Bachelor of Science in Sport Management

Curriculum

Today's job market requires graduates to be more than just experts in their fields.  They need to be able to apply and adapt a wide array of skills and experiences to fit the changing needs of the market.  To make sure our students have the knowledge and skills they need to compete in a competitive job market, our sport management curriculum has three main components.

Major Courses: Focus and Depth

These courses provide an opportunity to understand the sport management field in greater depth.  In short, these are the "nuts and bolts" courses you'll need to land a job in sport management.

General Education Core

As a career-oriented university with a strong tradition in the liberal arts, Post University is committed to providing you with a firm foundation in the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. The general education core at Post University provides you with the ability to make connections across disciplines so you're better prepared to respond to a diverse and constantly changing global marketplace.

The ability to choose those courses that pique your interest is an important feature of the Post General Education Core.  Take a look below at the many options available to you.

Career and Self-Awareness Core

To be successful in life, people need to understand who they are and what they want to achieve.  Our career program offers seminar classes designed to help students enhance self-awareness, build confidence and develop a strong sense of direction.

This collection of short courses offered during your academic studies is intended to provide you with the experiences to become a self-aware, lifelong learner.  These courses include personal assessment tools with detailed diagnostic feedback including specific career information, computer simulations, self-study exercises as well as in-class discussion and discovery.  All of these activities are supported in the classroom and online through interactive exercises, using a new individualized, career-based resource program available only at Post University.


Internship and Cooperative Education Opportunities

At Post, students can take advantage of a robust co-op and internship program where they have opportunities to participate in real-life work situations related to their field of study before they graduate.

Why? Because that's what students need to compete and win in today's competitive job market.According to The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), 47% of employers prefer that candidates gain experience through an internship or cooperative education program prior to graduation, and a recent survey conducted by The College Placement Council revealed that 64% of respondents listed work/Co-Op experience as an important pre-screening criteria when selecting college graduates.

Our co-op and internship program gives Post students a real edge over their competition. Not only do our students get a chance to put their classroom learning to the test, but they get opportunities to meet prospective employers, network with people in their field, test-drive their intended career, and build their resumes with concrete examples of how they've made the connection between theory and practice.


B.S. in Sport Management Curriculum

 

General Education 60 crs
Common Core 12 crs
ENG110 College Writing

ENG110

College Writing - 3 Credits

This course is designed to develop and refine the analytical/critical reading skills and the substantive writing skills of freshmen.  This intensive writing class will focus on writing essays of varying length and expose students to the various rhetorical modes of writing that will contribute to their success in university courses and their chosen careers.

3 crs
ENG120 College Writing II

ENG120

College Writing II - 3 Credits

College Writing II looks to expand upon the writing skills attained in ENG110. As a student-centered course, students explore their own writing in peer, group, and self-review skill sessions. Students enhance self-editing skills and increase awareness of the revision skills needed in both college coursework and in careers. The course will further develop students' understanding of the writing process from pre-writing to final draft. This course encourages students to have their writing evaluated across the curriculum. The course culminates in a research essay and portfolio of original work.

Pre-requisite: ENG110.


    Prerequisite: ENG110
3 crs
COM107 Introduction to Communications

COM107

Intro to Communications - 3 credits

This introductory course will focus on the knowledge and skills that students need to become competent communicators.  This information and these skills will include speaking, listening, media literacy, computer-mediated communication, cultural sensitivity, workplace communication, group dynamics, and critical thinking.  Students will prepare and present speeches and group projects that utilize media and technology.  Emphasis will be place on personal, social and workplace interaction both individually and in group settings.

3 crs
CIS112 Introduction to Computing

CIS112

Introduction to Computing - 3 Credits

This course strives to meet the high level of computer literacy required of all students earning a degree from the university. Special emphasis is placed on the ethical use of computer technology for information analysis and communications. Computer units introduce the Internet, Windows, word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software. Students who feel they have attained computer literacy and earn 70 percent on an exemption exam may substitute any other 3-credit course for this core requirement. 

Students may prove competency by passing a waiver examination.  No credit is granted if the requirement is waived.


    Students may prove competency by passing a waiver examination. No credit is granted if the requirement is waived.
3 crs
 
Liberal Arts 21 crs
History Elective 3 crs
BUS340 Business Ethics

BUS340

Business Ethics - 3 Credits

This course examines the ethical issues and dilemmas that challenge the business leader, the business organization, and the capitalist system. Emphasis is on the development of an ethical culture based in fairness, honesty and persistence. Cases, readings, and discussions serve to integrate ethical reflection with management decision making.

Prerequisite: MGT105.

