Sport Business Minor
A minor in Sport Business gives students a conceptual grounding in sport-specific business thought through coursework as well as experience in the sports field through internship opportunities. Students must complete 21 hours of coursework.
- Introduction to Sport Business (SPRT 205) - 3 credits
- Sport Financial Management (SPRT 320) - 3 credits
- Sport Law (SPRT 330) - 3 credits
- Special Topics in Sport Business (SPRT 395) - 1-3 credits
- Sport Branding and Sponsorship (SPRT 440) - 3 credits
- Facility and Event Planning (SPRT 450) - 3 credits
- Cooperative Education (SPRT 397) or Internship in Sport Business - 3 credits
SPRT 205 Introduction to Sport Business
An overview of the business of sport, including career opportunities. A study of the value of professional business practices to sport organizations.
SPRT 310 Economics of Sport
Application of micro and macro economic theory to the analysis of sports markets. Prerequisites: ECON 201 and SPRT 205
SPRT 320 Sport Financial Management
Application of financial theories to the sport industry. Addresses how sport entities such as professional sport franchises, professional sport leagues, university athletic departments and government-funded programs operate from a financial standpoint. Prerequisites: Sprt 205
SPRT 330 Sport Law
Identification and analysis of legal issues, and the ramifications of these issues as they relate to the sports industry. Includes coverage of contracts, antitrust law, labor relations, collective bargaining, agent-athlete relations, intellectual property, governing bodies, and presentation of the athlete. Prerequisites: SPRT 205
SPRT 395 Special Topics in Sport Business
Specific topics will vary. Provides opportunities for in-depth study beyond that of regularly scheduled courses. May be seminars, workshops, or lectures. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 credits. Prerequisites: Sprt 205
SPRT 440 Sport Branding and Sponsorship
Examining the influence of sport participants and spectators on the development of branding strategies and sponsorship relationships in the multi-faceted sports industry. Prerequisites: SPRT 205
SPRT 450 Facility and Event Planning
Programs, functions, and procedures necessary to organize and develop sport facilities and events. Planning, design, and operation of sport facilities are investigated. Additionally, the multi-faceted nature of event development is examined in a variety of sport settings. Prerequisites: SPRT 205
SPRT 397 Cooperative Education in Sport Business
Substantive, compensated on-the-job experiential learning with a participating organization in a segment of the sport industry. Three credits of SPRT 397 or SPRT 497 are required in the Sport Business minor. Credits beyond the first three are elective credits. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 credits. Prerequisite: Approval of Sport Business Internship Coordinator. Repeatable to 6 credits. S/U grading.
SPRT 497 Internship in Sport Business
Substantive on-the-job experiential learning with a participating organization in a segment of the sport industry. May or may not be compensated. Three credits of SPRT 397 or SPRT 497 are required in the Sport Business minor. Credits beyond the first three are elective credits. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 credits. Prerequisite: Approval of Sport Business Internship Coordinator. Repeatable to 6 credits. S/U grading.