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  • B.S. in Business Administration: Sport Management

    Join a winning team with a B.S. in Sport Management
    Gain real-world experience and prepare for a successful career in an exciting, growing industry that grosses $220 million per year.
    School of Business
    Dobbs Ferry & Online

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Business Administration: Sport Management B.S. Curriculum

General Liberal Arts and Sciences
General Education Requirements 60 Credits

ECON 125, 220, 221, and 230, MATH 116 and MATH/CISC 120 or MATH/CISC 131 are prerequisites for the major and must be used to fulfill general education requirements.

Core and Specialization

Business Administration Core 30 Credits
Specialization 18 Credits
Open Electives 12 Credits
Total 120 Credits

Students who choose the major concentration in Business Administration with a specialization in Sport Management must complete:

Business Administration Core

  • ACCT 120 Intro to Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 121 Intro to Management Accounting
  • ECON 210 Bus Report Writ & Presentation
  • FINC 235 Financial Management
  • INBU 250 International Business
  • BLAW 240 Business Law I or ENTR 250 Social Entrepreneurship
  • MGMT 225 Principles of Management
  • MGMT 255 Info Systems for Mgmnt or ACCT 261 Computer App for Accountants
  • MGMT 340 Organizational Behavior or ANLC 250 Introduction to Data Analytics
  • MKTG 220 Principles of Marketing

Specialization *

Select four of the following six courses

  • SPMG 300 Foundations Sport Management
  • SPMG 330 Sport Marketing
  • SPMG 336 Sport Law
  • SPMG 430 Sport Facility & Event Mgmt
  • SPMG 432 Sport Finance & Administration
  • SPMG 434 Sport & Society


  • SPMG 450 App Res Analysis Sport Mgt (mandatory for specialization)
  • MGMT 460 Strategic Management (senior-level capstone - mandatory)

Open Electives

Any five courses

* There is a 15-credit residency requirement in the major, which must be satisfied by Business Administration courses numbered 295 or above.

Students who do not have full-time jobs should try to use their open electives for internship. 

Are department faculty available for academic advising?
Yes, faculty are always ready to help students with questions about what courses to take, the sequencing of courses, and career opportunities, including internships and cooperative education.
What is the first step in the admissions process?
Click on "Apply Now" on the Mercy homepage or call 1.877.MERCY.GO to apply for admission to Mercy College and arrange for an appointment with an Admissions Counselor. Bring your completed application form and copies of your high school and/or college transcripts with you at the time of your appointment.
How do I know what to major in?
All Business majors must complete a set of core business courses. Students will be exposed to all the business disciplines and with the help of their mentor, students can select the major that suits their interest and skills.
Is this program offered online?
Yes, the program is offered completely online.
How long does earning a degree take?
Full-time students can complete the 120-credit degree program in four years.
I work full time. I have many responsibilities, family among them. How can I earn a degree?
By taking advantage of Mercy College's "B & C Terms" or enrolling online. B & C Terms are two eight-week terms that run during a semester. Classes are twice a week. Usually Monday - Wednesday and Tuesday -Thursday. (5:50-8:20pm & 8:30-11pm.) You can be a fulltime student by taking two courses in the B term and two courses in the C term.
What if I need help in registering and selecting classes?
You may call the undergraduate School of Business office at 914-674-7479 to set up an appointment for advisement.
How many credits can be transferred from another institution?
Up to 75 credits from a two-year institution. Up to 90 from a four-year institution. Up to 90 credits combined however the credits may not exceed 75 credits from any combination of two-year institutions as they apply to your chosen degree. In addition you may only transfer in two courses of upper-level business credit (six credits) to apply to the major / specialization.
Is Mercy College a nonsectarian institution?
Yes. Qualified applicants are admitted without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age or physical disability.
Thomas Milton Professor, Undergraduate Business
Mahmud Wazihullah Instructor, Undergraduate Business

Business Administration: Sport Management Overview

The sports industry has experienced dynamic growth and is currently recognized as a business enterprise in magnitude of 220 billion dollars. According to Sports Business Journal, sports enterprise revenue is larger than the combined revenues of the country's auto and movie industries. The goal of the Mercy College Sport Management Specialization is to use the vast and popular business of sport as a tool to inspire academic excellence and career development. The required internship (and optional second internship) will offer field experience in addition to employment opportunities. The complete curriculum is presented in the Mercy College catalog.

Business Administration: Sport Management FAQS

Is Mercy College a nonsectarian institution?
Yes. Qualified applicants are admitted without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age or physical disability.
How long does earning a degree take?
Full-time students can complete the 120-credit degree program in four years.
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This year's Future Business Leaders Academy was our most successful yet. The highly select group chosen to join us at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY learned about personal branding, matching their personalities to career paths, and visited some of the top global corporations in New York.

Business Administration: Sport Management Fast Facts

  • Hands-on sports management, marketing and operations experience
  • Real-live sports management projects
    • Campus Sports Operations
    • Local Sports Broadcasting
  • Guest speakers from Major Leagues
  • Opportunity to join Mercy's "Team Blue" sports management organization

Career Opportunities

Sport Management graduates will be prepared to succeed in a variety of areas, including: sport facility management, sport event management, high school and college athletics, as well as professional and amateur sports leagues and organizations.

Program Outcomes

By the end of this program, students should be able to: 

  • Evaluate the effects of globalization on the business environment
  • Recognize and evaluate ethical issues in business
  • Utilize business concepts, methods, procedures, and management information systems to facilitate strategic planning and decision making
  • Use oral, written, and presentation skills to communicate effectively in the professional business environment
  • Function effectively as team members and, where appropriate, as team leaders
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental principles and key concepts in sport management
  • Assess the legal, economic, and social aspects of a sport management decision