Course Descriptions SPED 571 Special Education Student Teaching and Seminar (3 credits) 8 weeks full-time teaching under the supervision of a Special Education Teacher. Prerequisites: SPED 501, SPED 525, SPED 521, SPED 561 and Elementary or Secondary Certification.
Sport Management SPT 501 Research Methods in Sport Management (3 credits) This course examines the methods and techniques used in research in the field of sport management and the sport industry. Including the basic aspects of reading, evaluating, and writing research; this course will explore the concepts developed in relevant literature as they apply to sport management. Topics include problem selection, literature review, instrumentation, methodology, statistical issues, and types of research in sport management. SPT 510 Sport and Society (3 credits) Students investigate the interrelationships between sport, culture, and society in an attempt to better understand the role and function of sport in contemporary society. Students receive a broad overview of selected socio-cultural factors that influence participation in sports. In addition, major ethical issues of sport in society will be explored. SPT 515 Event Planning and Management (3 credits) This experiential learning course contains both practical and theoretical frameworks used in the field of event management, from designing an event to strategic planning and integrated marketing campaigns, to negotiating contracts, and constructing supplier agreements. This course will also enhance studentsâ€™ skills related to project, operations. Volunteer and risk management. Students will implement an integrated approach to planning and managing a special grassroots event at the conclusion of the term. SPT 525 Sport Licensing & Strategic Alliances (3 credits) The goal of this course is to develop a deep, working knowledge of sports licensing and strategic alliances and how they relate to the business of sports. Students will fully explore the process of identifying and developing a sports licensing and/or strategic alliance strategy so they will be enabled to apply this knowledge in a real business setting. By doing so, a student as a future manager, will better recognize opportunities that sports licensing and strategic alliances can potentially offer to their sport businesses. By developing this in an international context, a student will engender a global view of how sports licensing and strategic alliances are developed and implemented in harmony with overall firm strategy leading to increased shareholder value. Prerequisite: SPT 608. SPT 565 Internationalization of Sport Business (3 credits) The Internationalization of Sport Business course will help to prepare the sport business manager for the exciting world of global sports. The course is designed to thoroughly introduce the graduate student to the many facets of conducting
sport business in the international marketplace. By using real life international sport business examples, students will garner a deeper understanding of the various complexities associated with conducting sport business in an international context. Some of the key areas include culture, international marketing, financial/political/economic risk, ethical dimensions, role of media, technology/products, professional sport leagues and governance. SPT 600 Management of Sport Organizations (3 credits) This course focuses on the application of management concepts and theories to sport organizations and the sport industry. It includes issues of organizational design, public policy, labor relations, collective bargaining, ethical issues in sport and the globalization of the sports industry. SPT 608 Sport Marketing and Media (3 credits) This course is a survey of concepts and processes used in the successful marketing of sport programs and events. The casestudy approach is used and special emphasis is placed on the unique aspects of sport products, markets and consumers. SPT 610 Sport Law (3 credits) Students learn about the law as it applies to professional and amateur sport organizations. The course includes the analysis of contracts, tort law, antitrust law, labor law and collective bargaining. SPT 615 Special Event Management and Leadership (3 credits) This course is designed to provide students with a hands-on opportunity to engage in sport event management and leadership. Students will discuss leadership, organizational vision, and strategic management principles associated with special sporting events while also engaging in and learning about their leadership style through the creation and execution of their own special event of choice. SPT 620 Finance & Economics of Sport (3 credits) This course will provide students with an understanding of financial and economic theories and principles utilized in the global sport industry. Prerequisites: MBA 501, MBA 502, and MBA 503 or equivalent. SPT 700 Seminar in Sport Management (3 credits) This course covers the development of sport management principles through analysis of specific issues and problems. A seminar format is used to integrate material from previous courses and allow students to focus on their areas of interest. Prerequisites: SPT 501, SPT 565, SPT 600, SPT 608, and MBA 503 or equivalent.
Taxation TAX 650 Federal Taxation of Individuals (3 credits) Students will identify and apply Federal tax laws and underlying principles as they pertain to individuals. The course is not designed to instruct the student in the preparation of tax forms. Tax forms will be used solely for the purpose of assisting in the understanding of the organizational structure of the tax laws.
The Graduate Course Catalog for Southern New Hampshire University for 2011-2012