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 – Wayne State University

    Sport Management Associate in Applied Science degree at Jackson College to a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management at Wayne State 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 WSU’s admissions requirements will be accepted into the articulation agreement. This agreement satisfies the MTA

    Under this agreement, WSU will waive the 60-hour rule and require that a minimum of 44 credits to be completed in courses offered by WSU. This allows students to complete more than 60 credit hours at JC, and have those hours applied toward their bachelor’s degree.

    Students with a community college GPA of 2.5 or higher and at least 24 transferable credits completed can be accepted as transfer students to WSU. Students must apply and be admitted to WSU.

    Articulation Effective Dates: September 1, 2019 through August 31, 2022


    General Education Requirements

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    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.

    ECN 231 Macroeconomics 3 ENG 101* and MAT 135 (Preferred), MAT 133 or MAT 139 Accepted

    This course covers macroeconomics and explains the operation of free markets, the role of government in the economy, measurement of the national product, inflation and unemployment, monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth.

    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.

    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 130 Quantitative Reasoning 4 MAT 030

    Quantitative Reasoning develops student skills in analyzing, synthesizing and communicating quantitative information. Cultivates algebraic reasoning and modeling skills through a quantitative literacy lens. Emphasizes critical thinking and the use of multiple strategies in applied contexts. Topics include proportional and statistical reasoning, probability, and evaluation of bias and validity.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Jackson College Related Requirements:

    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.

    CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Systems 3 CIS 095*, ENG 085*, ENG 090* and MAT 020* or higher

    Enhance computer knowledge. Course covers computer system concepts with an emphasis on several software applications. Typing ability necessary to be successful in this class.

    ENG 242 Sports in Film and Literature 3 ENG 131

    This course is an inquiry into historical and changing role of sports in American culture through novels, essays, biographies, films, documentaries and sports-related poetry.

    Sports Management Core Requirements:

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    BUA 220 Principles of Management 3 CIS 095, ENG 085, ENG 091

    This management course exposes students to the dynamics of the changing world. Topics such as management functions/processes, quality, leadership styles, power, global issues, and the challenges and opportunities of diversity are included. Emphasis is placed on ethics, decision making, effective communication, evaluating employees, motivational tools, organizational design, environmental scanning, supervising groups, controlling quality, productivity improvement, managing change and conflict, labor relations and time management.

    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.

    PSY 232 Sports Psychology 3

    This course will cover various psychological principles associated with sport. The course is designed to introduce the student to the field of sport psychology through a broad overview of the major topics in sport psychology, including but not limited to: personality, motivation, arousal, imagery, goal setting, burnout, gender, diversity and culture. A focus will be on performance enhancement through practical applications of theory.

    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 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 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 Requirements to Complete Michigan Transfer Agreement:

    Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
    PHL 231 Introduction to Philosophy 3 ENG 085* and ENG 090*

    In this course, you will be exposed to some of the major figures in Western philosophy, and through them, some of the most important philosophical questions. You will discuss questions such as: Is ethics all a matter of opinion? What is the good life for human beings? When is the state justified in using coercive power? What is the nature of knowledge, and how do we get knowledge? What is the nature of reality? Can we prove the existence of God?

    WSU’s Sport Management Requirements/JC Electives:

    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.

    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.

    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.

    ECN 232 Microeconomics 3 ENG 101* and MAT 135 (Preferred), MAT 133 or MAT 139 Accepted

    This course covers microeconomics: the market structure of firms operating in competition and monopoly, labor markets and unions, how income is distributed, current economic problems, international economics, and alternative economic systems.

    COM 234 required for WSU Internship in Sport Management, if not transferred, must be completed at WSU.

    Articulation Agreement Guide: AAS in Sports Management at JC to BS in Sports Management at WSU

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