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Sport Management Major, B.A.; B.A.A.; B.S.;

B.A. degree; B.A.A. degree; B.S. degree

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Selection of this major is to prepare students for a career in sport management. Career options include high school, collegiate, amateur, and professional sport management, sport business management, coaching, or employment with non-profit sport agencies. Coordinated major/minor programs are available on an interdepartmental basis to broaden the employment opportunities in sport retail, merchandising, journalism, broadcasting, or event management. Such coordinated programs require early advisement. Students who desire to pursue one of the career opportunities should contact the department of physical education and sport for early advisement.

This major is accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA).

Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

  1. Students must earn a grade of B- or higher in PES 119, PES 180, PES 293, PES 480, and PES 499; a grade of C or better in PES 218QR, PES 280, PES 318, PES 360, PES 380, and PES 564WI in order to graduate with this major.
  2. Students are strongly advised to select elective courses in consultation with a Sport Management advisor.
  3. In order to graduate with this major a student must obtain a 2.5 overall GPA and a 2.7 GPA in the major.
  4. At least 18 credit hours of coursework within the major must be taken at CMU.

Program Requirements

Required Courses I (31-43 hours)

PES 119Introduction to Sport Management

3(3-0)

PES 180Sport Management Governance & Organizational Theory

3(3-0)

PES 218QRSport Analytics

3(3-0)

PES 280Economics & Finance in the Sport Industry

3(3-0)

PES 293Field Study in Sport Management

1-4(Spec)

PES 318Social, Historical, & Global Issues in Sport

3(3-0)

PES 360Sport Sales & Marketing

3(3-0)

PES 380Sport Communication & Mass Media

3(3-0)

PES 480Integration of Sport Management Theory & Practice

3(Spec)

PES 499Internship in Sport Management

1-12(Spec)

PES 564WISport Governance: Ethics, Morals, & Values

3(3-0)

Note: A minimum of 3 hours of PES 499 must be completed.

Required Courses II (3 hours)

Select one of the following:

ACC 201Concepts of Financial Accounting

3(3-0)

ENT 210Accounting Information for Entrepreneurial Decision Making

3(2-1)

Electives (0-6 hours)

May select any of the following:

ART 231Introduction to Graphic Design

3(0-6)

BLR 202Legal Environment of Business

3(3-0)

COM 361Interpersonal Communication

3(3-0)

ECO 211Economics of Professional Team Sports

3(3-0)

JRN 350Public Relations Principles and Practices

3(3-0)

Total: 40-46 semester hours