Sport Management

Sport Management Courses

Key to Symbols
F = fall, S = spring, Sum = summer, W = winter, E = even years (e.g., academic year 2010-11), O = odd years (e.g., academic year 2011-12), Y = yearly, IRR = offered at irregular intervals, F-S = offered in both fall and spring semesters

SPMG 58000 - Sport in Popular Culture

This course will investigate the significance of sport's contributions to popular culture during the 20th and 21st centuries. The primary focus will be on the United States, but contemporary globalization will also be considered. The primary mode of inquiry will be through discussions that examine sport in a variety of cultural forms, including literature, film, television, advertising, cartoons, the Internet, and music. 3 credits. (SU,Y)

SPMG 59000 - Mini-Course in Sport Management

A series of short courses in specialized areas of sport management. Analysis of actual case studies focusing on sport management problems and issues confronted by sport managers to help students further develop their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. Students conduct independent research to analyze a particular management problem or issue (case study) and develop strategies to address it effectively. May be repeated. Pass/fail only. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

SPMG 59001 - Mini-Courses in Sport Management

A series of short courses in specialized areas of sport management. Analysis of actual case studies focusing on sport management problems and issues confronted by sport managers to help students further develop their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. Students conduct independent research to analyze a particular management problem or issue (case study) and develop strategies to address it effectively. May be repeated. Pass/fail only. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

SPMG 59500 - Selected Topics in Sport Management

Topics of current interest to faculty and students. Experimental courses are offered under this course number and title. This course may be repeated for credit for different selected topics. Prerequisites: Graduate students in sport management or students in other graduate programs upon approval of instructor. Note: Qualified senior students may be eligible for this course. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

SPMG 60000 - Sport in Society

An investigation of the social significance of sport and the utilization of the sociological perspective for understanding the nature of sport. 3 credits. (F,Y)

SPMG 62000 - Management of Sport Organizations

This course provides an application of general principles of management and organizational theory to the sport industry and to the management of sport organizations in particular. Students will explore relevant theories and concepts that impact the management of sport and physical activity organizations. Furthermore, various sectors of the sport industry will be analyzed. 3 credits. (F,Y)

SPMG 63000 - Independent Research

Independent research conducted under the guidance of a graduate faculty member. Students must submit a petition for approval by the sponsoring faculty member and the graduate chair prior to registering for the course. No more than 6 credits of independent study courses (SPMG 63000 and SPMG 63100) may be applied toward degree requirements. Elective. 1-3 credits. (F,S,SU,Y)

SPMG 63100 - Independent Reading

A survey and analysis of current and classical literature pertaining to a selected topic of interest. Readings will include both assigned and student-selected materials for the purpose of student presentation to, and discussion with, the assigned instructor. Students must submit a petition for approval by the sponsoring faculty member and the graduate chair prior to registering for the course. No more than 6 credits of independent study courses (SPMG 63000 and SPMG 63100) may be applied toward degree requirements. 1-3 credits. (F,S,SU,Y)

SPMG 65000 - Sport Marketing

Marketing theory and principles are examined and applied within the sport context. Promotional activities and programs used to implement marketing strategies that carry out the missions of sport organizations are examined. Case studies are used to understand how chief executive officers of sport organizations choose, maintain, or redirect marketing strategies and promotional activities to achieve organizational goals. Students are required to conduct sport marketing research projects and write a sport marketing proposal. 3 credits. (S, Y)

SPMG 66000 - Sports Law

Focuses on a variety of legal issues in the sport management field. Various legal areas, such as tort, contract, antitrust, labor, and constitutional law, will be explored. 3 credits. (F, Y)

SPMG 67000 - Sport Economics

Application of economic theory to the markets of professional and amateur sports. This course applies economic principles to analyze a wide range of issues within the realm of professional sports and intercollegiate athletics. Included is the analysis of labor markets and labor relations, public finance of sports facilities, and the organization of sports institutions. 3 credits. (S, Y)

SPMG 69000 - Internship

Supervised work experience in an agency. Approval and support of a graduate faculty sponsor and the graduate chair and completion of 15 credit hours of SPMG courses with a minimum 3.00 GPA are required. 6 credits. (F,S,SU,Y)

SPMG 70000 - Thesis I

Open only to qualified and preapproved students who are preparing a proposal for an original scholarly thesis. Conducted on a conference basis with the thesis adviser, the course culminates in a written and oral thesis proposal. In order for a student to enroll in Thesis II, the thesis proposal must gain approval from the thesis adviser, thesis committee, and graduate chair. Guidelines are available from the office of the graduate chair. Required for thesis plan. 3 credits. (F,S,SU)

SPMG 71000 - Thesis II

Open only to qualified and preapproved students who are conducting an original research project. Conducted on a conference basis with the thesis adviser, the course culminates in a written thesis and oral thesis defense. In order to enroll in Thesis II, the student must have an approved thesis proposal. Guidelines are available from the office of the graduate chair. Required for thesis plan. Prerequisites: SPMG 66800-SPMG 70000 and approval of thesis adviser and graduate chair. Pass/fail. 3 credits. (F,S,SU)