• MBA in Sports Management

    Hardin-Simmons University now offers a specialized MBA for those interested in pursuing an interest in sports management. The program follows the same curriculum for the MBA foundational and core courses. However, the 12 hours of electives consist of the following:

    Sports Management Core

    KSPR 6314 Governing Agencies & the Law of Sport & Recreation 3
    An overview study of the governing agencies related to the administration and control of athletic competition and recreational services. Offers an analysis of major fundamental legal problems and issues confronting the sports & recreation professions, especially in the area of risk management.

    KSPR 6315 Facilities Design and Management 3
    An examination of the principles and applications of sport and recreation management planning, designing, constructing, and maintaining indoor and outdoor athletic and recreational facilities. Students are exposed to facility operations and event management. Course includes travel lab.

    KSPR 6316 Principles of Sport and Recreation Management 3
    An overview and analysis of the various components related to administration and management within the sport and recreation fields. Includes marketing, promotions, public relations communications, law, governing agencies, budgeting and fiscal management, personnel issues, computers, and risk management.

    Three (3) Hours of electives from the following

    KSPR 6307 Organization and Administration of Athletics 3
    A thorough study of the organization and management techniques of athletic programs. Topics include the role of athletics in education as indicated in purposes, administrative regulations, management techniques, procedural policies, legal liabilities, facility maintenance, and financial management.

    KSPR 6308 Global Sport 3
    Designed to provide insights and background into the lifestyles, values, and aspirations of various cultural backgrounds and countries around the world related to recreation and sport.

    KSPR 6312 Aspects of Recreational Sports Programming 3
    A practical experience course in the study of programming and design techniques in educational, sport, and recreational settings with special focus on organizational management, problem-solving, and creative design methods. Emphasis is on developing programming skills in a wide variety of recreational settings, youth sports, camps, summer camp programming, and gerontology. Organizational communication processes, and program marketing are included

    KSPR 6333 Graphic Design, Publications and Photography 3
    Lab-based class emphasizing the blending of computer technology and art technology in the designing of professional brochures, media guides, and presentation materials.

    KSPR 6357 Fitness Management 3
    An in-depth analysis of the fitness field. Addresses multiple content areas such as facility design, instruction techniques, program designs, personal training, and exercise prescription

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