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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - SPB6116
Tracking Number - 2876

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2012-08-29
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC for review 5/31/12 - for MS in Sports Mgmt program (new; proposed); GC appd 6/18/12. to USF Syst 6/18/12. to SCNS 6/26/12. Appd eff 8/1/12. Nmbr 6903, appd as 6116

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2012-05-09
  2. Department: Management
  3. College: BA
  4. Budget Account Number: 140500
  5. Contact Person: Sally Riggs Fuller
  6. Phone: 8139741766
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: SPB
  9. Number: 6116
  10. Full Title: Sport and Entertainment Finance
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum):
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: -
  22. Prerequisites:
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: This course provides the opportunity to apply financial concepts, tools, and techniques to the global sport and entertainment industry.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for new program/concentration/certificate
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? 20-30 students per year
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Doctorate and experience in the educational field of sport management
  29. Objectives: A. Increase students’ understanding of the stock market, valuation techniques, and the factors used to evaluate the financial solvency of a corporation.

    B. Develop understanding of financial statements and economic concepts as they relate to the sport industry

  30. Learning Outcomes: A. Understand how to effectively establish joint venture arrangements between public sector entities and private sector organizations for the joint development and operation of sports facilities.

    B. Understand the financing involved in the various levels of collegiate athletics. Specifically, students will be exposed to the various revenue sources, how these revenues are allocated within respective organizations, and gain a further understanding of the expenses needed to operate a college athletic program.

    C. Understand key financial statements including the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows and how these are integrated in the operations of a business.

    D. Distinguish between different types of public sources of revenue for sport organizations.

    E. Understand basic financial and economic concepts such as TVM, opportunity cost, CB analysis, and supply/demand theories.

  31. Major Topics: fundamentals of finance, accounting, and application of several key financial techniques utilized in the administration and operation of a business
  32. Textbooks:
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: other online readings and cases as required
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Attendance, Participation, and Quizzes (see above) 10%

    Stock Market Portfolio (2 @ 5%) 10%

    Adopt a Company Report 10%

    Financial case analysis 10%

    Midterm Exam 30%

    Final Exam 30% (Non-cumulative)

    90 - 100 = A 87- 89 = B+ 80 - 86 = B 77 - 79 = C+

    70 - 76 = C 67 - 69 = D+ 60 – 66 = D < 60 = F

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: January 4-10 Introduction of Course Register for Stocks game,

    Introduction of Syllabi Compile readings

    Student Questionnaire

    January 17-18 Stock Market Lecture BB = 1-9

    Personal Finance – stocks, bonds, and mutual funds Dr. Mondello

    Video – Warren Buffett and Gates

    January 24-25 Financial Statement Analysis BB = 10-14

    Video – Inside Google Group 1

    First SM assignment due

    January 31/Feb 1 Valuation and Capital Budgeting BB = 15-18

    Facebook Valuation Group 2

    February 7-8 Pricing Strategies and Budgeting BB = 19-22

    Video: Sports Take Group 3

    February 14-15 College Athletics and TVM BB = 23-30 The NCAA’s Financial Picture/EADA reports Group 4

    Video College Sports

    February 21-22 Economic Impact Analysis BB = 31-33

    Chapter 4 Howard’s Text Group 5

    Video: Sport Take and Olympics

    February 28/29 MIDTERM EXAM – Time & Place to be determined.

    March 6-7 Spring Break

    March 13-14 Discuss Mid-term Exam BB = 34-36

    Lecture – Raising Capital Group 6

    Financial Case Analysis Presentations Groups 1 and 2

    March 20-21 Lecture – Stadium financing BB = 37-41

    Financial Case Analysis Presentations Groups 3 and 4 Group 7

    Video: St. Pete Rays Town Forum

    March 27-28 Lecture – Funding High School Athletics BB = 42-46

    Financial Case Analysis Presentations Groups 5 and 6 Group 8

    April 3-4 Financial Case Analysis Presentation Groups 7 and 8 Group 9

    Adopt a Company reports are due

    April 10-11 Adopt a company reports

    Financial Case Analysis Presentation Group 9

    April 17-18 Final Exam review, Course Evaluation, and 2nd SM assignment is due

    April 24 Final Exam for both sections

  36. Attendance Policy: Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    1. Attendance: Your presence is indicative of your professional attitude and is necessary to derive maximal benefit from the class. Attendance will be taken each session – it is your responsibility to ensure you have signed in for credit. Any in-class work missed during absences may not be made up. Students are responsible for all material missed on days absent. We may also have unannounced quizzes in class – if your not in class there will not be an opportunity to make this up.

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: Makeup work will only be given when there is a documented emergency.

    The University’s policies on academic dishonesty and disruption of the academic process are clearly set forth in the USF Graduate Catalog. These policies will be strictly enforced. Please be advised that punishment for academic dishonesty, including plagiarism, includes an automatic “F” (or “FF”) in the course, and action that may result in suspension or expulsion.

  38. Program This Course Supports: MBA concentration in Sport and Entertainment Management
  39. Course Concurrence Information: none

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