Nov 30, 2020  
2020-2021 Rivier Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Rivier Academic Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Sport Management


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The Bachelor of Science in Sport Management is designed to prepare undergraduates with the knowledge and technical skills to pursue employment in sport management field or further studies in an advanced degree program.  As sport is a unifying notion in society, both domestically and internationally, the program provides a structured curriculum with a business core and specific courses in the field of sport management, providing the necessary training to work in this specialized field. 

This program affords students the opportunity to develop their individual interests in sports and business management in order to promote a positive impact on society. Through the transformational core of the program, students will discover their ability to impact society as a whole while developing their skills and abilities as leaders in the industry. The program imbeds critical thinking skills, decision making related to technology issues, effective communication skills, and legal, ethical, and social sustainability issues. In addition, the program has a solid foundation in the liberal arts through a general education curriculum, a core of business courses developing essential skills, electives, and experiential learning opportunities. The program serves individuals who are at an entry-academic level in business administration. The program is adaptable to those who may enter with prior academic or business experience in the field and wish to expand their understanding or make a career change into a competitive and demanding field of high opportunity. 

Choose one from the following:


General Education Requirements (42-45 credits)


Associated with General Core


Who is My Neighbor?  Students explore this question in their second and third years.(6 credits)

  • HUM200 Literature, Art, and the Human Credits: 3
    Students take one -200 level interdisciplinary course that addresses a basic human question from the perspectives of the literary, visual, and musical arts.
  • HIS203 Interactions: The West in the World I Credits: 3 or
  • HIS204 Interactions: The West in the World II Credits: 3

How Shall We Live? Students explore this question in their junior and senior years. (6 credits)

  • Religion: Faith, Religion, and Social Justice Credits: 3
    Students take one Religion course developed with this theme at its center.
  • Philosophy: Ethics, Values, and Moral Choices Credits: 3
    Students take one Philosophy course developed with this theme at its center.

What, then, Shall We Do?  Students explore this question in their junior or senior year. (3 credits)

  • Capstone: Justice and Global Responsibility Credits: 3
    Students take one of a number of offerings under Justice and Global Responsibility. This seminar serves as the culmination of the Common Core. Informed by problem-solving pedagogy, this seminar enhances the student’s connection with the Catholic vision of the University by focusing on justice and global responsibility.

Area Distribution Courses: The Core Complement
Humanities and Social Sciences (6 credits)

  • One course from: English, History, Modern Language, Philosophy, Religious Studies Credits: 3
  • One course from: Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology Credits: 3

Mathematics and Natural Sciences (6 credits)

  • One course in Mathematics:  MA112 College Algebra or above Credits: 3
  • One course from: Computer Science, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, or Physical Science Credits: 3-4

Culture through Language (6 credits)
Students must demonstrate university-level introductory competency in a language other than English.

Electives (18 credits)


Degree Requirements (Minimum): 120 credits


SAMPLE DEGREE PLAN


Sport Management, Bachelor of Science

Year 1 - Fall

Year 1 - Spring

ENG115

FYS: Exposition & Arguments

3 cr

REL115

FYS: God & Created Order

3 cr

SPM180

Foundations of Sport Mgt.

3 cr

BUS180

Business Communications 

3 cr

BUS175

Principles of Management  

3 cr

BUS190

Spreadsheet Applications

3 cr

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Modern Language

3 cr

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Modern Language

3 cr

MA112

College Algebra or above

3 cr

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Social Science Elective

3 cr

LNS108

WC: Student Success I

1 cr

LNS109 

WC: Student Success II

1 cr

 

 

16

 

 

16

Year 2 - Fall

Year 2 - Spring

BUS220

Financial Accounting I

3 cr

BUS309

Managerial Accounting

3 cr

BUS224

Macroeconomics

3 cr

BUS225

Microeconomics

3 cr

HIS203/204

West in the World I or II

3 cr

BUS215

Principles of Marketing

3 cr

SPM201

Sport in Society   

3 cr

BIO112

Stewards of Living World

3 cr

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Natural Sciences Elective

3 cr

HUM200

Literature, Art & the Human

3 cr

SL100    

SL: Serving the World

1 cr

 

 

 

 

 

16

 

 

15

Year 3 - Fall

Year 3 - Spring

BUS295

Business Law

3 cr

SPM275

Leadership & Mgmt. in Coaching

3 cr

BUS351

Applied Statistics  

3 cr

JYS___

Junior Year Seminar

3 cr

BUS319

Managerial Finance

3 cr

PHI ___

Philosophy Elective

3 cr

REL ___

Religion Elective

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

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Humanities Elective

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

 

 

15

 

 

15

Year 4 - Fall

Year 4 - Spring

BUS449

Business Seminar & Beyond

3 cr

BUS479

Strategic Management

3 cr

BUS495

Internship

3 cr

BUS342

Sports & Entert. Marketing

3 cr

SPM400

Sport Law & Ethics

3 cr

SPM___

Sport Mgmt. Elective

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

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General Elective

3 cr

 

 

15

 

 

15

 

Choose one from the following:  BUS 335 - Digital Media: Market Trends & Opportunities                                          

                                           SPM 210 - History & Politics of Sports

                                           SPM 251 - Event & Venue Security

                                           SPM 349 - Sport Events & Operations Management

                                           SPM 419 - Sport Economics & Finance

                                           SPM 430 - Special Topics in Sports

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