This course explores types of managerial functions necessary for roles within the Sports Industry. Topics include general principles of organizational operation, planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and decision-making. Students will explore management practices in the industry via service projects, in class workshops, and presentations. Management of non-profit sports industry organizations (e.g. municipal recreation leagues, charitable foundations) and management of for-profit organizations (e.g. team franchises, retail establishments) will be addressed. Unique to the course will be a module on social entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurship, exploring how sports is being used to address social issues (e.g. poverty, domestic violence, environmental pollution, health concerns, access to education, human trafficking, etc.).
Also listed as MGT 201.