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Sports Management A.S.

The Program (HEGIS Code 5099)

 The Sports Management A.S. is a generalist business/liberal arts program with specific core courses in sports management disciplines. Coursework includes economics and accounting as well as a solid grounding in various areas of general education/liberal arts. The Sports Management A.S. program is a transfer degree, designed to be the first two years of a 4+ year business education. This program is intended for students who plan to transfer to another college or university, perhaps continuing through a graduate degree or higher. The curriculum is designed to let graduates be successful in any sports management or business-related transfer program, regardless of the transfer school chosen.

Students who plan to transfer to a SUNY college may use the Liberal Arts Electives to fulfill any of the following five SUNY General Education Requirements: A (Arts), AH (American History), FL (Foreign Language), OWC (Other World Civilizations), WC (Western Civilization).

Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Sports Management program with an A.S. degree will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of, and be able to effectively utilize, the technology essential for business applications.
  • Demonstrate the ability to locate, evaluate, analyze, and apply information to make effective business decisions.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the four functions of management as they relate to Sports Management specifically.
  • Successfully meet the SLO’s for 7 of the 10 SUNY General Education Requirements.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from this program who continue with their sports management/business education may enter the exciting world of professional sports as team managers, personal agents, and executives in the spectrum of businesses that support professional and amateur sport including fitness centers, recreation centers and ice arenas, and sporting goods sales and marketing.

Transfer Opportunities

As a graduate of Jefferson, you will have many transfer opportunities to consider and will be able to choose from a wide variety of colleges and universities to pursue your baccalaureate degree. The sports management curriculum was designed for seamless transfer to the sports management baccalaureate programs at SUNY Canton and SUNY Cortland, and will facilitate transfer to the sports management baccalaureate programs at SUNY Brockport and Cazenovia College, among other programs. Currently, a formal transfer agreement exists with SUNY Canton, Sports Management, B.B.A. program.


Degree Requirements (Effective Spring 2015) Credit Hours
Business Requirements (28 Credit Hours)  
ACC 101: Accounting Principles 1   4
CIS 110: Introduction to Computing with Microcomputers 3
ECO 101: Macroeconomics  3
ECO 102: Microeconomics  3
BUS 112: Introduction to Business        3
BUS 124: Marketing    3
BUS 131: Principles of Management     3
BUS 211: Business Law 1          3
BUS 226: Introduction to Finance    3
Sports Management Requirements (9 Credit Hours)  
BUS 102: Foundations of Sports Management 3
BUS 202: Sport and Society         3
BUS 204: Leadership for Sports Professionals 3
Liberal Arts Requirements (25 Credit Hours)  
ENG 101: Research and Composition    3
ENG 102: Literature and Composition     3
STA 151: Public Speaking 3
MTH 155: Algebra, Functions & Modeling
     or MTH 185: Precalculus Mathematics or higher
Humanities Elective*   3
Social Science Elective** 3
Lab Science Elective*** 4
Liberal Arts Elective**** 3
Physical Education 

*Select from the Arts (A) or Foreign Language (FL) General Education Course Lists

**Select from American History (AH), Western Civilization (WC) or Other World Civilization (OWC) General Education Course Lists

***Select from Natural Sciences General Education Course List

****Select from the General Education Course List


For More Information

Anthony Burgess, Instructor of Business/Sports Management

Application and Admissions Information
Office of Admissions
315-786-2277 or Toll Free 1-888-435-6522