Business Administration Sports Management Concentration

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Course Number Course Title CL LAB CR
Fall Semester
  ENGL 101C English Composition 4 0 4
  IST 102C PC Applications 3 0 3
  MATH 124C College Algebra 4 0 4
# SPTS 101C Introduction to
Sports Management
3 0 3
  XX xxxC Humanities/Fine Arts/
Foreign Language Elective
3 0 3
Spring Semester
# ACCT 101C Accounting I 3 0 3
# BUS 152C Foundations of Leadership 3 0 3
# ENGL 120C Communications or
# ENGL xxxC English Elective 3 0 3
  MATH 125C Finite Math or
  MATH 251C Statistics 4 0 4
# SPTS 180C Public Relations and Advertising
for the Sports Industry
3 0 3
Fall Semester
# ACCT 102C Accounting II 3 0 3
# BUS 270C Principles of Management 4 0 4
  ECON 101C Macroeconomics or
  ECON 102C Microeconomics 3 0 3
# SPTS 170C Sports Marketing 3 0 3
# SPTS 225C Sports Law 3 0 3
Spring Semester
# SPTS xxxC Sports Management Elective or 3 0 3
  SPTS 290C Sports Management Internship 0 9 3
# SPTS 210C Sports and Fitness
Facilities Management
3 0 3
# SPTS 250C Sports and Society 4 0 4
  XX xxxC Social Science Elective+ 3 0 3
  XX xxxC Science Elective* 3 0-2 3-4
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# Indicates major field courses.
+ Any course with a prefix of ANTH, ECON, HIST, POLS, PSYC or SOCI (except HIST 104C and HIST 105C).
* BIOL 100C, CHEM 100C and PHYS 100C do not meet this requirement.

CL - Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
LAB - Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
CR - Number of credit hours for the course

Curriculum for students entering program in 2016-17.

The degree of Associate in Science in Business Administration with a Concentration in Sports Management will be awarded upon successful completion of the program.

The Business Administration - Sports Management Concentration program is designed for individuals with interests in careers that combine management skills and knowledge of the sports industry. The goal of the program is to develop well-trained business professionals who will enter positions in the administration or management of sports businesses or sports organizations.

Graduates have opportunities in the such career areas as:

  • Professional sports
  • Sports and fitness club management
  • Corporate sports marketing and promotions
  • Sports media
  • Facility and event management
  • Sports retail management
  • Sporting goods manufacturing and sales
  • Parks and recreation departments
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Amateur sports organizations
  • Sports travel and tourism

Sports is a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States, creating economic activity comparable to that being generated by the automobile, airline, and timber industries. Many career opportunities exist in sports-related fields, but such jobs require appropriate preparation. The thorough curriculum and relevant internship experiences offered by the Sports Management Program prepares NHTI students for immediate employment in the field, or for further studies on the baccalaureate or graduate levels. Transfer articulation agreements are in place with several four-year colleges, allowing our graduates to transfer to those institutions as juniors after completing their associate degree studies at NHTI.

The A.S. in Business Administration with a Concentration in Sports Management degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The most recent report to ACBSP on student learning and academic achievement in NHTI business programs is available here.

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Specific Admission Requirements

  1. College preparatory course (or equivalent) in English and/or communications; good verbal abilities and writing skills are major considerations for acceptance into the program;
  2. High school Algebra I with a grade of “C” or higher or NHTI's MATH 092C with a grade of “C” or higher.

Internship Opportunities

One of the major factors contributing to career success in the sports field is experience. Recognizing this fact, our Program includes an internship option for students. Numerous internship opportunities exist, not only in Concord and New Hampshire, but in other parts of the country for qualified and interested students. The faculty works with students to help them find internships in sports settings that interest them. During the internship, the student works as a regular employee for the sponsoring organization (most positions are non-paid, although some offer a small stipend), and reports directly to a supervisor within the organization. The goal of the internship is to provide a mutually beneficial "employment" experience for the intern and the sponsoring organization.

Below are some examples of internship opportunities offered to our students:

  • Concord Chamber of Commerce
  • Concord Sports Center
  • ESC-Brine Sports
  • Everett Ice Arena
  • Fun Intelligent Training
  • Gold’s Gym
  • Manchester Monarchs
  • Meadowbrook Music Pavilion
  • NH Fisher Cats
  • NH Motor Speedway
  • Plymouth State Athletic Department
  • Verizon Wireless Arena
  • Whittemore Center
  • Winnipesaukee Muskrats
  • WLXL Radio

...and many more!

Internship Considerations

NHTI has developed excellent practicum opportunities for our students to foster hands-on learning while simultaneously receiving credit. Nonetheless, the college's first priority must be to ensure that patients/clients/children/families are not placed in jeopardy by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students in internship, externship, practicum, service learning, and clinical experiences must demonstrate sufficient emotional stability to withstand the stresses, uncertainties and changing circumstances that characterize patient/client/child/family responsibilities. Furthermore, the student is expected to have the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member, and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships and confidentiality with employees, customers, and/or patients/clients/children and their families.

Maryanne Adams
Sports Management
Program Advisor

(603) 271-6484 x4100

Paul Hogan
Sports Management
Program Advisor

(603) 271-6484 x4209

31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 230-4011

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