MBA Sports Management Concentration Curriculum

Session 1
Individual and Teamwork
Information & Decision Support
Session 2
Financial Accounting
Marketing Management
Session 3
Managerial Accounting
Management of Human Resource
Session 4
Statistical Methods for Managers
Managerial Economics
Session 5
Sport Mentorship
Business Research Analysis
Session 6
Managerial Finance
Sport Communication and Fundraising
Session 7
Legal & Ethical Issues in Management
Business Strategies in Sport
Session 8
Operations Management
Personnel Management in Sport
Session 9
Strategic Management
Global & Transnational Management

ACC510 Financial Accounting (2hrs)
This course will focus on the principles underlying the development and use of financial statements with emphasis on business applications.

ACC512 Managerial Accounting (2hrs)
This course builds on the students’ knowledge of accounting concepts. The focus is on evaluation and use of accounting data for internal planning, control, and decision-making.
Prerequisite: ACC510

CIS514 Information and Decision Support (2hrs)
This course reviews basic information technology and systems, discusses the importance of data, information and knowledge man­agement in organizations, the role these play in obtaining and maintaining competitive advantages, the use of e-commerce nation­ally, internationally and globally and the impact of the digital divide on an increasingly global economy, the formation and appraisal of sound information systems, and issues of cyber crime and cyber ethics.

ECO524 Managerial Economics (2hrs)
This course builds on basic concepts of microeconomics, and places an emphasis on the firm’s use of limited information in an uncertain environment. A global perspective is stressed.
Prerequisite: MAT513

FIN612 Managerial Finance (2hrs)
Financial decision making addressing the structure of capital, its cost, availability, and selection, along with management of cash flows and distributions are the focus of this course.
Prerequisite: ACC512

MAT513 Statistical Methods for Managers (2hrs)
This course provides an in-depth coverage of descriptive and inferential statistics. Students learn how to interpret statistical analy­sis and how to use statistical techniques in managerial problem solving.

MGT511 Individual and Teamwork (2hrs)
The focus of this class is on understanding individual behavior in organizations and on becoming a more successful team member. Problem solving through improved communication and effective management of individual and group processes is studied and practiced.

MGT522 Management of Human Resource (2hrs)
The focus of this course is the human side of enterprise. The sub-functions of human resources management, diversity in the workplace, rights of the individual, and the various legal and ethical issues in the area are addressed.

MGT613 Operations Management (2hrs)
The management of operations in manufacturing and service sectors is the topic of this course. The course builds on a foundation laid by Decision Modeling for Managers. Operations Management and its relationships to the other managerial functions in the organization will also be covered.

MGT614 Global and Transnational Management (2hrs)
This course deals with the management of multinational enterprises and managing in a global economy. Building on the interdisci­plinary knowledge gained throughout the program, this course deals with cross-cultural issues, sociopolitical and economic con­cerns, and international strategic management.

MGT622 Strategic Management (2hrs)
This course brings together the entire curriculum of the MBA Program. It integrates the knowledge and skills gained in the pro­gram into strategic problem-solving ability.
Prerequisite: FIN612

MGT623 Legal and Ethical Issues in Management (2hrs)
The ethical and legal issues facing managers in the public and private sectors are the focus of this course. Current issues, regula­tions, trade practices, and liability will be discussed.

MKT523 Marketing Management (2hrs)
This course examines the role of the marketing function of firms participating in both consumer and business markets, with emphasis on tactical and operating decisions and decision-making processes. Areas studied include market and customer analysis, market segmentation, and marketing mix tactics and implementation.

MKT611 Business Research Analysis (2hrs)
This course focuses on research methods and tools used by decision makers in organizations.  Topics to be covered will include: the scientific method, primary and secondary data, research design, reliability and validity, sampling frames, and applied statistics which are required to make organization decisions.  The student will analyze information generated for and by the organization.
Prerequisites: MAT513, MKT523

SRM532 Communication and Fund Raising in Sport (2hrs)
Students will recognize communication as integral to the management, marketing, and operational goals of sport organizations at all levels. Students will also recognize the needs of professional and volunteer fundraisers in an exploration of the tools, tips, and techniques used to fundraise through solicitation, events, and grants common in the sports industry. Applying for the NCAA Matching Grant Program will be a primary learning assignment in the course.

SRM534 Business Strategies in Sport (2hrs)
The case study approach will be used in a critical analysis of business concepts related to decision making, leadership, ethics, communication, marketing, sponsorship, budgeting, policy development, public relations and fundraising in the sport industry.

SRM537 Personnel Management in Sport (2hrs)
This course provides a study of the principles of personnel management including recruiting, staffing, development of human resources, maintaining a favorable work environment, compensation administration, benefits, security, and system appraisal as they apply to sport agencies. The course emphasizes the value of diversity and inclusion in human resource practices of sport organizations.

SRM570 Sport Mentorship (2hrs)
The mentorship experience is tailored to specific needs and interests of the student. A mentorship is a professional field experience under the direction of an approved mentor defined as a trusted counselor, tutor, or coach who serves as an on-site supervisor. Organizational work plans, personal development assessments, and career management activities will supplement experiential requirements. Students are required to participate in 200 contact hours, documented in a weekly log sheets, and 30-day activity reports. The mentorship can not be under the current scope of responsibilities of an organization in which the student/employee is assigned. The mentor must be someone other than the student/employee’s direct supervisor. To enroll in the mentorship, students must have completed a minimum of 12 hours of MBA classes with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have a learning objective and mentor verification form approved by the Dean for the School of Business.