Bachelor Degrees

Sport Management

Academic Program Mission Statement:
Sport Management encompasses planning, promotion and operation of sport organizations and events in settings ranging from the major league to recreational levels. The Sport Management Program provides students with the competencies, knowledge, professionalism and experiences needed to compete in the sport industry’s global environment. Solid business skills are the foundation of sport management, and successful careers require not only practical skills, but also an understanding of economics, communications, globalization and social context. The Bachelor of Science in Sport Management prepares students for sport industry careers or graduate study by allowing them to focus on specialized areas of interest, while grounding them with a broad perspective on the industry. A required internship and additional opportunities available in Boston’s exciting sport market further enhance students’ professional development.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of self, society and the global sports management environment. 
  2. Demonstrate comprehensive professional knowledge of sports management, including marketing, finance, event planning and international business. 
  3. Demonstrate the ability to thoughtfully access and analyze information and to make sound business decisions. 
  4. Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively by being aware of the physical, emotional, cultural and economic factors impacting the sports industry. 
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate socially responsible behavior from a sports management perspective.
  6. Demonstrate an awareness of ethical business behavior in the domestic and international sports management environments. 

Recommended Course Sequencing:

Please see course descriptions for prerequisites. All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise indicated.

EN105 Advanced English Composition *
EN206 Introduction to Literature
HU100 Foundations of Liberal Arts **
HU103 World Civilization (Modern)
HU135 World Religions or HU152 Introduction to Philosophy
MH201 College Algebra *
PS101 Introduction to Psychology or SS107 Introduction to Sociology
SM105 Principles of Sport Management
SM207 Society and Sports
SS102 Macroeconomics

AC101 Principles of Financial Accounting
AC102 Principles of Managerial Accounting
CS118 Spreadsheets and Introduction to Databases
MH216 Statistics
MK105 Principles of Marketing
MN208 Business Communications
SM205 Sport Marketing
SM220 Administration of Sport
SS103 Microeconomics
Laboratory Science Elective (4 credits)

AC204 Principles of Finance
HU305 Ethics
MN200 Business Law
SM301 Sport Finance
SM341 Sport Facilities and Events Planning
SS305 Global Issues
Arts and Science Elective
200-level (or higher) Humanities or Psychology or Social Science Elective
200-level (or higher) Literature Elective

MN405 Strategic Management
SM414 Sport Law and Ethics
SM418 Sport Governance and Policy
SM495 Seminar in Sport Management
SM499 Sport Management Internship or SM498 Bachelor Thesis or 300-level (or higher) Sport Management Elective
300-level (or higher) Business Elective
Electives (3)

Total Credits Required For Graduation: 121

* by placement
** If you have 15 or more accepted transfer credits, you may replace HU100 with an Arts and Sciences elective.