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Major Requirements

Major Requirements

Course Requirements

In addition to MGT 300, MGT 301, MKT 301, and MKT 310 a student majoring in Sports Business is required to complete the following courses totaling at least 38.0 hours:

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select one from the following:2
HSP 250
MANAGING YOUR HOSPITALITY CAREER
MGT 250
CAREER MANAGEMENT SKILLS
MKT 250
NAVIGATING MARKETING CAREERS
Required courses for major:
ECO 336EXPLORING ECONOMICS & STATISTICS THROUGH SPORTS4
HSP 200HOSPITALITY SERVICES AND EXPERIENCE MANAGEMENT4
MGT 340LEADERSHIP IN SPORTS: LESSONS FOR COACHING IN THE WORKPLACE4
MGT 356INTRODUCTION TO SPORTS MANAGEMENT4
MKT 342SPORTS SPONSORSHIP MARKETING4
MKT 385SPORTS SALES4
SPRTCMN 310SPORTS, MEDIA, AND SOCIETY4
Select two elective courses from the following:8
HSP 100
INTRODUCTION TO HOSPITALITY
HSP 101
INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL TOURISM
HSP 208
MANAGING PEOPLE & THE CHICAGO UNION ENVIRONMENT (2 hour course)
HSP 303
HOSPITALITY INTERNSHIP I (2 hour course)
HSP 350
EVENT PLANNING
HSP 353
EVENT SALES, SERVICE & PROMOTION
HSP 398
SPECIAL TOPICS IN HOSPITALITY (when related to Sport Business)
HSP 399
INDEPENDENT STUDY (with approval)
ICS 350
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SEMINAR (when related to Sport Business)
MGT 341
BEHIND THE SCENES WITH CHICAGO SPORTS ORGANIZATIONS
MGT 344
THE BUSINESS OF ESPORTS
MGT 355
NEGOTIATIONS
MGT 393
MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP
or MKT 393
MARKETING INTERNSHIP
MGT 398
SPECIAL TOPICS (when related to Sport Business)
MGT 399
INDEPENDENT STUDY (with approval)
MKT 395
INTERACTIVE/INTERNET MARKETING
MKT 398
SPECIAL TOPICS (when related to Sport Business)
MKT 399
INDEPENDENT STUDY (with approval)
SPRTCMN 276
SPORTS PHOTOJOURNALISM
SPRTCMN 322
LIVE SPORTS EVENT PRODUCTION
SPRTCMN 323
SPORTS PODCASTING
SPRTCMN 324
SPORTS BLOGGING
SPRTCMN 325
SPORTS OPINION WRITING
SPRTCMN 326
SPORTS MEDIA LAW
SPRTCMN 327
SPORTS STATS AND ANALYTICS
SPRTCMN 328
SPORTS SOCIAL MEDIA
SPRTCMN 329
SPORTS AUDIO PRODUCTION
SPRTCMN 373
SPORTS MEDIA ENTREPRENEURS
SPRTCMN 375
SPORTS CONTENT CREATION
SPRTCMN 376
SPORTS CRISIS CMN MANAGEMENT
SPRTCMN 397
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Open Electives

Open elective credit (12.0 hours) is needed to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.

Global Business Perspective

If an HSP, ICS, MGT or MKT course is shared between Global Business Perspective and the Sport Business major, additional hours of Open Elective credit are required. Any HSP, ICS, MGT or MKT course used toward Global Business Perspective must be passed with C- or higher.

Career Management Course

Students are required to complete the Career Course (250) associated with the major. Sports Business majors can select from HSP 250, MGT 250 or MKT 250. Students who double major may choose the Career Course (250) associated with either major provided that hours for graduation are satisfied.

Experiential Learning

If ICS 350, MGT 393 or MKT 393 is completed in the Sports Business major consult with academic advisor regarding options for Experiential Learning.

Graduation Requirements

All Hospitality (HSP), Management (MGT) and Marketing (MKT) courses, and any other courses used toward the Sports Business major must be completed with a minimum grade of C- and with a combined GPA of 2.000 or higher.

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