Sport Management

Courses

SMT 110 - The Business of Sport

Level: Credits: 4.0

This course will introduce students to the billion-dollar international sports industry and identify the vast, creative, and substantial role business plays in professional, collegiate and amateur sports. Sports business applications are explored in the following areas: sponsorship, promotions, marketing, fundraising, finance, media, ticketing, public relations, law, facilities, and sport careers.

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Not repeatable for credit

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2 weeks 4 days ago

SMT 230 - Sports and the Law

Level: Credits: 4.0

Reviews the legal and regularity aspects, elements, and relationships for all constituents participating in sports: administrators, coaches, athletes, agents, vendors, sponsors, faculty managers and owners, and spectators. Seminal court cases are discussed. Students examine the inextricable links between the law and business ethics.

SMT 110 [Min Grade: D]

Not repeatable for credit

Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

2 weeks 4 days ago

SMT 240 - Olympic Games

Level: Credits: 3.0

Provides an overview of modern Olympic Games focusing on the organization, politics, economic implications and the bidding process of the Games. Topics of sponsorship, media coverage and ethical considerations will be discussed. The course will also address how the spirit of the Olympic Games has changed over time.

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Not repeatable for credit

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2 weeks 4 days ago

SMT 262 - Digital Sports Storytelling

Level: Credits: 3.0

This course is designed to introduce students to digital storytelling in sports. Topics will include locating and defining a sports story, framing a sports story for audience and platform, and storyboarding. Students will learn the power behind stories and how to use them to enhance and develop fan engagement, drive attendance and increase sponsorship. Students will write, produce and edit digital stories on mobile platforms.

SMT 110 [Min Grade: D]

Not repeatable for credit

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2 weeks 4 days ago

SMT 270 - Sports Facility Planning & Management

Level: Credits: 3.0

This course is designed to provide learning experiences in managing sport facility operations, planning new sport facilities, and renovating and maintaining new facilities. An understanding of sports facilities, their design, and management will be gained through field study, speakers, and standard classroom material.

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Not repeatable for credit

Can enroll if major is SMT.

2 weeks 4 days ago

SMT 285 - Sport, Industry, and Society

Level: Credits: 4.0

The focus of this course is on the social forces that shape the sport industry in the United States and internationally and the influence the sport industry has on society. Students are encouraged to critically examine common understandings of sport from economic, historical, political, and sociological perspectives.

SMT 110 [Min Grade: D]

Not repeatable for credit

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2 weeks 4 days ago

SMT 305 - Fundraising in Sports

Level: Credits: 3.0

Course will examine skills, strategies and techniques needed for successful
revenue generation in the sport industry. Areas to be addressed include characteristics of a donor, preparing direct mail solicitation, understanding major gift fundraising, and importance of donor research. Ethical issues and trends in athletic development will also be addressed.

SMT 110 [Min Grade: D] and SMT 201 [Min Grade: D]

Not repeatable for credit

Can enroll if major is SMT.

2 weeks 4 days ago

SMT 320 - Sport Economics

Level: Credits: 4.0

An introduction to the economics of sports. Topics include sports markets: demand, supply and pricing; organization, monopoly power and market failure; labor relations, labor market problems and remedies, public finance of sports, the law and economics of sports, and the economics of college sports.

ECON 201 [Min Grade: D]

Not repeatable for credit

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2 weeks 4 days ago

SMT 401 - Professional Portfolio

Level: Credits: 3.0

The professional portfolio is a capstone course that provides sport management majors an opportunity to demonstrate achievement in their major and engage in self-reflection. Components include refiective essays and samples of relevant professional work completed during the college experience.

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Not repeatable for credit

Can enroll if major is SMT and classification is Senior.

2 weeks 4 days ago

SMT 475 - Sports Industry Practicum

Level: Credits: 3.0

The practicum is designed to develop greater breadth and depth of students’ understanding and experience within the industry. The practical application of knowledge and skill acquired in class will help students extend their expertise by working in a sport management related organization. Suggested for non-co-op students.

SMT 110 [Min Grade: D] or SMT 101 [Min Grade: D]

Can be repeated 2 times for 6 credits

Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

2 weeks 4 days ago

SMT 601 - Sports Industry Management

Level: Credits: 3.0

This course provides detailed overview of the sports industry and its management and business practices. Students will study organizational theory, human resources, decision making, policy development, planning, governance and the management functions necessary to provide them with the appropriate skills and knowledge for the effective management of sport organizations.

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Not repeatable for credit

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2 weeks 4 days ago

SMT 608 - Sport Media & Public Relations

Level: Credits: 3.0

Course is an overview of the discipline of sports information/public relations and its role in the field of sport management. Course will cover a wide variety of skill sets and roles necessary to succeed in this continually evolving discipline. New media issues and procedures will be covered.

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Not repeatable for credit

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2 weeks 4 days ago

SMT 615 - Introduction to the College Sport Industry

Level: Credits: 3.0

College sport as a multibillion dollar industry rests at the intersection of higher education, corporate America, and global commerce. This course offers an in-depth view of the college sport industry from historical, educational, financial, legal, political, and social perspectives.

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Not repeatable for credit

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2 weeks 4 days ago

SMT 626 - Globalization of Sport

Level: Credits: 3.0

An analysis of the impact of globalization on the Sport Industry. Students will be introduced to managerial, human resource and cultural differences that impinge upon the sports industry. An oversight of the different governance structures employed throughout the industry overseas will also be examined.

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Not repeatable for credit

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2 weeks 4 days ago

SMT 630 - Sports Industry Practicum

Level: Credits: 3.0

The practicum is designed to develop greater breadth and depth of student’s understanding and experience within the industry. The practical application of the knowledge and skill acquired in classes will help students to extend their expertise by working in a sport management related organization.

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Not repeatable for credit

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2 weeks 4 days ago

SMT I299 - Independent Study in SMT

Level: Credits: 0.0-12.0

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

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Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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2 weeks 4 days ago

SMT T280 - Special topics in SMT

Level: Credits: 0.0-12.0

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

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Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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2 weeks 4 days ago

SMT T380 - Special topics in SMT

Level: Credits: 0.0-12.0

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

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Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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2 weeks 4 days ago