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Sport Management B.A.

Division of Education
Division of Education
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2015
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 54 to 56
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
This is an interdisciplinary program housed in the Division of Education. The program is administered by the sport management coordinator. Core courses in sport studies and athletics and in management build a foundation of knowledge and skills related to managing, planning, organizing, budgeting, leading, marketing, and evaluating within the context of an organization or department whose primary product or service is related to sport or physical activity. Carefully selected elective courses prepare students for graduate study (e.g., in business, law, or sport management) or a career in the sport or fitness industry (e.g., athletic director, sport agent, sport marketing, sport media, and managing professional and amateur sport organizations, parks and recreation areas, or sport governing bodies).
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements. For more information, see the general education requirements.
Program Requirements
Students are required to take 2 semester(s) of any second language.
No grades below C- are allowed. Required courses including electives must be taken A-F, unless they are offered S-N only. A minimum GPA of 2.00 is required in the major to graduate. The GPA includes all, and only, University of Minnesota coursework. Grades of "F" are included in GPA calculation until they are replaced.
Foundational Courses
PHIL 2112 - Professional Ethics [E/CR] (4.0 cr)
STAT 1601 - Introduction to Statistics [M/SR] (4.0 cr)
or STAT 2601 - Statistical Methods [M/SR] (4.0 cr)
CMR 1052 - Introduction to Public Speaking [E/CR] (2.0 cr)
or CMR 1062 - Introduction to Interpersonal and Group Communication [HUM] (4.0 cr)
Sport Management Core
ECON 1111 - Principles of Microeconomics [SS] (4.0 cr)
MGMT 2101 - Principles of Accounting I (4.0 cr)
MGMT 3171 - Leadership in Organizations [SS] (2.0 cr)
SSA 2302 - Introduction to Sport Management (2.0 cr)
SSA 2401 - Sociological Aspects of Sports [SS] (2.0 cr)
SSA 2402 - Psychological Aspects of Sports [SS] (2.0 cr)
SSA 3101 - Sport Industry Analysis [SS] (4.0 cr)
SSA 4101 - Planning and Programming of Athletic Facilities (4.0 cr)
SSA 4102 - Organization and Administration of Athletics and Recreation (4.0 cr)
SSA 4201 - Sport Governance: Legal and Ethical Issues [E/CR] (4.0 cr)
Elective Courses
Take an additional 12 or more credits from the courses listed below. At least 8 credits must be in management at the 3xxx level or above. Students interested in earning a management minor should see the management section of the catalog for additional information.
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
Take 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MGMT 3101 - Financial Management [SS] (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 3123 - Managerial Economics [SS] (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 3133 - Managerial Accounting (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 3141 - Business Law I (2.0 cr)
· MGMT 3142 - Business Law II (2.0 cr)
· MGMT 3151 - Human Resources Management I [E/CR] (2.0 cr)
· MGMT 3152 - Human Resources Management II [HDIV] (2.0 cr)
· MGMT 3161 - Labor Management Relations I [E/CR] (2.0 cr)
· MGMT 3162 - Labor Management Relations II [SS] (2.0 cr)
· MGMT 3201 - Marketing Principles and Strategy [SS] (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 3221 - Management and Organization Theory [SS] (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 3513 - Negotiation (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 3701 - Organizational Behavior [SS] (4.0 cr)
· Take at most 4 credit(s) from the following:
· BIOL 2102 - Human Anatomy (4.0 cr)
· ECON 4101 - Labor Economics I [HDIV] (2.0 cr)
· ECON 4102 - Labor Economics II (2.0 cr)
· MGMT 2102 - Principles of Accounting II (2.0 cr)
· PSY 2001 - Research Methods in Psychology [SS] (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3103 - Research Methodology in Sociology (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3701 - Organizational Behavior [SS] (4.0 cr)
· SSA 2102 - Human Anatomy (4.0 cr)
· SSA 2111 - Kinesiology [SCI] (2.0 cr)
· SSA 2112 - Exercise Physiology (2.0 cr)
· SSA 3172 - Leadership in Sport Organizations [SS] (2.0 cr)
· SSA 3201 - Coaching Practicum (1.0 cr)
 
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PHIL 2112 - Professional Ethics (E/CR)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
A critical examination of moral issues that arise in a person's professional life. Possible topics include affirmative action, autonomy in the workplace, ethical issues in advertising, corporate responsibility, coercive wage offers, distributive justice, and sexual harassment. Issues concerning race, gender, and women are included in selected modules.
