SPORT MANAGEMENT MAJOR CURRICULUM


New Curriculum (Effective 2016-17 academic year)

(46-47 credit hours)
This curriculum is for those students who enter Rice for the 2016-17 academic year and beyond. Current Sport Management majors: please watch this video for a brief explanation about the new curriculum for the Sport Management major. This video is only 2 minutes and 20 seconds long.

 

Core Requirements (31 hours required) Prerequisites
SMGT 260: Introduction to Sport Management (3)  
SMGT 266: Leading with Service (3) SMGT 260
SMGT 276: Sport Management Practicum (3) SMGT 260
SMGT 362: Sport Marketing (3)  
SMGT 366: Event Management (3) SMGT 260 & SMGT 266 & SMGT 276
SMGT 376: Sport Management Internship I (3) SMGT 260 & SMGT 276
ECON 100: Principles of Economics (3)   
ECON 239: Law and Economics (3)
                  or
SMGT 364: Sport Law (3)
 ECON 100 or ECON 201 or ECON 211

SMGT 260 
BUSI 296: Business Communications (3)
                 or
MANA 404: Management Communications (3) 
 
STAT 280: Elementary Applied Statistics (4)  

 

Students must choose one of the following three concentrations and complete the minimum required credit hours from that track.

 

 Sport Analytics Concentration (16 hours required) Prerequisites
COMP 140: Computational Thinking (4)  
COMP 330: Tools & Models - Data Science (3) (MATH 211 or MATH 221) & COMP 215
STAT 405: R for Data Science (3) STAT 305 or STAT 312 or (STAT 310 or ECON 207 or ECON 382) or STAT 385
SMGT 430: Introduction to Sport Analytics (3) SMGT 260 & STAT 280
SMGT 490: Seminar in Sport Analytics (3) COMP 140, COMP 330, STAT 280, STAT 405, & SMGT 430

 

 Sport Law Concentration (15 hours required) Prerequisites
HUMA 309: Argumentation & Debate (3)  
HUMA 315: Communication Law (3)  
PHIL 316: Philosophy of Law (3)  
SOCI 325: Sociology of Law (3)  
SOSC 405: Law Practicum (3)  
SMGT 350: Sport Ethics (3) *required*  
SMGT 365: Sport Mediation (3)  
SMGT 464: Advanced Sport Law (3) SMGT 260 & SMGT 364

  

Sport Leadership Concentration (15 hours required) 
A minimum of three credit hours must be a non-SMGT class
Prerequisites
BUSI 310: Leading People in Organizations (3)  
BUSI 390: Strategic Management (3) ECON 100 or ECON 201 or ECON 301
BUSI 462: Entrepreneurship: Toolkit (3)  
BUSI 463: Foundations of Entrepreneurship: Strategy & Funding (3)  
BUSI 464: Social Entrepreneurship (3)  
ECON 210: Behavioral Economics (3) ECON 100 or ECON 201 or ECON 211
SOSC 444: Social Sciences Applied Innovation Lab (3)   
SMGT 350: Sport Ethics (3) *required*  
SMGT 360: Sales & Revenue Generation in Sport (3)  SMGT 260
SMGT 361: Sport Finance (3) SMGT 260
SMGT 365: Sport Mediation (3)  
SMGT 377: Sport Management Internship II (3) *required* SMGT 260 & SMGT 276
SMGT 405: Research in Sport Management (3) SMGT 260 & (KINE 319 or STAT 280)
SMGT 415: Theories of High Level Performance (3)  
SMGT 460: Business Analysis in Sport (3) SMGT 260
SMGT 466: Sport Public Relations (3) *required* SMGT 260 & SMGT 362
SMGT 470: Sport Management Seminar (3) SMGT 260 & SMGT 276

 


Old Curriculum (2015-16 and previous academic years)

This curriculum is for current Sport Management majors. Students who are currently on this curriculum and would like to follow the new curriculum need to email Dr. Haptonstall, department chair, to get this switch approved. (Students who enter Rice for the 2016-17 academic year must follow the new curriculum as stated above.)

Core Requirements (27 hours required)   Prerequisites for SMGT classes
SMGT 260: Introduction to Sport Management (3)  
SMGT 276: Sport Management Practicum (3) SMGT 260
SMGT 360: Sales and Revenue Generation in Sport (3) SMGT 260
SMGT 362: Sport Marketing (3) SMGT 260 & (HUMA 201 or LEAD 321 recommended)
SMGT 364: Sport Law (3) SMGT 260
SMGT 366: Event Management and Customer Service (3) SMGT 260 & SMGT 360
SMGT 376: Sport Management Internship I (3) SMGT 260 & SMGT 276
SMGT 377: Sport Management Internship II (3) SMGT 260 & SMGT 276
SMGT 466: Sport Public Relations (3) SMGT 260 & SMGT 362

 

Research Requirement (3 hours required)   Prerequisites for SMGT classes
KINE 319: Introduction to Measurement & Statistics (3)  
STAT 280: Elementary Applied Statistics (4)  


Verbal Communication Requirement (3 hours required)  Prerequisites for SMGT classes
HUMA 201: Public Speaking (3)  
HUMA 308: Business & Professional Speaking (3)  
HUMA 309 (3) Argumentation & Debate (3)   


Written Communication Requirement (3 hours required)  Prerequisites for SMGT classes
LEAD 321: Leadership Communication (3)  

 

Electives (9 hours required)  Prerequisites for SMGT classes
BUSI 296: Business Communications (3)  
BUSI 305: Financial Accounting (3)  
BUSI 310: Leading People in Organizations (3)  
BUSI 343: Financial Management (3)  
BUSI 380: Marketing (3)  
BUSI 390: Strategic Management (3)  
**ECON 201: Microeconomics I (3)**   
ECON 301: Microeconomics II (3)  
MANA 404: Management Communications (3)  
SMGT 350: Sport Ethics (3)   
SMGT 361: Sport Finance (3) SMGT 260
SMGT 365: Sport Mediation (3)  
SMGT 368: Issues in Contemporary Sport (3) SMGT 260
SMGT 405: Research in Sport Management (3) SMGT 260
SMGT 415: Theories of High Level Performance (3)  
SMGT 430: Introduction to Sport Analytics (3)  
SMGT 460: Business Analysis in Sport (3) SMGT 260
SMGT 464: Advanced Sport Law (3) SMGT 260 & SMGT 364
SMGT 467: Sports Journalism (3) SMGT 466 (recommended)
SMGT 470: Seminar in Sport Management (3)     SMGT 260 & SMGT 276

**ECON 100 (Principles of Economics) counted as a substitution for ECON 201**


Note: The General Announcements (GA) is the official Rice curriculum. In the event that there is a discrepancy between the GA and any other websites or publications, the GA shall prevail as the authoritative source.