Category: School of Business


Sport Management Minor

By Michael Nielsen,

Why take this minor?

Students enrolled in the interdisciplinary Sport Management minor will explore the broad scope of the sport and recreation industry and the wide variety of associated career opportunities. Academic offerings include foundational coursework in business as well as sport-related courses from a variety of academic disciplines across the university, including management, analytics, communication, economics marketing, and psychology.

Open to any undergraduate in the university, the minor can be tailored to suit the student’s interests and background.

Students are encouraged to supplement their academic requirements with relevant internships, networking with industry professionals, and participation in relevant extracurricular activities.

Number of Courses Required for Graduation

6

Number of Credits Required for Graduation

18

Minor Requirements

1. MGT 340: Introduction to Sport Management 

2. No more than two of the following GROUP A business core courses:

  • BUS 100   Business Perspectives
  • BUS 101   Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • BUS 202   Descriptive and Predictive Analytics
  • BUS 203   Organizational Behavior
  • BUS 204   Principles of Marketing
  • BUS 303   Ethical and Legal Environment of Business
  • ECN 150   Macroeconomics

3. At least three of the following GROUP B courses 

  • BSA 305    Sports Analytics 
  • COM 255   Communication and Sport
  • ECN 270   Special Topics: Sports Economics 
  • MGT 341   Sports Law (cross-listed as LAW 341)
  • MKT 370   Special Topics: Sports Marketing 
  • PSY 260    Sport Psychology 

100-level courses may be taken by first-year students

200- and 300-level courses may be taken in the sophomore year or later

Courses with prerequisites:

  • BSA 305 – requires BUS 202 or equivalent statistics course (ECN/POL 213, HSC 217, MTH 410, PSY 310 and SOC 301)
  • ECN 270 – requires ECN 150
  • MKT 370 – requires BUS 204