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Below are all of the courses you have to choose from in this academic major. Some are required while others are electives. Please view the course catalog to see what is required to earn a degree in this major.

Principles of Accounting I (SBU 100)

General introduction to accounting principles and bookkeeping methods; the theory of debit and credit; financial statements; working papers; adjusting and closing entries. Fall semester and ADP sessions 1 and 3. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Principles of Accounting II (SBU 101)

An examination of depreciation theory; liabilities; voucher system; payroll; partnership; corporation; consolidated statements; statement of cash flow. Prerequisite: SBU100. Spring semester and ADP sessions 2 and 4. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Intro Sports Management (SBU 185)

An overview of the field of Sports Management. Includes the nature of various careers within the sports industry and understanding of management processes. Identifies trends, current events, and innovations within the sport and fitness world and how these impact managerial decision processes. Fall semester. 3 credits.

Marketing (SBU 220)

Management problem-solving approaches of marketing. Basic marketing functions including product/service planning, distribution activities, location, logistics, promotion strategies, sales, e-commerce, advertising, and pricing techniques. Technological tools. Ethical ramifications. Cases and simulations supplement material. Fall semester and ADP session 1. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Sports Finance (SBU 225)

Basic theories in finance and accounting applied to managerial control of sports organizations. Includes forms of ownership, taxation, financial analysis, budgeting, feasibility studies, and economic impact studies. Spring semester. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

International Business (SBU 240)

Introduction to international business, focusing on the historical development of international trade, finance, the emergence of the multinational corporation, and conceptual frameworks within which businesses operate. Writing Intensive course. Fall and spring semesters and ADP session 1. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Sports Governance (SBU 245)

Guide to the practical application of governance principles for amateur and professional sports organizations operating at the community, state, and national levels. Presents a balanced view between accepted practices and what contemporary research evidence tells us about a range of governance principles and practices. Fall semester. 1 credit.

1 Credit.

Personnel/Human Resource Management (SBU 295)

Study of personnel and human resources; conflict resolution techniques; structuring job descriptions and specifications; recruiting and interviewing methods; compensation evaluation; employee and labor relations situations; training and development activities; benefits management; international implementations; human resource information systems. Fall semester and ADP sessions 1 and 3. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Sports Marketing (SBU 321)

Examines the application of the principles of promotion and marketing to the sport and fitness industry including the area of professional sports, corporate fitness, college/high school athletics, clubs, and resorts. Prerequisite: SBU220. Fall semester. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Sports Law (SBU 343)

An introduction to the legal issues related to the administration and management of athletic and physical education programs. Critical issues include the broad area of negligence; event and facility management; participant eligibility; the First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution; intentional torts; product liability; and contracts. The concept of risk management is emphasized throughout the course. Fall semester. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Internship (SBU 430)

Students are expected to participate 12 to 15 hours per week at an approved internship site; a minimum of 120 hours for accounting majors and 240 hours for business majors. A concurrent, bi-weekly, on-campus seminar is also required which assists with the integration of theory, research, and practice. The seminar does not count toward the total hour requirement of the internship. Repeatable for credit. Permission required. Fall, spring, and summer. 3-6 credits.

6 Credits.

Sports Leadership and Coaching (SBU 470)

Provides an understanding of leadership from multiple angles and perspectives. Explores the different ways leadership has been defined and studied over the last century. Discusses similarities and contradictions among the most common leadership theories and the way that leadership has been exercised in athletic contexts. Examines leadership as exemplified by leaders in and out of the sports industry as well as the relationship between leadership and coaching. This is the capstone course for the sports management program. Spring semester. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Sports Communication (SCA 145)

Examination of the knowledge and skills required for the business of sports communication, including interpersonal communication, small group dynamics, mass media, media relations, information and social media technologies, and oral communication; and the sports communication institutions, such as team and league media relations, college sports information offices, broadcasting venue, and public relations and advertising agencies. Writing Intensive course. Fall semester. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Principles of Microeconomics (SEC 101)

Introduction to economic reasoning, terminology, and fundamental concepts. Emphasis on individual economic units, such as the household and the firm and how they affect and are affected by the various market structures existing in American capitalism. Basic algebra skills are recommended. Fall and spring semesters, and ADP sessions 1 and 4. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Principles of Macroeconomics (SEC 102)

Introduction to general equilibrium analyses, in particular, the policies that influence the level of aggregate output, unemployment, and price levels. International trade analysis. SEC101 strongly recommended as prerequisite. Basic algebra skills are recommended. Fall and spring semesters, and ADP sessions 2 and 5. 3 credits.

Sports Economics (SEC 210)

Uses the tools of economic analysis to examine issues pertaining to professional and amateur sports, including market structures (monopoly and monopsony power) and labor markets (salary caps, collective bargaining, free agency, discrimination). Also addresses policy issues such as stadium financing, team location, and Title IX. Prerequisites: SEC101 and SEC102. Fall semester. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Hospitality Facilities Management (SHT 255)

Management of all resources to maintain the desired physical and social environment. Hotel front desk operation emphasizing interpersonal relations, housekeeping, and maintenance operations; analysis of the contribution of spaces to the satisfaction of customers. Spring semester. 3 credits.

Sports in America (SHY 330)

Investigates the development of sports from diverse forms of games and play in American society. Emphasis in this course is on the emergence of college and professional sports during the 20th century, with attention to the growing popularity of sports at all levels and to professionalization in sports. Satisfies the U.S. Cultures requirement of the Liberal Arts Curriculum. Fall, spring, and summer. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Philosophy of Sports (SPL 220)

Addresses central questions in philosophy as they relate to sport, games, and competition, offers methods to understand philosophers, and involves students in sustained written and oral reflection. Satisfies the Philosophy requirement of the Liberal Arts Curriculum. Spring semester. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Sports Psychology (SPY 275)

Covers various psychological principles associated with sports. Discussions of psychological variables that hinder or enhance athletic performance. Bridges the gap between theory and real world situations. Fall semester. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

Sociology of Sports (SSO 225)

Views sports as a microcosm of society and examines the roles of socialization, the mass media, conformity and deviance, globalization, and race, class, and gender on sports. Spring semester. 3 credits.

3 Credits.

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