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Sinclair College

2022 - 2023 Catalog Year
Sports Management (Part-time)

Degree: One-year Technical Certificate
Division: Business and Public Services

This certificate is designed to prepare students for careers in the field of sport and recreation management. Sports Management provides a solid foundation in sport related business. This certificate contains an embedded Coaching short-term certificate. Course work includes sports management, coaching, and leadership along with management, marketing, communication, business law, finance, and accounting. Students are prepared to enter a sports management profession.

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description: Historical, sociological and business foundations of sport, including an emphasis on professional opportunities, application of sports management and organizational concepts.

Description:

For the student/entrepreneur with no background in finance and accounting. Students will gain a foundation in small business finance: financial and economic concepts; financial terminology; understanding, preparing, analyzing and presenting financial statements; and financial forecasting and budgeting techniques.

Description: The American business system and basic principles of the free market system. Includes introduction of business concepts, entrepreneurship, management, marketing, economics, accounting and other important business principles.

 

Term hours subtotal:

9

Spring Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description: This course will cover many aspects of coaching in society. Topics include youth, collegiate and professional sport, coaching models, training, coaching networking, coaching for managers and professional growth. Other discussions will cover sport and business topics.

Description: This course introduces students to the principles of leadership in sport and organizations. Topics focus on discovering an individual coaching and leadership style, contemporary coaching issues, leadership models and an investigation into the great leaders of the past.

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Summer Semester (First Year)
Hours
 

Description: Survey of financial accounting for non-accounting majors. Accounting concepts, financial statements, internal control, cash, and payroll.

Description: Using audience analysis, a writing process and grammatical and formatting skills in an electronic environment, students write letters and messages for both internal and external business situations; they conduct business research and write and document short, informal research business reports, incorporating graphics and presentation materials.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 and DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score) or Other (Placement Test Score)

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Fall Semester (Second Year)
Hours
 

Description: This course addresses the application of basic principles of negotiation through the introduction and analysis of the negotiation process, case studies and simulations. It focuses on accurately identifying requirements specifications, analyzing proposals and conducting purchasing and contracting negotiations ethically and legally, but is also relevant to compromise and agreement in other business and personal life situations.

Description: Theories, principles and skills of public relations in organizations and in society, integrating organizational communication and management practices.

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

Spring Semester (Second Year)
Hours
 

Description: The American legal system as it relates to business transactions, including the judicial system and sources of law, legal procedures, torts, business ethics and social responsibility, contracts, property, employment law, agency, partnerships and corporations.

Description:

This course explores the marketing strategy and planning process. Special emphasis is given to analyzing marketing techniques used by innovative entrepreneurs. Students will work collaboratively to develop a marketing plan for a start-up or existing business.

 

Term hours subtotal:

6

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.