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Overview of Sports Management Proposal Jim Falter March
Current Situation Students interested in the field typically opt for a major in management or marketing and minor in sports management (approx 20-25) Students lack experiential component, depth in major, and discipline-specific capstone.
Future of the Field Sports Business Occupations (Business, Management and Finance) are expected to increase 13.7% by 2018 (www.bls.gov) Diversified opportunities for graduates. Growth in not-for-profit positions (administrators, coordinators, etc) Recently added as “target” major by Admissions’ database for ongoing growth (J. Turley, Nov. 2009)
Leveraging Existing Resources Faculty (B&E) Lead Faculty in Sports Management (Debbie Lazorik) Institutional Relationships in Sports and Recreation Industries Utilize Existing Curriculum −One new course required
Improving Rigor Benchmark “top programs” and use business as foundation for Sports Management major Enhance business core to better meet prerequisites associated with graduate school (AASCB Accredited Programs) −Accounting −Economics −Finance −Operations Management
Experiential Learning Distinctive programs in Sports Management require internships Create strong “experiential” requirement through internships. −6 Hours