While the SCS campus remains closed, on-campus classes will continue to be held remotely. These courses usually run during their regularly scheduled time and are held in synchronous sessions conducted via Zoom. Students should work with their academic advisors to develop course schedules that meet their academic and personal needs.
Applied Ethics in Sports
Note: Core course, required for SIM students. A grade of "B" or higher is needed to pass this course. Additional learning component required.
Practical learning opportunities will also take place outside the classroom. The SIM program will contact organizations of interest with individual students to successfully undertake, implement, and complete a timely industry-specific internship under the supervision of an internship advisor. These organizations encompass the professional, amateur, corporate/agency, municipal, and non-profit sectors of the sports industry.
Note: Extensive, documented academic activity and experiential learning outside of class (min 20 hours per week) is required. Students need permission from SIM advisor to register. This course does not meet.
Note: Core course, required for SIM students. A grade of "B" or higher is needed to pass this course. Extensive documented academic activity and experiential learning outside of the classroom (4-6 hours per week min) is also required. Additional 90 minute distance learning component required.
Course #: MPSM-900-40
Dates: May 24 – Aug 15, 2021
Note: Core course, required for SIM students. Extensive, documented academic activity and experiential learning outside of the classroom (4-6 hrs per week minimum) is also required. A grade of "B" or higher is needed to pass this course. Additional 90 minute distance learning component required.
Note: This course examines the issues of social responsibility in the modern, global sports world. Through readings, discussion, and role-playing, this course explores the stereotypes, misconceptions, and social elements of a changing sports landscape.
This course provides a broad overview of the sports business marketplace, including the financial and accounting acumen necessary for executives to succeed in sports organizations. The goal is to provide hands-on and practical experience to prepare students for real-time business challenges. Topics as they relate to these sectors include fiscal and budgetary control, ownership and the skills used in the day-to-day operations of professional and amateur sports organizations. The course will relate theory to real world examples and take advantage of current events.
Note: The goal of this course is to provide the students with a conceptual, strategic, and technical understanding of how to think and act entrepreneurially in the sports industry. We will focus on top-line processes for ideating a start-up and applying entrepreneurial methodologies within a larger organization.
Through a combination of readings, case studies, guest speakers, discussion, and hands-on participation, students will come away with an improved understanding of entrepreneurship and the foundation to apply it in a variety of professional contexts.
Throughout the course, students -- working alone or in teams -- will build out a start-up idea. It can be an actual business they want to pursue, but that is not a requirement, as long as they approach their theoretical business as if they were going to start it.
At the end of the course, students will pitch their entrepreneurial idea to a jury of industry experts.
The Sports Leadership and Management course introduces students to the leadership techniques, tools and theories associated with leaders and managers in the sports industry. The course is designed to have students analyze management decisions and their impact as well as the process of how decisions are made. Management issues and organizational behavior are examined and students are presented with opportunities to develop and understand key leadership and management skills. The course’s association with a local professional franchise or other organization will provide a unique perspective into topics relating to leadership and management in the sports industry.
An examination of marketing issues specific to the sports industry based on the application of basic marketing principles to a range of sports organizations. This course will analyze the field of sports and lifestyle marketing with the practices, applications and strategy of mainstream marketing. Course content will focus on a framework which, when applied, will leverage sport to connect brands and consumers in measurable ways.
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Guidance Related to COVID-19
Updated Tuesday, July 20th, 2021 at 12:35 PM EDT
SCS continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and respond in support of the University community. Currently, all summer term courses will continue through distance instruction.
In terms of the Fall 2021 semester, the School of Continuing Studies will resume regular operations effective August 16 at the 640 Massachusetts Avenue building, unless otherwise noted for specific programs.