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Sport and Recreation Management Course Descriptions

Business programs core

34 credits:

ACC 201   Financial Accounting
3 credits
The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to generally-accepted accounting principles, basic accounting systems, accounting theory, and financial statements.

ACC 306   Managerial Accounting
3 credits
Prerequisites: ACC 201, MAT 100 or MAT 105 or MAT 111 or MAT 122 or BUA 210 or MAT 130
A continuation of ACC 201 with concentration on corporate financial statements and the basics of managerial cost accounting. Applications are designed to provide exposure to analysis and interpretation of accounting data for managerial planning, control, and decision-making.

BUA 203   Career Preparation
1 credit
A course in resume writing, interviewing skills, techniques for personal enhancement, and international business etiquette; supplies the student with criteria beyond academics for acceptance into the world of work and future entry-level management positions.

BUA 310   International Business
3 credits
Prerequisite: ECO 201 or ECO 202
This course introduces the student to the economic, political, social and cultural issues of operating a business in a global economy. An understanding of exchange rate mechanisms, international trade agreements, and international strategies will be developed.

BUA 350   Business Law
3 credits
A study of business law. Topics included in the course include the American legal system, contracts, property, negotiable instruments, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy, agency, business organizations, labor and employment relations, government regulations and torts.

BUA 402   Strategy and Policy
3 credits
Prerequisite: FIN 300 or FIN 301
(Senior standing, all Business core courses must be completed before taking this course)
A capstone business course that integrates the functional areas of a business with the strategic decision-making process. In a team environment, students are expected to employ the skills and knowledge learned from their academic career in a computer-simulated industry. An analysis of case studies and/or current business articles will also be used to link academic concepts and theories to real-world situations.

ECO 201   Macroeconomics
3 credits
Prerequisite: MAT 100 or MAT 105 or MAT 111 or MAT 122 or MAT 130 or appropriate math placement test score
An introduction to the overall functioning of an economic system with a view toward understanding the factors underlying income, employment, and prices on the aggregate level. Topics include such monetary and fiscal policies as suggested by the relevant theories discussed.

ECO 202   Microeconomics
3 credits
Prerequisite: MAT 100 or MAT 105 or MAT 111 or MAT 122 or MAT 123 or MAT 130 or appropriate math placement test score
An introduction to the principles underlying the behavior of business firms, resource owners, and consumers within a system of price-making markets. Introduces the theory of value and distribution.

FIN 301   Managerial Finance
3 credits
Prerequisites: ACC 201, ECO 201
An introduction to the environment of financial management. It includes the analysis of financial statements for planning and control, corporate securities, working capital management, capital budgeting, and financing the short- and long-term requirements of the firm.

MGT 213   Principles of Management
3 credits
Prerequisite: ENG 105 or ENG 230
A systematic analysis of the management process involving an integration of classical, behavioral, and modern contemporary philosophies. The importance of relating the theoretical principles of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling to practical experience is featured.

MKT 201   Principles of Marketing
3 credits
Prerequisite: ENG 105 or ENG 230 or appropriate English placement test score
A general overview of the scope and significance of marketing both domestically and internationally. The course emphasizes the marketing of consumer and industrial goods and analysis of the marketing mix variables of product, price, promotion, and place. It introduces marketing policies and practices of business firms.

PHI 231   Business Ethics
3 credits
Prerequisite: PHI 130 or PHI 132
An examination of the private, corporate and social dimensions of business life in the context of a total ethical life. Economic theories and actual business practices and cases are considered and evaluated from the perspective of established normative ethical principles.

TEC 200   Fundamentals of Information Technology
3 credits
This course introduces information technology systems that support organizational decision-making and problem solving. The course surveys the technical and organizational issues involved in the use and design of information systems and how the application of IT can enable an organization to improve quality, timeliness, and competitive advantage.

3 credits from the following:

COM 101   Fundamentals of Communication
3 credits
This course focuses on the exploration of fundamental principles of effective communication. Skilled communication behaviors are developed through the study and practice of interpersonal communication, public speaking, listening, and group dynamics.  Practical applications include class discussion, group activities, listening exercises, and individual presentations.

COM 232   Public Speaking
3 credits
A course applying traditional rhetoric and communication theory to oral presentations. Students study, write, deliver, and evaluate public speeches. Emphasis is placed on the students’ ability to speak from an outline in a variety of situations including informative speaking, persuasive speaking and demonstration speaking. All presentations are made in class and videotaped to aid in evaluation.