STAT 1601 - Introduction to Statistics (M/SR)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Scope, nature, tools, language, and interpretation of elementary statistics. Descriptive statistics; graphical and numerical representation of information; measures of location, dispersion, position, and dependence; exploratory data analysis. Elementary probability theory, discrete and continuous probability models. Inferential statistics, point and interval estimation, tests of statistical hypotheses. Inferences involving one and two populations, ANOVA, regression analysis, and chi-squared tests; use of statistical computer packages. prereq: high school higher algebra
STAT 2601 - Statistical Methods (M/SR)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Descriptive statistics, elementary probability theory; laws of probability, random variables, discrete and continuous probability models, functions of random variables, mathematical expectation. Statistical inference; point estimation, interval estimation, tests of hypotheses. Other statistical methods; linear regression and correlation, ANOVA, nonparametric statistics, statistical quality control, use of statistical computer packages. prereq: Math 1101 or Math 1021
CMR 1052 - Introduction to Public Speaking (E/CR)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Activities, assignments, and exercises related to public address/public speaking in a variety of speech settings.
CMR 1062 - Introduction to Interpersonal and Group Communication (HUM)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Activities, assignments, and exercises related to interpersonal and group communication in private and public settings including dating, family, and work.
ECON 1111 - Principles of Microeconomics (SS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study of scarce resource allocation in a market economy. Supply and demand, consumer theory, theory of the firm, market structure, pricing of factors of production, income distribution and the role of government. prereq: high school algebra or instr consent
MGMT 2101 - Principles of Accounting I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
An introductory course in accounting principles and practices. The students develop an understanding of both the conceptual and procedural framework of the accounting processes. Emphasis is placed on the preparation and communication of accounting information and the financial statements for a proprietorship.
MGMT 3171 - Leadership in Organizations (SS)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: Stat 1601 or Stat 2601 or #
Typically offered: Every Fall
Leadership is the ability to influence a group of people towards a goal. Examination of leadership qualities and theories as they apply to leading an organization. Ethics, social responsibility, team work, motivation, and conflict resolution skills from the perspective of a leader. International and culturally diverse aspects of leadership and leadership development. Students have the opportunity to practice leadership skills during the course. prereq: Stat 1601 or Stat 2601 or instr consent
SSA 2302 - Introduction to Sport Management
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Provides students with an overview of and a foundation in sport management. Topics include the history of sport management, the relevance of managerial concepts to sport, typical settings for sport managers, areas of study within sport management, sustainability in sport, and globalization and sport, among others.
SSA 2401 - Sociological Aspects of Sports (SS)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Sociological aspects of physical education, sports, and recreation and the implications this knowledge has for effective teaching, coaching, and athletic training.
