Sport Management

Courses

SMT 601 Sports Industry Management 3.0 Credits

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.

College/Department: Sport Management
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

SMT 602 Sport Law 3.0 Credits

This course will examine the diverse and complex nature of sport law by proving an overview of the legal issues that are of particular concern to sport managers. In addition, the course will expose students to the legal standards, principles and practices that can be applied to the various management challenges that exist within the sports world. Students will be introduced to sport law through lectures, readings and assignments.

College/Department: Sport Management
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

SMT 603 Sports Marketing and PR 3.0 Credits

The course provides a study of marketing, sponsorship and public relations concepts with an application to the sports industry. Students will cover topics including licensing, merchandising, sponsorships, ticketing, consumer behavior, market segmentation and pricing. The role of research in marketing and practices of mainstream marketing will also be examined.

College/Department: Sport Management
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: SMT 601 [Min Grade: C]

SMT 604 Sport Media & Technology 3.0 Credits

An analysis of the sport media’s changing landscape and the role is plays in political, social and technological climates. Emphasis on professional and intercollegiate sports and the implications of simultaneous production and consumption. Course will examine new information technologies, commercial pressures in sport media and global sport media expansion.

College/Department: Sport Management
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

SMT 605 Sports Economics 3.0 Credits

Students explore general economic principles as they apply to the sports industry. Economic analysis is utilized to study sports markets: demand, supply and pricing; league organization, monopoly power and market failure; labor relations, labor market problems and remedies, public finance of sports.

College/Department: Sport Management
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

SMT 606 Contemporary Issues in Sport 3.0 Credits

The purpose of this course is to expand the student's understanding of issues prevalent in the sports industry. Discussions will cover topics including drugs, violence, religion, the media and globalization. Students will develop an awareness of alternate perspectives and examine in detail current problems while analyzing possible solutions.

College/Department: Sport Management
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: SMT 601 [Min Grade: C]

SMT 607 Sport Budgets & Fiscal Practices 3.0 Credits

Basic theory in accounting and finance applied to managerial control of sport organizations. Includes forms of ownership, taxation, financial analysis, capital budgeting, and economic impact studies.

College/Department: Sport Management
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

SMT 608 Sport Information & Public Relations 3.0 Credits

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.

College/Department: Sport Management
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

SMT 609 Sports Ticket Sales & Strategies 3.0 Credits

Course will examine changing environment of ticket and operation sales in the sport industry. Course will expose students to the standards, practices and strategies that can be applied to the multitude of areas that ticketing touches within the sports industry.

College/Department: Sport Management
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

SMT 610 Seminar on Sports Research 1.0 Credit

This course will consist of an integration of real world issues with the rigor of academic research. It will involve a series of lectures by leaders in the field of sports management, which will then stimulate further research and discussion by the students in a seminar setting.

College/Department: Sport Management
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Corequisite: SMT 601

SMT 611 Corporate Sponsorship Sales & Strategies in Sport 3.0 Credits

Course will examine marketing strategy and techniques used by industry professionals to increase revenues for sports properties. Students will gain an understanding of sponsorship sales terminology, cold calling and prospecting techniques, marketing proposal presentation guidelines and relationship building strategies to increase overall sales.

College/Department: Sport Management
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: SMT 601 [Min Grade: C]

SMT 612 Development & Fundraising Strategies in Sport 3.0 Credits

Course will examine skills, strategies and techniques needed for successful annual and major gift solicitation in the field of athletic development. Topics include understanding annual fund and major gift fundraising; examining booster club organization structure, benefits; priority seating programs and importance of donor research in the fundraising process.

College/Department: Sport Management
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

SMT 618 NCAA Compliance 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn the basic regulatory and due process rules that govern NCAA competition. Students will be introduced to the basic elements of NCAA regulations, rules interpretations, enforcement decisions and sanctions.

College/Department: Sport Management
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

SMT 621 Leadership in Sport Management 3.0 Credits

Students will discuss the process of leadership and leadership development in sports organizations. Leadership styles, qualities, philosophies and the ability to adapt to different situations are addressed. Information on recruiting, training, supervising and evaluating personnel are examined as are current sporting issues and their impact on sport leadership.

College/Department: Sport Management
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

SMT 622 Labor Relations & Collective Bargaining in Sport 3.0 Credits

Course examines various aspects of professional sports including the unique office of the league commissioner, the antitrust and labor law dimensions of the player-labor market and the peculiar institution of the player agent in a unionized and collective bargained industry.

College/Department: Sport Management
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: SMT 602 [Min Grade: C]

SMT 623 Sports Facility Management 3.0 Credits

The course will encompass the range of sport facilities including arenas, stadiums, athletic tracks, swimming pools and golf courses. Students will learn the skills required to manage these facilities and the main components of facility management, including budgeting, scheduling, organizing and maintenance.

College/Department: Sport Management
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: SMT 601 [Min Grade: C] and SMT 604 [Min Grade: C]

SMT 625 Sports Promotion and Sales 3.0 Credits

Promotions and sales within the context of sport management. This provides a comprehensive study of promotions and marketing practices in the industry. Analysis of sport sponsorship, retention strategies and evaluation methods, plus fundraising and promotion of sports services and products to the sports consumer.

College/Department: Sport Management
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: SMT 603 [Min Grade: C]

SMT 626 Globalization of Sport 3.0 Credits

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.

