Major in Sport Management

The Sport Management major is designed to prepare students for a changing sports industry. The curriculum develops critical and ethical sensibilities as well as practical skills with the intent of producing graduates who will be responsible business leaders and community advocates able to address commercial, economic, political and social issues related to sport. Note: Students selecting this major must also declare a minor in Business Administration.

Program Requirements

The requirements for the major in Sport Management include a minimum of 45 units of course work and the completion of the minor in Business Administration.

Students completing a double major in Business Administration, E-Business or Accounting automatically complete the Business minor requirements as part of their second major, therefore should not declare the minor. These are the ONLY students that will not be required to declare the minor.

The specific requirements for the major in Sport Management are as follows:

Sport Management Required Courses (30 Units)
KNES 280INTRODUCTION TO SPORTS INDUSTRY3
KNES 333SPORT MANAGEMENT3
KNES 345SEMINAR AND FIELD EXPERIENCE IN SPORT MANAGMENT3
KNES 353SPORT & SOCIETY3
KNES 390SPORT AND GLOBALIZATION3
KNES 445SPORT MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP6
KNES 452SPORT MARKETING3
KNES 456LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN SPORT3
KNES 460CULTURAL ECONOMY OF SPORT3
Electives (12 Units)
Select four courses from this list of approved electives. (Please note that not all courses will be offered every term and some require prerequistes.)12
HISTORY OF SPORT IN AMERICA
SPORT: CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE
INTRODUCTION TO RECREATION AND LEISURE
OUTDOOR EDUCATION: PHILOSOPHY AND METHODS
PRINCIPLES OF COACHING
THE MODERN OLYMPIC GAMES
PHILOSOPHY: THE SPORT EXPERIENCE
PSYCHOLOGY OF SPORT
SPORT IN FILM
ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF INTRAMURALS
SPORT FACILITY MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS
SPORT AND THE MEDIA
SPORT CULTURE AND COUNTERCULTURE
THE AMERICAN WOMEN IN SPORT
SPORT MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP
LEADERSHIP FOR SPORT PROFESSIONALS
BALTIMORE: POST-INDUSTRIAL SPORTING METROPOLIS
SPORT SALES AND SPONSORSHIP
APPLIED SPORT MARKETING
STRATEGIC SPORT COMMUNICATION
SELECTED TOPICS IN PHEC
TRAVEL STUDY
SPORTS ECONOMICS
SPORTS LAW
ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP
Required BUAD Minor (24 Units)
ACCT 201PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING3
ACCT 202PRINCIPLES OF MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING3
ECON 201MICROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES3
ECON 202MACROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES3
FIN 331PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT3
MKTG 341PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING3
MNGT 361LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT3
MATH 231BASIC STATISTICS3
or ECON 205 STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS I
Total Units66

Suggested Four-Year Plan

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ECON 2013ENGL 102 (Core 2)3
TSEM 102 (Core 1)3ECON 2023
Core3KNES 2803
Core3Core3
Core3Core3
 15 15
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ACCT 2013ACCT 2023
ECON 205 or MATH 2313KNES Elective3
Core3Core (Lab)4
Core3Core 3
Core3Elective3
 15 16
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
KNES 3333MNGT 3613
KNES 3533KNES 3453
MKTG 3413KNES 3903
KNES Elective3FIN 3313
Elective3KNES Elective3
 15 15
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
KNES 4523KNES 4456
KNES 4563KNES 4603
KNES Elective3KNES Elective3
Elective3Elective3
Elective3 
 15 15
Total Units 121

1. Demonstrate accounting, economic, marketing and management skills.
2. Chart new directions for aspects of the sport industry
3. Use software as appropriate for writing, for spreadsheets, for statistical analysis, for calculations, or for presentations