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Keiser University’s Bachelor of Science in Sports Management is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required for a career in the sport industry. The sport industry is one of the largest segments of the economy, and opportunities for careers exist in international, professional, amateur, and collegiate sport, as well as in tourism, recreation, and private sport enterprise. The Keiser curriculum focuses on the business aspects of the sport industry, including marketing, management, law, sales, economics, and finance. The program is offered as a 120-credit program and a 60-credit degree completion program. Students enrolling in the degree completion program must have an approved Associate’s degree.
Upon completion of this program, students are able to:
Successful completion of lower division SPM courses.
To receive a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Management, students must earn a total of 120.0 credit hours. Program requirements are as follows:
|Lower Division Sports Management Courses (21.0 credit hours)|
|Accounting Principles I||3.0 credit hours|
|Business Law||3.0 credit hours|
|Introduction to Sport Management||3.0 credit hours|
|Ethical Issues in Sport||3.0 credit hours|
|Introduction to Sport Marketing||3.0 credit hours|
|Sport Public Relations||3.0 credit hours|
|Statistics||3.0 credit hours|
|Lower Division Elective Courses (9.0 credit hours)|
|Students may choose 9.0 lower division credit hours in any field(s) to complete this requirement.|
|Lower Division General Education Courses (30.0 credit hours)|
|Credit hours in parentheses indicate the required number of credit hours in each discipline.|
|Behavioral/Social Science (3.0 credit hours)|
|Introduction to Psychology||3.0 credit hours|
|Sociology||3.0 credit hours|
|Communications (3.0 credit hours)|
|Speech Communication||3.0 credit hours|
|Computers (3.0 credit hours)|
|Introduction to Computers||3.0 credit hours|
|Economics (3.0 credit hours)|
|Microeconomics||3.0 credit hours|
|English (6.0 credit hours)|
|English Composition I||3.0 credit hours|
|English Composition II||3.0 credit hours|
|Humanities/Fine Arts (3.0 credit hours)|
|American Literature||3.0 credit hours|
|English Literature||3.0 credit hours|
|Mathematics (3.0 credit hours)|
|College Algebra||3.0 credit hours|
|College Mathematics||3.0 credit hours|
|Applications of Mathematics||3.0 credit hours|
|Natural Science (6.0 credit hours)|
|General Biology||3.0 credit hours|
|Advanced Biology||3.0 credit hours|
|Environmental Science||3.0 credit hours|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology I||4.0 credit hours|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology II||4.0 credit hours|
|General Chemistry||3.0 credit hours|
|Advanced Chemistry||3.0 credit hours|
|General Marine Biology||3.0 credit hours|
|Upper Division Sports Management Courses (36.0 credit hours)|
|Sport in American Life||3.0 credit hours|
|Governance & Policy in Sport Organizations||3.0 credit hours|
|Selling in Sport Management||3.0 credit hours|
|Risk Management||3.0 credit hours|
|Venue and Event Management||3.0 credit hours|
|Sponsorship & Fund-Raising||3.0 credit hours|
|Technology & Social Media in Sport||3.0 credit hours|
|Sport Economics||3.0 credit hours|
|Sport Finance||3.0 credit hours|
|Strategic Management for Sport Organizations||3.0 credit hours|
|Sport Management Internship IV||6.0 – 12.0 credit hours|
|Upper Division Elective Courses (15.0 credit hours)|
|Students may choose 15.0 upper division credit hours in any field(s) to complete this requirement.|
|Upper Division General Education Courses (9.0 credit hours)|
|Professional Writing||3.0 credit hours|
|Critical Thinking||3.0 credit hours|
|Intermediate Statistics||3.0 credit hours|
Degree Completion – This program is designed for graduates of associate degree programs from accredited institutions. To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management, students must complete an additional 60 upper division credit hours as described above. The length of this program is approximately 20 months (this will vary if a student transfers in credits). A combined total of 120 credit hours is required for the degree.
The following lower level division courses must be successfully completed (Course equivalency is established by the Dean of Academic Affairs from official transcripts received from accredited institutions.): ENC2102 English Composition II (prerequisite ENC1101), and MAC2105 College Algebra or MGF2106 College Math, or STA2023 Statistics. The following lower level division courses must be successfully completed. (Course equivalency is established by the Dean of Academic Affairs from official transcripts received from accredited institutions.) ENC2102 English Composition II (prerequisite ENC1101) MAC2105 College Algebra or MGF2106 College Math STA2023 Statistics
Note: All lower division major and general education courses must be successfully completed before upper division courses are undertaken and The FTCE General Knowledge Test must be passed.
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