3 crs
Social Science Elective 3 crs
Performance, Written, or Fine Arts Elective 3 crs
Elective 3 crs
Elective 3 crs
Elective 3 crs
 
Math 6 crs
MAT120 College Algebra

MAT120

College Algebra - 3 Credits

This course provides a deeper understanding of the concepts of algebra including function applications, inequalities in two variables, matrix operations, linear programming, quadratic and polynomial applications, and solving rational and radical equations. Course requires subscription to a supplementary online program.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of two years of High School Algebra or the equivalent.


3 crs
MAT220 Statistics I

MAT220

Statistics - 3 Credits

This course offers students an opportunity to experience statistics as it would occur in various settings. Topics are presented through real life case studies and include an overview of the fundamentals of statistics, collective and descriptive statistical techniques, data collection and sampling, the normal distribution and probability, hypothesis testing, population inferences, simple linear regression, and correlation. An understanding of basic algebra is required. Course requires subscription to a supplementary online program. Scientific or graphing calculator and access to a spreadsheet program is recommended.

3 crs
 
Science 3 crs
 
Open Electives 15 crs
 
Designated Writing Course 3 crs
BUS311 Managerial Communications

BUS311

Managerial Communications - 3 Credits

This course provides instruction in organization and construction of the written, technological, and oral communication used in modern business. Effective communication at all levels is necessary for leaders in organizations. Well-developed communication skills will provide students with a framework for excellence across all business activities. Students will develop the skills necessary to communicate effectively in multiple modes both inside and outside of their organizations.

Prerequisite: ENG207.

3 crs
 
Major, Core and Concentrations 54 crs
Business Law I 3 crs
BUS204 Business Law I

BUS204

Business Law I - 3 Credits

This course covers Constitutional Law and the rights and duties that apply to business entities as well as to individuals.

Also covered are Tort Law, body and property injury, as well as harm to reputation in the business context; Criminal Law, specifically those areas pertinent to business, such as bribery and embezzlement; Intellectual Property Law, including copyright, patent and trademark laws; Contract Law, which encompasses sales contracts and the application of the Uniform Commercial Code as well as common law contracts, such as employment contracts.

3 crs
 
Business Core 18 crs
ACC111 Financial Accounting

ACC111

Financial Accounting - 3 Credits

This course is for the student to learn about accounting as an information development and communications function that supports economic decision-making. The course will help students perform financial analysis; derive and assess information for personal or organizational decisions; and understand business, governmental, and other organizational entities.

3 crs
BUS211 Malcolm Baldrige Quality Standards

BUS211

Baldrige Principles and Introduction to Quality Systems - 3 Credits

This course provides undergraduate students with an introduction to the history of the quality movement in American industry in the 20th and 21st centuries and presents the core principles of the Baldrige Quality assessment process.  By direct exposure to these concepts and principles, students will be prepared to recognize and apply these concepts and principles as they enter into their upper division coursework in the Malcolm Baldrige School of Business.  Students will also be introduced to contemporary quality assurance systems, measurements and tools and learn to apply these in business situations.

3 crs
ECO201 Macroeconomics

ECO201

Macroeconomics - 3 Credits

This course examines the fundamental analytical structure of a macro economy and familiarizes students with the problems of employment, inflation, interest rates, and business cycles. Topics include the determination of income and output, the role of fiscal and monetary policy, and the interaction of an economy with the rest of the world within a global framework.

3 crs
FIN201 Principles of Finance

FIN201

Principles of Finance - 3 Credits

This course examines the role of finance in relation to other business operations and within the financial community. It covers the development and use of the basic tools and operational/quality measures for financialadministration, financial analysis, planning and control, investment decisions, and management of sources of funds.

Prerequisites: ACC111; MGT105.

3 crs
MGT105 Principles of Management

MGT105

Principles of Management - 3 Credits

This course is an introduction to the principles of management examining their application in public and private, profit and non-profit organizations. Students will explore the areas of employee motivation, group behavior, leadership, strategic planning, organizational design, and career opportunities. Fundamental concepts of management, effective communication competency, ethical dilemmas faced by managers and corporate social responsibility will be explored.

3 crs
MKT101 Principles of Marketing

MKT101

Principles of Marketing - 3 Credits

This course examines the basic marketing principles practiced by modern organizations including product development, distribution, promotion, and pricing. Students will explore topics including consumer engagement, strategic planning, best practices along with the importance of measurements, analysis and utilizing acquired data. It is the foundation course for upper-level marketing courses.

3 crs
 
Major Core 24 crs
SMG101 Foundations of Sport Management

SMG101

Foundations of Sport Management – 3 Credits

This course provides an overview of the sport industry. History of, careers in, growth trends, and the management of a variety of sport organizations, especially organizations that have shown excellence, will be examined.

