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Sport and Entertainment Management

Below are typical course schedules for students. Please select the academic year of your initial admission to the University to view a recommended schedule.

Semester assignment is arbitrary — the year is more important.

Key:

● Denotes classes you must successfully complete and obtain a minimum overall USC GPA of 2.0 to enroll in Professional Division courses
* C or better required
° Required to move to professional division status

Notes:

  • Overlay courses will be required if not met in free electives. See bulletin for approved courses.
  • Foreign Language, if required, will be counted as a free elective.

2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Sport and Entertainment Management, B.S. Curriculum
127 Credit Hours Required

FRESHMAN YEAR:

1st Semester

CMW ENGL 101 – Critical Reading and Composition *● 
ARP STAT 201 - Elementary Statistics
CMS SPCH 140 – Public Communication ●
SPTE 201 - Introduction to SPTE OR SPTE Elective *
Free Elective (UNIV 101 – The Student in the University) 

2nd Semester

CMW and INF ENGL 102 – Rhetoric and Composition *●
ARP Math 122 Calculus for Business Administration and Social Sciences ●
SPTE Elective OR SPTE 201 - Introduction to SPTE *
SCI 4 credit Lab Science Requirement (See Carolina Core) 
GHS History Requirement (See Carolina Core) 


Study Abroad in Maymester course
(Would be used to fill 1 Professional Elective course in place of 1 above or below)


SOPHOMORE YEAR:

1st Semester 

ECON 224 – Introduction to Economics *● 
RETL 261 – Functional Accounting I * 
ITEC 264 - Computer Apps in Business
AIU Fine Arts/Literature Requirement (See Carolina Core)
Free Elective

2nd Semester

MKTG 350 - Principles of Marketing *● 
RETL 262 - Functional Accounting II ●

SPTE 240 - Business Law 
MGMT 371 - Principles of Management *● 
ITEC 242 - Business Communication


SUMMER:

SPTE 295 - Practicum in SPTE *
(Final course taken in the Pre-professional Division)


JUNIOR YEAR:

1st Semester 

HRTM 344 - Personnel Organization and Supervisions 
HRSM 301 – Professional Development Seminar 
SPTE 380 - Sport and Entertainment Marketing *° 
SCI 3 Credit Science Requirement (See Carolina Core
GFL Foreign Language or Free Elective

2nd Semester

FINA 363 - Introduction to Finance *
SPTE Elective *
Free Elective (VSR)
GSS Social Science Requirement (See Carolina Core)
GFL Foreign Language or Free Elective


SENIOR YEAR:

1st Semester

SPTE 440 - Sport and Entertainment Business Finance *°
SPTE Elective  
SPTE Elective 
Free Elective

2nd Semester

SPTE 444 - Sport and Entertainment Event Management*°

Free Elective
Free Elective
Free Elective


SUMMER, SPRING OR FALL:

SPTE 495 - Internship in Sport and Entertainment Management *°
(Final course taken in professional division)
The practicum and internship can be taken during the Spring, Summer or Fall semesters. No courses can be taken while enrolled in SPTE 295 and SPTE 495. Both Courses are 6 hours of credit — tuition fees apply.


 SPTE Electives*:

SPTE 110 - Sport and Entertainment in American Life
SPTE 202 - Introduction to Live Entertainment
SPTE 203 - Introduction to Event and Venue Management
SPTE 302 - Artist Representation and Management (Fall ONLY)
SPTE 303 - Live Entertainment Tour Management (Spring ONLY)
SPTE 305 - The Business of NASCAR (Fall ONLY)
SPTE 310 - College Athletics (Fall ONLY)
SPTE 315 - NCAA Compliance (Spring ONLY)
SPTE 320 - Sport and the Law
SPTE 325 - Resort and Club Recreation Programming
SPTE 340 - The Sporting Goods Industry
SPTE 342 - SPTE Contracts and Negotiations
SPTE 376 - Risk Management in SPTE (Fall ONLY)
SPTE 385 - Ethics in SPTE Business
SPTE 402 - Entertainment and the Law
SPTE 404 - Promoting Entertainnment and Events (Fall ONLY)
SPTE 430 - SPTE Services Marketing
SPTE 435 - Spectator Facilities and Management
SPTE 490 - Special Topics in SPTE Management
SPTE 501 - Trends and Issues in SPTE Management
SPTE 545 - Managing P/T Employees and Volunteers (Fall ONLY)
SPTE 570 - Special Topics in Global Sport (Spring ONLY)
SPTE 580 - Business Principles in Sport Management
SPTE 590 - Special Topics in Live Entainment and Sport
SPTE 635 - SPTE Event Development (Fall ONLY)
SPTE 640 - Venue Management Principles and Practices (Fall ONLY)

