SUNY Jefferson

Sports Management AS

Program Type: Transfer
Delivery Method: On-campus
Personal Interests: Professional and amateur sports, fitness, recreation, sporting goods
Skill Development: Business fundamentals, leadership, problem-solving, communication
Career Options: Team management, sports agents, executives
Program Code: HEGIS 5099

Learn the business side of the sports industry

Take your passion for sports and recreation to a new level with Jefferson’s Sports Management A.S. You’ll learn to handle the business side of sports with classes in sports management, economics, marketing, and accounting. Plus, you’ll be well on your way to earn a bachelor’s degree in this exciting field.

This program offers:

  • Strong foundation in business fundamentals
  • Opportunities for in-depth study on sports and society
  • Exposure to multiple business disciplines in a sports context

Work behind the scenes in sports and entertainment

Sports are big business comprising not only teams and players, but also event facilities, merchandising, tickets and operations, marketing, and more. They require professional managers with a strong foundation in business to succeed.

A degree in sports management prepares you to take on just about any career in sports and athletics—from collegiate or professional sports, to sporting events and facilities, parks and recreation, equipment development and manufacturing, and sports agencies. You’ll learn to understand the ins and outs of the industry, how to build a fan base, and how to manage the administrative side of sports. Serve as a team manager, personal agent, or executive in this exciting field.

Learn to manage and make decisions

When you complete the Sports Management A.S. degree you will be able to:

  • Research, evaluate, and apply information to make effective business decisions
  • Understand and apply the functions of management—especially as they relate to sports
  • Use business technology applications
  • Transfer to a SUNY bachelor’s degree program with classes in seven of the 10 SUNY General Education Requirement areas

Seamlessly transfer to SUNY Canton bachelor’s degree program

Complete a Jefferson Sports Management A.S., and then take advantage of our formal transfer agreement with SUNY Canton. Your Jefferson classes will count toward a B.B.A. in Sports Management.

You can also transfer to other great schools like SUNY Cortland, SUNY Brockport and Cazenovia College, among other programs.

Degree requirements for Sports Management A.S.

Business requirements (28 credit hours)

ACC 101: Accounting Principles 1 
CIS 110: Introduction to Computing with Microcomputers 
ECO 101: Macroeconomics 
ECO 102: Microeconomics 
BUS 112: Introduction to Business 
BUS 124: Marketing 
BUS 131: Principles of Management 
BUS 211: Business Law 1 
BUS 226: Introduction to Finance 

Sports Management requirements (9 credit hours)

BUS 102: Foundations of Sports Management 
BUS 202: Sport and Society 
BUS 204: Leadership for Sports Professionals 

Liberal Arts Requirements (25 credit hours)

ENG 101: Research and Composition 
ENG 102: Literature and Composition 
STA 151: Public Speaking 
MTH 155: Algebra, Functions & Modeling or MTH 185: Precalculus Mathematics or higher
Humanities Elective1 
Social Science Elective2
Lab Science Elective3
Liberal Arts Elective4

Physical Education (2 credit hours)


TOTAL 64 credit hours


1Select from Knowledge Area of The Arts (A) or Foreign Language (FL) SUNY General Education Course List
2Select from Knowledge Area of American History (AH), Western Civilization (WC) or Other World Civilization (OWC) SUNY General Education course list
3Select from Knowledge Area of Natural Sciences SUNY General Education course list
4Select from the SUNY General Education Course List

Program contact

Anthony Burgess
Instructor of Business/Sports Management
aburgess2@sunyjefferson.edu
(315) 786-2266

Application and Admissions Information
Enrollment Services
Jules Center, building 6, suite 6-010
admissions@sunyjefferson.edu
(315) 786-2437 or toll free 1-888-435-6522