Shape Your Experience in Three
The Degree in Three program blends the same core and major courses required of our four-year programs, with unique out-of-classroom learning experiences, so you earn the 120-credits needed to graduate in just six semesters, instead of eight.
While Degree in Three provides a clear path to graduation, you have tremendous flexibility in how you shape that path. Each fall and spring semester, you will take five 3-credit courses, made up of business and general education core classes, as well as your major courses. To round out your schedule, you will complete the following out-of-classroom experiences so you can learn hands-on skills:
Business Administration Courses
OL-211: Human Resource Management
This course examines the fundamentals of policies and administration. Major tasks of procedures and developing, maintaining and utilizing an effective team are studied. Students are introduced to international human resource management. Offered every semester.
OL-462A: Year 1 Assembly and Knowledge Assurance
In this academic experience (1.5 credits) students will demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of important organizational leadership concepts and terms, and their application that were introduced in Year 1 Business Administration courses, assembly meetings, team-based activities, and discussions. Additional insight will be gained in the areas of interrelationships of human assets, the organization, decision-making impact and personal time management techniques, which will assist in attaining the desired outcomes. Must be enrolled in Degree in Three program.
OL-462B: Year 2 Assembly and Knowledge Assurance
In this academic experience (1.5 credits) students will demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of important organizational leadership concepts and terms, and their application that were introduced in Year 2 Business Administration courses, assembly meetings, team-based activities and discussions. Must be enrolled in Degree in Three program.
OL-465: Fieldwork Experience & Final Project
This course (3 credits) is designed to help students implement core learnings from past courses. Each student will design his/her fieldwork experience and along with a supervising faculty member will determine the parameters and format of the final project to ensure key learnings are met. Additional insight will be gained in the areas of organizational politics, leadership styles, and personal time management techniques. The students will submit a final deliverable based on the format and parameters agreed to with supervising faculty and deliver a formal presentation.
OL-462A and OL-462B
OL-468: Team Based Project
This course (3 credits) is designed to provide the student team the opportunity to investigate, research, and analyze a management topic as a result of comparing and contrasting the team members' individual fieldwork final deliverable. Based on the comparative analysis, the team will identify the management topic and further investigate its relationship to the team members' experiences to ascertain the commonalities and the differences. Additional research and analysis will be required. The student team will submit a final deliverable which will include a report along with a final presentation.
MKT-212: Marketing Foundations Experience
The Marketing Foundation Integration Experience exposes students to a variety of learning opportunities that reinforce the core marketing curriculum delivered in Year-1 of their program and inspires them to apply that knowledge to industry challenges for a given client organization (for-profit OR not-for-profit).
MKT-312: Consumer Research Experience
The Marketing Research Integration Experience exposes students beyond basic research and engages them in applied marketing research with community organizations and their consumers. Applied consumer research goals are to solve specific issues being encountered by an organization. The Applied consumer research experience would reinforce core Consumer Behavior (MKT 345) and Marketing Research (MKT 337) curricula delivered in Year-2 of the program and teaches students to apply that knowledge to industry challenges for a given client (for-profit OR not-for-profit consumer organization).
MKT-490: Marketing Internship
The primary goal of the internship experience is to expose students to actual practices in the world of work outside of the classroom, to relate this experience to academic course work and to synthesize the two in a practical application of knowledge in an experiential setting. Secondarily, internships offer the opportunity to develop crucial job searching skills, explore career interests, enhance your resume, make contacts in your chosen field and build references for future employment. Each intern will work in a career-related position during the academic term for which the student is enrolled for the internship - fall, spring or summer - completing a minimum of 150 hours on the job per 3 credits. Students can complete 3-12 hours of MKT 490 credit.
Sports Management Courses
SPT-340: Practicum in Sport Management
This seminar combined with field experience (120 hours) will provide an opportunity to apply theories, concepts, and terminology into a practical experience in the field of sport management. Specifically, this experience will provide the student with a mentor and colleagues to learn about management, leadership, decision making, communication, customer service, and to develop as a future professional in the field.
SPT-491: Sport Management Internship
This closely supervised on-the-job training combines classroom theory with business experience. Students spend one semester working in an environment where sport management practices and principles can be learned firsthand.
Select one of the following
SPT-307: Sport Law
This course examines the legal issues prominent in the world of sport. The legal liability and responsibilities of coaches, athletic administrators, and sport managers at the professional, college and community levels will be discussed.
SPT-401: Sport Facilities Management
The elements of managing sport facilities, including arenas, stadiums and athletic complexes, form the content of this course. Offered every semester.
SPT-402: Sport Revenue
This course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the many traditional and innovative revenue acquisition methods available to sport organizations. Students will be exposed to conventional income sources, including tax support, ticket sales, concessions and fund raising, and will examine more recent innovations related to licensing sport products, media sales and corporate sponsorship. Offered as needed.
ECO-201, ECO-202 and FIN-320