Sports Management Program Requirements

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Program Chair

  • Nancy Panos Schmitt

Program Learning Goals

Students with a major or minor in sports management will be able to:

  • Analyze the unique dynamics of the competitive environment in the sports industry
  • Implement best practices in sports-related organizations
  • Engage in professional and effective communication
  • Demonstrate leadership, management and administrative principles, and practices specific to the sports industry and management
  • Develop strategies for beneficial change in accordance with rules and regulations of specific sport organizations

The sports management curriculum will also help students master the following college-wide learning goals:

  • Critical Thinking
    Students will comprehensively explore issues, ideas, artifacts, events, and other positions, before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion.
  • Creativity
    Students will combine or synthesize new ideas, practices, or expertise in original ways that are characterized by innovation, divergent thinking, and risk taking.
  • Collaboration
    Students will demonstrate self-awareness, understanding of effective group dynamics, and project management skills.
  • Communication
    Students will communicate ideas to audiences in oral, visual, and written forms to establish knowledge, to increase understanding, or to advocate for a particular position.
  • Global Responsibility
    Students will (i) employ practices informed by social responsibility across the spectrum of differences and (ii) demonstrate knowledge of and evaluate solutions for, challenges affecting local, regional, and global communities.

Objectives

The program offers an academic major leading to a Bachelor of Science degree, Bachelor of Arts degree, as well as an academic minor.

Program Requirements

The program will require students to maintain a 2.3 GPA and earn a grade of C or better in all required courses. Students must meet the college-wide graduation requirements in addition to the sports management major requirements:

  • 30 upper-division hours
  • 124 total hours
  • WCore or Honors College requirements

Bachelor of Science in Sports Management

Requirement Description Credit Hours Prerequisites

I. Lower-Division Requirements

10  
DATA 150

Data and Society

4  
BUSI 101A

Business Fundamentals I, Communicating

3  
BUSI 101B

Business Fundamentals I, Calculating

3

MATH 101 or above

BUSI 101C

Business Fundamentals 1:  Company Lab

0

 

II. Upper-Division Requirements

25-29

 
HPW 255

Foundations of Sports Management

4  
HPW 345

Sports Law and Ethics

4

HPW 255

HPW 360 College Athletic Administration 4 HPW 255
HPW 440 Sports Management Internship 2-6  
MKTG 300 Principles of Marketing 3 BUSI 101A and BUSI 101B
MGMT 305 Principles of Management 4

BUSI 102 or BUSI 101A and BUSI 101B

SOC 330

Sports and Society

4

 

III. Track and Elective Requirements

32  
TRACKS: Students must complete 32 credit hours of one track option between 1) Athletics or 2) Business. Each track option includes a set of electives to choose from and the individual requirements are as follows:    
Athletics Track: Students choosing the Athletics track must complete 32 credit hours of electives from the electives list.    
2) Business Track: Students choosing the Business track must complete the following courses totaling 20 credit hours plus an additional 12 credit hours of electives from the electives list.    
ACCT 213 Principles of Accounting 3 BUSI 102 or BUSI 101A and BUSI 101B
ACCT 313 Managerial Accounting 3 ACCT 213
BUSI 200 Applied Business Math and Modeling 3 BUSI 102 or BUSI 101A and BUSI 101B
BUSI 300

Information Technology

3

BUSI 200 or BUSI 101A, BUSI 101B and CMPT 201

FINC 300

Business Finance

4

BUSI 200 and ACCT 213

MGMT 433

Organizational Behavior

4

MGMT 305

IV. Electives    
ACCT 213

Principles of Accounting

3

BUSI 102 or BUSI 101A and BUSI 101B

BBA_PRJ 1.5

External Environment (online)

2  
BBA_PRJ 2.3

Brand Personality Survey (online)

2  
BBA_PRJ 3.1

Balanced Scorecard Implementation (online)

2  
BBA_PRJ 4.5

Executive Leadership and Team Evaluation (online)

2  
BBA_PRJ 4.F

Business Level Strategy and Sustainability (online)

2  
COMM 326

Introduction to Web Writing and Design

4  
COMM 250

Intro to Human Communication

4  
COMM 336

Principles of Public Relations

4  
COMM 350

Organizational Communication

4

COMM 250

COMM 360

Race, Gender, Class and Media

4

 

ECON 253

Elementary Macroeconomics

3

MATH 101 or above

ECON 263

Elementary Microeconomics

3

MATH 101 or above

FINC 300

Business Finance

4

ACCT 213 and BUSI 200

HWP 215

Flexibility for Life and Sport

1

 

HPW 260

Psychological Aspects of Performance and Well-Being

2

 

HPW 325

Intro to Athletic Training

2

 

HPW 350

Nutrition for HPW

2

 

MGMT 433

Organizational Behavior

4

MGMT 305

PHIL 124

Ethics and the Profit Motive

4

 

PSYC 216

Social Psychology

4

PSYC 105

Total Hours for the B.S. Sports Management 67-71  

Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management

Requirement Description Credit Hours Prerequisites
Students completing the Bachelor of Arts option (B.A.) must complete either:    
  • i. A declared academic minor other than a Business minor or
  • ii. Twelve credit hours of a single world language or
  • Eight credit hours of a single world language, and either:
    • four credit hours of a Westminster May term study/cultural international experience
    • four credits of an international study tour transferred from an accredited college or university

See External Credit for equivalencies, AP, and CLEP credit policy.

