Accredited by ACBSP

The Business Administration: Sport and Event Management concentration prepares students with the skills necessary to excel in the many industries and occupations relating to both sports and events.  The program provides a solid business core that includes an extensive background in the functional areas of marketing, finance, accounting, human resources, and management along with a detailed focus on both sport and event activities. Such combination is critical in today’s environment that requires a combination of skills in the areas of business, management, and hospitality.   Along with directed electives, the curriculum allows for an overlapping of sport and event subject areas needed for a well-rounded program.

Career Opportunities

Graduates have employment opportunities in a wide variety of management positions relating to both sport- and event-based industries, such as major and minor sports leagues, retail, equipment, tickets, conventions, conferences, event entities, sport agencies, health clubs, etc.  Graduates can be employed at the local, regional, and national levels.  Program-mandated internships help provide knowledge, skills, abilities, and connections needed to help a graduate’s marketability in either field.

Recommended High School Subjects

English and mathematics courses (including algebra). 

Remediation Strategies

All entering students must meet placement requirements for English, math, and reading deficiencies. Students are expected to remediate any deficiencies during the first semester as explained in the College Catalog (see http://www.pct.edu/catalog/PlacementTesting).

Program Goals

The mission of the Business Administration: Sport and Event Management concentration is to prepare students for careers in any of the many sport and/or event careers. The primary goal of this program is to provide students with a full understanding of the functions of management and business as it pertains to careers in sport and/or event environments as well as providing knowledge needed to excel in actions and critical thinking.

At the successful conclusion of this concentration the student should be able to:

  • use creativity, critical thinking, and ethical decision-making to create, plan, and implement events for sports, entertainment, conferences, and other activities.
  • effectively manage employees, athletes, volunteers, subcontractors, caterers, entertainers, and other vital resources.
  • develop and implement budgets and financial plans needed for sport and event activities.
  • design strategies that can be implemented in both sport and event markets.
  • develop and analyze information sources to effectively design strategies for handling marketing and promotion, laws and regulations, risk assessment, site analysis, and contingency activities.
  • demonstrate effective collaboration and teamwork skills.
  • communicate clearly and effectively with diverse populations as related to both sport and event activities.

Curriculum

First Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
CSC124 Information, Technology, and Society 3 3 S REQ
ENL111 English Composition I 3 3 S REQ
FHD117 Purchasing 2 2 M REQ
FYE101 First Year Experience 1 .50 1.50 S REQ
MGT115 Principles of Management 3 3 S REQ
MTH180 College Algebra and Trigonometry I 3 3 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Second Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
ACC113 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3 3 M REQ
ENL201 Technical and Professional Communication 3 3 S REQ
FHD160 Travel and Tourism 3 3 M REQ
MKT240 Principles of Marketing 3 3 M REQ
BBM Directed Business Administration Elective 3   M BBM
FIT Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective 1   S FIT
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Third Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
ACC123 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3 3 M REQ
ECO111 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 3 S REQ
INV201 Principles of Innovation 3 3 M REQ
SEM305 Sport Management 3 3 M REQ
SPC101 Fundamentals of Speech 3 3 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Fourth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
ECO112 Principles of Microeconomics 3 3 S REQ
SCI Science Elective 3   S SCI
FHD278 Professional Event Planning 3 3 M REQ
MGT301 Business Law I 3 3 M REQ
MTH153 Topics in Mathematics 3 3 S REQ
or
MTH160 Elementary Statistics with Computer Applications 4 3 3 S REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Summer Session Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
SEM291 Sport and Event Management Internship 1 M REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 1
Fifth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
ARP Core Arts Perspective 3   S ARP
FIN350 Finance 3 3 M REQ
HIP Core Historical Perspective 3   S HIP
SEM312 Economics of Sports and Events 3 3 M REQ
MKT309 Sport Marketing 3 3 M REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Sixth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
OEE Exploration Electives 3   S OEE
HRM300 Human Resource Management 3 3 M REQ
PHL210 Ethics 3 3 S REQ
SCL Science Elective with lab 4   S SCL
SEM325 Event Management and Coordination 3 3 M REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 16
Summer Session Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
SEM292 Sport and Event Management Internship II 1 M REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 1
Seventh Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
BBP Directed Sport and Event Management Elective 3   M BBP
OEE Exploration Electives 3   S OEE
MGT355 Quantitative Methods for Business 3 3 M REQ
MGT410 Management of Organizational Behavior 3 Writing Enriched Requirement &
Cultural Diversity Requirement
3 M REQ
MKT314 Event Promotion 3 3 M REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 15
Eighth Semester Credits Notes Lecture Lab/Clinical M/S Type
BBP Directed Sport and Event Management Elective 3   M BBP
MGT497 Business Policy and Strategy 3 3 M REQ
OEA Open Elective 3   S OEA
OEA Open Elective 3   S OEA
SEM405 Issues in Sport and Event Management 3 3 M REQ
TOTAL CREDITS 15