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SPHE412 - Sports Finance

Course Details

Course Code: SPHE412 Course ID: 3327 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

Sports Finance will provide students with a vast overview of the financial and contemporary economic issues related to sports, athletes and the sport industry. The course will examine the market power in sports, impact of teams and facilities on neighborhood economics, issues relating to a professional sports lockout as well as the relationship among academics, athletics, and the economy. Contemporary topics will include sports franchises, agents, contracts, sports industry financing, and financial and legal issues

Course Schedule

No Course Offerings.

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives (L.O.):

  1. Explain the impact of a professional sport team on the surrounding area where the team is located.
  2. Evaluate the impact of sport facilities on neighborhood economics.
  3. Analyze the impact of the economics of sports on the sports fans.
  4. Critique the inter-relationship among academics, athletics, and finances.
  5. Assess the economic issues involved in a professional sports lockout.
  6. Evaluate how level the playing field is in sports.
NameGrade %
Forums 30.00 %
Week 1 Forum 3.75 %
Week 2 Forum 3.75 %
Week 3 Forum 3.75 %
Week 4 Forum 3.75 %
Week 5 Forum 3.75 %
Week 6 Forum 3.75 %
Week 7 Forum 3.75 %
Week 8 Forum 3.75 %
Assignments 45.00 %
Week 1 Assignment: Economic Impact 15.00 %
Week 3 Assignment: Pro Sport Financing 15.00 %
Week 7 Assignment: Financial Analysis 15.00 %
Course Project 25.00 %
Week 8: Final Project - New Facility Construction/Facility Renovation 25.00 %

Required Readings:

See Course Outline

Additional Resources:

There may be other materials, including websites outside the classroom, assigned by the Instructor during the course.


In addition to the required course texts the following public domain websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note website addresses are subject to change.

Site Name

Website URL/Address

The OWL at Purdue

APA Style Homepage

North American Society for Sport Management


Book Title:The Economics of Sports - E-book available in the APUS Online Library; Please visit to locate the course eReserve.
Author:Kern, William
Unit Cost:$14.19

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.