Department of Sports Management
Department Chair: Michael Gallagher, Ph.D.
K. Amira, Ph.D.
G. Bootheway, M.A.
C. Case, Ph.D.
M. Jahed, Ph.D.
M. Kasperski, M.B.A., C.P.A.
B. McAllister, M.B.A., C.P.A.
K. Ryan, M.B.A.
J. Stevens, M.A.
J. Zhu, Ph.D.
Sports Management (BSM)
BSM-200 SPORTS MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM I (1 Credit)
Introduction to game and event administration. Required minimum 50 hours of on-site game administration, including assisting in the planning, organizing and conducting of St. Bonaventure intercollegiate athletic events during a given semester.
BSM-201 SPORT FACILITY & EVENT MANAGEMENT (3 Credits)
This course is designed to provide students with information and practical knowledge and skill competencies needed for facility and event management. A major emphasis will be on identifying management strategies, policy development, strategic planning and goverance structures.
BSM-300 SPORTS MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM II (1 Credit)
Introduction to athletic administration. Required minimum 50 hours of on-site administration focusing on concentration area and conducted with St. Bonaventure intercollegiate athletic department.
BSM-301 SPORTS PROMOTION & SALES MANAGEMENT (3 Credits)
This course prepares students with the basic knowledge and skills necessary for a career in sales. Students explore and understand successful sales and promotion behaviors to meet the goals of an organization. Course topics include the selling principles and techniques, creating value, negotiation, closing the sale, as well as how to motivate, compensate and train sales people.
BSM-400 SPORTS MANAGEMENT MAJOR INTERNSHIP (3 Credits)
The internship takes place upon completion of all sport related coursework and exposes students to field experience with the business world of sports.
BSM-401 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT IN SPORT ORGANIZATIONS (3 Credits)
Students in this course learn the principles of managing a sport organization and gain a broad overview of the sports business marketplace while examining the theoretical underpinnings of leadership throught the sports industry and various sport organizations. Students will study skills related to strategic planning and creative problem solving, leader behaviors, characteristics and cognitive dimensions of leadership.