MBA with a Sports Management Emphasis
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To obtain a MBA degree with a Sports Management emphasis, the student must successfully complete the following required 8 classes:
BUSA 560: Leadership and Business Ethics
This course provides consideration of ethical and social responsibility of business leaders; examination of executive values in establishing corporate strategy; theoretical and applied ethics.
BUSA 550: Sports Communication and Public Relations
This course encompasses a practical application of sports information and public relations with some amount of sports promotion. Topics will include media relations, press conferences, press relations, game programs, statistics, radio and television, game managment, interviews, and promotions.
BUSA 605: Statistical Analysis for Business
This course studies information selection and use; development of analytical techniques essential to effective solution of problems involving risk and uncertainty; operations research in solving business problems and decision-making; review of descriptive and inferential statistics.
ACCT 630: Accounting for Decisions and Control
This course emphasizes a discussion of the internal accounting processes and information used by management for planning, evaluation, control, and decision-making within an organization.
COMP 634: Management Information Systems
This course concentrates on sampling theory and applications, survey sampling techniques, spatial statistics, inferential statistics, strategy development and optimization; analysis of informational cases within the business organization. Prerequisite: BUSA 605
BUSA 570: Marketing and Strategic Planning
This course uses an analytical approach to study of marketing problems, qualitative and quantitative, of business firms and other types of organizations; examination of objectives, goals, and missions in strategic planning; computerized marketing models of analysis.
BUSA 622: Managerial and Financial Administrative Operations
This course studies management styles, models, and managerial control decisions undertaken by the firm within the institutional environment; analyzes economic flexibility, risk, capital structures, cost of capital within the dynamic financial and economic environment.
SPMT 565: Sports Law
This course is a study of the legal implication of tort and liability law that affects the athletic competition both on and off the field of athletics. We introduce sports law in intercollegiate and professional sports, discussing areas such as drug testing, Title IX, antitrust and labor laws, collective bargaining, salaary caps, free agency, and issues of race and violence. Specific sport cases and issues are analyzed.
The student will also successfully complete 2 of the following classes:
BUSA 545: Human Resource Development
This course covers the theory and application of program planning with emphasis on employee/executive development, and personnel policy; it studies trend analysis of employment practice in business and review of relevant literature.
BUSA 585: Special Topics-Contemporary Issues in Business
A focused investigation into a selected area(s) of Business that will include such topics as management, marketing, business law, business ethics, finance, economics, and accounting.
BUSA 650: Master’s Project / Research
The focus of this course includes the following: establishment of review of literature; application of statistical methods of analysis to research project; experimental design, data collection, and methods of analysis; new knowledge obtained by the student through a research project, thesis, or internship / practicum.
COMP 585: Special Topics: Computer Technology and Applications
Study of the concepts of information systems and how they affect societies, organizations, and individuals. Focuses on current computer technological issues, topics, and utilizations with their present and future place in health care services, society, and businesses.
ECON 586: Special Topics-Contemporary Issues in Economics
A focused investigation into a selected area(s) of Economics that will include such topics as managerial economics, macroeconomics, monetary theory and policy, and internation economics.
SPMT 610: Gender Issues in Sports
This course is a study of human behavior as related to gender in sports organization throughout the world. The focus is on understanding the individual, interpersonal, and group process which underlie gender issues and human dynamics within sports organizations. The course attempts to create awareness, identify specific strategies, and change the culture of sports in which both women and men compete and work. Specific sport cases and issues are analyzed.
SPMT 620: Contemporary Issues in Sports Management
This course encompasses an analytical approach to the current study of a variety of problems, qualitative and quantitative, of sports business programs as well as other types of organizations. The sports management decision makers need to assess and consider the outcomes, impacts, rewards, and consequences of their actions in relation to moral standards, business principles, as well as human resource values.