COB 16-24 NEW COURSE SPTM 40200 Revised

May 5, 2017

Purdue Northwest Curriculum Document

Program Name: Sports Management

  • Document No: COB 16-24 NEW COURSE SPTM 40200
  • Proposed Effective Date: Fall 2017
  • Submitting Department: Managerial Studies & White Lodging School College of Business
  • Date Reviewed by Department: February 27th, 2017
  • Submission Date: February 22nd, 2017
  • Date Reviewed College/School Curriculum Committee: February 24th, 2017
  • Contact Person: Judith L. Hack WLS Curriculum Chair
  • Approval by Faculty Senate: May 5, 2017
  • Date Reviewed by Senate Curriculum Committee: 4/14/17
  • Name(s) of Library Staff Consulted: NA
  • Will New Library Resources Used?: No
  • Form 40 Needed?: Yes

Task: Course Change or New Course Proposal

  • Program Name: Sports Management
  • Degree Name(s): Bachelor of Science in Business

Section II: This section is for changes in courses only

  • Subject: SPTM 40200, Internship in Sports Management-New Course
  • Justification: New major in Sports Management being created for the College of Business



SPTM 40200 Internship in Sports Management

Credit hours: 2.0

Structured sports industry internship of 300-600 hours in an approved sports industry business setting. Requires internship agreement, site visit, and exposure to at least four functional areas of the operation. Comprehensive report (s) of the experience and evaluation of performance by student and site required.

Prerequisites: Senior Standing and SPTM 30100.

Course Objectives / Learning Outcomes

  1. Students completing this course will be able to define all mega-faceted sports industry conglomerates, which will be measured by requiring them to describe 30 multi-faceted professional athletic experiences observed during this 300+ hour internship, thus resulting in very good exposure to and additions to their knowledge base and all the experiences during their entire college learning process
  2. Students will be able to describe the knowledge gained on the importance of sound structure for major sports organizations, for front and back office roles and the need for developing employee multi-tasking through an internship report covering every aspect of the organization and do so with a passing grade of “C” or above.
  3. Students will be able to use this internship course as a capstone course to pull all their academic knowledge into focus by delivering a successful oral report to their classmates and professors with a passing grade. Both the student and internship provider must complete performance evaluation reports with a passing grade. Assessment will also include six month follow-up evaluations with current employer and former-student on the adequacies of their college preparation and benefits of the internship. Successfully passing this course will cement the transition process from college to the student’s own career pathways for their post-graduation employment.
  • Impact on Students: NA
  • Impact on University Resources: No new resources/faculty/funds at start-up, but program growth will require all of those in the future.
  • Impact on other Academic Units: NA