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Sport Management

The Sport Management program is designed to prepare professionals who can assume responsible management positions in the sport industry. The intent of the program is to examine the disciplinary foundations of sport management and organization and to provide opportunities for acquisition, application, and demonstration of skills in sport organizations. The program offers exemplary academic preparation and has been accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) in the undergraduate program for its pursuit of outstanding sport management education. Consistent with the College's connected learning philosophy, Sport Management offers many practical, research, and service learning opportunities including a service-learning component in SMGT 102, Contemporary Sport Management, required for all majors. Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management.

By planning early in consultation with an academic advisor, students may be able to reduce the time it takes to complete a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management to 3 or 3½ years.

The MISSION of the Lasell College Sport Management Department is to:

To develop sport managers who are proficient writers and effective oral communicators, while fostering the personal growth and professional behaviors required for success in the sport management industry.  Graduates will show mastery of principles, techniques and concepts of the sport management discipline through proper industry application and usage of each.

In support of this mission, the following goals and associated learning outcomes delineate what we strive for students to achieve when they complete the major program of study in Sport Management:

Goal 1:  Students will  competently apply Connected Learning principles to the Sport Industry

Upon completion of the major program of study in Sport Management, students will be able to:

  1. Apply classroom learning experiences to professional practices, duties and responsibilities and vice versa
  2. Demonstrate and display the ability to express professional growth strategies appropriate to the Sport Industry
  3. Evaluate and reflect on sport as a microcosm of society that both influences and is influenced by moral, ethical, economic, social, political and religious factors.

Goal 2: Students will recognize and demonstrate best practices for professional behaviors within the Sport Industry

Upon completion of the major program of study in Sport Management, students will be able to:

  1. Exhibit appropriate interpersonal communication skills with others.
  2. Demonstrate leadership, management, and administrative principles and practices specific to the Sport Industry

Goal 3:  Student will be able to identify, analyze, and create solutions for problems in the Sport industry.

Upon completion of the major program of study in Sport Management, students will be able to:

  1. Critically assess Sport Industry problems and use best practices in research methodologies to create possible solutions, and effectively report results (oral and written).
  2. Exhibit appropriate and successful use of technology and technological resources appropriate to the Sport industry.
  3. Critically self-evaluate the progression of their professional and personal growth with the use of technology as a tool for enhanced performance as a Sport Manager.

Goal 4. Students will demonstrate the ability to complete research appropriate to the Sport Industry

Upon completion of the major program of study in Sport Management, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the theoretical and conceptual frameworks that guide the research process and the application of the research process to the Sport Industry
  2. Propose (oral and written) a research design, implementation, analysis, and assessment plan for solving problems, issues, or concerns unique to Sport Management education and the Sport Industry.
  3. Complete research processes using Qualitative, Quantitative, Mixed Methods, Action, or Project Management Research strategies as applied to the Sport industry.