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B.S. in Sport Management

The Bachelor of Science in Sport Management provides students with essential courses in the growing field of sport management. With numerous major league professional sports franchises located in the NY/NJ metro area, Caldwell University is well-positioned to offer a total package of sport business-related academic and career opportunities. Our students are introduced to the major elements of business, and also take specialist courses related to the sport industry. Students have elective scope to take an internship to further develop their competencies and cultivate connections within the sport community.

Major RequirementStatement of Outcomes Assessment

Requirements for a B.S. in Sport Management
DEGREE: Bachelor of Science

Liberal Arts and Sciences Core         49 credits
Major in Sport Management         66 credits
Open Electives         5  credits
Total      120  credits

STUDENTS WHO MAJOR IN SPORT MANAGEMENT MUST COMPLETE:
BU 105 Contemporary Business (3)
BU 110 Business Communications (3)
BU 205 Principles of Economics 1 (3)*
BU 208 Intro to International Business (3)
BU 210 Principles of Economics II (3)
BU 211 Accounting I (3)
BU 212 Accounting II (3)
CS 219 Business Spreadsheet Applications (3)
BU 221 Marketing (3) BU 251 Intro to Sport Management (3)
BU 260 Principles of Management (3)
CS 285 Fundamentals of MIS (3)
BU 305 Introduction to Statistics
or
MA 207 Intro to Statistics (3)
BU 331 Sport Ethics (3) BU 333 Sport Marketing (3)
BU 334 Facility Operations & Event Management (3)
BU 337 Principles of Finance (3)
BU 350 Legal Environment of Business I (3)
BU 420 Ethical Business Strategy (General Business Capstone) (3)
BU 372 Sport Law & Risk Management (3)
BU 382 Sports Media (3)
BU 435 Strategic Leadership in the Sport Industry(3)

MAJOR ELECTIVE (SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING THREE CREDIT COURSES)

BU 347 Public Relations
BU 460 Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management
BU 487 Internship I
PS 311 Psychology of Sport
SO 360 Sociology of Sport

*BU 205 is counted as part of the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core.

Sport Management majors are STRONGLY port Management majors are strongly encouraged to take BU 487 Internship.

Caldwell University’s Sport Management Program objectives and student learning outcomes have been developed with the goal of specialized accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA). Students who graduate from our Sport Management program will be proficient in business principles and practices in eleven essential business subjects (Accounting, Economics, Finance, Global Business, Legal and Social Environment of Business, Marketing, Management, Quantitative Business Analysis, Ethics, Information Systems, and Business Policy/Integrating Experience), and will be proficient in oral presentations, written communications, and information technology skills. Students will also achieve specific Sport Management program objectives by acquiring COSMA-required competencies. These competencies include the ability to plan, manage and market sporting events, organizations and products, to evaluate risk and compliance issues and to develop media skills suitable for sport. Further competencies include the exploration of ethical issues and leadership skills in sport management.