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  Dec 17, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
  
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Sport Management BS


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Business Programs (Undergraduate and Graduate)

College of Business
Interim Department Chair Zhen Ma, PhD

Faculty

Soumendra N. Banerjee, Assistant Professor of Business, BSc University of Calcutta; MA Jawaharlal Nehru University; MA, PhD Clark University

Mary B. Carden, Professor Emerita of Business, BS College Misericordia; MA New York University; MBA University of Scranton

Fred J. Croop, Professor of Business, BS, MBA Wilkes University; EdD Northcentral University

Joan Foster, Assistant Professor of Business, BS College Misericordia; MBA Wilkes University; MET Lehigh University

David Gargone, Associate Professor of Business, BS University of Scranton; MAT Rockford College; EdD United States Sports Academy

Zhen Ma, Assistant Professor of Business, BA City University of New York Queens College; PhD City University of New York Graduate Center

Charles J. Makar, Instructor of Business, BA, BS, MBA Wilkes University

John Mellon, Associate Professor of Business, BS The Pennsylvania State University; MBA University of New Haven; EdD George Washington University

Allen C. Minor, Associate Professor of Business, BS University of Baltimore; MS University of South Carolina; DBA Nova Southeastern University

Ronald V. Petrilla, Assistant Professor of Business, BA Bloomsburg State College; MS University of Scranton; PhD University of Pennsylvania

Corina Slaff, Associate Professor of Business, BS, MBA Wilkes University; PhD Capella University

Thomas J. Sweetz, Instructor of Business, BA Moravian College; MS College Misericordia

Joshua D. Winneker, Assistant Professor of Business, BA Muhlenberg College; JD Seton Hall University School of Law

David F. Zinn, Instructor of Business, BS West Virginia University; MS University of Tennessee; MA Cumberland College

Goals and Objectives

The business department aims to prepare students for success in both their careers and life. This is accomplished through a holistic and integrated approach to learning which enable students to adapt to new and changing business paradigms. The deparment aims to develop students analytical, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills to help them to integrate real-world based learning experiences with business concepts and practices. Importantly, the department emphasizes the development of a framework for ethical decision-making, and strives to give students the ability to recognize and understand awareness of social and ethical issues relevant to business. Consequently, students should develop the ability to recognize and understand the values of mercy, justice, and hospitality.

Upon completion of any business program (accounting, business administration, health care management, management, marketing, sport management, MBA, master of science in organizational management), graduates will:

  • Demonstrate the ability to use a holistic and integrated approach to learning
  • Demonstrate the ability to transfer knowledge across courses
  • Demonstrate the ability to approach decision making with analytical problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to integrate real world based learning experiences with business concepts and practices
  • Demonstrate the ability to use a variety of communication media
  • Demonstrate the ability to use relevant technology
  • Demonstrate awareness of social and ethical issues relevant to business
  • Demonstrate awareness of the need to pursue life long learning

College of Professional Studies and Social Sciences
Degree Four-year Track BS, Sport Management
Department Chair Corina Slaff, PhD
For information contact program director David Gargone, EdD

The sport management major provides a business-oriented curriculum devised to produce graduates who will be successful in today’s sports management environment as well as prepared for its future. The major allows students to fashion their studies to meet their professional and personal needs.

The business department also offers a business administration major with sport management as a five course specialization. This special offering allows student in the pre-Physical Therapy doctoral program the opportunity to gain a working knowledge and understanding of the field of sport management as a complement to their health science careers when those careers may put them into practices that include working with sports injuries or training.

Sequence of Required Courses


First Year


Total Credits 15

Total Credits 15

Sophomore Year


Total Credits 16

Second Semester


Total Credits 18

Junior Year


First Semester


Total Credits 15

Second Semester


Total Credits 15

Senior Year


Total Credits 15

Second Semester


Total Credits 15

Total Required for Graduation 124 Credits


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