Department of Sport Management ~ Slippery Rock University ~ Phone: 724.738.2117 (or 2060) ~ Fax: 724.738.4858
Slippery Rock University Sport Management Department

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Graduate Curriculum

The Master of Science Degree in Sport Management provides the student with a 30-hour comprehensive online program with a contemporary cirriculum taught by nationally recognized Sport Management Faculty. The students take 3 courses (9 credits) in both the fall and spring (total of 18 credits), then a 3 credit class in the summer followed by a 9 credit (360 contact hour) internship. 

SPMT 669 –Sociocultural Aspects of Sport Management
The major emphasis of this course is on sport in North America. Informed by some basic ideas from sociology, the course examines how sport socializes young people and adults, and considers the role of sport in perpetuating and dismantling gender, racial, and class inequalities. Additionally, the course considers social, economic, political, and cultural issues involved with viewing and participating in sport.
Prerequisites & Notes
Graduate Standing
Credits: 3

SPMT 696 – Sport Governance
The major emphasis of this course is on governance issues in the sport industry.  Informed by basic concepts developed in other classes, the course examines how governing bodies function in the sport industry.   
Prerequisites & Notes
Graduate Standing
Credits: 3

SPMT 750 – Internship
The internship semester in Sport Management is designed to be a culminating in-depth 9-credit (360 contact hour) experience taken the last semester of the student’s collegiate career.  This experience must be completed at a sport, or sport related agency in an administrative or managerial position.  The internship, with the program coordinator’s approval may be accomplished anywhere in North America or overseas.
Prerequisites & Notes
Graduate Standing
Credits: 9

SPMT 769 – Current Issues in Sport Management
The major emphasis of this course is on current global issues in the sport industry.  Informed by basic concepts developed in other classes, the course examines how current issues in sport are based on historical decisions, and how these decisions impact the current and future role of the sport industry.   
Prerequisites & Notes
Graduate StandingCredits: 3

SPMT 779 – Sport Marketing Research
This course is designed to provide the student with the basic knowledge and understanding of promotional, marketing, and marketing research strategies in sport organizations. It will offer a thorough understanding of the key concepts, principles and procedures related to sport marketing and research. The course will attempt to provide guidelines for organizing successful marketing campaigns and research projects.
Prerequisites & Notes
Graduate Standing
Credits: 3

SPMT 780 – Budgeting and Finance in Sport
This course is intended to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the financial management principles used in sport organizations.  Focus will be placed on financial budgeting and analysis as well as sources of revenue for sport organizations.  The students will receive an in-depth exposure to more recent innovations related to licensing sport products, and corporate sponsorships along with conventional income sources such as tax support, municipal and corporate bonds, ticket sales, and concessions and fundraising.
Prerequisites & Notes
Graduate Standing
Credits: 3

SPMT 786 – Legal Liability in Sport and Sport Facilities
This is a graduate level course relating to the application of constitutional law, contract law, and tort law to the sport industry.  The course will also provide a legal framework concerning negligence, liability, and risk management issues pertaining to the venues where sport/entertainment takes place.
Prerequisites & Notes
Graduate Standing
Credits: 3

SPMT 794 – Management and Ethics
The major emphasis of this course is on the management of sport organizations and ethical issues within the sport industry.  Information presented in this course will examine managerial and ethical theories, management functions, styles, skills, roles and principles. Through practical application exercises, the student will apply managerial and ethical theories, principles as well as concepts of management.   Ultimately, the student will develop essential managerial competencies and skills for ethical decision making appropriate for today’s complicated and complex sport industry.
Prerequisites & Notes
Graduate Standing
Credits: 3

 

 

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Department of Sport Management
014 West Gym
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
Phone: 724.738.2117 (or 2060)
Fax: 724.738.4858