SMA 1010 INTRODUCTION TO SPORT MANAGEMENT (3)
The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the sport industry that introduces the student to the fundamental knowledge and skill sets required of the sport manager to solve sport business problems. Focus will also be placed on understanding career options in the sport industry and preparing for employment. Identifies necessary competencies for sport managers.
Offered: fall


SMA 2250 SPORT GOVERNANCE (3)
The purpose of this course is to expose students to various governing bodies in professional and amateur sport. Students will study the organizational structure and policy functions of various governing entities. There will be an examination of sport as a cultural product and the relationships within sport affecting sport organizational structures with emphasis given to the dynamics of sport organizations.
Offered: as needed


SMA 3220 EVENT MANAGEMENT (3)
The purpose of this course is to explore the roles and functions of facility and events managers. It examines a variety of public assembly and privately managed sport facilities; the steps and skills required to effectively plan, organize, lead, and evaluate an event, and facilities to meet the needs of sports organizations. Experiential Learning course with MU Athletic Department.
Offered: fall and spring


SMA 3540 LEGAL ISSUES IN SPORTS (3)
A study of legal principles as applied to professional and amateur sport organizations and participants. An overview of contract law, tort law, constitutional law, administrative law, antitrust law, collective bargaining, and arbitration as it relates to the sport industry. Class presentations on current legal issues are required.
Prerequisite: SMA 1010
Cross-listed with BUS 3540
Offered: as needed


SMA 3600 FACILITY MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS (3)
Students will explore the sport and hospitality industries from concept and development to management and operation with examples from sports venues such as golf courses, tennis facilities, water sports and spas. The course covers facility planning, staffing, front and back of the house management, physical plant maintenance and sustainability practices. Prerequisite: SMA1010 or RMT 1010 or permission of the instructor
Cross-listed with PTM 3600
Offered: as needed


SMA 4220 SPORT ADMINISTRATION (3)
The purpose of this course is to understand the issues related to the administrative tasks of planning, managing, budgeting, and operating various types of sports programs. Topics covered include the administration and planning of high school, college, and professional sports programs.
Prerequisite: SMA 1010
Offered: fall


SMA 4230 SPORT MARKETING, SALES, AND PROMOTIONS (3)
The purpose of this course is to develop promotions, marketing, and sales skills within the context of sport management. This provides a comprehensive study of promotions and marketing practices in the industry. Analysis of sport sponsorship, retention strategies and evaluation methods, plus fundraising and promotion of sports services and products to the sports consumer. Experiential Learning Course with Fayetteville Marksmen Hockey.
Prerequisite: SMA 1010
Offered: spring


SMA 4500 SPORT FINANCE AND ECONOMICS CAPSTONE (3)
The purpose of this capstone course is to provide a financial and economic overview of professional, collegiate, and recreational sports. Students will study the different methods and means by which sport and recreation are financed. Students will explore the financial structures of sport organizations and various economic principles applied to the sport industry.
Prerequisite: SMA 1010, BUS 3320, and 75 earned credit hours or permission of instructor
Offered: spring


SMA 4850 SPECIAL TOPICS IN SPORT MANAGEMENT (3)
This course is designed to provide a platform for SMA faculty to teach a class that might address a timely issue in Sport, or to try out new course ideas.
Offered: as needed


SMA 4900 INTERNSHIP IN SPORT MANAGEMENT (3)
The purpose of this course is to provide an experiential learning opportunity through placement with organizations in either the private or public sectors. Students are responsible for securing an internship prior to the start of classes. The student is assigned duties and responsibilities approved by the Director of Internships. The student is to be under the direct supervision of a working professional at their internship site and will be evaluated by both their internship supervisor and the course instructor. Students are expected to acquire relevant skills and develop a professional network to prepare for entry-level employment in their major. Weekly class contact and written assignments are required to include a final project or report encompassing the internship experience. Classroom instruction covers professional development skills such as goal setting, office culture, networking, etiquette and communication, conflict management, change management, relevancy, and transitions.
Offered: fall, spring, and summer.


SMA 4990 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN SPORT MANAGEMENT (1-3)
This course is an individual, directed study in a sport-related special interest on a previously approved topic taken under the supervision of a faculty member within the Sport Management department. Approval of the SMA Director is required.
Offered: as needed