The Sports Management Core: Understanding the Business of the Game
We all know what happens on the baseball diamonds, football fields, and basketball courts. However, are you aware of the countless logistics that take place to get your favorite athletes in the game? This class will immerse you in all aspects of the sports industry, many of which happen behind the scenes. Learn about sports management through an examination of diverse business structures, management theories, and leadership philosophies. As a cultural phenomenon, sports have had a profound influence on all aspects of society. This course provides an opportunity to explore the historical significance of sports’ evolution from leisure activities to a multibillion-dollar industry with complex and diverse models of business. Topics to be covered include the scope of sports and its relevance to our global society; models of leadership; the structure and design of amateur and professional sports entities; pioneers, innovators, and events of historical significance; and opportunities and challenges in the business of sports.
You'll Walk Away with
- An understanding of the historical significance of sports’ evolution from leisure activities to a multibillion-dollar industry
- Knowledge of sports management through an examination of diverse business structures, management theories, and leadership philosophies
- High school students in grades 9–12
- High school students who are interested in a career in sports management