Sports Business – Online Minor

Make a game plan for your future

You don’t need to be a top athlete to be a major player in the sports industry. Projected to be a $600 billion global market by 2025, sports are a huge business with many rewarding career possibilities.

Whether you’re interested in general management, predictive analytics or marketing and public relations, earning an undergraduate minor in sports business online from Oregon State University will give you the specialized knowledge you need to be successful working with athletes and athletic organizations.

Learn from one of the world's leading business schools

The program is offered by Oregon State’s College of Business, which is accredited by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). That is a standard met by only 25% of business schools globally. The courses are delivered online by top-ranked Oregon State Ecampus.


When you earn a minor in sports business, you’ll better understand the history of sports and study key sociological theories and concepts. Along with this foundational knowledge, you’ll build practical skills to do things like critically evaluate sponsorships, direct and adjust marketing strategies, develop equitable and inclusive practices and learn how to use data to support better decision-making.

Curriculum details and minor requirements are available on Oregon State’s academic catalog.

Sample course topics

  • Introduction to sports analytics
  • Global history of sports
  • Sports marketing
  • Business of sport
  • Financing sport
  • Sociology of sport
  • Sports sponsorship

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed and taught by Oregon State's world-class faculty, who are renowned for their research, expertise and innovation.
  • Oregon State is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • Oregon State Ecampus consistently ranks among the nation’s 10 best providers of online education according to U.S. News & World Report.
  • OSU Ecampus students receive the same transcript as on-campus students.