Sport Management – Transfer Options

Articulation Agreements

Articulation Agreements are formal agreements between two or more Colleges and Universities documenting the transfer policies for a specific academic program or degree. Jackson College has articulation agreements in accounting with the following colleges and universities.

  • Sport Management – Central Michigan University

    Associate in Arts Sport Management degree at Jackson College to a Bachelor of Arts, Applied Arts, or Science in Sport Management at Central Michigan University

    JC Students who complete an Associate in Arts Sport Management Jackson College, complete the courses outlined in the guidesheet with a grade of a ‘C’ or better, and satisfy CMU’s admissions
    requirements will be accepted into the articulation agreement.

    Under this agreement, CMU will waive the 60-hour rule. Allowing students to complete more than 60 credit hours at JC, and have those hours applied toward their bachelor’s degree.

    Articulation Effective Dates: February 1, 2021 until February 1, 2024


    General Education/MTA Requirements

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    ANT 131 Cultural Anthropology 3 ENG 085*

    Cultural anthropology is a one semester introductory course. The course focuses on the thesis that every society is based on an integrated culture, which satisfies human needs and facilitates survival. The course also explores the ways in which our own culture fits into the broad range of human possibilities.

    ART 112 Art History: Renaissance to Present 3 ENG 085*

    This course is a survey of art history and aesthetics covering art from the Renaissance through the 20th century.

    BIO 132 Human Biology 4 ENG 085* and MAT 020* or higher

    Students focus on the structure and function of the human body, the unity and diversity of life, the nature of scientific inquiry, and the principles and processes of evolution as well as contemporary issues that relate to biology. Course includes a laboratory component which focuses on human anatomy.

    COM 231 Communication Fundamentals 3 ENG 085, ENG 091

    Students will learn the basic principles of speech communication including speech development and delivery, interpersonal message, non-verbal messages, and small group dynamics. The course is designed to prepare students to be effective communicators in a diverse global society. Student speeches will be evaluated for effectiveness.

    ENG 131 Writing Experience I 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This is an intensive writing course. Narrative and descriptive modes are stressed. Basic research strategies are introduced. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    ENG 132 Writing Experience II 3 ENG 131

    This is an intensive writing course. Analytical and persuasive modes are stressed. Advanced research writing strategies are used. Database and primary research methods are emphasized. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    GEL 109 Earth Science 4 ENG 085*, ENG 090* and MAT 033* or higher

    This course serves as a foundation for the Earth sciences and Earth science majors. Emphasis is placed on laboratory experience and class discussions to reinforce scientific principles. Earth science case studies are covered in detail. In laboratory, the students will learn how to apply basic scientific principles through active learning and application. This course has a laboratory component.

    HUM 131 Cultural Connections 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This interdisciplinary course examines contemporary issues, their human and technological components, and their historical precedents through art, music, literature and philosophy.

    MAT 133 Introduction to Probability & Statistics 4 MAT 033* or MAT 131 or higher

    (FORMERLY MTH 133) (SAME AS CIS 203 AND PSY 144) This course is an introduction to experimental design, data representation, basic descriptive statistics, probability theorems, frequency distributions and functions, binomial and normal probability distributions and functions, probability density functions, hypothesis testing, statistical inference, Chi-square analysis, linear regression, correlation and application of the above in making informed, data driven decisions in real-world contexts. Both graphing calculators and computer-based statistical software (Microsoft® Excel) will be used. If the prerequisite is more than two years old, then the mathematics department recommends the course placement exam be taken or the prerequisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student.

    PLS 141 American National Government 3 ENG 085, ENG 091

    Develops a systematic framework for the interpretation of political activity in the United States. Numerous models explain the theoretical foundations of government and the decision-making process.

    PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 4 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Overview of the field of psychology, including learning, development, emotion, motivation, personality, abnormal behavior and psychotherapy.

    SEM 140 Seminar in Life Pathways 3

    Seminar in Life Pathways is a gateway course to Jackson College. This course is designed to help all students develop the skills, inner qualities and external behaviors needed to take charge of their academic and career success. Students will be guided through an extensive process in making career choices and selecting an academic program of study at Jackson College and beyond. With the exception of second-admit programs, SEM 140 is required of all students.

    Sport Management Core Requirements

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    BUA 250 Business Law I 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    This course offers an introduction to law and the legal system, dispute resolution and courts, business ethics, torts, contracts, sales and leases of goods, and negotiable instruments.

