Sports Management Concentration

Session 1
MGT 511 Individual and Teamwork
CIT 514 Information & Decision Support
Session 2
ACC 510 Financial Accounting
MKT 523 Marketing Management
Session 3
ACC 512 Managerial Accounting (ACC510)
MGT 522 Management of Human Resources
Session 4
MAT 513 Statistical Methods for Managers
ECO 524 Managerial Economics
Session 5
SRM 570 Sport Mentorship I
MKT 611 Business Research Analysis (MAT513 & MKT523)
Session 6
FIN 612Managerial Finance (ACC512)
SRM 532 Sport Communication and Fundraising
Session 7
MGT 623 Legal & Ethical Issues in Management
SRM 534 Business Strategies in Sport*
Session 8
MGT 613 Operations Management (MAT513)
SRM 537 Personnel Management in Sport *
Session 9
MGT 622 Strategic Management (ACC512 & FIN612)
MGT 614 Global & Transnational Management

( ) Prerequisites

*Sports Management Concentration

  • Successful Completion of all courses with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00
  • Transfer credits cannot exceed 10 semester credits.
  • No more than two ‘C’s may be received. Receipt of a third ‘C’ will result in dismissal from the graduate program.
  • Receipt of an ‘F’ in any course will result in dismissal from the program.
  • All coursework must be completed within six years from the semester in which the student first enrolls in graduate level courses at Tiffin University.

ACC510 Financial Accounting
This course will focus on the principles underlying the development and use of financial statements with emphasis on business applications.
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ACC512 Managerial Accounting
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.
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ECO524 Managerial Economics
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.
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FIN612 Managerial Finance
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.
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CIT514 Information and Decision Support
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.
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MAT513 Statistical Methods for Managers
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.
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MGT511 Individual & Teamwork
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.
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MGT522 Management of Human Resources
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.
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SRM532 Communication and Fund Raising in Sport
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.
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SRM534 Business Strategies in Sport
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.
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SRM537 Personnel Management in Sport
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.
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SRM570 Sport Mentorship I
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.
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MGT613 Operations Management
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.
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MGT614 Global and Transnational Management
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.
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MGT622 Strategic Management
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.
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MGT623 Legal and Ethical Issues in Management
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.
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MKT523 Marketing Management
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.
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MKT611 Business Research AnalysisThis 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.
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