Sport Management Minor

The minor in Sport Management provides you with a core set of skills in sport management, including literacy in sport marketing, sport finance, personnel management, and the sociological aspects of sport. Students will also have a wide variety of electives from which to choose.

This minor is designed for students with an interest in the theory of the sporting context and/or students who will use principles of the sport field in their anticipated profession.

Why Grand View?

  • Des Moines was ranked the No. 1 minor league sports market in America by Sport Business Journal, the premiere sport business source.
  • Grand View's Sport Management program is perfect for those interested in a career in the sport industry. The program combines sport-specific coursework and experiences with a solid business focus that helps build skills needed to succeed in a variety sport-related settings and occupations.
  • Internships in sport management are crucial to gaining experience and determining career intentions. At Grand View, we have developed relationships with organizations that provide multiple internship opportunities in the Des Moines community and beyond.
  • Our sport management faculty has extensive experience in professional and collegiate sport and is committed to helping students learn about the realities of working in sport organizations.
Degree Fit
This program could be a good fit if you:
  • An interest in a career in the sport industry.
Career Options

With this minor, you may become a/an:

  • Professional Sport Teams and Leagues
  • Collegiate Athletic Departments
  • Amateur Sport Organizations and Federations
  • Private Club Sports
  • Municipal Parks and Recreation Departments
  • Community and Youth Sport Agencies
  • Corporate and Industrial Sport Programs
  • City and Community Sport Commissions
  • Private and Public Facility Management
  • Military Sport Programs
  • Sport Marketing and Consulting Firms
  • Sporting Goods and Apparel Companies
  • Sport Media
  • Event Management Companies
  • Corporate Sponsorship Departments
Course Requirements

Sport Management Minor (18 credits)

COMM / KINH 270 or
COMM 355
Sports and Media or
Public Relations Principles
3 credits
BSAD 217 Introduction to Sport Management 3 credits
KINH 304 Organization and Administration of Physical Education 3 credits
PSYC 380 Sport Psychology 3 credits

Additional Courses (select 6 credits)

BSAD 316 Facilities and Event Management 3 credits
BSAD 343 Sport Law 3 credits
BSAD 371 Fundraising and Finance of Sport 3 credits
BSAD 416 Sport Marketing 3 credits

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