Sports Management

The Sports Management major provides students with fundamental knowledge of both business and sport.  All students in the Sports Management program will participate in off-campus internships in Sports Management, preparing them to enter the workforce with applicable skills and knowledge.  Graduates may embark upon several different career paths after graduation, including event management, sports marketing, sports economics, facility management, sports information, and sport finance.  Sports Management graduates may consider careers with amateur, collegiate, and professional sports organizations; sports and fitness clubs; the media; and community recreation organizations.

Harry Fisher
(309) 467-6450
Burgess Hall – Suite 106
300 East College Ave.
Eureka, IL 61530

38 hours of coursework consisting of the following:

ACC111 Principles of Accounting I 4
ACC112 Principles of Accounting II 3
ECO111 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECO112 Principles of Microeconomics 3
KIN180 Introduction to Kinesiology 2
BUA360 Business Finance 3
BUA410W Business Strategy and Policy 3
BUA495 Plus a two-credit (80 hour) approved off-campus internship in Sports Management 2
BUA220 Management 3
BUA230 Marketing 3
BUA310 International Business 3
BUA340 Business Law 3
Three of the following, including at least one course in KIN and at least one at the 300-499 level:  
BUA321W Human Resources Management 3
COM230 Mass Media 3
COM265W Writing for the Mass Media 3
COM355 Public Relations Techniques 3
KIN255 Psychological and Sociological Aspects of Physical Education and Sport 3
KIN281 Principles of Athletic Training 3
TOTAL:   38
Plus the following required supporting courses:  
MAT161 Finite Math and Statistics for Business 3
MAT162 Applied Functions and Calculus for Business 3
TOTAL:   6

Students may substitute MAT121 for MAT162 and/or MAT260 for MAT161 with approval of the business faculty.