COM 324   Interpersonal Communication
3 credits
The course examines the basic principles and theories of interpersonal communication. Students study and practice basic principles for effective interpersonal communication. Study includes language, perceptions, values, culture, nonverbal communication, and self-concept and listening and their effects on communication.

ENG 222   Business Communications
3 credits
An application of contemporary communication theory to practical business situations, and an application of traditional rhetoric and communication theory to oral presentations. Students study communication theory; practice basic forms of business writing; write, deliver, and evaluate public speeches; and explore communication systems in modern corporations.

3-4 credits from the following:

BUA 210   Statistical Techniques for Research Data Analysis
3 credits
Prerequisite: MAT 100 or MAT 105 or MAT 111 or MAT 130 or appropriate math placement test score
An interdisciplinary introduction to the basic principles of data analysis with an emphasis on application. Students are expected to apply these principles to data analysis in their respective areas of study. The applied focus is on the computerized application of summary statistics, one-/two-/multi-sample tests, linear models, association tests, randomness/normality tests, and probability distributions as used across a variety of community and organizational settings. Other techniques may be added as appropriate for specific disciplines.

MAT 122   Introduction to Probability and Statistics
4 credits
Prerequisite: Appropriate math placement test score or MAT 001 with grade of C or higher
A study of topics that include descriptive statistics and data analysis; elementary probability; binomial, hyper geometric and normal probability models; the central limit theorem; confidence intervals; elementary hypothesis testing; linear regression; and correlation. A major goal of this course is the application of these topics to problems arising from the natural sciences, the social sciences, the health industry, and the business environment. (This course does not fulfill the statistics requirement of mathematics majors and minors.)

Sport and recreation management courses

15 credits:

SRM 201   Introduction to Sport and Recreation Management
3 credits
An introductory course examining the historical developments in sport and recreation in the United States; analyzing the interrelationship between sport and the American culture from a social context; and identifying existing employment opportunities in the sport management industry.

SRM 202   Sport and Recreation Programming
3 credits
An overview of the programmatic elements and techniques currently applied in professional, amateur, and recreational sport. Emphasis is placed on participatory sports that will include an examination of informal, intramural, club, fitness, and instructional sport programming; value and benefits of participatory sports; publicity and promotion; facility utilization; and equipment concerns.

SRM 301   Legal Issues in Sport and Recreation Management
3 credits
Designed to introduce the student to the numerous legal principles and issues involved in the field of sport and recreation management. This course explores tort liability, negligence and product liability. Also examined are constitutional law, labor laws, personal freedoms, due process, and risk management.

SRM 302   Management of Sport and Recreation Facilities
3 credits
Introduction to the principles and practices of design and operation of sport and recreation facilities with emphasis on parks, golf courses, swimming centers, sport complexes, tennis centers, community and commercial enterprises, and athletic fields.

SRM 422   Sport and Recreation Marketing
3 credits
Prerequisite: MKT 201
A course to provide a foundation for sport and recreation marketing strategies based on marketing theory and research. Also investigates the sport consumer and segmentation, integration of the marketing mix, marketing principles and practices as they relate to the sport and recreation field.

3 credits from the following:

SRM 401   Finance and Economics of Sport and Recreation Management
3 credits
Prerequisites: ACC 201, ECO 201, FIN 300 or FIN 301
This course is designed to examine finance in sports and recreation management. The course investigates the finances of sports teams and the communities in which they operate as well as the economic impact of sport and recreation on society by examining such areas as budgeting, law, policy, development, the impact of the media, and the general economic principles of sport and recreation management.

SRM 402   Leadership in Sport and Recreation Management
3 credits
Prerequisites: SRM 201, SRM 202
An overview of the essentials of leadership, also programmatic elements and techniques currently applied in effective leadership. Provide in-depth information in adventure programming. Special focus will be given to technical skills of leadership and will also address the equally important facilitation skills and metaskills essential to highly effective leadership.

0-3 credits:

SRM 497   Internship
0–3 credits
Prerequisites: BUA 203, SRM 201, Permission
A course designed to provide the student with field work experience through a work opportunity related to the student’s career objective. A learning contract is used to focus expectations, duration of the experience, and means for evaluation. The student will benefit applying classroom learning to actual job experience. (“0” credit receives CR/NC grade.)

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