"[Sport management students] are always leading the pack with their ability to have open, flexible mindset. We are always thrilled to have Pioneers join our team!"
Alfred State College has been accepting students in its baccalaureate-level sport management program since the fall semester 2011. Students who enter the program receive the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA). The BBA in sport management was developed in response to the demand for higher education programs in this academic area throughout the state of New York. Alfred State College’s sport management program is designed to prepare students to perform sport management roles in educational institutions, professional, not-for-profit, and recreational organizations, sport retail operations, and private firms involved in sport management. A two-year program in sport management has existed at Alfred State College since 1998.The four-year degree in the discipline allows for a “laddering opportunity” for students, providing associate degree graduates an entry into a related four-year program.
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. The sports industry requires a great variety of people with expertise in business. Using both hands-on and theory-based training, the goal of this program is to prepare students for a career in the areas of administration, marketing, sales, fundraising development, communication, facility management, and event management.
The sport management, BBA program has achieved candidacy status through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
Upon completion of the sport management program, students will be well prepared to assume professional employment in the following areas:
- Professional sports
- College sports
- Minor league sports
- Olympic organizations
- Recreational sport organizations
- Philanthropic sport organizations
- International sport organizations
- Ticket sales
- Sports marketing and promotions
- Sports sponsorship
- Media relations and sports broadcasting
- Sports and sports agencies
- Facilities and event management
Sport management program in the news
Alfred State Students Earn Buffalo Bills Guest Relations Opportunity
Alfred State sport management students have completed internships with organizations such as:
“The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour is always excited to have Alfred State sport management students join our internship program. We can always count on them to have a positive attitude, exceptional work ethic, and they are always leading the pack with their ability to have open, flexible mindset. We are always thrilled to have Pioneers join our team!” – Sara Even, vice president of marketing, Hurricane Junior Golf Tour
“We have hired many interns form the Alfred State sport management program. They have worked in roles of coaching to operations. I have been very impressed with their high level of professionalism and preparation for their jobs. The Alfred University football program looks forward to continuing to work with these students in the future.” – Bob Rankl, head football coach, Alfred University.
"We've had great success hiring graduates from Alfred State. They come to us prepared and passionate about serving our community." - Rob Gilchrist, CEO, Hornell YMCA