Sports Management AS
SUNY Jefferson
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Sports Management AS

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Sports Management AS Highlights

  • Program Type: Transfer
  • Delivery: On-campus
  • Personal Interests: Professional sports, college sports, sporting goods/products, recreation, management
  • Skill Building: Planning, organizing, controlling, leading, communication, problem-solving, analytical thinking
  • Career Options: Professional team operations, college athletic administration, game day operations, facility and event management, sport marketing and advertising, sport sales - tickets, goods, sponsorship
  • Program Code: HEGIS 55099

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 foundations in business fundamentals
  • In-depth study of the sport industry
  • Applied learning experiences within college athletics and local sports teams and the businesses that affect them

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


Contact Enrollment Services for Application and Admissions Information

Jules Center 6-010 (ground level)
(315) 786-2437, fax (315) 786-2349 or toll free (888) 435-6522

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Friday


Seamlessly transfer to a bachelor’s degree program

Transfer to the most prominent SUNY schools with Sport Management Bachelor's degree programs, such as SUNY Cortland, SUNY Brockport, and SUNY Canton, as well as other private institutions inside and outside of New York State. Your Jefferson classes will count toward a B.B.A. in Sports Management.


Degree requirements for Sports Management A.S.

Effective Fall 2021

Sports Management A.S. Sports Management Core Requirements (11 Credit Hours)
Sports Management Core Requirements (11 credit hours) Credit Hours
BUS 102:  Foundations of Sports Management 3
BUS 202:  Sports and Society 3
BUS 204:  Leadership for Sports Professionals 3
BUS 276 – Sports Management Practicum 2
Business Requirements (9 credit hours)
Business Requirements (9 credit hours) Credit Hours
BUS 112:  Introduction to Business 3
BUS 124:  Marketing 3
BUS 131:  Principles of Management 3
Accounting Requirements (4 credit hours)
Accounting Requirements (4 credit hours) Credit Hours
ACC 101: Accounting Principles 1 4
Economics Requirements (3 credit hours)
Economics Requirements (3 credit hours) Credit Hours
ECO 102: Microeconomics 3
Mathematics and Science Requirements (7 credit hours)
Mathematics and Science Requirements (7 credit hours) Credit Hours
MTH 144: Elementary Statistics or MTH 174: Mathematical Probability and Statistics 1 3
Lab Science Elective7 4
English Requirements (6 credit hours)
English Requirements (6 credit hours) Credit Hours
ENG 101: Research and Composition 3
ENG 102: Literature and Composition 3
Computer Information Systems Requirement (3 credit hours)
Computer Information Systems Requirement (3 credit hours) Credit Hours
CIS 110: Introduction to Computing and Applications 3
Humanities Requirements (6 credit hours)
Humanities Requirements (6 credit hours) Credit Hours
STA 151: Public Speaking 3
Humanities Elective4 3
Social Science Requirements (6 credit hours)
Social Science Requirements (6 credit hours) Credit Hours
 PSY 133: Introduction to Psychology 3

Social Science Elective3

Elective Requirements (6 credit hours)
Elective Requirements (6 credit hours) Credit Hours
Liberal Arts Elective 3
Free Elective1 3
Physical Education Requirements (2 credit hours)
Physical Education Requirements (2 credit hours) Credit Hours
Physical Education Elective 1
Physical Education Elective 1

 Total Credit Hours 63


Sports Management A.S. Advising Notes
Advising Notes:
1Students not transferring to a bachelor’s program and who have not received the MTH 125 equivalency or ENG 101 equivalency should take that course in their first semester. If the student is not transferring to a bachelor’s program and tested in at level for English and Math is encouraged to take BUS 218 - Social Media, Advertising and Promotion; otherwise, the student should take a Liberal Arts elective to satisfy general education requirements. 
2Students should take all MTH and ENG courses from their first semester on, in consecutive order, until the completion of the MTH and ENG requirements. (Do NOT take a semester off of MTH or ENG). Those students not testing into the minimum level of coursework in Math or English, may be required to take additional coursework in the summer and/or winter sessions in order to complete the program in 2 years.   
3The Social Science Elective must be chosen from the SUNY General Education Areas of American History, Western Civilization, or Other World Civilizations.  
4The Humanities Elective chosen from the SUNY General Education Areas of Foreign Language or Arts.
5When appropriate, students may pair two English classes per semester to fulfill the degree requirement in this area.  
6Students should try to schedule only one of the following Sport-specific courses per semester (BUS 102, BUS 202, BUS 276, and BUS 204)  
7Student-athletes should not schedule the Lab Science Elective in the same semester as their sport.  
8Student-athletes should structure their course schedule to have fewer credits in the same semester as their sport (if possible).  

9Students are strongly advised against taking the following courses in the same semester: 

a. ACC 101 and Lab Science Elective and CIS 110
b. BUS 124 and BUS 131
c. BUS 131 and BUS 204


Program Contacts

Irene Wilder

Assistant Professor
(315) 786-2378

Dawn Robinson

Assistant Professor of Business and Business Department Chair
(315) 786-2486