Open to sports enthusiasts from any major, our minor in sports management provides a comprehensive overview of the many issues, challenges and practices found in the ever-growing sports industry.
Our students gain a broad perspective of the profession by exploring the history and psychology of sports, as well as the legal and ethical challenges that face the industry today. By examining a wide range of topics relevant to the profession, including marketing, public relations, event management and labor relations, students become familiar with the many directions in which a career in sports management may go.
The minor also offers the opportunity to learn about the multi-faceted industry firsthand through a professional internship that provides valuable, resume-building experience and a foundation for success in the competitive field of sports management.
Life After Salve
The sports industry offers an array of opportunities for students who minor in sports management. From professional and club franchises to collegiate and recreational teams, the minor can lead to a variety of career options, including sports marketing, sports information, promotions, sales, public relations, recruiting and labor relations. Students with a background in sports management are also prepared to work in event or facility management, sports agencies and sporting goods.
Possible careers include:
- Athletic director
- Event manager
- Facilities manager
- Marketing or brand manager
- Public relations professional
- Sports agent