Gateway Community College Sport Management
The sports industry is an approximately 450 billion dollar a year industry. A degree in Sport Management teaches students business skills and concepts that directly relate to that industry through specialized courses such as sports marketing, media, and finance, along with traditional business courses, offering a multi-layered education. Gateway’s associate degree program offers students throughout the state and beyond the ability to complete the program fully online or by combining on ground courses at campuses throughout Connecticut.
In addition, the degree is fully transferrable to Southern Connecticut State University’s Sport Management program, where they can complete their four year degree either in person or online. Jobs available to students with an associate degree in sport management include: facility and event management, sport sales, coaching, public relation specialist, sports apparel, fitness management at health clubs, YMCAs, and more. For students transferring to a four-year school, the degree also provides valuable experience and knowledge for potential college work/study and internships within the school’s athletic department. For more information, email professor Todd Degree at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Demonstrate working knowledge of the scope of the sport industry, along with professional practices of working in the sport management profession.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the historical and philosophical foundations of the sport management profession.
- Explain the importance of budgeting and financial management to sport-related organizations and be able to evaluate micro- and macro-economic principles as they relate to the sport industry.
- Explain legal concepts relevant to the sport industry and evaluate situations in sport settings that may have legal implications for sport organizations, entities, or participants.
- Explain and apply principles of mass media, communication, promotion, and public relations particularly as they relate to sport management.
- Communicate effectively and professionally via presentation and public speaking opportunities, and in writing to internal and external audiences.
- Explain the importance of and the procedure for organizing the workplace and defining tasks, responsibilities, and relationships.
Suggested Course Sequence
ENG*101 – Composition
ACC*113 – Principles of Financial Accounting
CSA*135 – Spreadsheet Applications
BMK*201 – Principles of Marketing
BBG*107 – Introduction to Sport Management
Select either MUS*101, ART*101, or ART*102
ECN*101 – Macroeconomics
BMK*212 – Sports Marketing
MAT*167 – Principles of Statistics
BBG*210 – Business Communication
HSP*244 – Meetings, Conventions, and Special Event Management
BBG*231 – Business Law I
ECN*102 – Microeconomics
BBG*211 – Sports Media and Public Relations
Select any course vetted for Scientific Knowledge
BMG*202 - Principles of Management
BFN*203 – Sports Finance
BMG*220 – Human Resources Management
Select either BES*218 or BFN*110