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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.

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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.

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Sport Management Club Raises over $56,000

The Sport Management (SPM) Club at Syracuse University raised $56,800 for Meals on Wheels Syracuse as a result of its 13th Annual Charity Sports Auction. During the SU men’s basketball game on Dec. 9, supporters placed bids on hundreds of…


SPM alums team up for Prudential Center event

Sport Management graduates Kevin Reese ’17, Scott Kevy ’15 and Jesse Abrams ’13 (from left) at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, on Jan. 14, 2018 for American Express’ New Jersey Devils Open Practice event.With nearly 600 Syracuse University Sport…


Falk sport analytics majors place first at NYU’s SABR Diamond Dollars Case Competition

Sport analytics majors Luke Scheetz ’21, CB Garrett ’19, Zak Koeppel ’21, Justin Perline ’19, and Trevor Olofson ’21 (from left) teamed to win the 2017 SABR Diamond Dollars Case Competition at NYU. A team representing the Syracuse University Sport…


SPM senior honored as Valedictorian of Michigan Sport Business Conference

Sport Management senior Chris Henderson ’18 was named Valedictorian of the “Big Initiative” for the 2017 Michigan Sport Business Conference (MSBC) at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business. The event was held Oct. 6 and featured…


Inaugural sport management event encourages professional growth, networking October 13

Sport management students networking with industry professionals during a networking event hosted by Women in Sports and Events at SU last spring. Connecting students with industry practitioners and leaders in sports is a hallmark of Falk College’s Department of Sport…

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SPM 324 students cook up winning ideas for Papa John’s

Students Brian Robinson ’17, Zach Thebner ’17, Jack Van Ermen ’17, Matt Van Loon ’17, Nicole Wergiles ’17, and Sydney Wysoczanski ’17When class began in January 2017, students in Sport Management professor Rick Burton’s SPM 324 Sport Sponsorship and Promotion…

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