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SPMT620 - Leadership and Management in Sport

Course Details

Course Code: SPMT620 Course ID: 4029 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course examines contemporary and productive management principles and concepts used throughout the sports industry and various sport organizations. Through this course, students will learn skills related to creative problem solving and strategic planning, while developing the skills to lead, organize, and delegate in managerial and leadership positions.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
02/24/20 - 07/31/20 08/03/20 - 09/27/20 Summer 2020 Session I 8 Week session
03/30/20 - 09/04/20 09/07/20 - 11/01/20 Summer 2020 Session D 8 Week session
05/25/20 - 10/30/20 11/02/20 - 12/27/20 Fall 2020 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

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

  1. Examine sports organizations and their strategic position.
  2. Critically examine common conceptions of leadership, leader development, and self-analysis.
  3. Analyze philosophy, standards, policies and procedures for athletic administrators.
  4. Compare and contrast the roles of leaders and managers in sport organizations.
  5. Examine the roles leaders and managers play, and how one's ethical lens impacts decisions.
  6. Critically examine a sports management organization.
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 3 Assignment: Decision Making 15.00 %
Week 4 Assignment: Red Card Scenario 15.00 %
Week 6 Assignment: Offensive Holding Scenario 15.00 %
Final Project 25.00 %
Week 8 Assignment: Final Project - Analysis of a Sports Management Organization 25.00 %

Required Readings:

This course does not have a textbook, it uses the Ethics Game (, along with supplemental readings. Students need to follow the instructions in the welcome announcement to purchase and gain access to the tools that will be used from the Ethics Game.

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 APUS 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:Required materials for your course are available for purchase through EthicsGame ( Your course code will be available through your classroom, or you can contact the Game Master at or call 1-888-248-6974.
Publication Info:Ethics Game
Unit Cost:$45.00
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.