Quinnipiac University

BS in Talent Management for Entertainment, eSports and Sports Curriculum

Our curriculum builds industry-specific knowledge and skills while giving you the flexibility to customize your schedule based on your needs. Below are the course requirements for the BS in Talent Management program, and an example of what your academic experience might look like.

BS in Talent Management Curriculum

University Curriculum Courses, 12 credits
  • MA 170 Probability and Data Analysis, 3 credits

  • EN 101 Intro Academic Reading & Writing, 3 credits

  • EN 102 Academic Writing & Research, 3 credits

  • FYS 101 First Year Seminar, 3 credits

UC Breadth Requirements Business, 43 credits
Disciplinary Inquiry, 10 credits
  1. EC 111

  2. Science + Lab

  3. Humanities (recommended: LE 101)

  4. Fine Arts

Personal Inquiry 1, 9 credits
  1. EC 112

  2. Elective (Humanities, Fine Arts or Science)

  3. Elective (Humanities, Fine Arts or Science)

Personal Inquiry 2 (choose 2, 6 credits)
  1. ENT 210

  2. STC 101

  3. STC 102

  4. CIS 350

  5. LE 233

Intercultural Understanding, 3 credits
  1. IB 201

Open Electives, 15 credits
  • 9-10 credits from grad +1 or +3

  • If you are on the 3+3 track, discuss your open electives with your pre-law adviser. For example: LE211 and LE212 may be good options.

Business Core Curriculum
  • AC 211 Financial Accounting, 3 credits
    This course introduces students to the purposes of financial statements and the recognition, measurement and disclosure concepts and methods underlying financial statements. Students begin to use and interpret financial statements and the related impact of elementary transactions and events on those statements.
    or
    AC 212, Managerial Accounting, 3 credits
    This course provides an introduction to the uses of accounting information by managers for internal reporting and decision making. Students begin to focus on classifying, measuring and analyzing product and service costs for decision making, budget preparation and performance evaluation.

  • BLW 221 Business Law and Society, 3 credits
    The course helps students develop an understanding of the law as an evolving social institution rather than a static body of rules. Students read and interpret legal case reports as a means of keeping abreast of law that affects the business environment. Students learn the economic and social forces that have shaped and are now dictating the evolution of modern contract principles and the Uniform Commercial Code. Ethics and social responsibility are addressed throughout.

  • CIS 101 Introduction to Information Systems, 3 credits
    This course introduces students to the analysis, design and development of information systems using the example of a mobile application. In a semester-long, team-based project, students develop a prototype and business case for a mobile application that addresses a defined business need. Students learn how information systems are developed while simultaneously learning how to gather, analyze and present data for decision-making in a business environment.
    or
    CIS 350 Data Analysis with Excel, 3 credits
    This course utilizes advanced topics in Excel to solve a range of complex business problems. Topics include: spreadsheet design, the use of complex formulas, functions, list and data management, macros and Visual Basic for Applications.

  • FIN 201 Fundamentals of Financial Management, 3 credits
    This course introduces students to the theory and practice of financial management. Topics include the uses and valuation of securities, the structure and purpose of capital markets, financial risk, interest rates and yield curves, and corporate financial analysis and decision making.
    or
    ENT 330 Entrepreneurial Finance, 3 credits
    This course addresses the myriad financial problems faced by the entrepreneur and by new and emerging businesses. The sources of capital--bootstrap, debt and equity--each have their merits and caveats for ownership and management of the new company. Other topics include: crowdfunding, financial forecasting and developing key performance metrics. (ENT 210 pre-req)

  • MG 205. Organizational Management. 3 Credits.  
    This course introduces the principles of management, covering concepts such as organizations, leadership, and operations. This course prepares students to better understand the management and operations of organizations by integrating management concepts with the student's professional and academic interests. Inspired focus on the importance of developing empathetic, balanced, and transparent leaders. Developing culturally competent, technically savvy individuals that contribute towards the greater good in any organization. Whether the focus is on increased efficiency through trained human capital or advances in organizational processes, the course will prepare students to effect change immediately. Students may not receive credit for MG 105, MG 210 and MG 205.

  • MK 201 Marketing Principles, 3 credits
    This course surveys marketing from the decision-making point of view, with emphasis on the conceptual and analytical components of the subject, and a synthesis of new marketing concepts with economics, behavioral sciences and mathematics.

  • SB 250 Career Planning and Development, 3 credits
    This comprehensive career development course provides students with the tools to manage a career search through the full internship/job search lifecycle. Course includes resume workshops focused on self-reflection and employer-desired competencies; formatting for business industry; and in-depth content writing. Course also includes hands-on assignments that help students create their brand and stand out to employers including: career research, cover letter, mock interview, elevator pitch and LinkedIn profile. The course wraps up with a review of the value and impact of professionalism in students personal and professional lives. Course is intended for students in their sophomore year.
    or
    COM 201 Media Career Development
    This course introduces students to the career development process and covers the skills needed to create a personal career plan. It includes topics such as self-assessment, career research, resume and cover letter preparation, networking and interviewing practice, as well as strategies for internship/job searches. Course material is geared specifically toward media/communication careers. The course is graded on a pass/fail basis. Students majoring in communications cannot count COM 201 toward their major electives.

  • Integrated Capstone for Tracks

Note that EC 111, EC 112, and IB 201 will be taken as part of the UC Breadth Requirements

BS in Talent Management Core Curriculum, 15 credits
  • MK 383 Professional Selling, 3 credits

  • MG 325 Negotiations & Problem Solving, 3 credits

  • ENT 320 Small Business Marketing, 3 credits, or 
    MK 332 Small Business Marketing Integrated Marketing and Communications

Choose one of the three options:
  • Option 1
    MG 211 Operations Management, 3 credits, and
    MG 335  Project Management, 3 credits

  • Option 2
    MG 302 Managing People, Projects and Change, 3 credits, and
    MG 355 Compensation and Benefits, 3 credits

  • Option 3
    MG 211 Operations Management, 3 credits, and
    MG 321 Data Driven Decision Making, 3 credits

Choose a Track

Sports Management Track

Total Credits: 27
Required Courses, 15 credits
  1. SPS 101 Introduction to Sports Studies 3cr 
  2. MG 312 Sports Management 3cr 
  3. MK 364 Sports & Entertainment Marketing 3cr 
  4. SPS/LE 224 Sports Law or SPS/STC 311 Sports Public Relations 3cr 
  5. Select 5 electives from this list (15cr): 
    • SB 488 Internship  
    • MG202 Sports Leadership 
    • MG 306 Staffing: Recruitment, Selection, & Placement 
    • MG 341 Service Operations Management 
    • MG 308 Women in Leadership 
    • SPS/EC 325 Sports Economics 
    • SPS/MSS 420 Sports, Media, & Society 
    • STC 201 Writing for Strategic Communications 
    • COM 215 Social Media: Leveraging the Digital Age 
    • SPS/LE 224 (if not completed above) Sports Law 
    • SPS/STC 311 (if not completed above) Sports Public Relations 
    • SPS 320 Psychology of Sport and Exercise 
    • ANY BAN elective: BAN 210, BAN 220, BAN 300, BAN 310, BAN 400 

*Note: Courses from other tracks may be counted as electives with program director’s approval

Recommended minors: Business Analytics, Legal Studies, Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Innovation