Sports Management

Students at UA athletics facilitiesThe Sports Management Program has been developed by the Department of Management and Organizations in response to a growing demand for courses related to sports industries. Completion of these classes will provide a resume differentiator and facilitate job opportunities in the sports industry. Faculty with sports industry contacts and guest speakers from professional sports organizations are paired with experiential learning and study trips to sporting events.

There are three different sports management options:

  • Non-Eller Students – Sports Management Minor
  • Eller Students – Sports Management Certificate
  • BGS Students – Sports Management / Sports and Society Concentration

 

Sports Management Minor for Non-Eller Students

The Sports Management minor is a customized 18-unit program available only to non-Eller Students. The flexible curriculum allows for students to take courses in a sequence and pace that fits their schedule.

Requirements and Policies

  • Six three-unit courses (18 units total)
  • Minimum nine units upper division coursework
  • At least nine units must be completed in residence at the University of Arizona
  • Minimum 2.0 grade point average (GPA) needed in minor
  • Most courses offered during summer sessions
  • Can be used as a part of the Bachelor of General Studies (BGS)
  • Can be taken along with business administration minor, finance minor, or marketing minor
  • Eller does not permit double use of courses in their majors or minors with majors or minors outside of the College. Unique units are required for the student’s major and minor.

Sports Management Minor Coursework

Required Units: Students must complete these two prerequisite courses prior to enrolling in sports management classes:

  • ECON 200 Basic Economic Issues
  • ACCT 250 Survey of Accounting or ACCT 200 Introduction to Financial Accounting 
    (ACCT 200 is only available to non-Eller students in Spring, Summer, and Winter sessions; ACCT 250 is the preferred course.)

The remaining 12 units may be comprised of any of the following:

  • BNAD 302 Human Side of Organizations
  • MGMT 351 Sports Administration and Planning
  • MGMT 352 Sport Tourism and Event Management
  • MGMT 353 Sports Negotiation and Compliance
  • MGMT 354 Business of College Sports
  • MGMT 356 Sports Communication
  • MGMT 357 Life Cycle of Elite Athletes
  • MGMT 359 Special Topics in Sports Management
  • MKTG 355 Sports Marketing Management

Note: Students who are also completing the business administration minor cannot apply ECON 200, ACCT 200 or ACCT 250, and BNAD 302 to both the sports management minor and the business administration minor. Courses can only be applied to a single minor.

Declaring the Minor and Course Registration

The Sports Management Minor is open to all Non-Eller students. However, students must sign up for the minor program in order to be approved for course registration. Students will not be able to register for Sports Management classes during the Fall and Spring semesters without first signing up for the minor.

Sign up for the Sports Management Minor Program Now

For more information, contact Steve Michel, Eller business management advisor.


 

Sports Management Certificate for Eller Students

The sports management certificate program is a customized nine-unit program available to Eller students only. The sports management certificate may be added to any Eller major.

Sports Management Certificate Coursework

Three three-unit courses (nine units total) must be completed from the following eight courses:

  • MGMT 351 Sports Administration and Planning
  • MGMT 352 Sport Tourism and Event Management
  • MGMT 353 Sports Negotiation and Compliance
  • MGMT 354 Business of College Sports
  • MGMT 356 Sports Communication
  • MGMT 357 Life Cycle of Elite Athletes
  • MGMT 359 Special Topics in Sports Management
  • MKTG 355 Sports Marketing Management 

Sign up for the sports management certificate program now

For more information, contact Steve Michel, Eller business management advisor.


 

Sports Management / Sports and Society Concentration for BGS Students

Students majoring in General Studies (BGS) must complete these two prerequisite courses prior to enrolling in any sports management classes:

  • ECON 200 Basic Economic Issues
  • ACCT 250 Survey of Accounting

BGS students are then eligible to take the following courses:

  • BNAD 302 Human Side of Organizations
  • MGMT 351 Sports Administration and Planning
  • MGMT 352 Sport Tourism and Event Management
  • MGMT 353 Sports Negotiation and Compliance
  • MGMT 354 Business of College Sports
  • MGMT 356 Sports Communication
  • MGMT 357 Life Cycle of Elite Athletes
  • MGMT 359 Special Topics in Sports Management 
  • MKTG 355 Sports Marketing Management

Sign up to be eligible to take sports management classes as part of the BGS


 

Sports Management Courses

View sports management course descriptions and other information on the Eller Sports Management website.


 

For additional information, view the Sports Management Program website or contact us.