The Sport Management track offers coursework for the student interested in sport and recreation careers in the private/commercial sector, public recreation and park agencies, and corporate/industrial settings. Students completing this program will be qualified to seek employment in a recreational setting or to transfer the degree into a four-year sport and recreational management program.
Sport Management students will:
- Prepare for a career in sport management by practicing fundamental management theories and techniques that illustrate their application
- Identify the financial reporting and tracking systems most commonly utilized in the sports/entertainment industry today
- Analyze sport promotion, advertising, and marketing though textbook study, field trips, and team projects
- Formulate knowledge and skills through study of management information systems, macro-economics, and statistics
- Recognize the historical, cultural, and sociological factors underlying the evolution of organized sports in the United States and other parts of the world
- Apply general sport management principles and techniques in real-world settings through simulations and projects related to event planning, promotion, staffing, scheduling, and hosting