spm260 | undergraduate

Budget & Fin In Sport: More Than A Flip Of The Coin

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This course focuses on the principles and practices of financial management, as they apply to organizations in the sport industry. Included are the basics of accounting, budgets and budgeting systems, performance measures creation, and financial statement evaluation for the purpose of cost analysis and planning. Characteristics of revenue sources, both public and private, establishing prices, and risk management are also covered in this course.

This undergraduate-level course is 9 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 9

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    Taking Stock in Sports

    • Explain how a sport business can increase the value of its stock.
    • Describe government-issued bonds and how they are obtained and repaid.

    Business Structure and Legal Issues

    • Evaluate the basic taxes charged to sport businesses.
    • Compare and contrast different sport business structures.

    Forecasting, Budgeting, and Planning

    • Determine the financial health of a sport-related business based on financial forecasts.
    • Describe common financial ratios used by sport organizations.
    • Describe the components of a financial statement.

    Financing the Project

    • Explain how long-term borrowing can effectively fund a sport business.
    • Describe capital budgeting and the importance of tracking a business’s cash flow.

    Financial Management

    • Discuss short-term cash concerns as they apply to a sport organization.
    • Explain the importance of inventory management.

    Spend or Sell?

    • Analyze the successes and failures of recent sport organization mergers.
    • Explain how to develop an exit strategy for a struggling sport business.


    • Discuss the importance of utilizing accurate and appropriate financial audits.

    Reviewing the Plan

    • Analyze the financial strengths of a publicly traded sport business.

    Financial Issues and Concepts

    • Differentiate between finance and accounting, and understand what the information can be used for.
    • Explain budgeting as it applies to the sport industry.
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