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Sport Management

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AS Degree - Code #1396

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John Lisec, Program Coordinator
Email address: lisecjs@alfredstate.edu

The growing emphasis on athletics, coupled with the increasing amount of leisure time the public now enjoys, has made the world of sports one of the fastest-growing segments of American business. The sports industry requires a great variety of people with expertise in business. The goal of this program is to prepare you — using both hands-on and theory-based training — for a career in many areas of sport management and administration.

A laptop computer is required for students entering this degree program. Laptop specifications are available at www.alfredstate.edu/required-laptops.

Advantages

Students obtain a holistic and in-depth understanding in many areas, such as principles of facility management, the unique aspects of sports marketing, promotions, finance, sport law, media relations, ticket sales, and sponsorship.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize the primary theories within the principle functional areas of business and sport management.
  • Demonstrate professional business communication.
  • Illustrate critical thinking and effective decision-making within the principle functional areas of sport management.
  • Identify ethical issues within sport management

Direct Entry Into Baccalaureate Degree Programs

Alfred State sport management graduates may enter directly into either the business administration BBA, the interdisciplinary studies BTech, the sport management BBA, or the technology management BBA program.

Continuing Education Opportunities

Students may transfer directly into our four-year sport management program, which results in a BBA degree.

Occupational Opportunities

  • Professional sports
  • College sports
  • Minor league sports
  • Olympic organizations
  • Recreational sport organizations
  • Philanthropic sport organizations
  • International sport organizations
  • Ticket sales
  • Sports marketing and promotions
  • Sports sponsorship
  • Media relations and sports broadcasting
  • Sports law and sports agencies
  • Facilities and event management

Employment Statistics

Employment and continuing education rate of 86 percent – 86 percent continued their education.

Related Programs

Business Administration
Sport Management (BBA)

Entrance Requirements/recommendations

Required: Algebra, Geometry 

Recommended: Algebra 2/Trigonometry  

Sport Management - AS Degree

TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First

ACCT 1124 Financial Accounting 4
CISY xxx3 Intro to Computers/Info. Mgt. 3
COMP 1503 Freshman Composition 3
SPMG 1123 Intro to Sports Management 3
MATH xxx3 Math Elective 3
      16

Second

BUAD 2033 Business Communications 3
ACCT 2224 Managerial Accounting 4
SPMG 2003 Sport in Society 3
MKTG 2073 Principles of Marketing 3
LITR xxx3 Literature Elective 3
      16

Third

BUAD 3153 Fundamentals of Management 3
SPCH 1083 Effective Speaking 3
ECON 1013 Macroeconomics 3
BUAD 3043 Business Law I 3
SPMG 3001 Field Experience I 1
  xxx3 Gen Ed/LAS Elective 3
      16

Fourth

ECON 2023 Microeconomics 3
SPMG 4001 Field Experience II 1
SPMG 4123 Sport Facility Management 3
  xxx3 Gen Ed/LAS Elective 3
  xxx3 Gen Ed/LAS Elective 3
  xxx3 Gen Ed/LAS Elective 3
      16

Be advised that a prior felony conviction may impede a student's ability to participate in an internship and complete the program.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

64 semester hours with a 2.0 cumulative index.