior standing.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)