Sport Management and Business Administration (BS)

Sport Management and Business Administration (BS) Curriculum

Required Coursework for the Sport Management and Business Administration Major

  • Business Core (30 credits)
  • Sport Management Major (30 credits)
  • Distribution Requirements With Co-Requisites (60 credits)

Business Core Courses (30 Credits)

  • An introduction to the accounting concepts, principles, and techniques used in recording business transactions. The accounting cycle, the measurement of income and valuation problems, reporting of financial position and results of operations for business enterprise are explored. Prerequisite: CAT 102.

  • An introduction to concepts and methods to assist management in the evaluation of the business enterprise and to aid in its planning, organizing, and controlling functions. Topics include cost systems, break-even analysis, flexible budgets, variance analysis, and capital budgeting. Prerequisite: ACC 201.

  • This course is designed to afford the student a background of basic legal principles, concepts and the nature of the judicial process. The first part of the course is devoted to the legal environment of business, including common law, statutory and administrative law, federal and state court structure, theories of law, court procedure, conflicts of law and forms of dispute resolution. This is followed by a detailed study of contracts including basic elements, interpretation, remedies for breach, assignment and discharge. The course concludes with agency and employment.

  • Organizational behavior as it relates to the management functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling is the focus of this course. Examination is made of the individual's role within the organization, of interpersonal influence and group behavior, and of organizational processes.

  • This course focuses on the design, management and continuous improvement of operations processes, that is, the processes used to produce goods and services. Both manufacturing and service operations will be studied. Prerequisites: BUS 311, MGT 305.

  • This course studies the interacting business activities designed to plan, price, promote and distribute want-satisfying products and services to present and potential customers. The course incorporates current developments in marketing to acquaint students with the present-day challenges of marketing activities.

  • Use of statistics to inform business decision-makers. Topics include decision-making, sampling, forecasting, analysis of variance, multiple regression, and statistical process control. Prerequisite: MAT 108, MAT 152, CS 180.

  • This course introduces students to the basic concepts and developments in information systems. Areas of study include computer technology, information system concepts, information systems development, and the use of technology in organizations. Students gain hands-on experience by suing microcomputers to solve business problems. Prerequisite: CS 180.

  • Financial techniques and analysis for business decision-making which build upon the prerequisites of economics, accounting, and statistical methods. The major tools include cash flow, financial statement structure and analysis, the time value of money, and risk. Specific topics studied with these tools include working capital management, asset investment and capital budgeting, corporate financial structure and the choice of debt vs. equity financing, financial market valuations, and the financial implications of business strategic decisions. Prerequisites: ACC 201, ECO 201, ECO 202.

  • The focus of this survey course is to equip the prospective manager with an understanding of the personnel-related issues involved in effective management of his/her employees. Topic areas discussed include human resources planning, recruitment, selection and training/development, Equal Employment Opportunity laws and their application, performance evaluation, and quality of work life and labor management relations. Prerequisites: MGT 305.

Sport Management (30 Credits)

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

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