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B.S. in Sport and Recreation Management


Your success in the ever-expanding world of sport management depends on solid preparation. Get ahead of the competition with a tailored Bachelor of Science in Sport and Recreation Management degree from NSU's H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship.

What you'll study
The B.S. in Sport and Recreation Management gives you a strong foundation in management, marketing, communications, and event operations. Begin your degree with core coursework. Then move into specialized seminars and individualized studies in the sport management major.

How you'll learn more
Connections through the Huizenga College of Business network can result in an internship with a leading sport or recreation organization. From peers to alumni in the community, your Huizenga College of Business contacts are waiting to support your success.

The Miami Dolphins official training center is located on the main campus of NSU, and this partnership epitomizes the Huizenga College of Business' commitment to the business of sports. The private 18-hole Grande Oaks Golf Club is also part of the campus in Fort Lauderdale. The facilities and resources at NSU are second to none.

Where it can take you
The sport and recreation management degree can open doors to careers in community or afterschool sports programs, arena management, or with professional sports teams, such as an Account and Group Sales Coordinator, Director of Marketing, Community Relations Coordinator, or Player Development. You may also choose to continue your studies at NSU or elsewhere. NSU offers several graduate degrees related to sports and to business.

  • Daytime: Traditional full-time day classes are offered at our main campus in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  • Terms: 8 and 16 week terms are available.

This curriculum is for new B.S. in Sport and Recreation Management students starting in the fall of 2014. If you began the B.S. in Sport and Recreation Management program prior to the fall of 2014 please contact the Office of Academic Advising and set up an appointment with your advisor.

Total credits: 120

General Education Requirements (30 Credits)
Business Core (39 credits)
ACT 2200 Financial Accounting  3 credits
ACT 2300 Managerial Accounting  3 credits
FIN 3010 Corporation Finance  3 credits
INB 3550 International Business  3 credits
ISM 3660 Management Information Systems  3 credits
MGT 2050 Principles of Management  3 credits
MGT 2150 Business Law I  3 credits
MGT 4100 Business Ethics  3 credits
MGT 4170 Organizational Behavior  3 credits
MGT 4880 Business Strategy and Policy  3 credits
MKT 3050 Marketing Principles and Application  3 credits
OPS 3880 Operations Management  3 credits
TECH 1110 Tech In Information Age  3 credits

Sport and Recreation Management Major Courses (30 credits)
LED 3000Introduction to Leadership3 credits
SPT 3150Facility and Event Management3 credits
SPT 4425Organization and Administration of Sport3 credits
SPT 4850Seminar in Sport and Recreation Management3 credits
MKT 3210Professional Selling3 credits
MKT 3220Advanced Selling3 credits
SPT xxxxSPT Elective (must have SPT prefix)*3 credits
SPT xxxxSPT Elective (must have SPT prefix)*3 credits
SPT xxxxSPT Elective (must have SPT prefix)*3 credits
MGT xxxxAny MGT Elective (must have MGT prefix)**3 credits
*Note: The SPT XXX courses in this category are satisfied with any of the following:
SPT 2050, SPT 2950, SPT 3200, SPT 3375, SPT 3425, SPT 3775, SPT 3925, SPT 4950

**Note: The MGT XXX/MKT XXX course can be satisfied with any of the following: MGT 1010, MGT 1999, MGT 2150, MGT 2510, MGT 3020, MGT 3050, MGT 3150, MGT 3900, MGT 3999, MGT 4100, MGT 4400, MGT 4910, MGT 4920, MGT 4990

or

Sport and Recreation Management Internship Option (30 Credits)
SPT 4850Seminar in Sport and Recreation Management3 credits
SPT 4950SPT Internship12 credits
MKT 3210Professional Selling3 credits
MKT 3220Advanced Selling3 credits
SPT xxxxSPT Elective (must have SPT prefix)*3 credits
SPT xxxxSPT Elective (must have SPT prefix)*3 credits
SPT xxxxSPT Elective (must have SPT prefix)*3 credits
*Note: The SPT XXX courses in this category are satisfied with any of the following: SPT 1050, SPT 2050, SPT 2150, SPT 2350, SPT 2950, SPT 3150, SPT 3200, SPT 3375, SPT 3425, SPT 3550, SPT 3650, SPT 3775, SPT 3925, SPT 4425, SPT 4550
Open Electives (21 credits)

Contact Us for additional information or proceed to our Application for Admission.
Current students: Please consult your Academic Advisor for program requirements or access SharkLink for your CAPP report. Program requirements are subject to change, and your Academic Advisor or CAPP report can provide you with the courses required for your catalog term.

Full-Time professionals are available to discuss the Bachelor of Science in Sport and Recreation Management curriculum with you in greater detail. Simply call 800.338.4723 or contact our Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Business Core Courses

ACT 2200     Financial Accounting  (3 cr.)

Provides an introduction to financial accounting and its decision-making elements. Areas covered are the conceptual frameworks of accounting, financial statements and their components, and advance manufacturing environments. Prerequisites: MATH 1030 or higher.

ACT 2300     Managerial Accounting  (3 cr.)

Integrates the accounting process with the planning, coordinating, and control functions of the business organization. Topics include strategic planning, tactical and operational decision making, budgeting, responsibility accounting, and performance measurement. Prerequisites: MATH 1030 or higher

FIN 3010     Corporation Finance  (3 cr.)

Applies financial management to organizations. Topics include ratio analysis, leverage, cash budgeting, and capital structure. Prerequisites: ACT 2200, ECN 2020, AND MATH 2020

INB 3550     International Business  (3 cr.)

