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Number:SM444
Name:Sport Finance
Description:Sport Finance is designed to help students understand the role of finance in the sport enterprise. The purpose of the course is to demonstrate to the prospective sport manager in importance of a basic understanding of the theory and practice of financial management as it relates to sport. The course will help the student understand the sport manager's position and the business environment in which he or she must perform. The student will learn and apply the fundamental concepts of economic theory, financial strategies, and accounting as they relate to sport organizations and businesses. Emphasis will be directed toward budgeting, financial planning, revenue production, expense management, and economic theory.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):Every other spring
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s): FN225

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: • Assess the structure of the legal and financial requirements of sport industry • Apply basic financial concepts in various sport settings • Demonstrate an understanding of fundraising theories • Differentiate among the different motives of those who donate to athletic programs • Recognize the economic impact of a sport franchise on the community • Identify the financial challenges which face sport administrators • Understand the processes for implementing a public-private partnership • Develop sport sponsorships for specific sporting events.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher
S 2013 Sport Finance 0-7360-6770-1 Fried, Gil / Shapiro 2ND 08 Human Kinetics Publishers
S 2012 SPORT FINANCE 0-7360-6770-1 FRIED 2 HUMAN KINET
S 2011 SPORT FINANCE 0-7360-6770-1 FRIED 2 HUMAN KINET
S 2010 SPORT FINANCE 0-7360-6770-1 FRIED 2 HUMAN KINE
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