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The mission of the sport management emphasis is to develop students into well-educated, ethical, and competent sport management professionals.  The students will be provided the knowledge, skills, and values to lead the sport industry into the 21st century.

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with Sport Management emphasis prepares students for careers in the dynamic, global, and fast-paced sport industry. The curriculum provides students with a strong foundation of knowledge and experience related to sport facilities, sport marketing and promotion, event management, and all operational business areas of the sport industry.

The Sport Management minor is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career path in the sport industry along with their chosen major. Students selecting this minor in sport management should have interest in the curriculum that values the importance of business in sport. The minor should provide interest in learning about the business, communications, marketing, event planning, economic, facilities, and safety aspects of the sport industry.
Sports Management Learning Objectives

Explain the role of a Sport Manager

Demonstrate Knowledge and Competencies needed to be a Successful Sport Manager  
                                                                           Introduced in SPT 210 and MGT 425 and Mastered in SPT 425

Explain the role of the sport industry


Effectively Apply Knowledge and Skills Learned Throughout the Curriculum in Sport Settings
Introduced in SPT 225 and MGT 305 and Mastered in SPT 425
Interpret sport leadership responsibilities

Analyze Situations and Apply
Appropriate Leadership Skills and Behaviors Related to Sport Management and Sport Leadership Responsibilities
Introduced in SPT 225 and MGT 305 and Mastered in SPT 435
Evaluate ethical decisions in the sport industry


Analyze Moral and Ethical Issues Related to Sports and Develop a Personal Philosophy Regarding Social Responsibility and Moral Committment
Introduced in SPT 210 and Mastered in SPT 325 and SPT 435


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Fax: 1-304-384-6236
Rahall Technology Center 203
PO Box 1000
Athens, WV 24712

Sport Management Advisor Worksheet