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SPMT610 - Sports Finance

Course Details

Course Code: SPMT610 Course ID: 2769 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

The main thrust of this course is the application of principles and practices of financial management, as it applies to organizations in the sport industry. This course seeks to develop the financial skills necessary to gain an understanding of an array of financial concepts that impact sport managers. Students will examine financial strategies related to sport entities and organizations and will be introduced to current economic and financial issues that impact the sport industry. Included in the course are the basics of accounting, budgets and budgeting systems, performance measures creation, and financial statement evaluation for the purpose of cost analysis and planning. Other topics include budget development, funding, capital projects, economic impact, and supply and demand in the sport industry.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives (L.O.):

  1. Explain and evaluate the core areas of finance and accounting in sports business.
  2. Describe the practical application of sport income and expenditures.
  3. Investigate the issues regarding public/private financing of stadiums and sports facilities.
  4. Discuss the economic impact of stadiums and facilities on local communities and hosting sport events and franchise valuation.
  5. Analyze the sport manager's position and the environment in which they must perform.
NameGrade %
Discussion Forums 30.00 %
Forum 1 3.75 %
Forum 2 3.75 %
Forum 3 3.75 %
Forum 4 3.75 %
Forum 5 3.75 %
Forum 6 3.75 %
Forum 7 3.75 %
Forum 8 3.75 %
Assignments 45.00 %
Assignment 1: Final Presentation Proposal and Outline 15.00 %
Assignment 2: Capital Budget 15.00 %
Assignment 3: Operating Budget and Forecast 15.00 %
Final Project 25.00 %
Final Project: Sports Finance Presentation 25.00 %

Required Readings:

See Course Outline

Additional Resources:

There may be other materials, including websites outside the classroom, assigned by the Instructor during the course.

Websites:

In addition to the required course texts the following public domain websites are useful. Please abide by the APUS academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note website addresses are subject to change.

Site Name

Website URL/Address

The OWL at Purdue

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/

APA Style Homepage

http://www.apastyle.org/index.aspx

North American Society for Sport Management

http://www.nassm.org/

Book Title:Sport Finance-3rd Edition
ISBN:9781450421041
Publication Info:Human Kinetics
Author:Fried, G., DeSchriver, T., Mondello, M.
Unit Cost:$117.19

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.