Sport Management

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The Department of Sport Management offers a major, concentration and a minor program. Students studying Sport Management can choose from a variety of courses to prepare them for careers as entry-level sport managers and to promote sport management excellence in the region.


Degrees Awarded

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Sport Management, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Economics, Management, or Marketing with a concentration in Sport Management.


Major Requirements

The Sport Management major consists of 57 s.h. distributed as follows:

Reeves School of Business Foundation Core Requirements

  • ACC 2510 Principles of Financial Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • ACC 2530 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 2160 Statistics for Business and Economics (3 s.h.)
  • ECO 2610 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 s.h.)
  • ECO 2620 Principles of Microeconomics (3 s.h.)

Reeves School of Business Professional Core Requirements

  • BUS 2430 Management & Organization (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3320 Managerial Finance (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 3520 Business Law I (3 s.h.)
  • BUS 4700 Business Policy & Strategy (3 s.h.)
  • MKT 2510 Principles of Marketing (3 s.h.)

Required Sport Management Courses

  • SMA 1010 Introduction to Sport Management (3 s.h.)
  • SMA 3220 Event/Facility Management (3 s.h.)
  • SMA 4210 Sport Marketing (3 s.h.)
  • SMA 4220 Sport Administration (3 s.h.)
  • SMA 4230 Sport Sales and Promotions (3 s.h.)
  • SMA 4500 Capstone in Sport Management (3 s.h.)
  • SMA 4900 Internship in Sport Management (3 s.h. total)

Electives

Any 6 s.h. from the following:

  • SMA 1100 Practicum in Sport Management (1 s.h.)
  • SMA 2010 History of Sport in America (3 s.h.)
  • SMA 2250 Sport Governance (3 s.h.)
  • SMA 3210 Sport Sociology (3 s.h.)
  • SMA 3360 Domestic Business Experience in the Sport Industry (3 s.h.)
  • SMA 3400 Sport Ethics (3 s.h.)
  • SMA 3450 Sport Tourism (3 s.h.)
  • SMA 3500 Sport Economics (3 s.h.)
  • SMA 3540 Legal Issues in Sport (3 s.h.)
  • SMA 4250 Sport Finance (3 s.h.)
  • SMA 4850 Special Topics in Sport Management (3 s.h.)
  • SMA 4990 Independent Study in Sport Management (3 s.h.)

Concentration Requirements

The Sport Management concentration consists of 21 s.h. distributed as follows:

  • SMA 1010 Introduction to Sport Management (3 s.h.)
  • SMA 3210 Sport Sociology (3 s.h.)
  • SMA 3220 Event/Facility Management (3 s.h.)
  • SMA 4210 Sport Marketing (3 s.h.)
  • SMA 4220 Sport Administration (3 s.h.)
  • SMA 3540 Legal Issues in Sport (3 s.h.)
  • SMA 1700, SMA 2700, SMA 3700, or SMA 4900 Internship (3 s.h. total)

Minor Requirements

The Sport Management minor consists of 18 s.h. distributed as follows:

  • BUS 2430 Management & Organization (3 s.h.)
  • MKT 2510 Principles of Marketing (3 s.h.)
  • SMA 1010 Introduction to Sport Management (3 s.h.)
  • SMA 3220 Event/Facility Management (3 s.h.)
  • SMA 4210 Sport Marketing (3 s.h.)
  • SMA 4220 Sport Administration (3 s.h.)

Accreditation

ACBSP Accredited SealThe Reeves School of Business is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to offer the following degrees: the Professional Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with a focus in Organizational Management and Leadership, the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Financial Economics, Management, Marketing, and Sport Management.  Additionally, a minor in Accounting; Business Administration; Entrepreneurship; Financial Economics; Human Resource Management; International Business; Management; Marketing; Professional Tennis Management; Resort, Club, and Hospitality Management; and Sport Management is accredited.  Finally, a B.S. degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Economics or Marketing with a PGA Golf Management Concentration; Professional Tennis Management; Resort, Club, and Hospitality Management; and Sport Management Concentration is accredited.

Beginning in the fall 2019, the University offers the Bachelors of Applied Science in Accounting degree, as well as, the Bachelors of Applied Science in Business degree. Currently, we are seeking accreditation from the ACBSP for these two degree programs.

Contact the Sport Management Program

Dr. Denny Scruton

Denny Scruton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Sport Management
(910) 480-8453
Clark 110
Dr. Denny Scruton
Denny Scruton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Sport Management

B.A., West Liberty University; M.A., Central Michigan University; Ph.D., Michigan State University

Bio:

Dr. Denny Scruton is the Director of the Sport Management program at Methodist University. Prior to coming to Methodist, Dr. Scruton has served as an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Shenandoah University, and Northern Virginia Community College. Denny received his bachelor’s degree at West Liberty University, his master’s degree at Central Michigan University, and his Ph.D. from Michigan State University.

Denny’s teaching interests include Sport Administration, Sport History, and Event management. His research focuses on preparation of Sport Management majors, and  the connection between athletic participation and academic success.

Denny resides in Pinehurst, N.C. with his wife Kimberly and his two sons, Kiden and Kolby. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, golfing with friends, and coaching baseball for the local parks and recreation leagues.

(910) 480-8453
Clark 110