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2022-2023 Rivier University Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Rivier University Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science in Sport Management (Day)

The Bachelor of Science in Sport Management is designed to prepare undergraduates with the knowledge and technical skills to pursue employment in professional sport management careers 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. 

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Research and critique the relevant business concepts to the sports industry for the purpose of making better decisions.
  • Think logically, analytically and creatively about complex, contemporary, local and global problems.
  • Assess and communicate effectively in a range of progressively more challenging strategic business environments.
  • Determine personal and social responsibility in response to new settings and complex problems.
  • Understand and apply learning to the diversity and complexity of human relationships involved in an organization. 
  • Compare and contrast the social, ethical, and global responsibilities within management positions with special attention to the Catholic social teaching.

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