Sports, Entertainment, Event - Management - B.S.
The Sports, Entertainment, Event — Management bachelor's degree program prepares students to enter the multi-billion-dollar sports, entertainment and event management industry with the skills and knowledge to excel in their career. A managerial foundation provides a solid core of industry-relevant courses and a 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 foundational courses in sports, entertainment and event management. As they progress into more advanced coursework, students have the option of moving into specializations to begin tailoring their degree to best meet their future goals.
With 15 credits free electives available, students also have the option to participate in additional off-site internships under the direction of an industry professional. This experience allows students to actively participate in the real-world setting of sales and marketing, sports management, venue management, event production, and golf course/private club operations. Students can also choose to participate in a study abroad program, select a minor or take additional courses outside of their discipline to enhance their learning experience.
Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:
- Apply the major concepts, skills and values of the sports, entertainment and event management industry by integrating the concepts of marketing, finance, operations and ancillary services in the management of a range of events.
- Communicate effectively to diverse audiences, purposes and situations in a variety of contexts within the sports, entertainment and event management industry.
- Use decision support tools to solve problems and facilitate organizational processes by applying critical thinking and ethical problem solving to management decisions within the sports, entertainment and event management industry.
- Analyze and apply the process of negotiations within the sports, entertainment and event management industry.
- Demonstrate leadership skills and adapt them to a diverse global market in the sports, entertainment and event management industry.
Upon completion of the Sports Management specialization (offered at the Providence and Charlotte campuses), graduates are expected to:
- Analyze and apply sport business principles to generate informed and fiscally sustainable decisions on behalf of a sports organization
Upon completion of the Event Management specialization (offered at the Providence and Charlotte campuses), graduates are expected to:
- Utilize event management tools and processes to create, execute and evaluate an event.
Upon completion of the Live Entertainment specialization (offered at the Providence campus), graduates are expected to:
- Analyze and evaluate critical components of live entertainment management.
Graduates of the Sports, Entertainment, Event — Management degree program are prepared for a variety of careers within amateur and professional sports teams, entertainment venues, conferences and trade shows, event management and production companies. Options exist both nationally and internationally for graduates of this program.
Sports, Entertainment, Event — Management
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|
|EVNT2020||The Business of Event Management||3|
|SEE1001||Introduction to the Sports, Entertainment and Event Management Industry||3|
|SEE2005||The Business of Sports||3|
|SEE2030||The Business of the Entertainment Industry||3|
|SEE3008||Ancillary Services and Revenue Management in the Sports, Entertainment and Event Industry||3|
|SEE3010||Ticketing Methods and Data Analysis in Sports, Entertainment and Event Management||3|
|SEE3045||New Media Literacy in Sports, Entertainment and Event Management||3|
|SEE3160||Sponsorship, Sales and Relationship Management||3|
|SEE3850||Negotiations and Agreements in Hospitality, Sports, Entertainment and Event Management||3|
|SEE4050||International Sports, Entertainment, Event and Venue Management||3|
|SEE4060||Sports/Entertainment/Event Management Seminar||3|
|COHM4799||College of Hospitality Management Internship||12|
|A&S Core Experience|
|Communications Foundations Courses||9|
|Rhetoric & Composition I|
|Rhetoric & Composition II|
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
Two courses 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.
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 Rhetoric & Composition II. Students who have met the requirement of ENG1021 Rhetoric & Composition II 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.
Internships will be available but they will not be required. For online students who do not wish to register for an internship, 3000+ level college discipline-specific courses can be taken in place of the internship.
In collaboration with academic colleges across all JWU campuses, JWU Global Study Abroad programs offer a variety of international options for major, minor, arts and sciences, and elective credit at many affordable price points for students during the academic year, break periods, and summer. Faculty-led, exchange, affiliate, and direct-enroll programs range in duration from one week to a full semester or full year. Financial aid may be applied and scholarships are available. Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications. Where will you go?