THE TOP 6 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN PLANNING A MAJOR IN SPORT MANAGEMENT
Sport Management is a great major for those that enjoy sports and would like the opportunity to discuss and debate topics related to social issues, ethics, leadership, management, marketing, and promotions as well as specific operations aspects of the sport industry. Whether an athlete, recreation participant, fan or non-fan, sports impact us all in some ways. The collection of classes offers both practical and theoretical perspectives that engage students in critical-thinking, analysis, and discussion.
Sport Management is an interdisciplinary major with a core set of class delivered by the discipline while other core and elective courses needed to complete the major with occur in a number of different disciplines on campus.
It is highly recommended that students pursuing the Sport Management major do so sequentially. As some courses have prerequisites, none of them have requirements. However, it is beneficial for students to take classes in order as most courses rely on content delivered and learned in other courses. Upper-level courses (3000- and 4000-level) are recommended for juniors and seniors in the major as the lower-level courses serve to develop knowledge and understanding of key content that will be applied and elevated among upper-level courses.
The Sport Management major culminates with a capstone project for all seniors as part of SSA 4201, typically in the final Spring semester of their degree seeking efforts. Students are required to develop and deliver a policy research paper and presentation both in class and for the UMM campus community through a poster session near the end of the semester.
The Sport Management discipline also offers a minor with a core set of courses and some credits needed as electives.
Although not a requirement, it is highly recommended that students pursuing the Sport Management major complete some type of experiential aspect in sport, especially if they will be seeking employment within the industry upon graduation. Sport Management faculty can help students identify and apply for various roles, some of which occur on the UMM campus and/or within the Morris community.