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 42 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.

Sport Management Required Courses
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
Select four courses from this list of approved electives. (Please note that not all courses will be offered every term and some require prerequisites.)12
HISTORY OF SPORT IN AMERICA
SPORT: CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE
INTRODUCTION TO RECREATION AND LEISURE
OUTDOOR EDUCATION: PHILOSOPHY AND METHODS
PRINCIPLES OF COACHING
ADVANCED TECHNIQUES AND ANALYSIS OF COACHING IN SELECTED TOPICS
THE MODERN OLYMPIC GAMES
PHILOSOPHY: THE SPORT EXPERIENCE
PSYCHOLOGY OF SPORT
SPORT IN FILM
INDEPENDENT STUDY
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 PHYSICAL EDUCATION
TRAVEL STUDY
SPORTS ECONOMICS
SPORTS LAW
ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP
Required BUAD Minor 124
Total Units66

Business Administration Minor 

This 24-unit minor is available to students who have a major other than Accounting, e-Business or Business Administration. All requirements for the Business Administration minor must be completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or higher. Students electing a Business Administration minor are not formally admitted to nor graduates of the College of Business and Economics. Students must complete at least 12 units of CBE courses at Towson University in order to earn this minor.

ACCT 201PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING3
or ACCT 211 HONORS ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES I
ACCT 202PRINCIPLES OF MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING3
or ACCT 212 HONORS ACCOUNTNG PRINCIPLES II
ECON 201MICROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES3
or ECON 203 HONORS MICROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES
ECON 202MACROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES3
or ECON 204 HONORS MACROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES
ECON 205STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS I3
or MATH 231 BASIC STATISTICS
MKTG 341PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING3
MNGT 361LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT3
FIN 330ESSENTIALS OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT3
Total Units24

Suggested Four-Year Plan

Based on course availability and student needs and preferences, the selected sequences may vary from those presented below. Students should consult with their adviser to make the most appropriate course selection.

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ECON 201 or 203 (Core 6)23ECON 202 or 20423
Core 1 (or Core 2)3ECON 205 or MATH 231 (Core 3)23
Core 43KNES 2803
Core 53Core 2 (or Core 1)3
Core 103Core 113
 15 15
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
ACCT 201 or 21123ACCT 202 or 21223
Core 74Elective (from list of approved courses)13
Core 123Core 83-4
Core 133Elective3
Core 143Elective3
 16 15-16
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
KNES 3333FIN 33023
KNES 353 (Core 9)3KNES 3453
MKTG 34123KNES 3903
Elective (from list of approved courses)13MNGT 36123
Elective3Elective (from list of approved courses)13
 15 15
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
KNES 4523KNES 4456
KNES 4563KNES 4603
Elective (from list of approved courses)13Elective3
Elective3Elective3
Elective3 
 15 15
Total Units 121-122
  1. Identify and analyze future directions and important trends associated with the sport industry.
  2. Develop discipline-specific knowledge and skills related to marketing, management, legal, ethical, cultural and economic aspects of the sport industry.
  3. Demonstrate professional preparation in the areas of information literacy, technology, presentation, analytic and critical thinking competencies required for employment in the sport industry.