Business Administration: Sport Management A.S.

The A.S. Business Administration: Sport Management Degree Program is designed to prepare students for entry and mid-level positions of employment in the Sport Management field or for smooth transition into a four year Bachelor of Sport Management Degree Program of their choice. This program will provide students opportunity to build a solid base of general education courses and business courses and provide exposure to introductory sport management specific courses required for employment and for continuing their education at the baccalaureate level. Further, the program aims to assist in preparing qualified employees/managers for the many sport, athletic, fitness, recreation and tourism related businesses locally, statewide, nationally. The program provides students the foundation they need to seamlessly transfer to parallel bachelor's degree programs and assists in development of the skills and expertise necessary to secure mid to upper level employment in the vast array of career paths that encompass the sport management field upon completion.

The mission of the A.S. Business Administration: Sport Management degree program is to prepare graduates to meet the challenges of a global sport society through their development of a strong base of knowledge and experiences related to the business of sport. Additionally, the mission of the program is to increase the number of qualified sport business professionals locally, state-wide, nationally and internationally and to provide well qualified professionals in the industry that have the potential to enhance the quality of life of the various constituencies they will serve. Further, the program aims to provide graduates a seamless transition into bachelor's degree programs in field of Sport Management.


The Business Administration: Sport Management A.S. program will:

  • Prepare students to apply the core functional areas of business, including accounting, marketing, management, and law, to make sound business decisions.
  • Prepare students to apply the basic quantitative skills required in business.
  • Prepare students to apply basic knowledge of the common components of sport management, including organization and planning, societal and cultural impact, and leadership.
  • Prepare students to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Prepare students to demonstrate proficiency in using computer software.
  • Prepare students for transfer into a four-year program in a related field.

Discipline Category Descriptions

Minimum Degree Requirements (62 credits)
Effective Fall 2023
English (3 credits)
ENG 101 English Composition
Humanities (9 Credits)
--------> Humanities Gen. Ed. Course
COM 101 Public Speaking
--------> The Arts or World Languages Gen. Ed. Course
Business (21 Credits)
BUS 101 Introduction to Business
BUS 201 Foundation of Sport Management
BUS 203 Leadership for Sport Professionals
BUS 210 Principles of Marketing
BUS 215 Human Resource Management
BUS 250 Principles of Management
BUS 260 Business Law I
Accounting (4 Credits)
ACC 120 Financial Accounting


Computer Science (3 Credits) 
CSC 102 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications
History or Social Science (12 Credits)
ECO 101 Principles of Microeconomics
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 202  Sport in Society
--------> US History or World History Gen Ed. Course
Math (3 Credits)
 --------> Math Gen. Ed. Course
Science (4 Credits) 
 --------> Natural Sciences Gen. Ed. Course
General Education Elective (3 Credits) 
--------> Any General Education Course

Degree Requirement Worksheets

Students who earn a Business Administration: Sport Management A.S. degree are prepared to transfer into a bachelor's degree program in sport management.

Graduates of CCC's program may transfer seamlessly into the sport management programs at our partner institutions, SUNY Canton and SUNY Cortland.


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Room 533M
Phone: 518-562-4193

Dr. Denise Coughlin
Division Coordinator - Business, Criminal Justice, Human Services, Social & Behavioral Sciences