SSA 2402 - Psychological Aspects of Sports (SS)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Psychological aspects of physical education, sports, and recreation and the implications this knowledge has for effective teaching, coaching, and athletic training. prereq: 2401
SSA 3101 - Sport Industry Analysis (SS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
An examination of the rapidly developing sports industry from a promotional and sales management perspective. Focus on sport promotion, sport consumers, sales, sponsorship, licensing, and e-commerce. prereq: 2302, Stat 1601 or Stat 2601 or instr consent
SSA 4101 - Planning and Programming of Athletic Facilities
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theories/techniques in administration/management of sport enterprises including the steps in planning/building facilities for athletics, physical education, and sport for college, professional, and public use. prereq: 3101
SSA 4102 - Organization and Administration of Athletics and Recreation
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 3101
Typically offered: Every Fall
Comprehensive analysis of organization and management of athletics and recreation. prereq: 3101
SSA 4201 - Sport Governance: Legal and Ethical Issues (E/CR)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 2401, 2402, 4102
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
An integrative capstone for students in sport management. In addition to emphases in legal and ethical issues, it integrates knowledge from key areas of study in sport management. Includes an independent research project and a public presentation. prereq: 2401, 2402, 4102
MGMT 3101 - Financial Management (SS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 2102, Econ 1111, Econ 1112, Stat 1601
Typically offered: Every Fall
Fundamental theories of financial management, their applications, and their limitations in solving real business problems. Emphasis on financial analysis, valuation of future cash flows, capital budgeting, risk and return, cost of capital. prereq: 2102, Econ 1111, Econ 1112, Stat 1601
MGMT 3123 - Managerial Economics (SS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 2101, Econ 1111, Math 1101 or Math 1021, Stat 1601 or Stat 2601 or #
Typically offered: Every Spring
Development of the basic concepts of the microeconomic theories of consumer behavior, the firm, and market structure, in application to managerial decision-making contexts in the operation and control of business and non-profit organizations. [Note: no credit for students who have received credit for Econ 3201] prereq: 2101, Econ 1111, Math 1101 or Math 1021, Stat 1601 or Stat 2601 or instr consent
MGMT 3133 - Managerial Accounting
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 2102
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Managerial accounting is designed to help managers assess needed information to carry out three essential functions in an organization: planning operations, controlling activities, and making decisions. The emphasis of this course is placed on cost behaviors, various product costing methods, cost-volume-profit relationships, budgeting and control through standard costs, and other quantitative techniques used by management. prereq: 2102
MGMT 3141 - Business Law I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: 2101 or #
Typically offered: Every Spring
Law as it relates to the commercial world, including the legal environment, federal regulation, contracts, intellectual property law, business torts, and white collar crimes. prereq: 2101 or instr consent
MGMT 3142 - Business Law II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: 2101 or #
Typically offered: Every Spring
Law as it relates to the commercial world, including the mortgage foreclosure crisis, business organizations, corporations, secured transactions, bankruptcy, agency and securities regulations. prereq: 2101 or instr consent
MGMT 3151 - Human Resources Management I (E/CR)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: 2101 or #
Typically offered: Every Fall
An introduction to the functional areas of human resource management through the use of case studies. Topics include legal issues, planning, recruitment, training, evaluation, compensation, and benefits. prereq: 2101 or instr consent
MGMT 3152 - Human Resources Management II (HDIV)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: 3151 or #
Typically offered: Every Fall
Topics in human resource management: evaluating employee performance, training, safety, labor relations, international human resource management. prereq: 3151 or instr consent
MGMT 3161 - Labor Management Relations I (E/CR)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Historical development of labor relations and the legal framework governing collective bargaining. Labor relations law reform. Case studies from labor relations law. prereq: Econ 1111 or instr consent
MGMT 3162 - Labor Management Relations II (SS)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Issues in labor-management negotiation, grievances, wages and economic security plans, public policies toward collective bargaining. Case studies from labor arbitration. prereq: 3161 or instr consent
