Sport Management

Majoring in Sport Management (SM) will prepare you for a career in the management, marketing, and administration of sport programs in educational settings, sport business, or the entertainment industry. In addition to the required courses, you must complete a semester-long internship. Many graduates choose to continue their education through graduate studies in sport management, law, or business. If you are interested in Sport Management, you must complete specific prerequisites and a separate application for admission to the major. This major is highly competitive with an enrollment limit of 150 students.

Program Prerequisites

You must complete the following courses in order to be eligible to apply to the program:

  • A UT Austin writing component class
  • Three semester hours of Economics (301, 304k or 304L)
  • KIN 312M - Management of Physical Activity & Sports Programs (a grade of “B-” or better is required)
  • KIN 347 - Historical & Ethical Issues in Physical Culture and Sports (a grade of “B-” or better is required)

Please note that completion of the prerequisites does not guarantee acceptance to the program. Admission is based on the number of available spaces, academic performance, the quality of the student’s resume, and previous volunteer and work experiences.

Program Application

In order to apply to the Sport Management major, you must have a 2.5 minimum GPA, have completed or currently be completing the prerequisites listed above, and you must submit a resume. Please note that the actual cutoff for the GPA may be considerably higher depending on the applicant pool.

Applications for Sport Management entry are due May 1 or December 1 of every year. 


If accepted to the major, you will be required to choose one of two internship options in order to graduate. Internships are typically done at the end of the program during your final semester.

For a complete reference of the internship process, please visit the Sport Management Internship page.