College/Department: Sport Management
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

SMT 627 Sports Tournaments & Events 3.0 Credits

The organizing, planning and running of sporting events is crucial to any sport manager at any level. Issues of staffing, volunteers, location, security, medical and risk management considerations are just a number of areas that this course will cover. Students will be expected to organize and run their own sporting event.

College/Department: Sport Management
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

SMT 628 Coaching and Management 3.0 Credits

Through this course, students will gain a detailed understanding of coaching at the school, college and professional level. The management and organizational structures, coaching theories, periodization of training and issues pertinent to coaching including drugs, overtraining, ethical considerations and eating disorders will be addressed.

College/Department: Sport Management
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

SMT 629 Managing Coaches & Teams 3.0 Credits

Course will include setting performance goals in coaching, the various roles of the coach, ethical conduct in coaching, coach-athlete compatibility, burnout, personality of the coach and coaching youth sports. Emphasis will be placed on how administrators can best manage coaches for continued athletic program success.

College/Department: Sport Management
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

SMT 630 Sports Industry Practicum 3.0 Credits

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.

College/Department: Sport Management
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

SMT 633 Sport Tourism Strategies 3.0 Credits

Course will examine sport tourism as a marketing strategy for cities, sport tourist consumer behaviors, the interrelationships of businesses involved in sport tourism and the economic, environmental and social-cultural impact of sport tourism. Other course topics include event bidding, facility and financing.

College/Department: Sport Management
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: SMT 601 [Min Grade: C] or HRM 501 [Min Grade: C]

SMT 635 Sport Facilities & Event Management 3.0 Credits

Course is designed to provide learning experience in managing sports facility operations, planning new sports facilities and renovating and maintaining existing facilities. Course also provides student exposure to comprehensive event planning and management for sport and special events.

College/Department: Sport Management
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

SMT 640 Consumer Behavior in Sport 3.0 Credits

Course will examine consumer behavior in the sport industry and its impact on fan retention and revenues. Students will examine customer services philosophies and techniques used by successful companies and sport organizations to improve the overall experience of consumers. Students will conduct research to measure fan and sponsor experience.

College/Department: Sport Management
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: SMT 601 [Min Grade: C]

SMT 645 Gridiron Glory 3.0 Credits

For over 100 years, higher education and college football have shared an interesting and tenuous relationship. College Football brings a dynamic to a college campus unlike many other features. The United States is the only country in the world to link sports and academics so intricately. But that nexus creates tensions and challenges, for students on the team, for the athletic department and for the College Administration. So much of higher education’s sense of place and self has revolved around football on campus. Those who wish to work in Higher Education will be exposed to the dynamics that football brings to a college campus. This course will cover the finances, oversight, enrollment, and campus climate and will include discussions on NCAA Divisions I, II and III, as well as community colleges.

College/Department: Sport Management
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

SMT 648 Gender Equity in High School & College Sports 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to about the impact Title IX and other gender equity laws have had in shaping high school and college athletic programs. Consideration is given to the challenges associated with achieving equity in a system that is sex-segregated.

College/Department: Sport Management
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

SMT 650 Sports Contracts 3.0 Credits

Course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn the legal issues and strategies surrounding a wide variety of contract issues in sports. Students will be introduced to the core elements of contract law and see it applied by the court system in the context of the sports industry. An understanding of the importance of contracts in sports will be gained through a review of legal cases, actual industry contracts, speakers, and other standard classroom material.

College/Department: Sport Management
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

SMT 655 March Madness: The Economics, History, & Social Impact of the NCAA Basketball Tournaments 3.0 Credits

This course will examine the business of one of sport’s most lucrative and popular properties. Consideration will be given to the economics of this sport mega-event, its history, and its social impact.

College/Department: Sport Management
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

SMT 698 Research Design & Techniques in Sport 3.0 Credits

An examination of research designs, methodology and techniques used in developing the research project or thesis. Historical, empirical and experimental methods will be discussed plus skills related to writing reviews and critiques of literature. Students will learn to design an original study and begin to develop the outline for their final Masters work.

College/Department: Sport Management
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: SMT 604 [Min Grade: C]

SMT 699 Project/Research Thesis 3.0 Credits

The course requires the preparation of a substantial research and writing project/research thesis planned and completed under the guidance of a graduate faculty advisor. It is the culminating work of the Masters program and hence is expected to include research design, organization, analysis, evaluation, literature review, plus the student?s conclusions pertaining to the research findings.

College/Department: Sport Management
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: SMT 698 [Min Grade: C]

SMT I599 Independent Study in SMT 12.0 Credits

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

College/Department: Sport Management
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

SMT I699 Independent Study in SMT 12.0 Credits

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

College/Department: Sport Management
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is SMT.

SMT I799 Independent Study in SMT 12.0 Credits

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

College/Department: Sport Management
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

SMT I899 Independent Study in SMT 12.0 Credits

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

College/Department: Sport Management
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

SMT I999 Independent Study in SMT 12.0 Credits

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

College/Department: Sport Management
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

SMT T580 Special topics in SMT 12.0 Credits

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

College/Department: Sport Management
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

SMT T680 Special topics in SMT 12.0 Credits

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

College/Department: Sport Management
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

SMT T780 Special topics in SMT 12.0 Credits

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

College/Department: Sport Management
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

SMT T880 Special topics in SMT 12.0 Credits

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

College/Department: Sport Management
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

SMT T980 Special topics in SMT 12.0 Credits

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

College/Department: Sport Management
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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