2004-2005 Undergraduate Calendar

Sport Management  
Chair Lucie Thibault Associate Professors Hilary Findlay, Lisa M. Kikulis, Joanne MacLean, Lucie Thibault Assistant Professors Cheri Bradish, Laura Cousens, Craig Hyatt, Julie Stevens Lecturers Cheryl Mallen, Kirsty Spence Undergraduate Co-ordinator
Stephanie Brooks
 
General Information Go to top of document
Administrative Assistant Charlene MacLellan 905-688-5550, extension 4989 Walker Complex 238 https://brocku.ca/spma/ The Department of Sport Management offers a four-year (Honours) program and a three-year (Pass) program leading to a Bachelor of Sport Management (BSM). Programs are designed to meet the needs of a rapidly expanding sport industry and incorporate a series of fieldwork experiences for students. Core course offerings in Sport Management reflect curriculum and content areas that comply with the accreditation standards established by the joint task force of the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) as well as the needs of the sport industry. Students will be prepared for sport management career opportunities that include marketing, public relations, promotions, communications, human resources and financial, facility and event management in a variety of public and private organizations. Students must make a written application to be admitted to the Sport Management Honours Program and have achieved a minimum 70 percent major average and a minimum 60 percent in the remaining credits. New applications to the BSM program are accepted in years 2 and 3. The application form (Declare or Change Major) is available at https://brocku.ca/registrar/forms/index.html or at the Registrar's Office. The form must be completed and returned to the Registrar's Office by May 1st. The BSM is a limited enrolment program. Admission is not guaranteed by attainment of the minimum requirements.  
Program Notes Go to top of document
1.  A minimum 60 percent in each of SPMA 1F90, MGMT 1P51, 1P52, COSC 1P95 and a minimum 60 percent overall average is required to continue as a major in Sport Management.  
2.  Students may choose to take COSC 1P95 in year 2. If students choose this option, then an additional one-half elective credit must be taken in year 1.  
3.  Students may choose to take ENTR 2P51 in year 3. If students choose this option, then an additional one-half elective credit must be taken in year 2.  
4.  Entrance to year 4 (honours) requires a minimum 70 percent major average, a minimum 60 percent in the remaining credits and submission of an application by May 1.  
5.  SPMA majors must take a minimum of one and one-half elective credits outside the Department of Sport Management.  
6.  In all 20 credit degree programs at least 12 credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above, six of which must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above and of these, three must be numbered 3(alpha)90 or above. In all 15 credit degree programs, at least seven credits must be numbered 2(alpha)00 or above, three of which must be numbered 2(alpha)90 or above.  
Honours Program Go to top of document
Year 1
- SPMA 1F90
- COSC 1P95 (see program note 2)
- MGMT 1P51 and 1P52
- one Humanities context credit
- one Science context credit or one Social Science context credit
- one-half elective credit
Year 2
- SPMA 2P05, 2P06, 2P07, 2P96, and 2P97
- ENTR 2P51
- the Science context credit or Social Science context credit not taken in year 1
- one elective credit
Year 3
- SPMA 3P06, 3P08, 3P21, 3P65 and 3P97
- SPMA 3P07or 3P17
- two elective credits
Year 4
- SPMA 4F02 and 4P15 or SPMA 4F05 and 4P92
- two SPMA credits numbered 4(alpha)00 or above
- one and one-half elective credits
Sport Management Co-op (Honours only) Year 2 is now closed Year 3
- SPMA 3P06, 3P08, 3P21, 3P65 and 3P97
- SPMA 3P07 or 3P17
- two elective credits
Spring/Summer Sessions:
- SPMA 0N02
Year 4
- SPMA 4F05 or SPMA 4P15 and one-half SPMA credit numbered 4(alpha)00 or above
- one SPMA credit numbered 4(alpha)00 or above
- three elective credits
Spring/Summer Sessions:
- SPMA 0N03
 
Pass Program Go to top of document
Satisfactory completion of the first three years of the Honours program entitles a student to apply for a Pass degree.  