Surveys the legal and cultural environment of international business; the international financial system; management of international operations; personnel and labor relations; international marketing; international economics, trade, and finance; multinational enterprise; and international accounting. Prerequisite: ECN 2025

ISM 3660     Management Information Systems  (3 cr.)

Discusses the use of computers in business, as well as database management and information system fundamentals. Prerequisites: TECH 1110, MGT 2050, and MKT 3050.

MGT 2050     Principles of Management  (3 cr.)

Provides an overview of management history and theory, schools of management thought, the functions and processes of management, and the environment within which the modern manager operates.

MGT 2150     Business Law I  (3 cr.)

Sets forth, explains, illustrates, and applies fundamental principles of business law to modern day business problems. Important subject matters covered are introduction to the legal system, constitutional law as applied to business, contract law and sales law, agency and employment law, types of business organizations, and torts and products liability law. Credit cannot be obtained for both this course and LEGS 3400.

MGT 4100     Business Ethics  (3 cr.)

Examines the nature of morality and theories of normative ethics. Identifies a variety of ethical issues and moral challenges involving consumers, the environment, the professions, and the role of the corporation in our society. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

MGT 4170     Organizational Behavior  (3 cr.)

The class material will include both theory and practical application of Organizational Behavior in organizations. OB is the study of how individuals and groups impact the behavior within an organization. It is a field of systematic study that focuses on improving productivity, quality, and assisting practitioners to develop methods to empower people as well as to design and implement to change programs. We live in a world characterized by rapid change, globalization, and diversity. OB offers insights in these areas while providing guidance for managers in creating an ethically healthy work climate. Prerequisite: MGT 2050.

MGT 4880     Business Strategy and Policy  (3 cr.)

Business Strategy and Policy is an integrative senior course in strategic management building on functional area learning in management, accounting, finance, operations and marketing. The course focuses on the solution of specific business problems utilizing a corporate simulation which requires students to develop a strategy to lead their own company and implement the strategy through tactics for operations, management, marketing, and finance. Students are measured by a balanced scorecard estimating their performance in each area and their preparation for the future. Prerequisites: FIN 3010 and Senior Standing.

MKT 3050     Marketing Principles and Application  (3 cr.)

A focus on the marketing concept, and examination of a marketing oriented firm. Topics include consumer behavior, market analysis and the marketing mix. Students will produce a marketing plan.

OPS 3880     Operations Management  (3 cr.)

This course approaches Operations Management from the ?inside-out.? It develops the student?s personal understanding of processes, process capabilities and results and then transfers those into the business environment. The course builds on an understanding of applied statistics to develop an understanding of the planning and the processes involved in the creation of value both through provision of services and manufacture of goods. Topics include process flow and capability, operations strategy, total quality management (TQM), supply chain and capacity management, process improvement, project management. Prerequisites: Math 3020 or Math 3020H, or Math 2020, or Math 2020H.

TECH 1110     Technology In Information Age  (3 cr.)

In this course, students work for mastery of basic computer application skills in file management, word processing, spreadsheet, charting, database, Internet research, and web authoring/publishing. In addition, students acquire a deeper understanding of technology as used by professionals in all information technology fields, current trends, ethical use of technology, and technology management. A challenge exam (passing score = 75 percent) is available for those students who believe they already possess these skills.


Sport and Recreation Management Major Courses

LED 3000     Introduction to Leadership  (3 cr.)

This course presents leadership as an on-going and developing set of theories and models. Recognizing these theories and models provides a basis for understanding how leadership influences the success of individuals, groups, and organizations. The development of several of these theories and models will be considered to create a current perspective on leadership.

SPT 3150     Facility and Event Management  (3 cr.)

This course studies the guidelines and principles of managing sport and recreation events and facilities. Topics include event logistics, critical planning techniques, negotiations, funding, and facility design, operation, and maintenance. Prerequisite: SPT 1050.

SPT 4425     Organization and Administration of Sport  (3 cr.)

Reviews the principles of organizational structure and behavior within sport organizations. Topics include organizational policies and procedures, organizational effectiveness, communication networks, and leadership values. Prerequisite: SPT 1050

SPT 4850     Seminar in Sport and Recreation Management  (3 cr.)

A capstone course for senior sport and recreation management majors. Students will examine trends in the industry, career paths, and discuss current topics in sport and recreation. Prerequisites: SPT 1050, Senior Standing, and SPT Faculty approval.


Sport and Recreation Management Internship Option:

SPT 4850     Seminar in Sport and Recreation Management  (3 cr.)

A capstone course for senior sport and recreation management majors. Students will examine trends in the industry, career paths, and discuss current topics in sport and recreation. Prerequisites: SPT 1050, Senior Standing, and SPT Faculty approval.

SPT 4950     Sport and Recreation Management Internship  (12 cr.)

A supervised work placement for a period of 16 weeks in the student's major area of study. A minimum of 420 hours is required. There is also a classroom component for this course. Prerequisites: cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, completion of 36 or more credits within Major Requirements and permission from SPT faculty. Sport and Recreation Management Majors Only.


The four-year plan of study, provided here, is intended to assist students in planning their schedule for their four years at NSU. This document presents an overall idea of the order in which courses might be taken in a four-year plan during a student's college career and are intended for use with academic advising services.

Plan of Study

Minors and concentrations are intended to allow you to pursue an area of study in greater depth. All students are encouraged to complete one or more minors to prepare them for careers or graduate studies. Your mastery of the subject matter will provide you the competitive advantage you need in your career or graduate study.