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This minor introduces students to the sports industry and the sport management academic discipline.  Students will learn about the principles of finance, economics, policy and governance as they relate to sports organizations. They will then have the opportunity to choose from a series of sport management courses to complete the minor, based on their area of theoretical or practical interest.


This minor is available to all Mason undergraduate students, with the exception of those enrolled in the Health, Fitness, and Recreation Resources, BS with a concentration in Sport Management.


Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: SPMT

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18


SPMT 201Introduction to Sport Management3
SPMT 420Economics and Finance in the Sport Industry3
SPMT 455Governance and Policy in Sport Organizations3
Select three from the following:9
Administration of SRT Organizations I
Sport and Recreation Law
Philosophical and Ethical Dimensions of Sport
Sport, Culture, and Society
Sport Venues and Events
Sport Marketing and Sales
Sport Communication
Global Perspectives in Sport
Special Topics in Sport Management
Total Credits18