Wilkes University

Sports Management Minor

Sports Management Minor

Coordinator: Dr. Woojun Lee

For majors in other disciplines, The Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership offers an 18-credit minor in Sports Management.

Total number of credits required for a minor in Sports Management - 18

SM-201 – Introduction to Sports Management

3

SM-325 – Sports Marketing

3

SM-341 – Sport Finance and Economics

3

SM-462 – Sports Management Internship

3

And 2 of the following courses:

SM-261 - Sport Psycholgy

3

SM-355 - Facility Management

3

SM-298 - Management of Athletics

3

SM-398 - Global Sport Business

3

COM-302 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3

COM-303 - Organizational Communication

3

HL-201 – Introduction to Hospitality

3

HL-353 – Human Resource Management in the Service Industry

3

HL-355 – Event Management

3

LDR-201 – Introduction to Leadership

3

MKT-322 – Advertising

3

MKT-328 - Consumer Behavior

3

MGT-352 - Production and  Operations Management

SM

SM-201. Introduction to Sports Management

Credits: 3
Terms Offered: Fall,Spring,Summer

This course is an introduction to the field of sport management. The course examines the historical development, current trends, best practices, and future trends of sport management. 

Pre-Requisites
BA-152 or BA-153 with a minimum grade of 2.0.

SM-261. Sport Psychology

Credits: 3
Terms Offered: Spring

Sport Psychology course is designed to help students learn the theoretical concepts, research and intervention skills in the psychology of sport and exercise. Students will learn different approaches to understand and evaluate psychological aspects of sport performance. 

Pre-Requisites
SM-201 with a minimum grade of 2.0

SM-325. Sport Marketing

Credits: 3
Terms Offered: Fall

Sport Marketing course is designed to provide students with a broad and contemporary overview of the sport marketing field. This course will compare and contrast the field of sport and entertainment marketing with the practices and applications of mainstream marketing.  

Pre-Requisites
SM-201 with a minimum grade of 2.0

SM-341. Sport Finance and Economics

Credits: 3
Terms Offered: Spring

Sport Finance and Economics course provides a comprehensive synopsis of the application of financial and economic management used in the sport organization decision making context from both a macro and micro level.

Pre-Requisites
SM-261 or SOC-261  with a minimum grade of 2.0

SM-355. Facility Management

Credits: 3
Terms Offered: Fall

Facility Management course is designed to provide students the opportunity to learn multiple aspects of sport facilities and the management of events held at these facilities. Students will gain an understanding of the breadth and complexity of facility planning issues in sport, and the tools necessary to effectively plan and manage sport facilities through hands on, experiential exercises coupled with classroom lectures, discussions, and guest speakers.

Pre-Requisites
SM-201 with a minimum grade of 2.0

SM-461. Capstone in Sport Management

Credits: 3
Terms Offered: Fall,Spring
This capstone class is the final course in the degree sequence for students majoring in Sports Management. Students will review, assess, and apply the concepts they have learned during undergraduate studies through the creation of a customized graduation portfolio.
Pre-Requisites
SM-325 with a minimum grade of 2.0

SM-462. Sports Management Internship

Credits: 3
Terms Offered: Fall,Spring,Summer

This course is designed to help students gain practical, hands on experience in the sport management field. Students will work directly with sport management professionals applying curricular theory and principles to real life situations.

Pre-Requisites
SM-201 with a minimum grade of 2.0

SM-466. Advanced Sports Management Internship

Credits: 3
Terms Offered: Fall,Spring,Summer

This course is designed to help students gain practical, hands on experience in the field of sports. Students will work directly with sport management professionals at a sport organization.

Pre-Requisites
SM-341 with a minimum grade of 2.0

Management

MGT-209. Business Correspondence and Reports

Credits: 3

An emphasis on written communications: practice in writing major classification of business letters; persuasive requests and refusals; and inquiry, order, sales, application, credit, collection, and goodwill letters. Investigative techniques of research and analytical report writing.

MGT-251. Management of Organizations and People

Credits: 3

Introduction to the theory and practice of managing organizations, including planning, organizing, and controlling. Interdisciplinary in nature, social and ethical dimensions of managing are examined.

Pre-Requisites

Either ACC, BA, ENT 151 or BA 153

MGT-257. Management Information Systems

Credits: 3

This course introduces the fundamental concepts underlying the design, implementation, control, and evaluation of business-oriented computer based information systems, office automation, information reporting, and decision making.

Pre-Requisites

MGT-352. Production and Operations Management

Credits: 3
Terms Offered: Spring

Principles of decision-making, systems design, introduction to quantitative tools of analysis, and fundamentals of production, inventory, financial, and distribution management.

Pre-Requisites

MGT-353. Human Resource Management

Credits: 3
Terms Offered: Fall

This course focuses on introducing the student to the theories, practices, problems, and legislation relevant to attracting, selecting, developing, compensating, and effectively using human resources in organizations.

Pre-Requisites

MGT-354. Organizational Behavior

Credits: 3

A behavioral science approach to understanding individual, formal, and informal group behavior, macro- and micro-organizational structures, motivation and leadership theories, group influences, conflicts, decision-making, and communication, with emphasis on behavioral science applications in developing organizational effectiveness.

Pre-Requisites

MGT-356. The Social Responsibility of Business

Credits: 3

A course dealing with the problems faced by managers in responding to issues such as the kinds and extent of social responsibility to be assumed by businesses, employee rights, consumerism, and the balance of public and private interests.

