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 (63-64 credits)
English (6 credits)
ENG 101 English Composition
ENG 102 Literature & Composition      
Humanities (9 Credits)
COM 101 Public Speaking
ART 111
ART 113
Traditional Photography   or
Digital Photography
--------> Foreign Language Gen. Ed. Course
Business (15 Credits)
BUS 101 Introduction to Business
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


Info. Management (3 Credits) 
CSC 102 Introduction to Microcomputer Applications
History or Social Science (9 Credits)
ECO 101 Principles of Microeconomics
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
--------> HIS101, HIS102, HIS121, HIS122, MSM118, or PSY101
Math (3-4 Credits)
 --------> Any MAT course above 100
Science (4 Credits) 
 --------> Any 4-credit natural science course with a lab
Health & P.E. (9 Credits) 
HPE 201 Foundation of Sport Management
HPE 202 Sport in Society
HPE 203 Leadership for Sport Professionals
Free Electives (1 Credit) 
--------> LIB 101 or Health & P.E. Activity

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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Phone: 518-562-4271

Angela Barnaby
Department Chair