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Sport Leadership

SMGT701 - Current Issues in Sports

This course analyzes contemporary issues including the use of performance enhancing drugs, gambling, escalating salaries, violence, and institutional cheating in sports. Case studies are investigated and students engage in critical thinking and discussions to understand what has created these issues.

SMGT702 - Hist & Func of Sport in Society

This course provides a historical, sociological, and operational analysis of sport and how it shapes our world. As a microcosm of society, the effect that sport has on the moral, ethical, economic, social, political, and religious landscape of society is investigated.

SMGT703 - Sport Sponsorship & Marketing

This course gives students a thorough overview of the multi-billion dollar sport sponsorship and marketing industry. In this era of globalization, all facets of this growing industry are analyzed including advertising, promotions, sponsorships, product licensing, and market segmentation. Principles of marketing and marketing management are introduced and how they relate to the global sport industry.

SMGT704 - Sport & the Law

This course introduces the fundamental tenets of the law and familiarizes students with legal structure and basic legal terminology. Various aspects of law are examined including negligence, tort law and risk management, and how they impact the sports industry. In addition, legal issues that relate to professional sport leagues and amateur governing bodies are analyzed.

SMGT705 - Fin Management in the Sport Industry

Financial Management in the Sport Industry is a study of the principles, theories, and competencies essential for working with the fiscal and economic conditions and factors involved in global sport organizations. This course will provide students with basic fiscal and economic principles, strategies, and techniques essential for the leadership, management, and administration of global sports programs. Course activities and requirements have been designed to familiarize the student with the fiscal, economic, budgeting, sources of funding, and impact analyses issues associated with sport in a global society.

SMGT707 - Exec & Strat leadership in the Sport Ind

Executive and Strategic leadership is often referred to as the highest level and most complex planning activity in any organization. This is also true for sport organizations. As such, it falls to the League Commissioner, Athletic Director, Director of Recreation, and his or her top leadership teams to design, chart, and evaluate corporate level strategy. This course introduces you to the executive and strategic leadership processes in the sport industry and does so by placing you in the role of Commissioner, Athletic Director or Sport manager. In this role, you will be required to make and defend a broad range of strategic decisions. This class will dwell almost exclusively on comprehensive case analysis, or as it is generally called, the Strategic Analysis and the strategic decision-making processes used in the sport industry.

SMGT711 - Sport Leadership to Shape the Future

In this course, students explore the role of leadership in shaping sport organizations. The role of leadership of individuals and groups to generate and sustain significant processes of change is explored.

SMGT712 - Intercollegiate Rules & Procedures

This course explores the policies and procedures of intercollegiate governing bodies. Areas discussed are bylaws, rules, compliance, and athlete eligibility that apply to member institutions in America.

SMGT721 - Introduction to Sport Hospitality

This course provides an overview of the basic organizational and business structure of the sport hospitality industry. Students examine the role hospitality plays in professional and collegiate sports, with particular focus on hosting patrons of sporting events.

SMGT722 - Managing Sport Facilities/Special Events

This course examines the processes for planning and managing major sporting events and their specific venues. Topics include crowd management, concession and alcohol management, medical emergency/evacuation plans, and facility design and maintenance.

SMGT723 - Sport Sales Strategies

This course provides an overview of strategies for premium seating, season ticket, group ticket and luxury suite sales. Box office ticket operations and database management as well as customer service and client retention principles are presented.

SMGT731 - Ethical Non-Profit Sport Management

In this course, leaders in the sport non-profit sector demonstrate best practices by being cognizant of legal mandates, as well as ethical and fiscal responsibilities within the strategic organizational framework.

SMGT780 - Research & Design in the Sport Industry

Research in Sport Management requires students to identify, describe, analyze, and report on a sport industry issue or problem at their own workplace by drawing on the relevant literature. The issue could be related to collective bargaining, the introduction of new technology in sport, sexual harassment, sport marketing, employment equity, overtime working, worker motivation and productivity, seniority, discipline, or management rights. By the end of the course students must submit a research project, paper, or report stating the sport industry problem or issue examined, setting out their analysis of the causes of the problem, data collected, analysis of findings, summary or conclusions with recommendations for their proposed remedies, and discussion of the potential impact of their proposed recommendation on the sport industry

SMGT781 - Capstone Thesis

Capstone Thesis

SMGT798 - Capstone Thesis

In this course, students complete research and a written project/research thesis under the direction of a graduate faculty advisor. It is the culminating work of the Sport Management Masters program and must include research, analysis design, evaluation, organization, a literature review, and conclusions relating to the findings of the research. A written thesis should be augmented by the use of PowerPoint or web portfolio application.

SMGT799 - Capstone Internship

The field experience includes supervised work for 400 hours in a sport management setting. Practical experience can be gained in any number of positions in the sport industry, including sales, marketing, public relations, operations, facilities, and event management.