Sport Management - B.S.
Please note that this program will not be offered on the Denver Campus during the 2020-2021 Academic Year.
As of June 23, 2020, programs in this catalog will no longer be offered to new students at the Denver campus. At the close of the 2020-2021 academic year (subject to possible courses through the summer of 2021), no programs in this catalog will be offered to any students at the Denver campus, as the Denver and North Miami campuses will be closing after the end of the 2020-2021 academic year (subject to possible courses through the summer of 2021).
The Sport Management bachelor's degree program prepares students to enter the multibillion-dollar sport industry with the skills and knowledge to excel in their career. A business and managerial foundation provides a solid core of industry-relevant courses supported by a sport industry theoretical background. Coursework is coupled with professional preparation, active-learning classrooms and access to industry professionals.
During the first year of the program, students begin taking foundation courses in sport management and business management. Students are also required to participate in a semester-long, off-site internship, under the direction of an industry professional. This experience allows students to actively participate in the real-world setting of professional, intercollegiate or amateur sports.
Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:
- Apply the major concepts of marketing, finance and management to the sport management industry.
- Communicate effectively to a wide range of stakeholders in a variety of contexts within the sport management industry.
- Utilize analytics to influence decision-making and improve current practices within the sport management industry.
- Apply sport management principles to develop informed, ethical decisions in the sport management industry.
A four-year program leading to the bachelor of science degree
|or ACCT2150||Accounting for Hospitality Service Organizations|
|ACCT3150||Financial Management for Hospitality Service Organizations||3|
|FIT1040||Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions||3|
|HOSP2040||Human Resources Management in Service Organizations||3|
|or MGMT2001||Human Resource Management|
|LAW2001||The Legal Environment of Business I||3|
|or LAW2005||Hospitality Law|
|MRKT1001||Brand Marketing & Consumer Value||3|
|SEE3160||Sponsorship, Sales and Relationship Management||3|
|SPM1001||Introduction to Sport Management||3|
|SPM1020||Managing Sport Events||3|
|SPM1040||Principles of Sport Management||3|
|SPM2012||Intercollegiate, Amateur and Olympic Sports||3|
|SPM2220||Professional Sport Management||3|
|SPM3002||Economics and Finance of Sport||3|
|SPM3031||Sport Compliance, Governance and Regulation||3|
|SPM3040||Global Perspectives of Sport||3|
|or SPM3050||Managing Sport Organizations|
|SPM4010||Sport Marketing & Analytics||3|
|or SPM4030||Sport in Contemporary Society|
|SPM4060||Innovative Leadership in Sport||3|
|COHM4799||College of Hospitality Management Advanced Internship||12|
|A&S Core Experience|
|Communications Foundations Courses||9|
|Advanced Composition and Communication|
Two ILS courses, one at the 2000 level, and one at the 4000 level
|Arts and Humanities||6|
|Ethics: A Global Perspective|
One course from ART, HIST, HUM‡, LIT or REL
|A Survey of College Mathematics (or higher, based on student's placement)|
One course from BIO^, CHM±, PHY° or SCI
One course from ANTH°°, LEAD, PSCI, PSYC or SOC
|Foundations of Leadership Studies|
One course with an EASC attribute
|Free Electives #|
|15 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university||15|
# In addition to classes, free elective credits may be applied to a number of options such as internship, study abroad, Directed Experiential Education courses and courses in a specialization or minor as relevant. For Accelerated Master's program students, up to three graduate-level courses may apply. Students are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty adviser before scheduling free elective credits.
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‡HUM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
^BIO courses are not offered in North Miami.
¶CAD courses are only offered in Providence.
±CHM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
°PHY courses are not offered in Charlotte.
°°ANTH courses are not offered in North Miami or Charlotte.
NOTE: Students must pass MATH0010 Basic Mathematics or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math course(s).
Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree must leave Johnson & Wales University with effective writing skills to fulfill the graduation writing requirement. These writing skills are assessed in ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication. Students who have met the requirement of ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication or ENG1027 Honors Advanced Composition and Communications: Civic Discourse outside of Johnson & Wales University must fulfill the graduation writing requirement through successful completion of ENG0001 Writing Workshop.
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