Sports Business Minor


Industry guest speakers, real-time projects, and sports internships highlight this very dynamic and specialized program. 

Skills for off the field 

The sports business minor helps prepare students for possible careers in sports business. This minor provides non-business majors, who are not enrolled in the Cook School, the opportunity to gain specialized knowledge in areas that are critical to success for careers related to the business aspects of sports.

Students are responsible for completing any prerequisites, and a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA is required in minor coursework.


Sports Business Minor for Non-Business Majors

Fifteen (15) hours of coursework from the Cook School are the minimum for completing the sports business minor. Up to twenty-seven (27) hours may be required depending on the electives that are taken.

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Course Options 

Nine hours as follows (3 credit hours each):

 CourseTitle Prerequisites
MGT 3000Management Theory & Practice Sophomore standing 
MGT 3400Introduction to Sports Management MGT 3000 
MGT 4400Integrated Sports Business Planning MGT 3400, senior standing, and two of the following: MKT 3500, ITM 3800, MGT 3301, MGT 4401, MGT 4402, or ECON 4500 


Six hours chosen from the following courses  (3 credit hours each) * :

 CourseTitle Prerequisites
ECON 4500Sports Economics MATH 1320 or 1510, ECON 1900, ECON 3140, & OPM 2070
ITM 3800Project Management ITM 2000 and junior standing 
MGT 3301Negotiations and Conflict ResolutionMGT 3000
MGT 4401Legal Issues in Sport & Entertainment MGT 2000 
MGT 4402Intercollegiate Athletics Management MGT 3000
MKT 3500 Sports Marketing MKT 3000

* All prerequisites must be completed