    SMT 100 Introduction to Sports Management 3

    Students will explore careers in the sport industry, both in the U.S. and globally, inclusive of professional, collegiate, youth, and non-profit sport, as well global branding, sponsorships, merchandising and entertainment events. Using the sports industry perspective, many business principles will be covered, such as: marketing, strategic management, communication, sales and revenue generation, facility management and finance.

    SMT 111 Historical and Sociological Issues in Sport 3

    This course is designed for students to examine and understand the ways in which sport and physical activity are affected by historical and social forces, and in turn, how sport and physical activity influence society.  This course also examines the sociological factors that influence sport in our society.  The purpose of the course is to provide students with a sound theoretical basis and the ability to critically examine the sociological issues found within sport.

    SMT 230 Principles of Sports Marketing 3

    Students analyze the sport marketplace and consumption trends to identify customer wants and needs and develop effective marketing strategies to satisfy them. Emphasis is placed on evaluating sport/entertainment environments, identifying target markets, building brands, and the marketing functions of product or service planning, pricing, promotion and placement (distribution).

    SMT 240 Sport Facility and Event Management 3

    This course examines the principles of facility operations and event management in the industry of sport management.  This course provides students with an in-depth investigation of the unique challenges and opportunities that are routinely faced by a business, facility or event manager in the context of events at sport and entertainment venues.  This course offers an introduction to the planning, marketing, management, and evaluation of sporting and entertainment venues.  This course offers an introduction to the planning, marketing, management, and evaluation of sporting and other entertainment venues.  This course gives students an overview of the three major components of facility management: event management, risk management, and facility management.

    JC Sport Management Electives and CMU Sport Management Required courses

    If not taken at JC must be completed at CMU

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    ACC 231 Principles of Accounting I 4 ENG 085*, ENG 090*, MAT 033* or higher and CIS 101 or CIS 121 $787.20

    This course is an introductory course in Financial Accounting. Learn the theory and practice of recording financial accounting data and preparation of financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) with an emphasis on corporations. Current software and online applications will be utilized.

    SMT 245 Internship 3

    Students plan, organize, direct, and assess a public activity which integrates the learning objectives of the sports management degree. Students will have meaningful internship experience with an appropriate company. The company and job must be approved by the supervising faculty member.

    Additional JC Sport Management Elective Required to complete degree

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    BUA 231 Advertising, Promotion & Public Relations 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Students study the principles and practices of numerous promotional tools used in marketing communications. Topics include creation of advertising, media strategies, message appeals, plus the use of specialty advertising, sales promotion and public relations to help sell goods, services and ideas.

    Students must earn a B- or higher in SMT 100 and SMT 245 to transfer and count for credit toward their Sport Management degree at CMU.

    MTA Satisfied: It is highly encouraged for students to complete the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)
    as this will help satisfy CMU’s General Education Requirements.

  • Sport Management – Eastern Michigan University

    Associate in Arts Sport Management degree at Jackson College to a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management at Eastern Michigan University

    JC students who complete an associate degree, complete the courses outlined in the guidesheet with a grade of a “C” or better, and satisfy EMU’s admissions requirements will be accepted into the
    articulation agreement.

    Under this agreement, EMU will waive the 60-hour rule and require that a minimum of 42 credits must be completed in courses offered by EMU. This allows students to complete more than 60 credit hours at JC, and have those hours applied toward their bachelor’s degree.

    Articulation Effective Dates: September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2023


    General Education/MTA Requirements

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    COM 231 Communication Fundamentals 3 ENG 085, ENG 091

    Students will learn the basic principles of speech communication including speech development and delivery, interpersonal message, non-verbal messages, and small group dynamics. The course is designed to prepare students to be effective communicators in a diverse global society. Student speeches will be evaluated for effectiveness.

    COM 250 Intercultural Communication 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    (Students cannot receive credit for both COM 250 and COM 350) This course will explore how diverse cultural orientations influence the way we perceive and interact with an increasingly culturally diverse world. We will discuss the causes of intercultural conflicts in different communication settings (interpersonal, small group, school, workplace and global) and how to manage them effectively.

    ENG 131 Writing Experience I 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This is an intensive writing course. Narrative and descriptive modes are stressed. Basic research strategies are introduced. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    ENG 132 Writing Experience II 3 ENG 131

    This is an intensive writing course. Analytical and persuasive modes are stressed. Advanced research writing strategies are used. Database and primary research methods are emphasized. An end-of-the-semester portfolio is required.

