Sports Management courses at CSJ

The following is a selection of the courses you might take as a Sports Management major.

SPM101 Introduction to Sports Management

Introduces 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. 3 credits.

SPM315 Sports Facility Management

Introduces 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. Prerequisite: SPM101. 3 credits.

SPM320 Internship in Sports Management – First Experience

Provides a student with practical experience in an approved sports management setting at a local organization. Evaluation is determined by the instructor in coordination with local business supervisor. Open to juniors or seniors who meet the specified criteria. 3 credits.

SPM401 Legal Aspects of Sports Management

Familiarizes 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. Prerequisite: BUS 303. Junior standing. 3 credits.

SPM410 Financial Implications of Sports Management

Provides 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. Prerequisite: BUS211. 3 credits.

SPM420 Internship in Sports Management – Second Experience

Provides a student with practical experience in an approved sports management setting at a local organization. Evaluation is determined by the instructor in coordination with local business supervisor. Open to juniors or seniors who meet the specified criteria. 3 credits.

SPM421 Internship in Sports Management

Provides a student with practical experience in an approved sports management setting at a local organization. Evaluation is determined by the instructor in coordination with local business supervisor. Open to juniors or seniors who meet the specified criteria. 6 credits.

SPM160-460 Special Topics in Sports Management

3 credits.

SPM190-490 Independent Study in Sports Management

3 credits.