Why Sport Management?

We have a highly regarded faculty, and you'll work with them in the small classes that are part of our core management and sports and athletic studies.

The Sport Management major at Morris provides you with the latest skills and knowledge required to achieve success in a dynamic field. The broad foundation combined with the specialization segment of the curriculum allow you to craft your program to meet your post-graduation goals. You will work closely with your faculty adviser to develop the best curriculum for your interests.

Major

Some key features of the program include:

  • Research paper and public presentation in a capstone course
  • Service learning projects (in Sociological Aspects of Sports or Psychological Aspects of Sports and Sport Industry Analysis)
  • Self evaluations completed in introductory and capstone courses

Successful completion of the major requires the following:

Foundational Courses

  • Phil 2112—Professional Ethics
  • Stat 1601—Introduction to Statistics or Stat 2601—Statistical Methods
  • CMR 1052—Introduction to Public Speaking or CMR 1062—Introduction to Interpersonal and Group Communication

Sport Management Core

  • Econ 1111—Principles of Microeconomics
  • Mgmt 2101—Principles of Accounting I
  • Mgmt 3171—Leadership in Organizations
  • SSA 2302—Introduction to Sport Management
  • SSA 2401—Sociological Aspects of Sports
  • SSA 2402—Psychological Aspects of Sports
  • SSA 3101—Sport Industry Analysis
  • SSA 4101—Planning and Programming of Athletic Facilities
  • SSA 4102—Organization and Administration of Athletics and Recreation
  • SSA 4201—Sport Governance: Legal and Ethical Issues

To complete the coursework students take 12 credits of electives from a selection of courses across the Biology, Economics, Management, Psychology, and Sport Studies and Athletics Disciplines.

Minor

For the Sport Management minor, there are seven required courses, primarily from the Sports Studies and Athletics Discipline:

  • Econ 1111—Principles of Microeconomics
  • Mgmt 2101—Principles of Accounting I
  • SSA 2302—Introduction to Sport Management
  • SSA 2401—Sociological Aspects of Sports
  • SSA 2402—Psychological Aspects of Sports
  • SSA 3101—Sport Industry Analysis
  • SSA 4101—Planning and Programming of Athletic Facilities or SSA 4102—Organization and Administration of Athletics and Recreation

In addition, four credits from a selection of courses from the Management Discipline (3xxx or higher) complete the minor requirements.