School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism Management - George Mason University

Sport Management Minor

Opportunities abound in the $490 billion sports industry, and a minor in sports management equips students with the skills needed to succeed in areas such as sales, marketing, public relations, operations, facilities, and event management.

The sport management minor course work prepares students in topics including sport marketing, finance, ethics, law, operations, event planning, management and leadership. Graduates of our program have gone on to work in media relations, marketing, sales, alumni development, management and coaching positions throughout the country, including with the Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Washington Football Team, New York Knicks, D.C. United, United States Tennis Association, Duke University Athletics, UNC-Chapel Hill Athletics, Monumental Sports Entertainment, and more.


More about the Program

The Sport Management Program at George Mason University seeks to prepare reflective, principled, and knowledgeable graduates with professional skill sets that enhance their success in the $490 billion sport sector. Serving one of the nation’s most diverse student populations, this dynamic, growing program is committed to excellence and seeks to develop students’ professional knowledge and dispositions through a curriculum guided by the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) and the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) content standards. An integral part of the curriculum is the opportunity for field experiences in sport settings in the Northern Virginia region, metropolitan Washington, D.C., and throughout the world.

Careers in Sport Management

• general manager
• athletic director
• coach
• league commissioner
• foundation director
• sport marketer
• external relations
• ticket sales
• community relations
• sports information/media relations
• sports broadcasting
• events manager
• facilities manager
• academic advisor
• compliance officer
• sports agent

Program Format

Face to face format primarily on the Fairfax campus. Students also can take courses via distance learning.

Application Deadlines


  • Non-Binding Early Action Deadline: November 1
  • Regular Decision Deadline: January 15


  • Fall Priority Deadline: March 1
  • Spring Priority Deadline: October 1

For more information and to apply, visit the admissions website.

Application Requirements

Current Mason undergraduate students should contact their advisor about adding a minor. Students may need to fill out the Minor Declaration form from the Registrar's Office website.

Admissions Requirements

Current Mason undergraduate students should contact their advisor about adding a minor. Students may need to fill out the Minor Declaration form from the Registrar's Office website.

Tuition (2021-22)

Virginia Resident $396.25
$546.50 with MSF*
Non-Virginia Resident $1,373.75
$1,524.00 with MSF*
*Mandatory Student Fee (MSF) $150.25
CEHD Course Fee
($25/credit with higher per credit or flat course fees for internship and select ATEP, PRLS, and RECR courses)
$25.00 - $250.00
Total Cost for Virginia Residents per Credit $571.50 - $796.50
Total Cost for Non-Virginia Residents per Credit $1,549.00 - $1,774.00
Undergraduate New Student Fee
(non-refundable, one-time fee)
$350 | $275 for transfer students

Please Note: Refer to the Students Accounts Office website for more information on tuition and fees. Various course and lab fees may be assessed depending on the course(s) in which the student is enrolled.

Financial Aid

For information on loans and scholarships, visit the Office of Student Financial Aid. For information regarding grants, tuition waivers, and other merit aid, please inquire with your graduate department. Also, many school districts offer tuition reimbursement options. Speak to your employer for more information.


Academic Advisor

Ms. Michelle Séki
Phone: 703-993-5200
Fairfax Campus: Krug Hall, Suite 213 (virtual for Fall 2021)

To schedule an appointment:

Learn more about Michelle, and her work advising students, here.

Click to view the 2017-2018 Sport Management Minor Advising Sheet.



Current students should visit MyMason for important forms and documents.

Sport Management

If you're interested in more than two programs or aren't sure which program to select, just choose the most relevant and we can discuss your options with you.