Associate Degree in Sports Management |  Lackawanna College

Sport Management

At A Glance

Two-year program that combines business and sport-focused courses.

Students can continue their education, earning bachelor degrees in business, management, sports marketing and more.
Graduates can earn between $25,000 to $55,000 working as sales representatives, sports faculty supervisors, event liaisons and others.
Available in Scranton, Sunbury and Towanda.

Welcome to Sport Management-Associate Degree

If you love sports and want a career coaching, writing about a team or planning events, Lackawanna College’s Sport Management associate degree can get you started on your journey. The program is designed to produce informed graduates ready to kick off their careers.

Your Career Starts Here

The overall sport management field is expected to grow over the next 10 years by different rates depending on which career field a student pursues. Graduates can expect to earn about $49,470, which is the median annual wage for entertainment and sports occupations. With an associate degree, graduates can potentially work as:

  • Coaches
  • Sports Journalists
  • Event Management
  • Athletic Training
  • Sports Agent
An associate degree gives students an edge in a competitive job market. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported an unemployment rate of 3.7% for individuals with only a high school diploma, compared to 2.7% for graduates holding an associate degree.

More About the Program

Students considering a career in sports stand to benefit significantly from an associate degree in sports management from Lackawanna College. Through our diverse curriculum, students will learn career-related skills such as event management, sports marketing and managerial accounting.

Lackawanna College accommodates students in existing related majors to complete their associate degrees and transfer directly into the bachelor’s degree program. We also offer customizable scheduling that lets students graduate faster than they ordinarily would.

The Course Work

Lackawanna’s Sport Management program covers a range of subjects that provide a well-rounded education to students. Classes and topics students can expect to cover include:

  • Sports marketing
  • Business management
  • Business law
  • Accounting
  • Psychology
  • Coaching
  • Public speaking
  • Negotiating

The reason sport management programs must branch out from sports-related areas is because of the deal-making skills required to succeed in the field. Sports managers and their assistants must know how to negotiate with others, stay firm in their convictions and compromise when necessary. They also must know how to deal with people of different opinions and from different walks of life.

Students can expect this kind of comprehensive curriculum when they enroll in Lackawanna’s associate degree in Sport Management program.

Additional Information

Students have the opportunity to participate in the Phi Beta Lambda (Business Club), which is an organization that helps expose students to the business world.

Lackawanna College is approved by the Pennsylvania State Department of Education to grant bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, and professional certificates and is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, which is designated as a National Accrediting Agency by the U.S. Office of Education.