Bachelor of Science in Business Management - Sport Management Concentration

Academic Program Mission Statement:
Sport Management encompasses planning, promotion and operation of sport organizations and events in settings ranging from the major league to recreational levels. The Sport Management Program provides students with the competencies, knowledge, professionalism and experiences needed to compete in the sport industry’s global environment. Solid business skills are the foundation of sport management, and successful careers require not only practical skills, but also an understanding of economics, communications, globalization and social context. The Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a concentration in Sport Management prepares students for sport industry careers or graduate study by allowing them to focus on specialized areas of interest, while grounding them with a broad perspective on the industry. An internship and additional opportunities available in Boston’s exciting sport market further enhance students’ professional development.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to apply critical thinking and techniques to solve real problems related to the sport industry.
  2. Students will be able to recognize, understand and apply laws, ethical situations, and social responsibility as it relates to working in the sport industry.
  3. Students will be able to effectively communicate through writing, research, and speaking with individuals, organizations, media and the public across all sport industry settings.
  4. Students will be able to apply branding, event management, and marketing theories as they apply to the global and domestic sport industry consistent with the professional standards of the industry.

Recommended Course Sequencing

FIRST YEAR

AC101 Principles of Financial Accounting
AC102 Principles of Managerial Accounting
EC102 Microeconomics
EN105 Advanced English Composition *
HU100 Foundations of Liberal Arts **
HU103 World History: 1500 to Present
MH220 Calculus I *
MK105 Principles of Marketing
SM105 Principles of Sport Management
Ways of Knowing Requirement ***

SECOND YEAR

AC204 Principles of Finance
EC103 Macroeconomics
EN206 Introduction to Literature
MH216 Statistics
MN200 Business Law
SC103 Principles of Biology (4 credits)
SC232 Environmental Science (4 credits)
SM205 Sport Marketing
SM207 Society & Sport
Historical & Global Awareness Requirement ***

THIRD YEAR

HU305 Ethics
MN325 Organization Theory & Behavior
MN352 Business Research Methods
SM220 Administration of Sport
SM301 Sport Finance
SM341 Sport Facilities & Events Planning
300-level (or higher) Business Elective ****
Diversity & Inclusion Requirement ***
Electives (2)

FOURTH YEAR

HU400 Synthesis of Liberal Arts
MN405 Strategic Management
MN421 Operations Management
SM414 Sport Law & Ethics
SM418 Sport Governance & Policy
SM495 Seminar in Sport Management
Aesthetic Appreciation Requirement ***
Electives (3)

Total Credits Required For Graduation: 122

* by placement
** If you have 15 or more accepted transfer credits, you may replace HU100 with an Arts and Sciences elective.
*** See course catalog or this page for listing of courses. 
**** Students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher are strongly encouraged to enroll in SM499 Sport Management Internship.

Please see course descriptions for prerequisites. All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise indicated.

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