Sport Management

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Today more than ever, sport is woven into the social, cultural, and economic fabric of society. Sport is business. Sport is entertainment. Sport has endless educational and career opportunities awaiting those who have passion for the industry.

If the world of sports is where your passions lie, Falk College’s Department of Sport Management is for you. Our professionally focused programs allow students to hone their interests in such areas as sports administration; sports business, finance and sales; sports marketing and promotion; facility and arena management; event planning; social psychology of sports; sports communications; athletic compliance and sports law, and; sport analytics.

Among the most valuable facets of the Department of Sport Management is its connection with the sports industry, which plays out in numerous ways, including Senior Capstone internships, visiting lecturers and guest speakers as well as many opportunities for one-on-one networking with leaders in the field. The cornerstone of the Syracuse University sport management program has been its multitude of experiential learning opportunities associated with its theory-to-practice approach to teaching. In conjunction with the Syracuse Athletics Department, the Carrier Dome is a ‘living laboratory’ for students. Hundreds of students have volunteered their time, energy and expertise to gain experience working at various events at this iconic sports venue.

Falk’s sport management degree programs include:

You’ll gain marketable skills through courses, research opportunities with faculty, and internships that prepare you for a wide range of careers. The change you want to see in the world starts with you—and it starts today.

Recent News

Falk hosts Sport and Social Responsibility Symposium March 3 Falk hosts Sport and Social Responsibility Symposium March 3To illustrate social responsibility as an important community tool that can address critical social issues and human needs locally and globally, Falk College’s Sport for Human Development Institute will host its Inaugural Sport Development Symposium Friday, March 3, 1:00 p.m. ... Read more

Sport Management Club raises over $40,000 during 12th Charity Sports Auction Sport Management Club raises over $40,000 during 12th Charity Sports AuctionThe Sport Management (SPM) Club at Syracuse University is excited to announce it has raised $42,900 for The McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center as a result of its 12th Annual Charity Sports Auction. During the SU men’s basketball game on December ... Read more

SU Women in Sports and Events (WISE) hosts February 19 panel on careers in sports SU Women in Sports and Events (WISE) hosts February 19 panel on careers in sportsSyracuse University’s Women in Sports and Events (WISE) will host “Shoot for Success: WISE Women in Sports,” a pre-game panel discussion on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. Organized in collaboration with Syracuse University Athletics, ... Read more

SU’s New Sport Analytics degree featured in national magazine SU’s New Sport Analytics degree featured in national magazineIn May 2016, the Department of Sport Management at Syracuse University announced the creation of a new degree program in Sport Analytics. Since then, the announcement has generated a lot of media interest. The latest feature coming in the national ... Read more

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Upcoming Events

Sport Professionals of Color Club Meeting @ Falk College Room 120
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm

The Sport Professionals of Color group was formed with the purpose of guiding young professionals, those who identify as people of color, in their pursuit of success and career establishment in the sport industry. They strive to sharpen professional skills, host speakers, foster networking growth, and expose experiential opportunities to its members.

The club, which meets at 6:30 p.m. Mondays in Falk 120 during the academic year, is open to all Syracuse University students. For more information, call 315-443-9881 or email club president Morgan Telesford at

Women in Sports and Events (WISE) Meeting @ Falk College Room 229C
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm

Women in Sports and Events (WISE) is a nationally recognized group whose goal is to be a leading voice and resource for women who currently work in, or aspire to be a part of, the professional field of sports and events. In 2009, Syracuse University was voted in as the first collegiate chapter of WISE’s national organization, and remains the sole university organization today.

Students in SU’s WISE chapter were involved with several events and activities during the 2015-16 academic year, including a dress-for-success event, a WISE flash sale, and several tabling activities to recruit members and showcase their activities.

Sport Management instructor Dr. Terry MacDonald and Sport Management internship placement coordinator Nicole Imbrogno are the club’s co-advisors.

The SU Women In Sports and Events club meets at 6:00 p.m. Tuesdays during the academic year in Falk Room 229-C. For more information, call 315-443-9881 or email MacDonald at or Imbrogno

Sport Management Club Meeting @ Falk College Room 200
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm

The Sport Management Club is a student-run organization of the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics’s Department of Sport Management. Since its founding in 2005, the Club has raised over a quarter of a million dollars for local charities. Beneficiaries of the Club’s annual charity auction have included the Boys & Girls Clubs, American Diabetes Association, Golisano Children’s Hospital at Upstate, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of CNY, the Central New York SPCA, the Upstate Cancer Center, Special Olympics New York, Food Bank of CNY and the Salvation Army.

During the academic year, the Club is involved in many on-campus and off-campus activities in addition to the Charity Auction.

The Sport Management Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays during the academic year in Falk 200. For more information, contact Club president Kevin Reese ( or vice president Justin Harlow ( Falk College events manager Kate Veley serves as the Club’s co-advisor. Email her at

Baseball Statistics and Sabermetrics Club Meeting @ Falk College Room 200
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm

Sabermetrics is the study of advanced baseball statistics. And who better to study that than Sport Management students? The student-led club formed during the Spring 2013 semester with Sport Management professor Dr. Rodney Paul as its faculty advisor.

The club conducts in-depth discussions about baseball statistics and sabermetrics and members take part in a fantasy baseball league. Guest speakers are brought in on a variety of topics throughout the year, and the club takes part in a trip each semester.

For more information on the Sabermetrics Club, contact the Department of Sport Management at 315-443-9881, club president Pat Winton at, or club advisor Dr. Rodney Paul at The club meets weekly during the academic year on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. in Falk 200. The club is open to any SU student.

Sport Management Sales Club Meeting @ Falk College Room 400
Mar 2 @ 6:30 pm

The Sport Management Sales Club was established in September 2015. All students are invited to attend.

Officers strive to determine the club’s purpose and identity as well as plan events and guest speakers. Students are encouraged to attend the meetings with ideas of what they hope to get out of their involvement with the club. The goal is to be as student-orientated as possible.

Club officers are Gabe Ross, Director of Community Service/Event Chair; Jon DeLaBruere, Sergeant-at-Arms; Magda Zackiewicz, Secretary; Russell Diotte, Director of Membership; Marc Eckenrod, Director of Programming; and Lucas D’Aversa, Senior Vice President.

For more information, contact club president Anthony De La Fuente at or Sport Management instructor Pat Ryan at

The Sport Management Sales Club will meet weekly at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays during the academic year in Falk 400.