Bachelor of Science in Sport Management

Turn your love of sports into a rewarding career in a fast-growth industry of sports management. Almost all sport entities— from little league to college athletics, sport apparel companies, and professional leagues—need the skills of those who have a sports management background.

While most sports management programs focus on how sport entities manage processes in a steady state with little change, at Becker you will be prepared for the future in which you will need to navigate disruption and lead change. Students become well-versed in how sports create value by studying companies such as Under Armour, Nike, and the NFL, as well as become familiar with the governance of NCAA and high school athletics.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Communication: Demonstrate effective written and oral communication including informed arguments, persuasion, synthesize complex data, and concepts.
  • Context: Demonstrate comfort with and ability to effectively operate in: ambiguity, complexity, uncertainty and change. Students will be adept at situational awareness. Students understand the historical context of their culture and they will view the world from a global lens acknowledging the diversity of cultures and values. Students demonstrate propositional thinking; they will test and iterate on ideas/solutions based upon feedback and learn from their own failures.
  • Quantitative: Students use quantitative and analytical methods to address unstructured business problems.
  • Ethics: Students demonstrate ability to evaluate decisions based on an awareness of relevant stakeholders in the creation of sustainable social, environmental, and economic value.
  • Cognitive Flexibility: Students demonstrate mastery of various thinking modes, notably analytic, synthetic, convergent, divergent, creative, and critical, and when to employ each type. Student demonstrate awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses and will seek continual improvements. Student demonstrate both self and social awareness and management to effectively play various roles on an interdisciplinary team from leader to contributor to participant (role fluidity). These skills are essential for all leadership and management roles.
  • Value Creation: Students identify, create, shape, and capture value through understanding economic models and the reality of industry disruption cycles.

Sport Management


Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Introduction to Sport Management SPMG2302 3
Managing Transitions: Change as a Norm CORE1001 3
Introduction to Psychology PSYC1001 3
College Algebra MATH1200 3
Introduction to Business Models MGMT1000 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Sport Marketing and Event Management SPMG2400 3
Global Economics: Micro and Macro Perspective ECON1200 3
The New Normal: Exploring Unstructured Problems CORE-ENGL 3
General Education Elective 3
Open Elective 3

Credits Total: 30

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Accounting and Finance I - Concepts and Tools ACCT2100 3
Sport Administration & Governance SPMG2600 3
Applied Business Statistics MATH2101 3
Developing an Entrepreneurial Mindset CORE3100 3
Writing about Literature ENGL1003 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Experiment: Career Exploration SPMG2900 3
Accounting and Finance II - Financial Decision Making ACCT3100 3
Marketing II - Analyzing Marketing, Branding and Sales Strategies MKTG3004 3
Supply Chains and Innovations MGMT2400 3
Open Elective 3

Credits Total: 30

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Sport Facility Management SPMG3100 3
Science Elective w/ Lab 4
Business Elective (2000+) 3
Open Elective 3
General Education Elective 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Business Decision Making: Law, Ethics and Strategies MGMT3700 3
Internship in Sport Management SPMG4900 3
Open Elective 3
Open Elective 3
Humanities and Fine Arts Elective 3

Credits Total: 31

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Sport Finance and Economics SPMG4500 3
Humanities and Fine Arts Elective 3
Business Elective 3
Open Elective 3
General Education Elective 3

Spring Semester

Course NameNumberCredits
Legal and Ethical Issues in Sports SPMG4200 3
Internship in Sport Management SPMG4901 3
Business Capstone MGMT4101 3
Business Elective or Sport Management Elective 3
General Education Elective 3

Credits Total: 30

 
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