Dream about turning your love of sports into your life’s vocation?
You might see yourself as a college or professional sports coach, managing the business side of a sports team or fitness facility. Perhaps it's promoting sporting events or owning a business that creates and sells sport-related products or services. Or, perhaps you’ve identified another of the many dimensions found within the industry of sports management that gets you excited! Helping you attain your vision is why we created this Sport Management minor.
An interdisciplinary program housed in the Linfield Business Department, the Sport Management minor helps round out your knowledge of this highly competitive, but personally rewarding industry.
Depending upon your major, this minor was designed to give you theoretical knowledge in the fields of business, as well as economics,mass communication, philosophy, and health and human performance and apply it to the study of sport management.
Completion of a Sport Management minor is good preparation for graduate studies in sport management or athletic administration careers, like sport business, management of sport, and sport marketing.
Goals for the Minor
To successfully complete a minor in Sport Management, you will need to:
Requirements for the Minor
Complete 6 courses (22-24 credits), distributed as follows:
Additionally, choose two courses (6-8 credits) from the following:
*To receive elective credit for MSCM 347, 370, and 375, students must petition the SMG coordinator and provide a signed agreement between the student and the relevant course instructor stating that at least 1/3 of the course grade was devoted to sport or sport-related issues. The SMG coordinator must approve the petition before the Registrar will accept the elective credit.
Only two courses counted for the Sport Management minor may also be counted toward Linfield Curriculum or major requirements. With the permission of the coordinator of the Sport Management minor, one-time offerings may be substituted for courses already approved.
*Due to overlap in course content, BNSS 250 waived for students completing the 24-credit Business core sequence (BNAC 260, BNAC 261, BNMG 310, BNMK 321, BNSS 340, and BNFN 341).
If after reading about the Sport Management minor you’re excited and want to learn more, feel free to contact Admission who will connect you with any of these professors who teach in this interdisciplinary program. They’re just as excited about sport management as you are!
Denise Farag, J.D. - Business (Coordinator)
Randy Grant, Ph.D. - Economics
Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza, Ph.D. - Philosophy
Garry Killgore, Ph.D. - Health, Human Performance and Athletics
Lisa Weidman, Ph.D. - Mass Communication