Business Administration at Aquinas College

Business Administration and Sport Management Dual Major (BSBA)

Major Requirements: Sixty-one (61) – Sixty-seven (67) semesters (depends on internship).

  • At least twenty-four (24) semester hours must be taken at Aquinas.
  • Only courses with a grade of C- or better will count toward the major.
AQUINAS REQUIREMENTS
AG210 Principles of Accounting I 4.0
AG211 Principles of Accounting II 4.0
BS201 Principles of Management 3.0
BS202 Principles of Marketing 3.0
BS/CN/PS212 Parliamentary Procedure 1.0
BS305 Financial Management 3.0
BS460 Ethical Applications in Business 3.0
CN101 Introduction to Communication 3.0
CN205 Public Speaking 3.0
CS152 Spreadsheets 1.0
ES211 Microeconomic Principles 3.0
ES212 Macroeconomic Principles 3.0
KN159 Introduction to Kinesiology 3.0
KN330 Marketing and Promoting Sport 3.0
KN332 Selling and Funding Sport 3.0
KN402 Sport Law 3.0
KN430 Facility and Event Management 3.0
KN397 Internship (6-12) V
MS151 Elementary Statistics or MS252 Statistics 3.0
One Capstone Course:
BS492 Cases in Business Policy (SC) 3.0

Upon completion of the program, students will:

  • Understand sport management theoretical concepts and their practical application.
  • Recognize the relationship between a career in sport management and service to others.
  • Develop critical and ethical thinking and decision making skills needed for entry level positions
  • Demonstrate competency in the skills and knowledge required for entry level positions in professional, educational, corporate, and community level sport, fitness and recreation programs

Courses

  • AG210 Principles of Accounting I (4) SS1

    Introduction to financial accounting and its application to the reporting needs of organizations. Topics include basic accounting processes and procedures, financial statement preparation and analysis, internal control, and the recognition and measurement of accounts included in financial reports. Recommended: MS 114

  • AG211 Principles of Accounting II (4) SS1

    An introduction to managerial accounting concepts and the use of accounting information for planning, control and decision-making. Topics include costing of products and services, cost-volume-profit analysis, budgeting, performance evaluation, and costs relevant to decision-making. Prerequisite: AG210.

  • BS201 Principles of Management (3) SS1

    The focus is on the study of the origin and development of management theory, processes of management, decision-making, leadership, communication, social responsibility, and international management. Emphasis on application of management principles to managing organizations.

  • BS202 Principles of Marketing (3) SS1

    An introduction to basic marketing concepts, including marketing strategy, pricing, promotional activities, product development, and physical distribution. Sophomore status required for traditional age students. Recommended: ES 211.

  • BS212/PS212/CN212 Parliamentary Procedure (1) SS1/SS2

    This one semester hour course in parliamentary procedure is designed to familiarize the student with fundamental practices in the process and procedures of rules of order as practiced in organizations and businesses.

  • BS305 Financial Management (3) SS1

    Covers the concepts and techniques underlying effective decision making related to investment and financing decisions. Some of the topics include planning profitability, analysis of risk, valuation of financial assets, time value of money, cost of capital, capital budgeting, planning capital structure, and dividend decisions. Prerequisites: AG211, ES211, MS151, CS152. Also business/ financial calculator proficiency. This course is not accepted for the Social Science Distribution requirement.

  • BS460 Ethical Application in Business (3) BE

    Principles and perspectives of ethical business and organizational decision-making are studied and applied to a variety of decisions. Emphasis is placed on the identification of ethical choices in the context of the conflicting pressures on management, both in the public and private sector. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior status.

  • CN101 Introduction to Communication (3) PGC

    Theory and methods of intrapersonal, interpersonal, small group, organizational, public, intercultural, and mass communication.

  • CN205 Public Speaking (3)

    Basic skills for effective informational, persuasive and special occasion public speaking including voice, movement, composition, organization, ethical implications and audience analysis. Prerequisite: CN101.

  • CS152 Spreadsheets (1) T

    This hands-on lab course covers basic spreadsheet functions such as simple formulas, formatting, and print layout using Microsoft Excel. Course projects introduce skills using a variety of formulas and basic functions, charts, and absolute addressing. This course would be beneficial to any students with a desire to analyze numerical data, manage finances, perform simple statistics, or generate charts and graphs.

  • ES211 Microeconomic Principles (3) BE

    Introduction to the economic problem and the study of economics; basics of supply and demand; introduction to concepts and models used to understand the economic behavior of households and firms, economic outcomes under various market structures, market failures, and international trade.

  • ES212 Macroeconomic Principles (3) BE

    Introduction to the economic problem and the study of economics; basics of supply and demand; introduction to concepts and models used to understand the business cycle (fluctuations in national income and employment) and inflation; basics of international finance.

  • KN159 Introduction to Kinesiology (3)

    Philosophy, history, and theories of physical education and exercise; professional preparation for the areas of teaching (K-12), exercise, sport management, and health. Additional fees for conference attendance.

  • KN330 Marketing and Promoting Sport (3)

    This course is a comprehensive overview of marketing, promotion and public relations in sport business. Distinctions will be made for the varied sport settings of professional sports teams, education athletics, club industry, recreation, sports manufacturing and the retail world. Projects will be assigned within each of the main topics to give students practical experience in e ach area.

  • KN332 Promoting and Funding Sport and Recreation (3)

    The course is a comprehensive overview of sales, marketing, public relations, fundraising, and retention in sport business. Distinctions will be made for the varied sports settings of professional sports teams, educational athletic, club industry, sports manufacturing and retail world. Projects will be used within each of the five main topics to give students practical experiences with each topic. Offered spring semester. Prerequisite: KN159

  • KN397 Internship (Variable)

    Prerequisites for Exercise Science: KN158, KN159, KN 250, KN295 Junior or senior status. Prerequisites for Sport Management: BS201, BS202, KN158, KN159. Junior or senior status.

  • KN402 Sport Law (3)

    An examination of legal principles in sport that lead to situations, problem solving and decision making in sport management. Offered spring semester. Prerequisite: KN159.

  • KN430 Facility and Event Management (3)

    This course is a comprehensive overview of facility and event management in sport business. Distinctions will be made for the varied sports settings of professional sports teams, educational athletic, club industry, sports manufacturing and retail world. Projects will be used within each of the main topics to give students practical experiences with each topic.

  • MS151 Elementary Statistics (3) QR

    Designed primarily for students who have had no more than two years of high-school mathematics or its equivalent. Includes the fundamental concepts of descriptive and inferential statistics. Prerequisite: MS107. This course is not accepted for the General Education Mathematics requirement.