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SM 101 Public and Small Group Communication 3 Fall, Winter Donahue, LaRoche
Course Name RO: PubSmall Grp Comm
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course will explore the basic principles of persuasive speaking, focusing on content, organization, audience motivation, language and writing skills.
Prerequisites: Required of all Kinesiology undergraduate students.
Component: LEC
SM 203 Introduction to Sport Management 3 Fall, Winter George
Course Name RO: Intro Sport Mgmt
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the basic organizational and business structure of the sport, fitness, and leisure industries. The content areas include professional, Olympic, and intercollegiate, as well as the exercise/fitness promotion business sector. This course is intended to provide the foundation knowledge necessary for upper division courses in SM.
Prerequisites: Sophomore status.
Component: LEC
SM 217 Business Communication 3 Fall, Winter Donahue
Course Name RO: Business Comm
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course will help students improve their overall communication skills in the context of professional positions, while also teaching them how to write standard business documents.
Prerequisites: Sophomore status.
Component: LEC
SM 249 Research Methodology in Sport Management 4 Fall, Winter Basten
Course Name RO: Research Methods
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
The purpose of this course is to develop appropriate skills and perspectives to critically evaluate research and to conduct effective research on problems facing the decision-makers in the sport industries. The course will cover the basic social science methodological approaches to research as well as basic analytical strategies and techniques used to assess data.
Prerequisites: Advisory: STATS 250.
Component: LEC,LAB
SM 317 Career Planning 2 As Arranged Donahue
Course Name RO: Career Planning
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Career Planning --- This course provides small group and one-on-one career coaching to SM students as they conduct internship and full-time job searches or apply to graduate programs. Assignments are individually catered to meet students' individual needs and goals. We will discuss all elements of a job search: preparing job application materials; promoting personal brand; networking and maintaining communication/ building relationships with industry professionals; communicating with industry professionals in person, via email and social media; preparing for, executing, and following-up on interviews; accepting and declining job offers; negotiating salary; and managing a budget in the first year as a professional. Students update job search materials, including their e-portfolios; create a tiered database of industry contacts and/or potential graduate schools; and conduct two targeted informational interviews. Students also complete an activity to manage their budgets in the first year and a presentation on a specific industry's operations/organizational chart. Michigan Sport Management alumni and industry professionals participate as guest speakers by joining us in person in class or via Skype.
Prerequisites: Advisory Prerequisite: SM 217
Component: DISC
SM 331 Economics of Sport 3 Fall, Winter Fort
Course Name RO: Econ of Sport
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Economic aspect of sports including fan demand, advertising, team output decisions, league conference organization, government and sport, and labor issues.
Prerequisites: Junior status.
Component: LEC
SM 332 Organizational Behavior in Sport 3 Fall, Winter Heinze
Course Name RO: Org Behave-Sport Org
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Having a fundamental understanding of how individuals work in an organizational setting is an essential ability for managing sport organizations. This course examines through critical readings, analysis, assignments and class discussions organizational behavior dynamics and practices and their application to both business and sport environments. It deals with macro issues such as structure, centralization / decentralization, the environment, technology and alliances and how these issues impact an individual's functioning within an organization. The course also addresses micro behavioral science concepts such as motivation, conflict, leadership, decision-making, group dynamics, power, control and communication. Organizational Behavior in Sport Organizations is a required course in the fall term of the Level II SM Curriculum.
Prerequisites: Junior status.
Component: LEC
SM 333 Legal Issues in Sport and Fitness 3 Fall, Winter Pollick
Course Name RO: Legal Iss Sprt Ftns
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Examines legal concepts related to sport management, including athletic participation and eligibility; constitutional due process; anti-trust exemptions; facility, coaching, and employment contracts, and tort law applications to participants and spectators. Actual cases discussed.
Prerequisites: Enforced prerequisite: SM Level II; Advisory prerequisite: SM 203.
Component: LEC
SM 341 Sport Finance 3 Fall, Winter Long
Course Name RO: Sport Finance
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course is an introduction to the principles of finance and how these principles can be applied to the sports industry. It will cover such issues as financial statements, time value of money, investment valuations, risk, capital and how these issues relate to sport.
Prerequisites: Sport Management Junior or Senior.
Component: LEC
SM 346 Principles of Marketing 3 Fall, Winter Armstrong, Kwak
Course Name RO: Prin of Marketing
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Intended for students with no previous exposure to marketing, this course introduces basic marketing concepts, advertising, consumer behavior, strategic planning and the marketing of sport, fitness and health as a consumer service.
Prerequisites: Junior status.
Component: LEC
SM 421 Gender and Sport 3 As Arranged Armstrong
Course Name RO: Gender and Sport
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course offers an introduction to issues and debates surrounding gender and sport in general, and women in sport in particular. It will utilize a critical perspective to examine sport as a significant social institution and to explore its relationship to the cultural construction and interpretation of gender.
Prerequisites:
Component: LEC
SM 432 Human Resource Management in Sport 3 Winter Babiak
Course Name RO: Hum Res Mang in Spt
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Human resources are argued to be an organization's most important asset. Effectively managing human resources enables an organization to survive and thrive in today's competitive environment. This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the functions, the basic concepts, and the principles of Human Resource Management, and prepare them for their first sport related employment as either manager or employee. The course will explore HRM theories, research and discuss current issues, trends and practices emphasizing the fundamentals of managing individuals and groups.
Prerequisites: Junior status.
