CSJ’s Sports Management Program culminates in the capstone class Business Policy and Strategic Management, where you’ll complete a project that demonstrates the cumulative knowledge you’ve gained of the Sports Management discipline.

College of St. Joseph established Guided Pathways for each undergraduate major in 2016. The Guided Pathways were developed through the CSJ Learning Collaborative and provide a visual road map showing students what courses they should take and when to achieve four-year graduation success. View the Sports Management Guided Pathway here.

Requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management


Business Core

ACC101 Financial Accounting3Introduces students to generally accepted accounting principles and accounting process with regards to corporations, partnerships, and sole-proprietorships. The basic concepts, principles, and techniques used to generate accounting data, financial statements and the interpretation and use of financial data to enhance the decision-making process are covered.
BUS101 Introduction to Business3This introductory course provides the student with an overview of business and its environment. Topics include business trends, globalization, forms of ownership, business law, entrepreneurship, management, leadership, human resource management, marketing, decision making, accounting, finance, business ethics, and social responsibility.
BUS203 Business Communications3Investigates the role of effective communication in the continuously changing organizational environment. Topics include communicating in the workplace, small groups and teams, listening and non-verbal communication, email messages, report writing, memoranda, letters, résumé preparation, job interviews, and formal presentations.
BUS205 Principles of Management3Introduces basic management principles used in the organizational environment. The four management functions studied are planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Other topics include the evolution of management theory, ethics, social responsibility, diversity, organizational structure, human resource management, motivation, leadership, groups and teams, communication, organizational conflict and change, operations management, information systems and technology, innovation, product development, and entrepreneurship.
BUS211 Business Finance3Studies the field of finance, both private and public, with emphasis placed on current approaches as they pertain to a business. The mathematics of finance, capital budgets, loan and investment alternatives and working capital management are discussed.
BUS216 Human Resource Management 3Presents the personnel responsibilities of both the line managers and the human resource department. Covers the specific subjects of equal employment laws and regulations, recruiting, selecting, training, and evaluating employees. Also, salaries, incentives, and empowerment are covered.
BUS303 Business Law3Investigates the essential elements of business law and the legal environment. Topics include introduction to civil and criminal law, business ethics, the judicial system, torts, negligence, strict liability, contracts, Uniform Commercial Code, negotiable instruments, agency, business associations, intellectual property, employment law, consumer and environmental law, property, and legal case analysis.
BUS440 Business Policy: Strategic Management*3A capstone course for Business majors utilizes a case study approach to address contemporary issues in overall business management. It provides senior business majors an opportunity to demonstrate and enhance situation analysis and problem resolution skills through the application of knowledge from all spheres of business activity (e.g., management, accounting, marketing, and computers).
CIS305 Spreadsheet Applications3Discusses business oriented data management techniques using Microsoft Excel electronic spreadsheet. Topics include: planning a spreadsheet, entering labels, values, formulae, and functions; macros, databases, and graphics will also be covered. $20 lab fee.
CIS310 Management Information Systems3A study of systems providing quantitative-based information derived from one or more databases within and/or external to the organization and used to aid managers in the decision-making process. Theoretical concepts are applied to real world applications with an analysis of examples from specific organizations.
ECO207 Macroeconomic Principles3Presents the basic principles of macroeconomics including supply and demand. The course examines the national economy and its main components. Various theories of inflation, unemployment and GDP growth are explored, as well as the tools of macroeconomic principles. The role of the federal budget, money supply, interest rates in economic stabilization policies, global economic factors and international trade are emphasized.
ECO208 Microeconomic Principles3This course examines the theory of the consumer, utility, market structures, the theory of the firm, elasticity and resource allocation. The implications for government economic and social policies are presented.

Specific Sports Management Courses

ACC102 Managerial Accounting3This course covers materials relating to the accounting cycle and the preparation of a basic set of financial statements. Emphasis on the analysis and interpretation of accounting reports including ratios and cash flow analysis. The use of accounting information for managerial planning, control, and decision-making through budgeting, cost and variance analyses, and responsibility accounting.
BUS307 Organizational Behavior3Examines individuals, groups, and intergroup relations that occur within an organizational environment. Topics include leadership, motivation, and conflict resolution. Junior Standing.
BUS309 Marketing3Examines the foundations of marketing principles with application of marketing concepts of the present and future. Emphasis is placed on problem solving, critical thinking skills, ethics, and competition while studying the topics of market analysis, target marketing, product pricing, strategic promotion, and distribution.
SPM101 Introduction to Sports Management3Introduces the structure of the sports industry and the application of management principles. Topics include the history of sports management, facility and event management, and sports agencies.
SPM315 Sports Facility Management3Introduces the theoretical concepts and the practical reality of designing, operating, and managing sports facilities. Topics include planning and design issues, facility management, risk management, and event planning.
SPM401 Legal Aspects of Sports Management3Familiarizes students through the use of court cases with the application of legal principles as they apply to professional and amateur sports. Topics include tort and criminal liability, contract law, and constitutional law.
SPM410 Financial Implications of Sports Management3Provides an overview of the sources of funding (public and private), legal issues related to sports financing, and taxation concerns related to the sports industry. Topics include use of revenue generation (charged admissions, food services, concessions and naming rights), public resources in private facilities, sponsorships, and budgeting and expense control. The completion of a business plan is required.
PSY240 Sports Psychology3This course provides an overview of the emerging field of sports psychology. This is a basic course designed to familiarize athletes and other health conscious individuals with techniques of skills improvement. There will be an emphasis on the practices of psychological techniques of health/fitness maintenance. PSY102 is recommended as a prerequisite. Sophomore standing.
Additional Requirements
Physical Education Credits6The Bachelor of Science in Sports Management requires students to take six Physical Education credits.
Business Electives6The Bachelor of Science in Sports Management requires students to take six Business Elective credits.

General Education Core

General Education Core40Sports Management majors are required to complete the General Education Core.

General Electives

General Electives8Sports Management majors must complete eight credits of general electives.
Total 120

*Capstone course

Note:ACC102 Managerial Accounting & BUS352 Intro to e-Business & Commerce are recommended.