    GEO 131 Physical Geography 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    The course begins with maps and grid systems. Map exercises are used all semester to enhance the textbook. Other topics include meteorology, vegetation, earth materials and a range of tectonic and landscape subjects.

    HUM 131 Cultural Connections 3 ENG 085 and ENG 091

    This interdisciplinary course examines contemporary issues, their human and technological components, and their historical precedents through art, music, literature and philosophy.

    MAT 133 Introduction to Probability & Statistics 4 MAT 033* or MAT 131 or higher

    (FORMERLY MTH 133) (SAME AS CIS 203 AND PSY 144) This course is an introduction to experimental design, data representation, basic descriptive statistics, probability theorems, frequency distributions and functions, binomial and normal probability distributions and functions, probability density functions, hypothesis testing, statistical inference, Chi-square analysis, linear regression, correlation and application of the above in making informed, data driven decisions in real-world contexts. Both graphing calculators and computer-based statistical software (Microsoft® Excel) will be used. If the prerequisite is more than two years old, then the mathematics department recommends the course placement exam be taken or the prerequisite be retaken to ensure the success of the student.

    MUS 131 Understanding Music 3 ENG 085*

    Lecture and directed listening on the elements, forms and historic chronology of Western music.

    NSC 131 Contemporary Science 4 ENG 090* and MAT 020* or higher

    An interdisciplinary course that introduces the nature of science as a process. Particular topics from biology, chemistry, physics, geology and astronomy covered with an emphasis on critical thinking and evaluating evidence to examine competing theories. This course is ideal as a first science course for students whose science background is minimal, who are anxious about science, or who have not had a science course for several years. Course includes a laboratory component.

    PSY 140 Introduction to Psychology 4 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Overview of the field of psychology, including learning, development, emotion, motivation, personality, abnormal behavior and psychotherapy.

    SOC 231 Principles of Sociology 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    The discipline and its contributions to understanding the fundamental processes of social interaction. Includes development of self, socialization process, groups and social structure. Application of sociological principles to our society by examination of relevant research.

    SEM 140 Seminar in Life Pathways 3

    Seminar in Life Pathways is a gateway course to Jackson College. This course is designed to help all students develop the skills, inner qualities and external behaviors needed to take charge of their academic and career success. Students will be guided through an extensive process in making career choices and selecting an academic program of study at Jackson College and beyond. With the exception of second-admit programs, SEM 140 is required of all students.

    Sport Management Core Requirements:

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    BUA 250 Business Law I 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    This course offers an introduction to law and the legal system, dispute resolution and courts, business ethics, torts, contracts, sales and leases of goods, and negotiable instruments.

    SMT 100 Introduction to Sports Management 3

    Students will explore careers in the sport industry, both in the U.S. and globally, inclusive of professional, collegiate, youth, and non-profit sport, as well global branding, sponsorships, merchandising and entertainment events. Using the sports industry perspective, many business principles will be covered, such as: marketing, strategic management, communication, sales and revenue generation, facility management and finance.

    SMT 111 Historical and Sociological Issues in Sport 3

    This course is designed for students to examine and understand the ways in which sport and physical activity are affected by historical and social forces, and in turn, how sport and physical activity influence society.  This course also examines the sociological factors that influence sport in our society.  The purpose of the course is to provide students with a sound theoretical basis and the ability to critically examine the sociological issues found within sport.

    SMT 230 Principles of Sports Marketing 3

    Students analyze the sport marketplace and consumption trends to identify customer wants and needs and develop effective marketing strategies to satisfy them. Emphasis is placed on evaluating sport/entertainment environments, identifying target markets, building brands, and the marketing functions of product or service planning, pricing, promotion and placement (distribution).

    SMT 240 Sport Facility and Event Management 3

    This course examines the principles of facility operations and event management in the industry of sport management.  This course provides students with an in-depth investigation of the unique challenges and opportunities that are routinely faced by a business, facility or event manager in the context of events at sport and entertainment venues.  This course offers an introduction to the planning, marketing, management, and evaluation of sporting and entertainment venues.  This course offers an introduction to the planning, marketing, management, and evaluation of sporting and other entertainment venues.  This course gives students an overview of the three major components of facility management: event management, risk management, and facility management.

