Sport Management – BUSP

BUSP 111 – Introduction to Sport Management (2)

Introduces the student to the body of knowledge associated within the field of Sport Management. Attention will be given to the theoretical and practical foundations within the sport industry and the career opportunities available. (2 credit hours) Offered every Fall semester.

BUSP 112 – Sport and Society (2)

Introduces the student to the historical impact of sport on society, current social issues related to sport, and the role of sport as it influences lifestyle and societal and political change. Students will be encouraged to develop opportunities to use sport for positive, spiritual change. (2 credit hours) Offered every Spring semester.

BUSP 199 – Campus Sport Management Practicum (1)

Provides the student with the opportunity to work in a NCAA Division 3 and high school athletic program for a total of 30 hours. Prerequisite: BUSP 111 (1 credit hour) Offered every semester.

BUSP 201 – Leadership and Ethics in Sport (3)

Introduces the study of various theories of leadership and ethics and how they can be applied to the sport industry. While theoretical in nature, the course content will direct the student to the practical application of the laws and principles of leadership from a Christian worldview. Prerequisites: BUSP 111 and 112 (3 credit hours) Offered Fall semester of odd-numbered years.

BUSP 298 – Recreation Management Practicum (1)

Provides the student with the opportunity to work alongside a recreational management employee or volunteer for a total of 30 hours. Prerequisite: BUSP 199 (1 credit hour) Offered every semester.

BUSP 299 – Athletic Administration Practicum (1)

Provides the student with the opportunity to assist a local athletic administrator with his or her responsibilities for a total of 30 hours. Prerequisite: BUSP 199 (1 credit hour) Offered every semester.

BUSP 301 – Financing Sport Operations (3)

Examines the principles of financial resource management of a sport organization. Students will learn the challenges that are facing both college and professional sport organizations while learning how organizations use ticket sales, sponsorships, broadcast rights, foodservice, souvenir sales, and fund-raising to raise revenue. BUSP 301 will also take the student through the budgeting process of a college athletic department. Prerequisites: BUAC 241 and BUMI 261. (3 credit hours) Offered Spring semester of even-numbered years.

BUSP 302 – Sport Marketing and Public Relations (3)

Provides an opportunity for students to apply the principles of marketing and public relations to sport organizations. Sport organizations in professional sports, intercollegiate sports, interscholastic sports, and recreation utilize marketing concepts to increase revenue and utilize public relations to foster positive relationships with their internal and external publics. Students will learn how to develop, secure, and manage sport sponsorships for a given sport organization. Prerequisite: BUMK 251 (3 credit hours) Offered Fall semester of even-numbered years.

BUSP 401 – Facilities Design and Management (3)

Examines various challenges associated with the management of facilities including risk management, facility financing, crowd management, and emergency response planning. BUSP 401 will also discuss facility planning, facility-use contracts, scheduling of facilities and events, negligence, and facility maintenance. Prerequisites: BUAC 241 and BUMG 422 (3 credit hours) Offered Spring semester of odd-numbered years.

BUSP 402 – Event Planning and Production (3)

Provides students the framework of the various stages of planning and management of athletic events including projecting costs, identifying revenue streams, securing sponsors, marketing the event, formulating a risk management plan, managing the event, and conducting the post-event review. This course will also discuss how to formulate a proposal for a city or venue to host an event. Prerequisites: BUAC 241, BUMK 251, and BUMG 422 (3 credit hours) Offered Fall semester of odd-numbered years.

BUSP 499 – Internship in Sport Management (12)

Requires the completion of a 12-week internship that will provide actual practical experience within the sport industry and in the specific field that the student wishes to pursue. Prerequisites: BUSP 298 and 299 (12 credit hours) Offered every semester.

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