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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Sport Management

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Department Human Performance
College Allied Health & Nursing
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Undergraduate Degree Type(s) BS
Program Description

The Sport Management program is designed to provide professional preparation that develops competitive sport management leaders through a comprehensive education in both theory and its application in sports business. The Sport Management major offers students a broad base educational foundation to prepare them for a career in sport management through a comprehensive education in both theory and its application in sports business. The major prepares students with sport business concepts and develops skills and knowledge in the following areas: management, marketing, promotions, communication, legal preparation, public relations, consumer behavior, facilities, and finance.

The sport and activity industry can be divided into 7 segments:

  • Professional sport entertainment (MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, NASCAR, minor leagues, etc.)
  • Amateur sport entertainment (college and high school sport, Olympic-related events)
  • Sport services (agents, event management, resorts, cruises, law, marketing, etc.)
  • Sport and fitness activity participation, for-profit (golf courses, fitness and martial arts centers)
  • Sport and fitness activity products (manufacturers, retail, distributors, etc.)
  • Sport and fitness activity participation, nonprofit (parks and recreation, YMCA, hospital, etc.)
  • Sport media and communication (TV, radio, print, web, public relations, sport info, etc.)
Admission Requirements Admission to Major is granted by the department. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 (C) is required.
Please note: Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the major.  In the past two admission periods, the pre-Sport Management GPA of admitted students has varied from 2.90 to 4.0.
Minimum University admission requirements are a minimum of 32 earned semester credit hours.
Other Requirements
The Minnesota State University, Mankato Sport Management program includes an internship in which the student actually performs the skills necessary for the various roles. Sport Management majors are required to minor in one of the following areas: Accounting, Business law, Coaching, Economics, Financial Planning, Human Resource Management, International Business, or MarketingOther minors are accepted upon advisor’s approval.
Academic Bulletin A full description of the program including class listings and class descriptions are listed in the Academic Bulletin.
Program Contact Information Department of Human Performance
College of Allied Health and Nursing
1400 Highland Center
Phone: 507-389-6313
College Advising Allied Health Advising
Shirley Murray, Student Relations Coordinator
124 Myers Fieldhouse

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