    Electives:

    Choose a minimum of 9 elective credits required for JC degree. EMU will accept up to 15 elective credits. These elective credits can also help to complete a Minor at EMU. EMU requires students in this program to complete a minor in: Communication, Entrepreneurship (for Non-Business Majors), General Business (for Non-Business Majors), Marketing, Interdisciplinary Leadership, Public and Non-Profit Administration, or Public Relations:

    *Additional courses may be required to be taken at EMU to meet minor requirements.

    Recommended Courses for General Sport Management Focus at JC:

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    ACC 231 Principles of Accounting I 4 ENG 085*, ENG 090*, MAT 033* or higher and CIS 101 or CIS 121 $787.20

    This course is an introductory course in Financial Accounting. Learn the theory and practice of recording financial accounting data and preparation of financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) with an emphasis on corporations. Current software and online applications will be utilized.

    BUA 231 Advertising, Promotion & Public Relations 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    Students study the principles and practices of numerous promotional tools used in marketing communications. Topics include creation of advertising, media strategies, message appeals, plus the use of specialty advertising, sales promotion and public relations to help sell goods, services and ideas.

    CIS 158 Programming Logic 3 CIS 095*

    Students explore the development of the logic and theory for writing business programs that control the operation of a computer. Course covers the development of both structured design and object-oriented design. Topics include control structures, arrays, data validation, testing and debugging.

    CNS 251 Cloud Computing 3 CNS 101

    This course covers the widest spectrum of topics starting from Classic Data Center to IT-as-a-Service. It provides a strong foundation for the understanding of virtualization and cloud computing technologies. You will learn about the transition from classic data center to virtualized data center to cloud computing. This would encompass virtualization technologies at computer, storage, network, desktop, and application level as well as cloud building blocks, which are created on virtualized infrastructure. The course emphasizes deployment models, business continuity solutions, infrastructure, service management and security in a cloud environment.

    COM 260 Small Group Communication 3

    In this course, students will examine small group communication theories and processes by observing and participating in group activities. As group members, students will apply communication theory to enhance their effectiveness as members and leaders

    Prerequisite: COM 231 or COM 240

    HPF 173 Sports Matters 3

    Students examine the changes and challenges in the field of sport and exercise today for the individual and society, including ethics and values, gender, ethnicity, leadership and politics.

    Recommended Courses for Esport Focus at JC:

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    SMT 110 Esport in Society 3

    This course is designed to explore the sociological factors that influence esport in our society. The purpose of the course is to provide the student with the basis and ability to examine sociological issues found within esport. Key areas that will be examined in this course are health and wellness, global issues, youth and teen experiences, and race, religion, and gender equity in esport.

    SMT 210 Introduction to Esport Management 3

    This course is designed to explore the various areas of the esport business industry. The course will examine the following areas in esport: business competencies, event management, league operations, fan engagement, coaching, team management, content creation and video production, sponsorship, and broadcasting and streaming.  Other areas that will be examined in this course are health promotion and preventative care for esport gamers, influence of media on esport, and the history of esport.  This course will introduce students to career opportunities and business concepts required to manage esport organizations and operations.  The industry structure and challenges will also be discussed.

    SMT 245 Internship 3

    Students plan, organize, direct, and assess a public activity which integrates the learning objectives of the sports management degree. Students will have meaningful internship experience with an appropriate company. The company and job must be approved by the supervising faculty member.

    Courses that can be taken at JC to help complete EMU’s Communication Minor:

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    COM 234 Public Address 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    (FORMERLY SPH 234) Explore the role of the speaker, audience, occasion and the message. Opportunities are offered for participation in all general purposes of speech plus some special occasion speeches. Delivery methods are impromptu, extemporaneous, manuscript and memorized. Outlining, organization, delivery technique and other theories of public address stressed.

    COM 240 Interpersonal Communication 3 ENG 085, ENG 091

    (FORMERLY SPH 240) Students will learn to improve communication in one-on-one and small group situations. In this course, students will examine basic verbal and non-verbal elements affecting communication between individuals in family, peer group and work contexts. Specific units of discussion include intrapersonal perspective, conflict resolution, self-disclosure, message generation, intercultural messages and non-verbal communication.

