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2007-08 Undergraduate Catalog

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Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management -
Sport Management
Description of the Major
The Bachelor of Science in Sport Management enables you apply the fundamental concepts of management, marketing, finance and law to sport organizations. The acquisition of knowledge regarding the internal and external factors that influence sport in society allows you to use accepted techniques of discovery and critical thinking to solve problems, evaluate opinions and determine outcomes within sport management. You will also be able to use qualitative and quantitative analysis to assess problems and to determine solutions for sport organizations, effectively communicating these assessments in speech and in writing to internal and external constituencies.

Additional information is available from your major's website.
Before Graduating You Must
  • Achieve a satisfactory score on your portfolio, which is comprised of major projects completed in the curriculum.
  • Achieve satisfactory scores on the internship rubric and the internship evaluation. The rubric is used to evaluate responses to 12 of 17 questions in which you must assess the internship organization through the application of knowledge and skills acquired in the major.
  • Satisfy the Florida statutory requirements for CLAST.
  • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.
Skills You Will Acquire in the Major (SLOs)
  1. Understand the interdisciplinary nature of the study of sport management.
  2. Identify and explain the internal and external factors that influence and shape sport in society.
  3. Explain what constitutes management and what constitutes an organization. Apply the concepts of planning, organizing, leading and evaluating organizational goals to sport organizations.
  4. Comprehend how ethical behavior influences financial, marketing and managerial decision-making.
  5. Apply fundamental marketing concepts to the sport industry, create marketing plans, evaluate market segments and predict consumer behavior.
  6. Develop financial strategies and evaluate budgets and sources of revenues and expenses relevant to sport organizations.
  7. Explain and judge fundamental legal concepts relevant to tort, contract and constitutional law, and how they apply to the sport management field.
  8. Use accepted techniques of discovery and critical thinking to solve problems independently, and to evaluate opinions and outcomes within and outside of the sport management area.
  9. Understand and use qualitative and quantitative analysis through formal and informal assessment strategies.
  10. Effectively produce, interpret and analyze written text, oral messages and multimedia presentations used in sport management related settings.

Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication
FIN 3403           X     X  
LEI 4540     X              
MAN 3025                    
MAR 3023         X          
PET 3121   X                
PET 3251   X             X  
PET 3254   X                
SPM 2000C X   X X X X   X X X
SPM 3204       X       X   X
SPM 3306       X X     X X X
SPM 4154     X X       X   X
SPM 4515       X   X   X X X
SPM 4723       X     X X X X
SPM 4941C               X X X

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