Pre-Requisites
MGT-251 and junior standing.

MGT-357. Business Transformations in the Digital Economy

Credits: 3

This course is designed to help students understand how the digital economy forces companies to rethink their business strategies--and architect processes, products, and information differently. Topics will allow for the development of problem solving abilities using business analytics and intellectual curiosity using radical openness in the workplace.  The course content will incorporate cases in business, and it will seek to create an understanding of big data, culture and ubiquitous technologies.  Students will also understand how to thinking critically and to make decisions using internal and external sources of data.

Pre-Requisites

MGT-358. International Business

Credits: 3

An introduction to the field of international business. Topics include the empirical dimensions of the world economy, business enterprise in international trade, trade channels, effects of economic, political, and social environment on international management problems of international operations, and the role of government in fostering international business. A substantial amount of writing is required.

Pre-Requisites
MGT-251 and senior standing.

MGT-397. Seminar

Credits: 1-3

Entrepreneurship

ENT-151. Integrated Management Experience I

Credits: 3
Terms Offered: Fall

Integrated Management Experience is a two-semester sequence that takes you through the entrepreneurial process from creating a business concept to planning the venture to launching and operating the business to harvest and closure of the firm. You learn how businesses plan and operate through the study of functional areas such as marketing, management, human resources, accounting and finance, and operations. Most importantly, you will learn and experience how the pieces fit together through integrating the functional areas tracking information and performance using financial accounting principles. Cross listed with ACC-151 and BA-151

ENT-152. Integrated Management Experience II

Credits: 3
Terms Offered: Spring

Integrated Management Experience is a two-semester sequence that takes you through the entrepreneurial process from creating a business concept to planning the venture to launching and operating the business to harvest and closure of the firm. You learn how businesses plan and operate through the study of functional areas such as marketing, management, human resources, accounting and finance, and operations. You develop a clear understanding of the importance of accounting cycles and how financial accounting principles provide not only information but an integrating thread for all types of organizations. Cross listed with ACC-152 and BA-152

Pre-Requisites
ACC-151 / BA-151 / ENT-151 with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

ENT-201. Nature and Essence of Entrepreneurship

Credits: 3
Terms Offered: Fall

An introduction to entrepreneurs and self-career creation in small and large entrepreneurial organizations. The importance of entrepreneurs in the local, national, and world economies and personal characteristics of successful entrepreneurs will be studied. Guest speakers and a case study are included.

Pre-Requisites
ENT-152 or BA-153 with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

ENT-203. Opportunity Identification: Innovation and Creativity

Credits: 3
Terms Offered: Fall

An introduction to the creative and innovative processes. Emphasis on forms of creativity and how they are interrelated, psychology and behavioral aspects of creativity, recognizing creativity, and the practice of managing innovation and creativity in different environments. Direct experience with two or more forms of creativity.

ENT-252. The Entrepreneurial Leader

Credits: 3
Terms Offered: Spring

Examines leadership characteristics and behaviors of entrepreneurs. Emphasis on authentic and integrity-based leadership, role of emotional intelligence, and effective leadership strategies in entrepreneurial environments.

ENT-321. Analyzing Markets and Competition

Credits: 3
Terms Offered: Fall

In-depth study of identification and assessment of markets and competition. Sources of information, key analytical techniques, and evaluation strategies are examined.

Pre-Requisites
MKT-221 with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

ENT-342. Entrepreneurial Finance

Credits: 3
Terms Offered: Spring

The study of the financial dimensions of launching and growing ventures. Topics include financial characteristics and requirements of growth, venture capital, angel capital and private investment, equity markets and public offerings, and specialized funding programs.

Pre-Requisites
FIN-240 with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

ENT-384. Small Business Consultancy

Credits: 3
Terms Offered: Spring

Teams of students diagnose, analyze, and recommend solutions for problems defined by small business clients. Course requires students to apply a range of classroom skills in a real situation and present oral and written reports to the client firm.  Requirements: Senior standing and permission of the instructor.

ENT-385. Opportunity Assessment: Technical, Economic and Market Feasibility

Credits: 3
Terms Offered: Spring

Theory and practice of assessing market, economic, and technical feasibility. Use of project management techniques to develop an in-depth feasibility analysis plan for expected outcomes.

ENT-399. Cooperative Education

Credits: 1-6

Professional cooperative education placement in a private or public organization related to the student’s academic objectives and career goals. In addition to their work experience, students are required to submit weekly reaction papers and an academic project to a Faculty Coordinator in the student’s discipline. See the Cooperative Education section of this bulletin for placement procedures.  Requirements: Sophomore standing; minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA; consent of the academic advisor; and approval of placement by the department chairperson.

ENT-461. Practicing Entrepreneurship

Credits: 3
Terms Offered: Fall

Advanced essentials and elements of becoming an entrepreneur, or intrapreneur, will be examined through current classic 'real life' entrepreneurial case readings and entrepreneur and guest faculty lectures. Students will create their own entrepreneurial enterprise as a team project.

Pre-Requisites
Senior standing, ENT-201 with a minimum GPA of 2.0, or permission of the instructor.

ENT-462. Entrepreneurial Internship

Credits: 3

The course content provides an on-the-job multi-discipline experience assisting a working local entrepreneur in the development and operation of a business enterprise.


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