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Course Details

Course Code: SPMT698 Course ID: 2776 Credit Hours: 0 Level: Graduate

THIS COURSE REQUIRES A PROCTORED EXAM. This comprehensive final examination is for students in the Master of Sciences in Sports Management. IMPORTANT: You must have COMPLETED all other courses in the program and have a GPA of 3.0 in order to register for this course. As a Sports Management student, you must pass this comprehensive exam in order to have your degree conferred. The comprehensive exam must be taken by the course end date or a failing grade will be posted. If you fail your first course attempt to pass the comprehensive exam, you will need to get approval to register for a second attempt of the course and BOTH final course grades will show in your transcript.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
12/28/20 - 06/04/21 06/07/21 - 08/01/21 Spring 2021 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

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

  1. Analyze qualitative and quantitative research practices and apply them to sports management, issues and problems.
  2. Summarize data and communicate conclusions.
  3. Evaluate cultural and economic dynamics that have impacted the emergence and development of sports and the sports industry in contemporary society.
  4. Analyze economic decision-making as it relates to sports in contemporary society.
  5. Analyze advanced finance theory and concepts in sports and sports-related enterprises.
  6. Compare and differentiate marketing and public relations strategies in sports-related enterprises.
  7. Measure the context of sports in contemporary society and business through an analysis of the historical and cultural evolution of the sports industry and enterprise.
  8. Analyze and apply relevant business, legal, and ethical issues to the field of sports management.

Comprehensive Exam Grading

All of the following will be considered when factoring your grade. The rubric is located in the announcement section of the course shell.

- Organization and support of answer, including sports-related examples 

- Correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc. 

- Ideas, thoughts and application of learned concepts 

- Complete answer to all parts within each question (answer may be broken down into separate parts to more easily identify each one)

- Answers must be two to five pages in length (double-spaced) and submitted in a Word document uploaded into the course shell.

Possible Grades for the Graduate Final Comprehensive Exam
PD = Passed Exam with Distinction = passes three of four questions with distinction, and passes the fourth question.
P = Passed the Exam = passes three of four questions.
FAIL = Failed the Exam = fails two or more questions.

Required Course Textbook:

No text required for this course. Reviewing texts from all core courses is strongly recommended.

Required Readings:

See Course Outline

Additional Resources:

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


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

APA Style Homepage

North American Society for Sport Management

Book Title:Information provided by professor.

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.