    COM 260 Small Group Communication 3

    In this course, students will examine small group communication theories and processes by observing and participating in group activities. As group members, students will apply communication theory to enhance their effectiveness as members and leaders

    Prerequisite: COM 231 or COM 240

    Courses that can be taken at JC to help complete EMU’s Entrepreneurship (for Non-Business Majors) minor:

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    ACC 231 Principles of Accounting I 4 ENG 085*, ENG 090*, MAT 033* or higher and CIS 101 or CIS 121 $787.20

    This course is an introductory course in Financial Accounting. Learn the theory and practice of recording financial accounting data and preparation of financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) with an emphasis on corporations. Current software and online applications will be utilized.

    ACC 232 Principles of Accounting II 4 ACC 231

    This course is an introductory course in Managerial Accounting. Learn how accounting impacts managerial decision making. Topics include stocks, bonds, cash flow, cost accounting, break-even analysis, differential analysis, financial statements and budgeting. Current software and online applications will be utilized.

    Courses that can be taken at JC to help complete EMU’s General Business (for Non-Business Majors) minor:

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    ACC 231 Principles of Accounting I 4 ENG 085*, ENG 090*, MAT 033* or higher and CIS 101 or CIS 121 $787.20

    This course is an introductory course in Financial Accounting. Learn the theory and practice of recording financial accounting data and preparation of financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) with an emphasis on corporations. Current software and online applications will be utilized.

    ACC 232 Principles of Accounting II 4 ACC 231

    This course is an introductory course in Managerial Accounting. Learn how accounting impacts managerial decision making. Topics include stocks, bonds, cash flow, cost accounting, break-even analysis, differential analysis, financial statements and budgeting. Current software and online applications will be utilized.

    BUA 190 Strategic Business Management 3

    Why do some businesses succeed while others fail? How can you promote the growth and sustainability of your organization? What is your role as a future business owner or manager in the overall success of your organization? This course will outline and describe the strategies that a company’s managers pursue to have a major impact on the company’s performance and compete in the dynamic global nature of today’s organizations. Students will explore the following topics as they gain an understanding of strategy: strategic management, competition and competitive advantage, developing strategies, and implementing strategies.

    Courses that can be taken at JC to help complete EMU’s Marketing minor:

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    ACC 231 Principles of Accounting I 4 ENG 085*, ENG 090*, MAT 033* or higher and CIS 101 or CIS 121 $787.20

    This course is an introductory course in Financial Accounting. Learn the theory and practice of recording financial accounting data and preparation of financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) with an emphasis on corporations. Current software and online applications will be utilized.

    ENG 232 Technical & Business Writing 3 ENG 131

    A course designed to provide practice in a variety of written and oral communications to meet the requirements of the workplace. Projects may include descriptions, instructions, résumés, proposals, reports or online documents. It involves frequent writing, both in and out of class, as well as oral presentations, collaborative activities and individual conferences.

    Courses that be taken at JC to help complete EMU’s Interdisciplinarity Leadership minor:

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    COM 260 Small Group Communication 3

    In this course, students will examine small group communication theories and processes by observing and participating in group activities. As group members, students will apply communication theory to enhance their effectiveness as members and leaders

    Prerequisite: COM 231 or COM 240

    PHL 236 Ethics 3 ENG 131

    In this course, students will examine various questions concerning the status of ethical judgments and become familiar with certain approaches to ethics that have been influential in Western philosophy, including Kantian ethics, utilitarianism and virtue-based ethical theories. In addition, students will consider how these approaches can be employed in ethical decision-making.

    Courses that can be taken at JC to help complete EMU’s Public and Non-Profit Administration minor:

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    PLS 141 American National Government 3 ENG 085, ENG 091

    Develops a systematic framework for the interpretation of political activity in the United States. Numerous models explain the theoretical foundations of government and the decision-making process.

    Courses that can be taken at JC to help complete EMU’s Public Relations minor:

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    COM 260 Small Group Communication 3

    In this course, students will examine small group communication theories and processes by observing and participating in group activities. As group members, students will apply communication theory to enhance their effectiveness as members and leaders

    Prerequisite: COM 231 or COM 240

    *SMT 100 and SMT 111 are required for EMU’s Sport Management program. If not transferred from JC, these must be completed at EMU.

    **MTA Satisfied: It is highly encouraged for students to complete the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) as this will satisfy EMU’s General Education Requirements.

    Students are encouraged to contact EMU’s BS in Sport Management program coordinator prior to applying to EMU. To facilitate advising and evaluation of transcripts