Component: LEC
SM 433 Sport and Public Policy 3 Fall, Winter Szymanski
Course Name RO: SptPublic Policy
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This is an upper-level course on the ways that politics, policy management, and comparative political systems affect national and international sports. It explores how public policies are formulated at the local, national, and international level, and examines the variety of issues and debates in the major areas of sport.
Prerequisites: Junior status.
Component: LEC
SM 434 Managerial Ethics in the Sport & Fitness Industries 3 Fall, Winter Basten
Course Name RO: Mgr Ethcs Sprt Fitns
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Our complex and rapidly changing environment imposes new demands on managers of sport and fitness organizations. An increased pressure to address ethical issues is one of the new demands. While there are no simple prescriptions describing how ethical issues should be dealt with, the purpose of this course is to indicate how managers can more effectively address them. The course provides some essential components of the student's management tool kit -- concepts, models, and techniques to use in managing ethical dilemmas.
Prerequisites: Enforced prerequisite: SM Level II. Advisory prerequisite: SM 203.
Component: LEC
SM 435 Sport and the Consumer 3 Fall, Winter Basten
Course Name RO: Sportthe Consumer
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Sport is a business like no other. There are six important consumer groups that make this business a success. These include: the participant, the spectator, the volunteer the advertiser, the sponsor, and the affinity consumer. These groups have power that makes sports the big business that it is. In this course we will study the role each group plays and the forces impacting their equity to sports. It's a look inside the world of sports business and shows you how it works.
Prerequisites: Junior status.
Component: LEC
SM 436 Race Relations, Cultural Images, and Sport 3 Fall, Winter Armstrong
Course Name RO: Race Rel,Cul Images
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course examines, informs, and analyzes the historical and contemporary experiences of ethnic groups in sport and society. While Latinos, Samoan-Americans, Jewish-Americans, Native-Americans, and Asian-Americans will be addressed, the focus will be on the experience of African-Americans in integrating sport.
Prerequisites: SM Level II.
Component: LEC
SM 437 Psychological Aspects of Sport and Exercise 3 Fall George
Course Name RO: Psych Sport&Exer
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course examines the needs and purposes of psychology in sport, exercise, and physical activity, outlines the field, and examines research focusing on the motivational bases and social processes in sport, exercise, and physical activity. Students also learn to apply scientific principles to real life situations.
Prerequisites: SM Level II.
Component: LEC
SM 438 Sports Economics Policy 3 Fall, Winter, As Arranged Fort
Course Name RO: Sports Econ Policy
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Understanding and analyzing the internal and external regulatory environment of North American sport leagues. Internally, leagues control their business models as well as the behavior of member owners. Externally, leagues interact with local, state, and federal governments.
Prerequisites: Advisory prerequisite: SM 331.
Component: LEC
SM 439 Sponsorship-Linked Marketing 3 Fall, Winter, As Arranged Kwak
Course Name RO: Spnsrshp Lnkd Mrktng
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
The central goal of this course is to provide the student with both a theoretical and an applied understanding of the values and limits to sponsorship-linked marketing. Various areas of sponsorship will be considered including sports, arts, and causes. Although a managerial perspective of the sponsor will be maintained, views from both the sponsor and sponsee will be considered. The course takes an integrated marketing communications perspective and treats sponsorship as a contributor to an overall communications platform. In the process of developing this understanding the course will utilize basic concepts across a number of disciplines in an integrative fashion.
Prerequisites: Advisory prerequisite: SM 346.
Component: LEC
SM 440 Sports, Economic Development, and Urban Revitalization 3 Fall, As Arranged Rosentraub
Course Name RO: Sports & Eco Dev
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
The aim of this course is to explore the role of sports facilities in the economic and social development of cities. This requires an understanding of theories of economic development, the role of facilities in urban design, and the building of wealth through the attracting and retention of human capital.
Prerequisites: SM Level II standing.
Component: LEC
SM 444 Sales Management in the Sport Industry 3 Fall, Winter Moore
Course Name RO: Sales Mng in Spt Ind
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
This course is designed to provide students with the theory, the conceptual framework and the managerial practices associated with sales management in the sport industry. Course covers (a) strategic sales Force management, (b) the personal selling process - relationship selling process, prospecting, planning the sales call, and successful sales presentation methods, (c) the organizing, staffing and training of the sales force, and (d) sales force operations.
Prerequisites: SM 346; SM Level II.
Component: LEC
SM 446 Brand Strategy and Advertising Campaigns 3 Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer, As Arranged Moore
Course Name RO: Brand StratAd Camp
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Designed for students who have been exposed to introductory marketing, this course offers a thorough introduction to the basic elements of the promotional mix; the strategic planning process for advertising; segmentation and positioning; media planning; and publicity management. Students will be challenged to interpret these marketing concepts and to formulate creative applications to the sport and fitness marketing industry.
Prerequisites: SM 346; Junior status.
Component: LEC
SM 499 Strategy of Sport Organizations 3 As Arranged Heinze
Course Name RO: Strategy Sport Org
Course Level: Undergraduate
Description
Strategy of Sport Organizations --- This is a capstone class for Sport Management students. This course will study the links between the organization, its strategy and environment. Students will be required to integrate knowledge gained in the core sport management curriculum, including required and elective courses focused on specific functional areas (accounting, finance, marketing, and statistics). This class synthesizes these functional areas to provide a total enterprise perspective on strategy. Students will apply course concepts to the analysis of client-based projects.
Prerequisites: Sport Management Major & Senior Standing
Component: LEC