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Sport Management (Minor)

The minor in Sport Management is designed to provide students with a solid theoretical foundation in the study and practice of sport management. Students will achieve this goal by completing a series of five courses in the undergraduate sport management program.

Sport Management (Minor)


Description


What is Sport Management at ODU like?

The minor in Sport Management is designed to provide students with a solid theoretical foundation in the study and practice of sport management. Students will achieve this goal by completing a series of five courses in the undergraduate sport management program.

Program Highlights


What makes Sport Management at ODU unique?

  • Relevant sport industry skill development.

  • Hands on experience throughout coursework.

  • Curriculum relevant to contemporary sport issues.

  • Internship and practicum experiences available in the Hampton Roads area.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Sport Management at ODU?

SMGT 214:
Introduction to Sport Management


Course will introduce students to the sport industry, the wide range of career opportunities involving sport, and the economic impact of sports in America. Prerequisites: A grade of C- or better in MATH 102M or MATH 162M.

SMGT 452:
Sport Facility Management


An examination of the principles and practices of sport facility management. Special emphasis will be placed on management functions related to facility supervision, financing, marketing, public relations, risk management, security, operations, maintenance, programming, scheduling, event planning, box office operations and concessions. Prerequisites: A grade of C- or better in SMGT 214 and junior standing.

SMGT 453:
Event Management and Sport Sponsorship


This course is designed to provide a detailed examination of the relationship between sport and corporate sponsorship. Topics will include sport sponsorship background and history, reasons for sponsorship, benefits of sponsorship, types of sport sponsorship, strategic communication through sponsorship, sponsorship valuation, and evaluation of sponsorship packages. Special emphasis will be placed on the relationship between sport sponsorship development, event planning and fund-raising strategies. Prerequisites: A grade of C- or better in SMGT 214 and junior standing.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Sport Management at ODU?

Students entering the Minor program in Sport Management should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

  • SMGT 214 is a prerequisite for the minor and is not included in the calculation of the grade point average for the minor.

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    Completion of an additional 12 credit hours in the SMGT program.

     

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 360

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,032

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


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PROFESSOR


Name:

Lynn Ridinger


Location:

2018 STUDENT RECREATION CTR, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-4353


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

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