3 crs
SMG151 Sport in Society

SMG151

Sport in Society – 3 Credits

This course provides students with the opportunity to examine the relationship between sport and the world we live in. Students will be encouraged to think critically about the impact sport has on our lives. Topics such as youth sport, violence in sport, deviance in sport, race and sport, fairness in sport, etc. will be examined.

3 crs
SMG201 Sport & Athletic Admin

SMG201

Sport and Athletic Administration – 3 Credits

The wide variety of tasks, policies, and procedures which govern the administration of a sport or athletic program/organization will be examined in this course.

3 crs
SMG251 Sport Event & Facility Management

SMG251

Sport Event and Facility Management – 3 Credits

This course offers a comprehensive study of the planning, maintenance, operations, financial considerations, customer engagement, and personnel management of sporting events and the facilities that host the events.

3 crs
SMG301 Sport Marketing

SMG301

Sport Marketing – 3 Credits

This course focuses on the application of marketing principles and practices relevant to the sport industry. Practical and theoretical applications of marketing sport will be examined. Attention will be paid to the 5 P’s of marketing and how they apply to the world of sport marketing. Fairness and honesty in terms of marketing will be stressed.

Prerequisite: MKT101


    Prerequisite: MKT101
3 crs
SMG351 Sport Law

SMG351

Sport Law – 3 Credits

This course will examine the legal environment in which professional and amateur sport operates. Areas of law to be examined include, but may not be limited to, contract, labor, tort, and antitrust law. The ideas of proper customer engagement, fairness, and honesty will be stressed.

Prerequisite: LAW101


    Prerequisite: LAW101
3 crs
SMG401 Sport Economics

SMG401

Sport Economics – 3 Credits

This course applies economic methods and theory to the sporting world. Topics to be examined will include, but may not be limited to, the value of a sport franchise to a municipality, economic impact of hosting sporting events, financing professional sport facilities, organizational planning, and sport and economic development.

Prerequisites: ECO201


    Prerequisites: ECO201
3 crs
SMG451 Sport Management Capstone

SMG451

Sport Management Capstone - 3 Credits

This course provides students the opportunity to apply learned sport management skills, theories, and ideas in a work experience. Students are encouraged to consider Capstone sites that reflect their career aspirations, portray organizational excellence, show case a community of best practices, value customer input, and exhibit fairness. The Capstone work experience will be a minimum of eight weeks working a minimum of fifteen hours per week.

Prerequisite: SMG101, SMG151, SMG301, and completion of at least 90 credits


    Prerequisite: SMG101, SMG151, SMG301, and completion of at least 90 credits
3 crs
 
Directed Electives* 9 crs
300-400 Level 9 crs
 
Career and Self-Awareness 6 crs
CSA101 College Success Seminar

CSA101

Exploring Self: Inside Out - 3 credits

This course will focus on self-discovery and interaction with others to provide learners with the foundation for examining and further developing their own personal effectiveness. An environment of trust will be built within the class to enable individual and collective openness, discovery, and engagement in personal learning. The course will use experiential learning, personal reflection, and group interaction as primary approaches. This is a hybrid course, with classroom interaction time blended with online learning and interaction through the Blackboard learning management system.

3 crs
CSA260 Professional Success Seminar

CSA260

Professional Success Seminar - 1 credits

This course will enable students to develop their own individualized plans for personal, academic, and career success. Students will engage in self-evaluation exercises and highly interactive classroom activities to evaluate their own “fit” for certain careers. Students will also participate in resume and cover letter writing activities to prepare for the experiential learning of the next course. Students will establish short-term career goals and begin a career portfolio to be refined during successive semesters.

1 cr
CSA400 Career Capstone

CSA400

Career Capstone - 2 credits

This course is the culmination of the career and self-awareness series, a comprehensive program for career and life planning. The course prepares students for a transition from university life to independent work life. Students will learn valuable financial and money management skills. Students will explore life balance issues, life roles, and self-concept as they relate to their future plans. Students will explore employment issues, such as the changing nature of work, diversity, trends, and job outlook. The course will require students to engage in networking and a job search with the goal of employment upon graduation. In addition, students who are seeking to enter graduate school will engage in the application process, including interviewing practice, and admissions essay writing.

Prerequisite: CSA260


    Prerequisite: CSA260
2 crs
 
Grand Total 120 crs


* Directed Electives are selected under advisement in support of the student’s professional goals.

Universities regularly make changes to the curriculum in order to offer quality and relevant degrees. Post University reserves the right to change the curriculum at any time. Any changes to the curriculum will be published as soon as the changes have been approved.