2017-2018 Graduate Studies Catalog

64 Master of Business Administration in Sport Business Dr. Jennifer Plantier, Program Director Hardin-Simmons University offers a specialized MBA for those interested in the business of sports. The objective of this program is to provide students with an emphasis in the business aspects of managing professional athletes and major/minor league facilities. The program follows the same curriculum for the MBA foundational and core courses. However, the 12 hours of electives consist of the sport business core and three hours of sport business electives. Sport Business Core KSPR 6314 Governing Agencies & the Law of Sport & Recreation (3-3-0) 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 (3-3-0) 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 (3-3-0) 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. Sport Business Electives KSPR 6307 Organization and Administration of Athletics (3-3-0) 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 (3-3-0) 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 6357 Fitness Management (3-3-0) 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.