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 Spring 2015

Sports Management A.S. Sports Management Requirements (9 Credit Hours)
Sports Management Requirements (9 credit hours) Credit Hours
BUS 102:  Foundations of Sports Management 3
BUS 202:  Sport and Society 3
BUS 204:  Leadership for Sports Professionals 3
Accounting and Business Requirements (19 credit hours)
Accounting and Business Requirements (19 credit hours) Credit Hours
ACC 101:  Accounting Principles 1 4
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
Computer Science Requirement (3 credit hours)
Computer Science Requirement (3 credit hours) Credit Hours
CIS 110: Introduction to Computing and Applications 3
Sports Management A.S. Liberal Arts  Requirements (31 Credit Hours)
Liberal Arts Requirements (31 credit hours) Credit Hours
ECO 101:  Macroeconomics 3
ECO 102:  Microeconomics 3
ENG 101:  Research and Composition 3
ENG 102:  Literature and Composition 3
MTH 155:  Algebra, Functions & Modeling or 
MTH 185:  Precalculus or higher
STA 151:  Public Speaking 3
Humanities Elective1
Lab Science Elective2 4
Liberal Arts Elective3 3
Social Science Elective4 3
Sports Management A.S. Physical Education Requirements (2 Credit Hours)
Physical Education Requirements 2 Credit Hours

 Total Credit Hours 64


Sports Management A.S. Advising Notes
Advising Notes:
1Select from areas of The Arts or Foreign Language in the SUNY General Education course List
2Select from the area of Natural Sciences in the SUNY General Education course list  
3Select from in the SUNY General Education course list  
4Select from areas of American History, Western Civilization or Other World Civilization in the SUNY General Education course list


Program Contacts

Irene Wilder

Assistant Professor
(315) 786-2378

Dawn Robinson

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