• Required Textbook:
    Fischer, R.J., Halibozek, E., and Green, G. (2008). Introduction to Security (8th ed.). Burlington, MA: Butterworth-Heinemann. Purchase Online

    This course examines the concepts, principles, and methods of organizing and administering security management and loss-prevention activities in industry, business, government, and sport venues. Emphasis is on protection of assets, personnel, and facilities.

  • Required Textbook:
    Fay, J.J. (2011). Contemporary Security Management (3rd ed.). Burlington, MA: Butterworth-Heinemann. Purchase Online

    This course will provide for Chief Security Officers and others studying the security management disciplines. There is a rapidly evolving change and emerging criminal and terrorist threats that pose serious challenges to professionals throughout the security industry. Standard protective approaches of the past are no longer adequate for dealing with demands after 9/11, both home and abroad. Security assumptions and the countermeasures that spring from them are in a constant state of change. However, there remains a solid foundation of standard business practices essential to security group operation. These foundations will be explored and, additionally, topics including vulnerability identification techniques, security system design, the nature of terrorism, counterterrorism, weapons of mass destruction, threat and risk assessment, and the critical national infrastructure will be covered.

  • Required Textbook:
    Haddow, G.D., Bullock, J.A., and Coppola, D.P. (2011). Introduction to Emergency Management (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Butterworth-Heinemann. Purchase Online

    This course examines theories, components, systems, and strategies in contemporary disaster and emergency management. Students will examine the following:

    The historical, administrative, institutional, and organizational framework of disaster and emergency management in the United States.
    The role of the federal, state, and local governments in disasters.
    The role of nongovernmental organizations in emergency management.
    The role of land use regulation, the media, crisis communication, insurance, and citizen participation.
    The social and economic costs of disasters.
    The management of natural and man-made disasters.

  • Required Textbook:
    Masteralexis, L. P., Barr, C. A., & Hums, M. A. (2012). Principles and practice of sport management (4th ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.
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    This survey course is designed to provide a comprehensive and contemporary introduction to administration, organization, and management principles and their applications in the broad sports settings.

  • Required Textbook:
    Stoldt, G. C., Dittmore, S. W., & Branvold, S. E. (2006). Sport public relations: Managing organizational communication. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of public relations and its role in sports management. A clear understanding of the differences between public relations and advertising, marketing, publicity, or promotion is provided. The basic areas of public relations are covered, and an understanding of public relations planning is provided. 

  • Required Textbook:
    Fried, G. (2010). Managing sport facilities. (2nd Ed.) Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    This course involves the study of the principles, guidelines, and recommendations for planning, constructing, using, and maintaining indoor and outdoor sports, physical education, recreation, and fitness facilities.