Course Descriptions Go to top of document
Note that not all courses are offered in every session. Refer to the applicable term timetable for details. # Indicates a cross listed course * Indicates primary offering of a cross listed course  
Prerequisites and Restrictions Go to top of document
Students must check to ensure that prerequisites are met. Students may be deregistered, at the request of the instructor, from any course for which prerequisites and/or restrictions have not been met. SPMA 1F90 Introduction to Sport Management Principles of management applied to sport and sport-related organizations; focus on public, commercial, and non-profit sectors, key actors, governance, and sources of funding. Topics may include sport industries, politics and sport, human resource management, sport marketing and sponsorship, fiscal and facility management, sport law and contemporary issues. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week, plus field experience. Restriction: open to SPMA majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Note: a field experience fee may be charged; consult the Department. SPMA 2P00 Introduction to Professional Sport in North America Topics may include ownership, league operations, role of media, labour/management relationships and commercial sport industry. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Note: a field experience fee may be charged; consult the Department. SPMA 2P04 Social Issues in Sport Management Examination of a range of social issues within sport and the sport industry in Canada and its international context. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to SPMA majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Prerequisite: SPMA 1F90 (minimum 60 percent). SPMA 2P05 Management Concepts in Sport Organizations Organizational theory related to sport organizations; topics may include organizational structure, strategy, technology, power and politics. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to SPMA majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Prerequisite: SPMA 1F90 (minimum 60 percent). Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grades in OBHR 2P51 and 2P52. SPMA 2P06 Sport Policy Sport policy within the Canadian sport system. Topics include government involvement in sport and policy issues. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to SPMA majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Prerequisite: SPMA 1F90 (minimum 60 percent). SPMA 2P07 Research Design and Evaluation Issues concerning the construction, administration and evaluation of data collection as well as the processing and analysis of data. Lectures, lab, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to SPMA majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Prerequisite: COSC 1P95. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in CHSC 2Q07, PEKN 2P08, PHED 2P08, 2Q07, RECL 2P07, SPMA 2P07, 2Q07 and TOUR 2P07. SPMA 2P21 Organizational Behaviour in Sport Organizations Behaviours of people in sport organizations. Topics may include individual (motivation, job satisfaction) and interpersonal (communication, group dynamics) processes and management functions concerning employees in sport organizations. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to SPMA majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Prerequisite: SPMA 1F90 (minimum 60 percent). Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grades in OBHR 2P51 and 2P52. SPMA 2P22 Media and Sport (also offered as COMM 2P22 and PCUL 2P22) Representation of sport in film, television and advertising. Topics may include issues of race, gender, business, politics and ideology in both professional and non-professional sports. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to SPMA, COMM (single or combined) and PCUL (single or combined) majors with a minimum of 5.0 overall credits or permission of the instructor. SPMA 2P96 Introduction to Sport and the Law Sport-related legal issues and concepts. Topics may include negligence and liability, risk management, human rights, employment and labour law, principles of administrative law. Lectures, 2 hours per week; seminar, tutorial, 1 hour per week. Restriction: open to SPMA majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Prerequisite: SPMA 1F90 (minimum 60 percent). Note: students will participate in Sport Court-a moot court exercise. SPMA 2P97 Facility Management Sport facility theory and operation emphasizing planning, assessment and feasibility functions in private and public facilities. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to SPMA majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Prerequisite: SPMA 1F90 (minimum 60 percent). Note: a site visit fee may be charged; consult the Department. SPMA 3P02 Sport Management Field Work Placement in an internal Brock University sport or sport-related organization. Tutorials, 2 hours alternating weeks, plus field work. Restriction: open to SPMA majors with a minimum of 8.0 overall credits and permission of the Department. Not open to SPMA Co-op students. Prerequisites: SPMA 2P05 and 2P06. Note: students repeating this course are not guaranteed a placement. SPMA 3P06 Globalization of Sport Examination of the tension between global influences in sport management and the resurgence of nationalism. Global images in race, gender, sexuality, and disability. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to SPMA majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits. Prerequisites: SPMA 2P05 and 2P06. SPMA 3P07 Quantitative Analysis Quantitative means of understanding, evaluating and interpreting statistical information. Lectures, lab, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to SPMA majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits. Prerequisite: SPMA 2P07. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in CHSC 3Q07, PHED 3P08, 3Q07, PEKN 3P08, RECL 3P07, 3Q07, SPMA 3Q07, TOUR 3P07 and 3Q07. SPMA 3P08 Sport Event Management Examination of the planning model and current practices for major sport events, including provincial, national and international championships. Topics include feasibility studies, bidding, operational planning, implementation, monitoring, management, evaluation and renewal of sport events. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to SPMA majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 credits. Prerequisite: SPMA 2P97. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in SPMA 3F01. SPMA 3P17 Qualitative Analysis Theories, approaches, designs, methods and procedures for conducting evaluative analyses. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to SPMA majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits. Prerequisite: SPMA 2P07. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in CHSC 3Q17, PHED 3P18, 3Q17, PEKN 3P18, RECL 3P17, 3Q17, SPMA 3Q17, TOUR 3P17 and 3Q17. SPMA 3P21 Managing Human Resources in Sport Organizations Theories, research and current practices emphasizing the fundamentals of managing individuals and groups. Selected topics may include leadership, volunteer recruitment and management, motivation, problem solving, conflict resolution and organizational change. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to SPMA majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits. Prerequisite: SPMA 2P05 or 2P21. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in SPMA 3P20, OBHR 2P51 and 2P52. SPMA 3P65 Sport Marketing Marketing concepts and strategies utilized in and through sport and the sport industry. Topics include segmentation, the components of the marketing mix, market research, and the development of a marketing plan. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to SPMA majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits. Prerequisite: SPMA 1F90 (minimum 60 percent). Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in SPMA 3P95, MKTG 2P51, 2P52, 4V92, MKTG (OEVI) 4P92, OEVI 4V92 and RECL (TOUR) 3P40. SPMA 3P75 Sport Sales and Promotion Comprehensive overview of the strategies and techniques for promoting and selling the sport product, including sales and promotion theory, advertising, media planning, and promotional applications of sport marketing. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to SPMA majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits. Prerequisite: SPMA 3P65 (3P95). SPMA 3P85 Sport and the Consumer Comprehensive analysis of the consumers of sport and the behaviours dictating their consumption of sport and sport-related goods and services. Characteristics of participants, fans, spectators, volunteers, community and corporate partners. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to SPMA majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits. Prerequisite: SPMA 3P65 (3P95). SPMA 3P86 Law and Commercial Transactions in Sport Identifying and protecting commercial assets of a sport organization, including personality rights, intellectual property, and commercial transactions. Introduction to drafting and reviewing legal agreements. Lectures, seminar, tutorial, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to SPMA majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits. Prerequisite: SPMA 1F90 (minimum 60 percent). SPMA 3P90 Analysis of the Sport Industry: Canadian Hockey International, national and regional structures which govern the Canadian hockey industry from amateur and professional perspectives. Topics may include management and marketing strategies, youth development, legal and political influences, business and capital challenges and contemporary and future issues. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to SPMA majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits. Note: a site visit fee may be charged; Consult the Department. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in SPMA 3V90. SPMA 3P97 Financial Practices in Sport Management Topics include public and private sector funding, economic impact analysis, accounting and budgeting, sponsorship, partnerships and fundraising related to sport and sport organizations. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to SPMA majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits. Prerequisite: SPMA 1F90 (minimum 60 percent). SPMA 3P99 Special Studies in Sport Management Directed study in specialized areas of sport management. Restriction: open to SPMA majors with a minimum of 8.0 overall credits and permission of the instructor. SPMA 3V90-3V99 Special Topics in Sport Management Practical experiences offered in specialized areas of sport management. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to SPMA majors until date specified in BIRT guide. Students must have a minimum of 8.0 overall credits. SPMA 4F02 Sport Management Internship Advanced placement in a sport or sport-related organization. Tutorial, 2 hours alternating weeks; plus minimum of 160 hours field work. Restriction: open to SPMA majors with approval to year 4 (honours) and permission of the instructor. Not open to SPMA Co-op students. Note: limited enrolment course. Admission is based on application and interview. Applications available at https://brocku.ca/SPMA and must be submitted by May 1st; consult the Department. SPMA 4F05 Honours Research Thesis Analysis of research assumptions and methodologies in Sport Management, including a research thesis project identifying a research problem, reviewing literature and research methods completing an ethics application, collecting and analyzing data, and presenting the findings. Lectures, seminar, tutorial, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to SPMA majors with approval to year 4 (honours) and permission of the instructor. Note: research topic outline must be submitted prior to May 30 and be approved by the instructor. Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in SPMA 4P04 and 4P05. SPMA 4P06 Application of Economics to Sport Management. Topics may include principles of economic development, commercialization, labour policy and social impacts. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to SPMA majors with approval to year 4 (honours). SPMA 4P07 Sport Sponsorship Examination of the management and delivery of the sport sponsorship marketing exchange process. Topics may include branding, acquisition, pricing, assessment and evaluation principles of sponsorship. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to SPMA majors with approval to year 4 (honours). SPMA 4P08 Sport Management Ethics Examination of ethical theories, principles and applications, with case study analyses, and personal and professional ethical issues in sport management. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to SPMA majors with approval to year 4 (honours). Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in SPMA 4P11, PEKN 4P11 and PHED 4P11. SPMA 4P09 Leadership in Sport Management Overview and analysis of various leadership theories and their application to Sport Management. Topics may include leadership styles, roles and behaviours in the context of sport organizations. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to SPMA majors with approval to year 4 (honours). SPMA 4P10 Managing Change and Innovation in Sport Organizations Examination of the nature of change and innovation within sport organizations; theoretical and practical approaches to analyzing and managing change. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to SPMA majors with approval to year 4 (honours). SPMA 4P12 Gender in Sport Management Examination of gender issues as an integral part of sport organizations' persistence to under representation of marginalized groups. Seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to SPMA majors with approval to year 4 (honours). Completion of this course will replace previous assigned grade in SPMA 4P95, PEKN 4P95, PHED 4P95 and WISE 4P95. SPMA 4P15 Sport Management Research Applied research emphasizng sport management issues in the community. Team-based approaches to research processes. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to SPMA majors with approval to year 4 (honours). SPMA 4P21 Performance Management in Sport Organizations Theoretical and practical foundations of managing performance in sport organizations emphasizing perspectives of employee performance, strategic human resource planning and the analysis of performance problems. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to SPMA majors with approval to year 4 (honours). SPMA 4P25 Strategic Alliances in Sport Management Strategic management coupled with an overview of various perspectives of interorganizational relationships. Lectures, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to SPMA majors with approval to year 4 (honours). SPMA 4P86 Legal Drafting and Contract Analysis for Sport Management Introduction to drafting techniques, analysis of the structure and use of basic contracts by the sport manager including employment contracts, contracts for services, athlete agreements, sponsorship contracts, and licensing and sale agreements. Lectures, tutorial, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to SPMA majors with approval to year 4 (honours). SPMA 4P92 Practicum in Program Development and Implementation Consultative, and collaborative program design and delivery emphasizing diverse and under-resourced sport-related groups and organizations. Tutorial, 2 hours alternating weeks over 2 semesters; 60 hour placement. Restriction: open to SPMA majors with approval to year 4 (honours). SPMA 4P99 Advanced Special Studies in Sport Management Advanced directed study in specialized areas of sport management. Restriction: open to SPMA majors with approval to year 4 (honours) and permission of instructor. SPMA 4V90-4V99 Advanced Topics in Sport Management Practical experiences offered in specialized areas of sport management. Lectures, seminar, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to SPMA majors with approval to year 4 (honours). SPMA 4V95 2004-2005: Advanced Sport Marketing Seminar Historical, contemporary, and future issues and trends in sport marketing including an analysis of specialized areas within the marketing discipline as applied to sport marketing and the sport marketplace. Lectures, cases discussion, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to SPMA majors with approval to year 4 (honours). Prerequisite: SPMA 3P65 (3P95). Note: enrolment limited to 40 students per section. SPMA 4V96 2004-2005: Negotiation of Deals and Disputes in Sport Organizations Introduction to the theory, processes, and practice of negotiation. Topics may include conflict analysis; interest-based negotiation; distributive and integrative negotiations, strategies, techniques and styles; ethical considerations and dispute resolution tools. Lectures, tutorial, 3 hours per week. Restriction: open to SPMA majors with approval to year 4 (honours). CO-OP COURSES SPMA 0N02 Co-op Work Placement II Second co-op work placement (4 months) with an approved employer. Restriction: open to SPMA Co-op students. SPMA 0N03 Co-op Work Placement III Third co-op work placement (4 months) with an approved employer. Restriction: open to SPMA Co-op students.  
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