Sports Business Supporting Area


Sports business is a major industry. At $422 billion, the U.S. sports industry is one of the top ten in the country and provides multiple career opportunities. 

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In addition to their chosen area of concentration, business majors may also complete the leadership and change management supporting area of study.

Sports Business Supporting Area

Twelve (12) hours of coursework, which are taken as part of the Business Common Body of Knowledge, are required for the marketing supporting area.

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Course Options

Six hours as follows (3 credit hours each):

 CourseTitle Prerequisites
MGT 3400Introduction to Sports Management MGT 3000
MGT 4400Integrated Sports Business Planning MGT 3400, senior standing, two of the following: SPBZ 4910, MKT 3500, ITM 3800, MGT 3301, MGT 4401, MGT 4402 or ECON 4500


Six hours chosen from the following courses (3 credit hours each):

 CourseTitle Prerequisites
ECON 4500Sports EconomicsECON 3140 & MATH 1320 or MATH 1510 or higher level of calculus
ITM 3800Project ManagementITM 2000 & junior standing
MGT 3301Negotiations and Conflict ResolutionMGT 3000
MGT 4401Legal Issues in Sport & Entertainment MGT 2000
MGT 4402Intercollegiate Athletics ManagementMGT 3000 
MKT 3500Sports Marketing MKT 3000 
SPBZ 4910Sports Business Internship MGT 3400, junior standing, and permission of the department chair