*C or better required


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2016 Sport and Entertainment Management, B.S. Curriculum 
120 Credit Hours Required

FRESHMAN YEAR:

1st Semester

CMW ENGL 101 – Critical Reading and Composition *● 
ARP STAT 201 - Elementary Statistics ●
CMS SPCH 140 – Public Communication 
SPTE 201 - Introduction to SPTE*
Free Elective (UNIV 101) 

2nd Semester

CMW ENGL 102 – Rhetoric and Composition *●
RETL 261 Functional Accounting I ●
SPTE 202 - Introduction to Live Entertainment *
SCI 4 credit Lab Science Requirement (See Carolina Core) 
GHS History Requirement (See Carolina Core) 


SOPHOMORE YEAR:

1st Semester 

ECON 224 – Introduction to Economics *● 
RETL 262 – Functional Accounting II  
ITEC 264 - Computer Applications in Business ●
SPTE 203 - Introduction to Event and Venue Management *●
AIU Fine Arts/Literature Requirement (See Carolina Core)

2nd Semester

MKTG 350 - Principles of Marketing *● 
ARP MATH 122 - Calculus for Business Administration and Social Sciences ● 
MGMT 370 - Principles of Management *● 
SPTE 240 - Business Law 
ITEC 242 - Business Communication


SUMMER:

SPTE 295 - Practicum in SPTE *●
(Final course taken in the Pre-professional Division after sophomore or junior year)


JUNIOR YEAR:

1st Semester 

FINA 333 - Finance and Markets or FINA 363 - Introduction to Finance
HRTM 344 - Personnel Organization and Supervision 
HRSM 301 – Professional Development Seminar 
SPTE 380 - Sport and Entertainment Marketing *° 
GFL Foreign Language or Free Elective

2nd Semester

SCI 3-credit Science Requirement (See Carolina Core)
SPTE Elective *°
Free Elective (VSR)
GSS Social Science Requirement (See Carolina Core)
GFL Foreign Language or Free Elective
SPTE 440 - Sport and Entertainment Business and Finance *°


SENIOR YEAR:

1st Semester

SPTE 444 - Sport and Entertainment Event Management *°
SPTE Elective *°
SPTE Elective *°
Free Elective
SPTE Elective *°

2nd Semester

SPTE 445 - Internship in Sport and Entertainment Management *° 


SUMMER, SPRING OR FALL:

The practicum and internship can be taken during the Spring, Summer or Fall semesters. No courses can be taken while enrolled in SPTE 295 and SPTE 495. Both courses are 6 hours of credit — tuition fees apply.


SPTE Electives*:

SPTE 110 - Sport and Entertainment in American Life
SPTE 302 - Artist Representation and Management (Fall ONLY)
SPTE 303 - Live Entertainment Tour Management (Spring ONLY)
SPTE 305 - The Business of NASCAR (Spring ONLY)
SPTE 310 - College Athletics
SPTE 315 - NCAA Compliance
SPTE 320 - Sport and the Law
SPTE 325 - Resort and Club Recreation Programming
SPTE 340 - The Sporting Goods Industry
SPTE 342 - SPTE Contracts and Negotiations
SPTE 376 - Risk Management in SPTE (Fall ONLY)
SPTE 385 - Ethics in SPTE Business
SPTE 402 - Entertainment and the Law
SPTE 404 - Promoting Entertainment and Events (Fall ONLY)
SPTE 430 - SPTE Services Marketing
SPTE 435 - Spectator Facilities and Management
SPTE 450 - Sales in SPTE Business (Fall ONLY)
SPTE 490 - Special Topics in SPTE Management
SPTE 501 - Trends and Issues in SPTE Management
SPTE 545 - Managing P/T Employees and Volunteers (Fall ONLY)
SPTE 570 - Special Topics/Global Sport(Spring ONLY)
SPTE 580 - Business Principles in Sport Management
SPTE 590 - Special Topics in Live Entertainment and Sport
SPTE 635 - SPTE Event Development (Fall ONLY)
SPTE 640 - Venue Management Principles/Practices (Fall ONLY)
SPTE 650 - Integrated Marketing Communication in SPTE (Fall ONLY)

*C or better required


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