The field of sports management is an exciting and dynamic arena, with opportunities for a challenging and rewarding career. As sports technologies evolve and the industry continues to innovate on a global level, fan engagement and new programs in this field have created a wide variety of career paths from which to choose. Earning a degree in sports management can prepare you for a future in sports management with teams, leagues, organizations, sports marketing firms, and media organizations.
Sports Management (Associate of Applied Science)
The popular worlds of athletics and business team up to bring the fast-growing field of sports management to Cecil College students. This program is designed for students who seek to acquire a complete framework of business concepts and skills that are directly related to the field of sports management. Students will realize the role a sports manager plays in various athletic settings and understand management, accounting, and leadership skills to build a foundation in their chosen athletic environment.
Required Courses & Learning Outcomes
See a list of required courses and learning outcomes for this program in the college catalog.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is sports management?
Sports management focuses on managing sport, exercise, and fitness industries. With a focus on the business side of sport, the Sports Management associate degree prepares students to work in the evolving and competitive world of sport business. Students can expect this program to prepare them to plan and manage sport experiences in a variety of settings such as professional sport teams, college athletic programming, health and fitness industries, and many other areas in the world of sports.
What kinds of jobs will I be qualified for if I study Sports Management?
Sports management is a broad term containing several career paths. For example, jobs in the public sector include sport, fitness, and recreation organizations like the YMCA, city parks, and recreation departments. Other areas of employment include interscholastic or intercollegiate athletic programs working as athletic directors, sports marketers, sports promoters, or even in facilities, and events management. Others choose a career in professional athletics, working for a professional team in ticket sales, promotions, and personnel. Your career focus will be determined by your personal interests and your experience.
Admissions & Advising
Whether transferring coursework to Cecil College or transferring your completed degree or certificate to a four-year institution, transfer is a viable option to help meet your educational goals.
Transfer information for Maryland colleges and universities is available through the Articulation System of Maryland (ARTSYS) website at www.artsys.usmd.edu. Additional transfer information can be found on the Transfer Agreements page.
Faculty and Staff
M.S., California University of Pennsylvania
Cecil College's sports management adjunct faculty are credentialed in their field and bring a wide range of experience in their discipline as well as years of professional experience.