The sports industry has experienced dynamic growth and is currently recognized as a business enterprise with a magnitude of 220 billion dollars. According to Sports Business Journal, sports enterprise revenue is larger than the combined revenues of the country's auto and movie industries. The goal of the Mercy College Sports Management Specialization is to use the vast and popular business of sport as a tool to inspire academic excellence and career development.
The required internship (and optional second internship) will offer field experience in addition to employment opportunities.
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Hands-on sports management, marketing, and operations experience.
Real-live sports management projects.
Campus Sports Operations.
Local Sports Broadcasting.
Guest speakers from Major Leagues.
Opportunity to join Mercy's "Team Blue" sports management organization.
By the end of this program, students should be able to:
Evaluate the effects of globalization on the business environment.
Recognize and evaluate ethical issues in business.
Utilize business concepts, methods, procedures, and management information systems to facilitate strategic planning and decision making.
Use oral, written, and presentation skills to communicate effectively in the professional business environment.
Function effectively as team members and, where appropriate, as team leaders.
Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental principles and key concepts in sport management.
Assess the legal, economic, and social aspects of a sports management decision.
Students who choose the major concentration in Business Administration with a specialization in Sports Management must complete:
Business Administration Core
ACCT 120 Intro to Financial Accounting
ACCT 121 Intro to Management Accounting
FINC 235 Financial Management
INBU 250 International Business
BLAW 240 Business Law I
MGMT 225 Principles of Management
MGMT 255 Information Systems for Management or ACCT 261 Computer Application for Accountants
MGMT 340 Organizational Behavior or ENTR 250 Social Entrepreneurship
MKTG 220 Principles of Marketing
Select four of the following six courses
SPMG 300 Foundations Sport Management
SPMG 330 Sport Marketing
SPMG 336 Sport Law
SPMG 430 Sports Facility & Event Mgmt
SPMG 432 Sport Finance & Administration
SPMG 434 Sport & Society
SPMG 450 Application Result Analysis Sport Management
MGMT 460 Strategic Management
Any five courses
* There is a 15-credit residency requirement in the specialization, which must be satisfied by Business Administration courses numbered 295 or above.
• Students who do not have full-time jobs should try to use their open electives for an internship.
Sport Management graduates will be prepared to succeed in a variety of areas, including sports facility management, sports event management, high school, and college athletics, as well as professional and amateur sports leagues and organizations.