   

I. Lower-Division Requirements

10  
DATA 150

Data and Society

4  
BUSI 101A

Business Fundamentals I: Communicating

3  
BUSI 101B

Business Fundamentals I: Calculating

3

MATH 101 or above

II. Upper-Division Requirements

25-29

 
HPW 255

Foundations of Sports Management

4  
HPW 345

Sports Law and Ethics

4

HPW 255

HPW 360

College Athletic Administration

4

HPW 255

HPW 440

Sports Management Internship

2-6

 

MKTG 300

Principles of Marketing

3

BUSI 101A and BUSI 101B

MGMT 305

Principles of Management

4

BUSI 102 or BUSI 101A and BUSI 101B

SOC 330

Sports and Society

4

 

III. Track  and Elective Requirements

32  
TRACKS: Students must complete 32 credit hours of one track option between 1) Athletics or 2) Business. Each track option includes a set of electives to choose from and the individual requirements are as follows:    
1) Athletics Track:  Students choosing the Athletics track must complete 32 credit hours of electives from the electives list.    
2) Business Track:  Students choosing the Business track must complete the following courses totaling 20 credit hours plus an additional 12 credit hours of electives from the electives list.    
ACCT 213

Principles of Accounting

3

BUSI 102 or BUSI 101A and BUSI 101B

ACCT 313

Managerial Accounting

3

ACCT 213

BUSI 200

Applied Business Math and Modeling

3

BUSI 102 or BUSI 101A and BUSI 101B

BUSI 300

Information Technology

3

BUSI 200 or BUSI 101A, BUSI 101B and CMPT 201

FINC 300

Business Finance

4

BUSI 200 and ACCT 213

MGMT 433

Organizational Behavior

4

MGMT 305

IV. Electives    
ACCT 213

Principles of Accounting

3

BUSI 102 or BUSI 101A and BUSI 101B

BBA_PRJ 1.5

External Environment (online)

2  
BBA_PRJ 2.3

Brand Personality Survey (online)

2  
BBA_PRJ 3.1

Balanced Scorecard Implementation (online)

2  
BBA_PRJ 4.5

Executive Leadership and Team Evaluation (online)

2  
BBA_PRJ 4.F

Business Level Strategy and Sustainability (online)

2  
COMM 250

Intro to Human Communication

4  
COMM 326

Introduction to Web Writing and Design

4  
COMM 336

Principles of Public Relations

4  
COMM 350

Organizational Communication

4

COMM 250

COMM 360

Race, Gender, Class and Media

4

 

ECON 253

Elementary Macroeconomics

3

MATH 101 or above

ECON 263

Elementary Microeconomics

3

MATH 101 or above

ECON 420

Labor Relations Economics

4

ECON 263

FINC 300

Business Finance

4

ACCT 213 and BUSI 200

HWP 215

Flexibility for Life and Sport

1

 

HPW 260

Psychological Aspects of Performance & Well-Being

2

 

HPW 325

Intro to Athletic Training

2

 

HPW 350

Nutrition

2

 

MGMT 433

Organizational Behavior

4

MGMT 305

PHIL 124

Ethics and the Profit Motive

4

 

PSYC 216

Social Psychology

4

PSYC 105

Total Hours for the B.A. Sports Management 79-83  

Recommended Plan of Study– Athletics Track

 *Indicates courses that may need to switch sophomore and junior year based on course availability of odd vs even years

Recommended Plan of Study– Business Track

*Indicates courses that may need to switch sophomore and junior year based on course availability of odd vs even years

Sports Management Minor

Requirement Description Credit Hours Prerequisites

I. Upper-Division Courses

16  
HPW 255

Foundations of Sports Management

4  
HPW 345

Sports Law and Ethics

4

HPW 255

HPW 360

College Athletic Administration

4

HPW 255

MGMT 305

Principles of Management

4

BUSI 102 or BUSI 101A and BUSI 101B

II. Electives

10  
Students completing a Sports Management minor must take 10 credit hours of electives from the list below:    
ACCT 213

Principles of Accounting 

3

BUSI 102 or BUSI 101A and BUSI 101B

BBA_PRJ 1.5

External Environment (online course)

2  
BBA_PRJ 2.3

Brand Personality Survey (online course)

2  
BBA_PRJ 3.1

Balanced Scorecard Implementation (online course)

2  
BBA_PRJ 4.5

Exec. Leadership and Team Evaluation (online course)

2  
BBA_PRJ 4.F

Business Level Strategy and Sustainability (online course)

2  
COMM 250

Intro to Human Communication

4  
COMM 326

Introduction to Web Writing and Design

4  
COMM 336

Principles of Public Relations

4  
COMM 350

Organizational Communication

4

COMM 250

COMM 360

Race, Gender, Class and Media

4

 

ECON 253

Elementary Macroeconomics

3

MATH 101 or above

ECON 263

Elementary Microeconomics

3

MATH 101 or above

FINC 300

Business Finance

4

ACCT 213 and BUSI 200

HWP 215

Flexibility for Life and Sport

1

 

HPW 260

Psychological Aspects of Performance and Well-Being

2

 

HPW 325

Intro to Athletic Training

3

 

HPW 350

Nutrition for HPW

2

 

MGMT 433

Organizational Behavior

4

MGMT 305

PHIL 124

Ethics and the Profit Motive

4

 

PSYC 216

Social Psychology

4

PSYC 105

SOC 330

Sport and Society

4

 

 

Total Hours for the Sports Management Minor 26