The Sports Management Institute

The Sports Management Interdisciplinary Minor will provide undergraduate students with an overview of the sports industry from an interdisciplinary perspective.  Students in this minor will acquire skills in various aspects of the sports industry, including public relations, turf management, facilities and event planning, management and marketing, hospitality services, diversity and leadership. Students selected for the competitive minor track will have hands-on experiences through internships and practicum opportunities with regional professional sports franchises.  

Effective Fall 2016

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

Required Courses
ETST 314Inclusive Sport Organizations3
IU 140Foundations of Sport Management2
IU 271Leadership Styles II: Prominent Leaders2
IU 486Practicum for Interdisciplinary Leadership 13
IU 487Internship for Interdisciplinary Leadership 13
Select the appropriate course from the following:3
Non-Business Majors and Minors:
Fundamentals of Sports Marketing
Business Majors and Minors:
Sports Marketing
Electives 25
Program Total Credits:21
Electives List
AREC 202Agricultural and Resource Economics (GT-SS1)3
or ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)
AREC 346/ECON 346Economics of Outdoor Recreation3
CON 101Introduction to Construction Management3
CON 462Financial Management for Construction3
CON 571Facility Planning and Management3
ECON 101Economics of Social Issues (GT-SS1)3
FIN 305Fundamentals of Finance3
FIN 342Risk Management and Insurance3
HDFS 101Individual and Family Development (GT-SS3)3
HDFS 311Adolescent/Early Adult Development in Context3
HDFS 312Adult Development-Middle Age and Aging3
HES 309Methods of Coaching2
HES 379Psychology and Sport3
HORT 341Turfgrass Management3
HORT 441Turfgrass Science3
JTC 350Public Relations3
JTC 373Digital Promotion Management3
MKT 366Services Marketing3
PSY 100General Psychology (GT-SS3)3
RRM 312Hospitality Human Resource Management3
RRM 460Event and Conference Planning3
SOC 342Leisure and Society3
SOC 343Sport and Society3
SPCM 130Relational and Organizational Communication (GT-SS3)3
SPCM 200Public Speaking3
SPCM 278ECommunication Skills: Intercultural Competence1
SPCM 278HCommunication Skills: Organizational Training1
SPCM 436Conflict Management and Communication3