The worldwide and national sports industry is large and growing, with a significant presence in Southern California. The sports industry has significant ties to entertainment, real estate, games and special events, as well as media, journalism and other industries. The sports industry provides a unique business context, with specific needs in marketing, finance, economics, data analytics, risk management, communication, human resources, law and other business disciplines. The Sports Business and Management minor provides students the opportunity to combine courses in core management disciplines with complementary courses specific to sports business.
The Sports Business and Management minor is available to students in all schools and departments outside of the Marshall School of Business and Leventhal School of Accounting. To enroll in this minor, students must have completed 32 units of college-level courses and have a minimum overall GPA of 2.75.
Successful completion of the Sports Business and Management minor requires a minimum of 20 units and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in the courses applied to the minor.