Sport Management (SPMT)

SPMT 100  |  Introduction to Sport Management  |  3 cr

Provides an overview of potential careers in the sports industries. Emphasizes skills and abilities needed to successfully obtain and retain a position within the sport field.

Prerequisites: None.

Offered: Yearly.

SPMT 105  |  Applied Sport Management  |  3 cr

Explores applied management principles including organizing, leading, and controlling within sport organizations. Combines classroom instruction with practical experiences in the field.

Prerequisites: SPMT 100.

Offered: Yearly.

SPMT 110  |  Current Issues in Sport Management  |  3 cr

Addresses current issues, events, and headlines in sport management.

Prerequisites: None.

Offered: Yearly.

SPMT 190  |  Special Topics in Sport Management  |  1-3 cr

Examines selected topics in sport management.

Prerequisites: Varies by topic.

Offered: Occasionally.

SPMT 200  |  Ethics and Issues in Sport Management  |  3 cr

Explores ethical and behavioral issues as they relate to current issues and problems in sport management. Includes college, youth and professional sport, academic standards, eligibility criteria, sportsmanship, gamesmanship, gambling, diversity, media, athletes as role models, and solving ethical dilemmas confronting professionals in sport management.

Prerequisites: None.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

Meets: Social & Behavioral Science: HKSM

SPMT 210  |  Sport in Society  |  3 cr

Investigates past and present roles sport has played within our society including its impact on our educational system, the media, the family, and economic structures. Addresses heritage, social status, personality and race.

Prerequisites: None.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

Meets: Social & Behavioral Science: HKSM, Ethnic Diversity

SPMT 220  |  Business of Minor League Baseball  |  3 cr

Examines the business and governance structure of minor league baseball. Includes discussion on team ownership, market selection, hiring and human resource approaches, revenue generation and facility operations/expenses.

Prerequisites: None.

Offered: Spring (odd years).

SPMT 240  |  Sports Marketing  |  3 cr

Examines basic marketing concepts with application to sport organizations, including promotions and public relations, sponsorship, endorsements, consumer demographics, consumer behavior and market research.

Prerequisites: At least sophomore standing.

Offered: Yearly.

SPMT 250  |  Game Operations  |  3 cr

Explores game-day operations for sporting events. Includes work at UW-Parkside Athletic events, and shadowing a professional sports team.

Prerequisites: None.

Offered: Occasionally.

SPMT 260  |  Intramurals, Recreation and Youth Sports  |  3 cr

Explores planning, development, and management of intramural, recreational, and youth sports, including best practices, indoor/outdoor recreation, and tournament scheduling.

Prerequisites: None.

Offered: Occasionally.

SPMT 290  |  Special Topics in Sport Management  |  1-3 cr

Examines selected topics in sport management.

Prerequisites: Varies with topic.

Offered: Occasionally.

SPMT 300  |  Legal Issues in Sport Management  |  3 cr

Explains the basic legal system, terminology and principles as applied to sport management. Emphasizes identifying and analyzing legal issues, the ramification of those issues, and the means of limiting liability of sport organizations. Includes negligence, risk management, and contract law.

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing.

Offered: Yearly.

SPMT 310  |  Sports Industry Regulation  |  3 cr

An in-depth study of how professional and amateur sports organizations are governed and regulated. Topics include collective bargaining, league constitutions, commissioner/president powers, agent regulation and facility regulation.

Prerequisites: Junior or senior.

Offered: Occasionally.

SPMT 339  |  Sustainable Sport Management  |  3 cr

Surveys sustainable business techniques employed by sports organizations in the areas of facility financing, facility development, marketing and event operations. Examines how sports organizations employ marketing techniques focused on and including sustainable/green concepts.

Cross-listed with: MSSM 539.

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or above.

Offered: Spring (even years).

SPMT 360  |  Sports Communication  |  3 cr

Examines how sports organizations interact with the media and fans/customers through various forms of electronic and social media. Cross-listed with: MSSM 560.

Prerequisites: At least sophomore standing.

Offered: Yearly.

SPMT 370  |  Event Management  |  3 cr

Covers the knowledge and skills necessary for event management through theoretical concepts and practical application. Includes planning, conducting, staffing, financing, and evaluating events. Encompasses development of medical emergency, evacuation, crowd control, registration and risk management plans.

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

SPMT 380  |  Facility Development and Management  |  3 cr

Explores planning, development, and management of sport and fitness facilities including standard-setting, financial planning, architectural design, functional concerns, budget, and personnel management.

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing.

Offered: Yearly.

SPMT 390  |  Special Topics in Sport Management  |  1-3 cr

Examines selected topics in sport management.

Prerequisites: Varies with topic.

Offered: Occasionally.

SPMT 400  |  Sports Analytics  |  3 cr

Examines the design, collection, analysis, and use of data to measure performance and make decisions in competitive sports. Reviews basic concepts and skills needed to develop and apply analytic skills to sport from different perspectives: coaching, management, business, media, etc.

Cross-listed with: MSSM 600.

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing.

Offered: Yearly.

SPMT 420  |  Sport Business and Finance  |  3 cr

Explores theory and applications in the fundamental business practices to sport management. Covers revenue sources, budget development, ownership, taxation, financial analysis and economic impact studies.

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing.

Offered: Fall.

SPMT 430  |  Sport Sales and Customer Service  |  3 cr

Explores basic sales and customer service concepts as applied to sports organizations. Includes sales techniques, prospect identification and customer service principles.

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing.

Offered: Yearly.

SPMT 435  |  Athletic Fundraising  |  3 cr

Examines the development of successful fundraising programs in interscholastic and intercollegiate athletic programs. Cross-listed with: MSSM 635.

Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing.

Offered: Yearly.

SPMT 480  |  Senior Seminar in Sport Management  |  3 cr

Provides capstone experience for sport management majors in their last year. Discusses current industry materials and topics. Includes an individual research project.

Prerequisites: Accepted into sport management major; senior standing, minimum 2.5 major GPA.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

SPMT 490  |  Special Topics in Sport Management:  |  1-3 cr

Examines selected topics in sport management.

Prerequisites: Varies with topic.

Offered: Occasionally.

SPMT 494  |  Internship  |  1-3 cr

Provides opportunity for practical application of the methods and techniques in various sports fields under supervisions of a SPMT faculty member. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and department chair.

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

SPMT 495  |  Fieldwork in Sport Management  |  1-12 cr

Provides supervised field-based sport management experience in the conditions, practices, and environmental settings appropriate for the field. Requires placement approval by SPMT faculty member. Must be completed in the student's last year of coursework.

Prerequisites: Accepted sport management major with a minimum major GPA of 2.5.

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

SPMT 499  |  Independent Study  |  1-4 cr

Provides opportunity to conduct independent work under appropriate faculty supervision.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and department chair.

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.