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George Mason UniversityCollege of Education and Human DevelopmentSchool of Sport, Recreation and Tourism ManagementSPMT 420: Section 001 – Economics & Finance in the Sport Industry3 Credits, Fall 2019Tuesdays, 7:20-10:00pm in Thompson L004 - FairfaxFacultyName:Office Hours:Office Location:Office Phone:Email Address:Mark MurrayBy AppointmentKrug Hall Room 2134400 University Dr. MSN 4D2 Fairfax, VA equisitesSee GMU catalog: “Completion of 60 hours, including SPMT 201, or permission of instructor;Prerequisite enforced by registration system.” (Please obtain your advisor’s approval for anyexceptions.)University Catalog Course DescriptionThis course examines the principles of economics budgeting, and finance as it applies to the sportindustry.Course OverviewThe learning experiences in this course are afforded through assignments, class participation,lecture, notes, discussion, team/group activities, technology, assisted activities, and a variety ofadditional instructional approaches that will offer opportunities to meet the course objectives.Course content includes, but is not limited to, the following:Application of micro and macro-economic principles in sport, including: Economic growth of thesport industry; Concepts of competitive strategy (supply and demand) in sport; Economic impactprinciples in sport; Economic theory applied to sport manufacturing and service industries;Economic theory applied to sports; Economic perspectives in labor relations in sports;Economic theory applied to sport stadiums and arenas; Economic theory applied to intercollegiatesports; Impact of the television industry on professional and intercollegiate sports; Economic impactof sport venues and events; Infrastructure importance to competitive strategies in sportmanufacturing and service industries.Application of finance, accounting and budgeting principles in sport, including: Use of financialstatements in sport; Sources of revenue for financing in sport (e.g., public sector vs. private sector,governments, membership, fees, PLS, taxes, bonds, etc.); Principles of budgeting in sport; Budgetsas a method of control, organization, and reallocation in sport; Budget development in sport;1Last revised July 2017

Financial management of sport facilities; Present financial status of the sports industry - collegiate,professional, private, manufacturers; Concessions and merchandising in sport - trademark licensing,inventory, cost control, cash management; For profit and not-for-profit budgeting in sport;Development and sport fund-raising principles and methodology (campaigns, alumni, auctions);Development and presentation of business plans in sport.Course Delivery MethodThis course will be delivered using a lecture format.Learner Outcomes or ObjectivesThis course is designed to enable students to do the following:1. Apply economic principles in sport, including competitive strategy (supply and demand),and economic theory to sport industries, labor and stadiums/ arenas.2. Identify the application of economic theory across professional and intercollegiate sports.3. Identify sources of revenue for financing sport, including public sector and private sector.4. Apply knowledge of key financial principles and promising practices for building andadvocating strategic plans and business cases in sport.5. Recognize key financial principles applicable to sport organizations.6. Describe principles of budgeting, including types, development, for‐profit and not‐for‐profitand use as a method of control, organization, and reallocation.7. Develop an appreciation of financial planning and management for sport facilities.8. Assess the financial status of the sports industry and the role of television in sports.9. Develop an appreciation of the interrelation of business strategic planning, financialmanagement, and economics in the sport industry.10. Describe the economic growth of the sport industry, including the economic impact of sportvenues and events, at the professional and collegiate levels.Professional Standards Upon completion of this course, students will have met the followingprofessional standards: Not Applicable.Required Texts2Last revised July 2017

