Program Requirements

Sport Management Program Requirements
Required Courses (38/41)
SPST 100 Introduction to Sport Management
SPST 105 Sport Industry Seminar (1)
SPST 240 Sport Law
SPST 245 Software in Sport
SPST 280 Theory and Behavior of Sport Organizations
SPST 320 Sport Marketing and Promotions
SPST 380 Sales and Client Services
SPST 390 Practicum
SPST 399 Research and Evaluation
SPST 401 Sport Business and Finance
SPST 420 Sport Leadership and Ethics
SPST 421 Capstone in Sport (1)
SPST 490 Internship (3–6)
SPST 499 Sport Management Seminar
Three sport management electives from the following two areas (students must take at least one course from each area): (9)
Human Relations
SPST 201P P3 Sport and Society
SPST/HIST 203 History of Sport
SPST 205 CC Gender and Sport
SPST/PSYC 212 Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity
SPST 225P P3 Sport and American Culture
SPST 235 LC Ethics in Sport
SPST 265 P5 International Cultures & Sport
SPST 270 P5 Cultural Understanding Through Sport Film
SPST/COMM 375 Sport and Social Media
Business Electives
SPST 231 College Athletics
SPST 250 Facility and Operations Management
SPST 255 Sustainability in Sport
SPST 260 Sport and Recreation Management
SPST/ECON 330 Economics of Sport
SPST 350 Negotiation and Athlete Representation
SPST 365D CC International Sport
SPST 440 Professional Sport and the Law
SPST 450 Events and Sales Seminar
SPST 460 Event Planning and Sponsorship Sales
SPST 497 Baseball Ops Challenge
Required Liberal Arts Courses (12)
COMM 253 Business Communication
ECON 105C P3 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 221 SQ Statistics I
Choose one: REST 386D Morality in Business
PHIL 273C Business Ethics
Required Accounting and Management Courses (9)
ACCT 101 Principles of Accounting I
ACCT 102 Principles of Accounting II
MKTG 221 Marketing Principles
Total (68-71)

Sport management majors must obtain a grade of “C” or higher in all SPST courses used for major requirements. SPST courses in which the student earns a “C-” or lower must be repeated if the course is to be used as part of the major.

A Minor in Another Discipline

The interdisciplinary nature of the sport management program provides students with a broad perspective of sport as business and its role in society. To narrow their perspective, students are strongly encouraged to minor in one of the following related areas: accounting, economics, media and communication, computer science, management (general business, finance, marketing), psychology, or sociology.

Practicum and Internship Courses

An important part of the sport management major is the experiential learning opportunities offered through the practicum and internship courses. These courses allow students to learn more effectively by applying classroom theory to real work experience. Students also build a portfolio and make contacts with leading professionals.

The College’s location provides a unique opportunity for quality internship experiences. In Rochester alone, there are a number of minor league sport teams that offer volunteer and internship experiences during each semester. In addition, the College has formed an academic partnership with the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. Through this partnership, Bills’ personnel serve the program as guest lecturers, and the Bills’ summer training camp, held at Fisher, offers a number of additional experiential opportunities for students.

Sport management majors are also eligible to participate in an advanced field experience. This 12-credit internship allows students to spend an entire semester with an approved sport organization located outside the Western New York area. Students eligible for this experience will have demonstrated both excellence in the classroom and an ability to work independently. Please refer to SPST 493 Advanced Field Experience for details.

A student is eligible for the practicum course upon earning 60 credits (with a minimum GPA of 2.75 in the major) and is eligible for the internship upon earning 90 credits (with a minimum GPA of 2.75 in the major).

For students majoring in sport management, all courses designated as sport management (SPST) that may be applied to the major are included in the determination of the grade point average in the major.