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Sport Management (Associate in Applied Science)

60-63 credit hours.

The Associate in Applied Science degree in sport management is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in a variety of sport management fields, including positions in sports and fitness marketing and sales, sport retail management, and recreation program planning, administration, and marketing. For those currently employed in the sports management industry, the program affords the opportunity for professional growth and career advancement. The A.A.S. degree includes a significant portion of general education courses to facilitate future four-year degree completion, if desired. The general education courses are Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) approved courses that transfer to participating four-year Illinois institutions.

General Education Core Requirements:

Course Course Name Credit Hours
COMM 101 Introduction to Oral Communication 3
ENGL 101 Composition I 3
ENGL 102 Composition II 3
MATH 131 or
MATH 141 or
MATH 142 or
MATH 151
Explorations in Mathematics or
Introduction to Statistics or
Business Statistics or
Calculus for Business & Social Science
3 or
4 or
4 or
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
  Humanities Elective 3
  Life Sciences or Physical Sciences Elective 4
  Social and Behavioral Science Elective 3
  Other General Education Elective 3

Required Core:

Course Course Name Credit Hours
BUSN 110 Introduction to Business 3
BUSN 130 Computer Applications in Business 3
BUSN 145 Employment Success Strategies 1
BUSN 225 Introduction to Sport Management 3
BUSN 226 Introduction to Sport Marketing 3
BUSN 299 Internship in Business 1-3
HLTH 170 Introduction to Leisure and Recreation 3
HLTH 171 Recreation Leadership 3
SOC 226 Sociology of Sport 3

Electives (9-14 credit hours):

Course Course Name Credit Hours
ACCT 200 Financial Accounting 4
ACCT 201 Managerial Accounting 4
BUSN 150 Customer Service 1
BUSN 210 Legal Environment of Business 3
BUSN 220 Principles of Management 3
BUSN 230 Principles of Marketing 3
BUSN 250 Small Business Management 3
ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 102 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
EDUC 163 Introduction to Coaching Athletics 3
HLTH 118 Personal Health and Wellness 3

*It is recommended that students planning to transfer into a Business Administration bachelor's degree program take ACCT 200, ACCT 201, BUSN 210, ECON 101, and ECON 102 (ECON courses count as Social and Behavioral Sciences electives).

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