Sport management minor

About the program

Sport management is the business side of the sport industry that blends the unique aspects of sport with common business, marketing, management, and social and ethical principles.

The sport management minor helps prepare students for employment in the sport, entertainment, and/or fitness industries. This program allows students from any major at the University to obtain a minor in sport management.

Related major programs

Students in the following majors may find this minor particularly relevant:

  • Communications/marketing
  • Kinesiology
  • Journalism
  • Business management
  • Economics

Students who complete this minor may work in fields such as:

  • professional, semi-professional, collegiate, high-school and youth sport
  • facilities and event management
  • sport marketing and sales
  • communications
  • sporting goods manufacturing management
  • sporting goods retail management
  • non-profit sports
  • private club
  • fitness industry management
  • extreme sports

Minor requirements/course catalog

For the sport management program, see the University catalog for course offerings and requirements.

Advising

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Departmental Advisor
Tracey Hammell
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
612-626-5098
thammel@umn.edu

Become a sport management minor

Application requirements

All of the following need to be met to be accepted into the sport management minor program:

  • B- or higher in SMGT 1701 Introduction to Sport Management
  • 45 credits completed
  • 2.75 overall GPA

Application process and deadlines

  • You must have a letter grade in SMGT 1701 posted on your apas report BEFORE applying.
  • Fall semester: priority deadline April 1, final deadline May 15
  • Spring semester: priority deadline November 1, final deadline December 15

To apply, submit the application form.