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Sport Management Minor

Kinesiology, School of
College of Education and Human Development
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2017
  • Required credits in this minor: 17
The sport management minor provides students from different disciplines the opportunity to explore interest in the sport industry, while combining their passion for sport with sport management concepts and practices.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 1 courses before admission to the program.
Students must complete the application process. Please go to this website for more information: http://www.cehd.umn.edu/kin/smgt/smgt-minor.asp.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Admission Requirement
Students are required to complete SMGT 1701 prior to entry into the minor.
SMGT 1701 - Introduction to Sport Management (2.0 cr)
Minor Requirements
Minor Coursework
Students completing the minor are required to take the courses listed below.
SMGT 3111 - Sports Facility and Event Management (3.0 cr)
SMGT 3143 - Organization and Management of Sport (3.0 cr)
SMGT 3421 - Business of Sport (3.0 cr)
SMGT 3631 - Sport Marketing (3.0 cr)
Minor Elective Coursework
Student intending to study abroad in sport management should consult with the sport management minor advisor on available electives. Students transferring in previous sport management coursework should consult with the sport management minor advisor on transfer coursework.
SMGT 2751 - Sport and Wellness in China (3.0 cr)
or SMGT 3632 - Sport Sales and Fund-raising (3.0 cr)
or SMGT 3741 - Sustainability through Sport (2.0 cr)
or SMGT 3861 - Sport and Recreation Law (3.0 cr)
or SMGT 3993 - Directed Study in Sport Management (1.0-3.0 cr)
 
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SMGT 1701 - Introduction to Sport Management
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Scope/motive of the study of sport from sociological, psychological, historical, economic, and scientific perspective. Issues in sport.
SMGT 3111 - Sports Facility and Event Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Aspects of managing sport facilities/events. Conceptualization of sports events. Event management planning process, budgeting, site selection, booking, ticketing, sponsorship.
SMGT 3143 - Organization and Management of Sport
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles, policies, and procedures in administration and management of sports programs at interscholastic/intercollegiate levels.
SMGT 3421 - Business of Sport
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Financial aspects of sport. Revenue producing strategies, budget preparation/analysis, controlling expenses. Tax support, municipal bonds, ticket sales, concessions, merchandising. Media, fund raising. prereq: SMGT or kin or rec major or instr consent
SMGT 3631 - Sport Marketing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamental theories/issues in sport marketing, grounded in traditional marketing principles. Unique applications to sport business industry.
SMGT 2751 - Sport and Wellness in China
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Course covers international and governing body selection of host market, economic impact of hosting a sport event, media, communications, working with athletes, marketing, event operations, host politics and culture. Students will also participate in wellness and rec as presented by our Chinese partners.
SMGT 3632 - Sport Sales and Fund-raising
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Foundation of revenue production in sport management. Necessary skills related to revenue production and sales processes as they apply to the business of sport. prereq: Sport Management major or instr consent
SMGT 3741 - Sustainability through Sport
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Sport attracts literally millions of followers around the world, in the United States alone the NRDC, makes note of the following, “13% of Americans follow science, but 63% follow sports”. Sport has a unique and unparalleled influence globally over not just people but industries. Over the past few years the sport industry has embraced increasingly visible and influential positions supporting sustainability and environmental protection and this course will focus on the sport industry and its conquest to be a leader in the field of “green”. Specifically focusing on the initiatives of Major League Baseball (MLB), which has in conjunction with its professional counterparts have made statements on the record that encourage all clubs and venues to address ecological issues including climate change, energy efficiency, water conservation, waste reductions, and selection of more environmentally friendly supplies.
SMGT 3861 - Sport and Recreation Law
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: SMGT or REC major or #
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
U.S. legal system, its structure/terminology. Sport and Recreation legal aspects of contract law, statutory law, constitutional law, intellectual property, negligence, risk management. Managerial analysis, decision making. prereq: SMGT or REC major or instr consent
SMGT 3993 - Directed Study in Sport Management
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Students work with faculty and grad students on research, scholarly, or creative activities. Students assist with faculty scholarship or carry out projects under faculty supervision. prereq: Undergrad, instr consent