Class Preparation: Readings will include assigned chapters within the text and/or current articlesand news in sport management to be determined by instructor. Students may be required to beprepared each week with a reading (article, internet item, etc.) directly related to the course contentfor class discussion.Required Texts (library reserve copies available for 2hr. check-out at Johnson Center):Leeds, M.A., Allmen, P., & Matheson, V.A. (2018). The Economics of Sports, 6th Ed. UpperSaddle River, NJ: Pearson.Howard, D.R. & Crompton, J.L. (2018). Financing Sport, 4th Ed. Morgantown, WV: WestVirginia University.Instruction notice: Guest speakers and class presentations may be utilized to expand upon topicscovered in the assigned readings and class lectures. Professor may assign supplemental readings.Course Performance EvaluationStudents are expected to submit all assignments on time in the manner outlined by the instructor bythe due date (i.e. hard copy, Blackboard, oral presentation, etc). All late work will be penalized 10%for if turned in past the due date. Class Assignments – 25% of final gradeo Class assignments will include all assignments that do not fall under the othergradebook categories and will be completed during the in-person class period. Willalso include assignments completed electronically during virtual class weeks.Current Event Paper & Discussion – 10% of final gradeo Student will report on a recent news topic that relates to a finance/economics topic inthe sports world and lead a classroom discussion.Group Presentation – 10% of final gradeo Student groups will create and present on an assigned topic in class on 10/22.Mid-Term – 20% of final gradeo A mid-term paper will be due via typed hard copy on 10/8. The paper will primarilybe based on the Economics topics covered in the first half of the semester.Start Up Business Plan – 15% of final gradeo A sales pitch video presentation of a new sports business plan will be due on 11/26.Final Exam – 20% of final gradeo 100 question multiple choice exam covering Chapters 1 and 2 from the Econtextbook and the entirety of the Finance textbook on 12/17 at 7:30pm.GradingA 94-100C 74-7A- 90-3C- 70-3B 88-9D 60-9B 84-7F 0-59Professional Dispositions3Last revised July 2017B- 80-3C 78-9

See lass ScheduleReadings:Economics textFinance textClass 1 (Aug 27)Ch. 1-2Class 2 (Sep 3)Ch. 3-4Sep 5 Welcome Week event School of Sport Recreation and Tourism The Pilot House (behind theHampton Roads dorm) food, drink and social occasion with students, staff and facultySep 9 Sport Psychology Symposium 1204 Merten Hall 6:30-8:30pm Free pizza and greatdiscussionClass 3 (Sep 10)Ch. 5,8Class 4 (Sep 17)Ch. 6-7Class 5 (Sep 24) (Assign Midterm)Ch. 9-10Sep 27 GMU Day at Nats Park Panel 5:30pm Game 7:05pmClass 6 (Oct 1) (Online class)Ch 11-12Class 7 (Oct 8) (Mid-term paper due) (Assign Group Presentations)NO CLASS on October 15 for Fall BreakClass 8 (Oct 22) (Group Presentations)Ch. 1,4Class 9 (Oct 29)Ch. 2-3Class 10 (Nov 5)Ch. 5-7Class 11 (Nov 12)Ch. 8-9Class 12 (Nov 19)Ch. 10-12Class 13 (Nov 26) (Online class) (Start-up Business Due)Class 14 (Dec 3) (Final exam review)Ch. 13-15NO CLASS on December 10 for Reading DayFINAL EXAM (December 17 @ 7:30)Note: Faculty reserves the right to alter the schedule as necessary, with notification to students.Core Values CommitmentThe College of Education and Human Development is committed to collaboration, ethicalleadership, innovation, research-based practice, and social justice. Students are expected to adhereto these principles: http://cehd.gmu.edu/values/.GMU Policies and Resources for StudentsPolicies Students must adhere to the guidelines of the Mason Honor Code t revised July 2017

Students must follow the university policy for Responsible Use of Computing nsible-use-of-computing/). Students are responsible for the content of university communications sent to their Masonemail account and are required to activate their account and check it regularly. Allcommunication from the university, college, school, and program will be sent to studentssolely through their Mason email account. Students with disabilities who seek accommodations in a course must be registered withGeorge Mason University Disability Services. Approved accommodations will begin at thetime the written letter from Disability Services is received by the instructor (seehttp://ods.gmu.edu/). Students must follow the university policy stating that all sound emitting devices shall besilenced during class unless otherwise authorized by the instructor.Campus Resources Questions or concerns regarding use of Blackboard should be directed tohttp://coursessupport.gmu.edu/.For information on student support resources on campus, esources-on-campusFor additional information on the College of Education and Human Development, please visitour website https://cehd.gmu.edu/students/ .5Last revised July 2017

George Mason University College of Education and Human Development School of Sport, Recreation and Tourism Management SPMT 420: Section 001 – Economics & Finance in the Sport Industry 3 Credits, Fall 2019 ... o 100 question multiple choice exam covering Chapters 1 and 2 from the Econ