Sport Management Core Course Descriptions

250 Sport and Recreational Management (3)

An introduction to the fields of sport and recreational management; overview of theories of management and administration to sports and recreation.

260 Leisure Planning & Programming (3)

Provides a basic understanding of the knowledge, skills, and values required for successful planning & programming of leisure services for all populations. Presents the steps necessary to establish, market, and manage the human and financial resources in leisure activities. Includes observations of recreational programs, including those in aging communities, tourism, etc. Prerequisite: SMB 250.

380 Facility Design and Event Management (3)

Includes knowledge of the various types of indoor and outdoor facilities, fiscal management, technological advances in equipment, planning of facilities, and event management. Corequisite: MGT 325.

440 Sport Marketing, Promotions, and Fundraising (3)

An investigation of the principles, applications, and techniques of marketing, promotions, corporate sponsorships, and fundraising within the various sporting industries. Prerequisite: MKT 306

444 Financial Applications to Sport (3)

Applies principles of finance to budgeting, operations, and business decision-making in various sport and exercise-related settings (e.g., schools, colleges, pro teams, retail establishments, and corporations). Prerequisites: BUS 311, ACC 201, FIN 319.

470 Sport Management Law (3)

This course presents students with the Law affecting participation, supervision and administration of amateur, professional, and recreational sport as it affects the management of sport. Students explore how the legal system applies to the sport industry and impacts managerial decisions. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, tort law, risk management, contract law, constitutional law, gender equity, discrimination, intellectual property law, and antitrust law. Students will examine how prior cases impact future decisions, as well as analyze and apply the law to specific cases. Prerequisite: BUS 239.

480 Contemporary Issues and Ethics in Sport (3)

The senior “capstone” course for all Sport Management majors which integrates the knowledge and concepts gained from prior work and field experiences with real life situations in sport. Examines the positive and negative consequences of the way sport is organized, management, and reported in American society by drawing from current events and articles. Provides a philosophical overview of the values that sport personifies in today’s society. Prerequisite: Senior status.

499 Internship (3, 6 or 9)

Intensive, senior-level supervised work experience in Sport Management (SM). An evening seminar and/or written report of experiences may be included. In order to be permitted to represent Barry University in the public sector, students approved for off-campus internships must, in addition to satisfying stipulated academic requirements in the major, meet personal and professional standards established by national governing bodies. Students must be currently certified in CPR/AED and First Aid. All internship assignments are local in order to provide appropriate faculty supervision. Rare exceptions may be made for offsite internships by the Dept. Chair for exceptional students who have demonstrated superior academic performance and the ability for self-motivation. Students must be able to provide personal transportation to all internship affiliations and absorb expenses related thereto. A total of 12 cr. hrs. is required for all SES majors. Students must be in academic “Good Standing” in their SES major as well as prior approval of the Program Coordinator and Dept. Chair.