In North America alone, the sports industry weighs in at more then $60 billion, according to Pricewaterhouse Coopers. If you love all things athletic, why not get in on the action? UMW’s interdisciplinary minor program in sports management is designed for students from all majors who want to understand management as it impacts sports. You’ll discover the challenges and opportunities of the sports industry; explore basic principles of management, marketing, law, finance, and ethics in sports; and have a ball while you’re doing it!
Areas of Study
While you complete a coordinating major – or whatever major you choose – UMW’s sports management minor will expose you to courses in sports management, sports law, and sports psychology, while also bringing you into the business world with marketing and management classes.
Those who study sports management pursue opportunities in profession, semi-pro, and college sports. They become health club managers, sportscasters, fitness instructors, sports agents, athletic directors, sports event coordinators, media relations specialists, sports information directors, YMCA youth leaders, sports marketing specialists, community center directors, and athletic contract managers.
All sports management minors must complete a sports management internship for hands-on supervised experience in the field. Manage a public facility, including UMW’s Anderson Center, Battleground Complex, and special events held by the Athletic Department. Students will be able to apply knowledge, skills, and abilities relating to the basic principles of event booking, finance, marketing, operations, scheduling, staffing, and ticketing in sports.
Sports management is an interdisciplinary minor. Requirements for departmental honors depend on which of UMW’s major programs you choose. Check the appropriate department for details.
UMW’s minor program in sports management requires 18 credits, including Introduction to Sports Management, Principles of Marketing, Events and Facility Management, Sports Law, Sports Management Internship, and either Sport Psychology or Principles of Management.
UMW’s sports management minor is an interdisciplinary program. Depending on which major you choose, scholarships are available through the appropriate department. For information on all scholarships available at the University of Mary Washington, visit the Office of Financial Aid.