The sports industry requires a great variety of people with expertise in business. To meet this growing need, the Business Department at Alfred State is offering a sport management program resulting in a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree. A student will enter as a freshman and graduate in four years with a BBA degree, focusing on sport management.
Entrance Requirements & Recommendations:
Required: Algebra, Geometry, SAT and/or ACT scores with a recommended combined SAT score of 1,000 (critical reading and math) or a composite ACT score of 21 Recommended: Algebra 2/Trigonometry
123 credit hours, including one credit hour of physical education
30 credit hours of the 45 upper-level credit hours for this degree must be taken at Alfred State
The growing emphasis on athletics, coupled with the increasing amount of leisure time the public now enjoys, has made the world of sports one of the fastest growing segments of American business. Formation of new sports leagues, expansion of franchises to new markets, and legislative enactments opening the door for female athletes have all aided the evolution of new sports markets since the late 1980s. Increased television exposure for non-traditional sports such as soccer, volleyball, and weight training has dramatically increased career opportunities in the sports world.