Introduction to Sport Management – SMGT 200

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the skills and competencies required to pursue career opportunities in the sport industry.




Successful management is required in all segments of the sport industry whether professional or amateur, private or public, school-related or club, community or national and at all levels of competition. In the management function, the same basic elements are needed, regardless of organizational type: personnel management, program development, marketing, information management, facilities management, and legal responsibilities. These topics along with others serve as an overview of the essentials in sport management.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify the various vocational opportunities available in the field of sport management
  2. Describe the qualifications and competencies needed for becoming an effective sport manager
  3. Discriminate between the application of business principles in a sport organization and in a traditional business environment
  4. Apply a Christian worldview to the business principles utilized in sport management
  5. Practice event management principles in simulated and real-life athletic event scenarios

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (3)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 500 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to two (2) other classmate’s threads. The replies must be at least 250 words. (MLO: C, D, E)

Current Issues Paper

The student will investigate a current issue in Sport Management and write a 4-page paper in current APA format. The paper will include a minimum of 5 sources. (MLO: C, D, E)

Career Profile

The student will complete an 8-page project that focuses on a potential career position in Sport Management. The paper must use current APA format and include at least 5 references (at least one of which must be a peer-reviewed journal article) in addition to the course textbook and the Bible. (MLO: A, B, D)

Quizzes (8)

Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the assigned module/week. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a 2 hour time limit. (MLO: A, B, C, D, E)