MGMT 3201 - Marketing Principles and Strategy (SS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Basic factors affecting policy and strategy issues in marketing. Economic, legal, behavioral, environmental, competitive, and technological factors as they affect product, pricing, promotion, and marketing-channel decisions. prereq: 2102, Stat 1601 or instr consent
MGMT 3221 - Management and Organization Theory (SS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Theory, research, and practice of management. Planning, organizing, leading, controlling. Emphasizes goals, policies, procedures. Factors and human relationships necessary to achieve organizational success. Organizational structure/culture. Changing environment in which businesses operate. prereq: 2101, Econ 1111 or instr consent
MGMT 3513 - Negotiation
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00918 - Mgmt 3513/Psy 3513
Prerequisites: 3221 or Psy 3501 or Psy/Mgmt 3701
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Same as Psy 3513. Examines the theoretical and applied aspects of negotiation. Topics include negotiation theory, strategy, skills and tactics, communication processes, global negotiation, and ethics. Use of negotiation simulations. prereq: 3221 or Psy 3501 or Psy/Mgmt 3701
MGMT 3701 - Organizational Behavior (SS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00926 - Mgmt 3701/Psy 3701
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Same as Psy 3701. Uses the theories and research of the behavioral sciences to understand how organizations function at the individual, group, and organizational levels. Topics include stress in the workplace; group dynamics; power, leadership, and attribution theory. prereq: Stat 1601 or Stat 2601, jr or sr
BIOL 2102 - Human Anatomy
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00911 - Biol 2102/WSS 2102
Prerequisites: soph
Typically offered: Every Fall
Same as SSA 2102. Structure of human systems at their organ and cellular level. (two 75-min lect, one 120-min lab)[Note: no elective cr for biol majors or minors]
ECON 4101 - Labor Economics I (HDIV)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Wage and employment determination. Distribution of earnings and earnings inequality by race and sex. Labor supply applications. prereq: 3201 or instr consent
ECON 4102 - Labor Economics II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Functioning and performance of the labor market. Heterodox explanations of labor market behavior. Labor demand applications. prereq: 3201 or instr consent
MGMT 2102 - Principles of Accounting II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: 2101
Typically offered: Every Spring
A continuation of Principles of Accounting I. Students develop an understanding of the issues unique to partnerships, corporations, and organizational financing. Cash flow statements and performance analysis are also emphasized. prereq: 2101
PSY 2001 - Research Methods in Psychology (SS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Design, analysis, and interpretation of research in psychology. Instruction on different research techniques and ethics in research. Students conduct, analyze, and evaluate empirical research and gain experience preparing APA-style research reports. Includes laboratory/discussion sessions. prereq: 1051, Stat 1601 or Stat 2601, psy major or minor, or instr consent
SOC 3103 - Research Methodology in Sociology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: 1101
Typically offered: Every Fall
An introduction to research procedures used in sociology. Developing a research design and applying it to a concrete problem. Questions of validity and reliability examined in the context of research projects developed by the students. prereq: 1101
PSY 3701 - Organizational Behavior (SS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00926 - Mgmt 3701/Psy 3701
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Same as Mgmt 3701. Uses the theories and research of the behavioral sciences to understand how organizations function at the individual, group, and organizational levels. Topics include stress in the workplace; group dynamics; power, leadership, and attribution theory. prereq: Stat 1601 or Stat 2601, jr or sr
SSA 2102 - Human Anatomy
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: soph
Typically offered: Every Fall
Same as Biol 2102. Structure of human systems at their organ and cellular level. (two 75-min lect, one 120-min lab)[Note: no elective cr for biol majors or minors]
SSA 2111 - Kinesiology (SCI)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Scientific principles of movement and tissue responses to force; analysis of basic movement in sports and other physical activities. prereq: 2102
SSA 2112 - Exercise Physiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Human physiological adaptations resulting from activity/exercise.
SSA 3172 - Leadership in Sport Organizations (SS)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: 2302, Mgmt 3171
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Examination of theories and case studies of organizational leadership within sport. Students learn about additional theories and models of sport leadership and practice and develop their leadership skills. [Note: no cr for students who have received cr for Mgmt 3172] prereq: 2302, Mgmt 3171
SSA 3201 - Coaching Practicum
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Supervised field experience in coaching, consisting of no fewer than 40 hours. prereq: instr consent