SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND INNOVATION

B.S. in Sports Management

New York City is home to one of the largest and most iconic sports markets in the world. Sports Management students will earn their degree while studying in the $500 billion sports industry market.

The Sports Management program trains students in all aspects of sports management and places them at the doorstep of the most successful and lucrative businesses in the sports world. Students will study a variety of disciplines, including business, marketing, communications and management, and will gain industry specific skills, such as representation, administration, branding, event planning, and public relations.

Students will have the opportunity to gain exceptional career experience before graduating through premier internship opportunities and access to the University’s global alumni network. Shark Nation is well represented in the sports world, and LIU alumni have risen to the heights of the sports industry.

QUALITIES THAT SET OUR PROGRAM APART:

  • Students will work with an elite faculty who are at the top of their professions. LIU’s Sports Management program is led by two-time Super Bowl Champion and former Giant’s player Perry Williams.
  • LIU’s location in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn gives students direct access to a wide variety of renowned sporting events, venues, media companies and professional and collegiate teams.
  • Students will learn from an exciting roster of visiting guests, from executives at leading talent agencies and professional leagues to network television producers and team radio broadcasters.

Program Curriculum

Course # Course Name Credits
Required Sports Management Courses
(42 Credits)
ACC 11 Accounting Principles I
3
FIN 11
Principles of Finance I  3
MAN 11 Principles of Management
3
MKT 11 Marketing Principles and Practices 
MAN 16 Business Communication 
ENT 101
Foundations of Entrepreneurship
MAN 31 Negotiation Strategy 3
SPM 140 Introduction to Sports Management 3
SPM 141 Facility Management
SPM 142 Sports Marketing 3
SPM 143  The Economics of Sports 3
SPM 144 Sports Law 3
SPM 145 Internship in Sports Management 3
SPM 146 Psychology of Sports 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences Electives 
(27-28 Credits)
Required Courses (which can be included in core or electives).
BIO 1 Foundations of Biology 3
CACJ 39 Sports Crimes 3
HE 205 Substance Abuse 3
NTR 10 Nutrition 3
ORC 1 Public Speaking 3
PHI 9 Business Ethics 3


Course # Course Name Credits
Required Core Courses 
(32-33 Credits)
POST 101 Post Foundations 1
FY First-Year Seminar 3
ENG 1** Writing 1 3
ENG 2** Writing 2 3
MTH 5 Quantitative Reasoning 3-4 
Choose one course from each of the five below course clusters and one additional course from one of the clusters.
Scientific Inquiry & the Natural World
4
Creativity Media & the Arts 3
Perspectives on World Culture 3
Self, Society & Ethics 3
Power, Institutions & Structures (ECO 10 Required) 3
One additional course from one of the five above clusters. (ECO 11 Required) 3
 Required General Electives 
(18 Credits from any course)

* Some courses may count as core and others as electives.

** In addition to ENG 1 and 2, students take at least 3 more writing intensive (WAC) courses as part of their major, core, or elective courses.  ENG 303 and 304 can satisfy the ENG 1 and 2 requirement for students in the Honors College.

Credit Requirements
Total Major Requirement Credits 42
Total General Elective Credits
18
Total Elective Liberal Arts & Sciences Credits 27-28
Total Core Requirement Credits 32-33
Total Degree Credits 120

Core Requirements

Course # Course Name Credits
POST 101 Post Foundations 1
FY First-Year Seminar 3
ENG 1* Writing 1 3
ENG 2* Writing 2 3
Choose one course from each of the five below course clusters and one additional course from one of the clusters.
Quantitative Reasoning
 
Scientific Inquiry & the Natural World
4
Creativity Media & the Arts 3
Perspectives on World Culture 3
Self, Society & Ethics 3
Power, Institutions & Structures (ECO 10 Required) 3
One additional course from one of the five above clusters. (ECO 11 Required) 3

For a more detailed listing of these requirements, see the core curriculum section of this bulletin.  Students will choose electives in order to satisfy 60-credit liberal arts requirement.