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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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SPM hosts major leaguer, area coaches for State of Baseball event

On November 11, 2019, Syracuse University's Department of Sport Management hosted a panel discussion titled "The State of Business 2020." Students heard from Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Tim Locastro, 27, who is originally from nearby Auburn, NY. Locastro, who has been named the "fastest player in Major League Baseball," is the only player to ever steal at least 20 bases in the Majors without being caught.
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November 16 Charity Sports Auction to benefit Make-A-Wish Central New York

The Sport Management Club’s 15th Annual Charity Sports Auction takes place Saturday, November 16, 2019 in the Syracuse University Carrier Dome backcourt. Doors open at 5 p.m. The Sport Management Club is a student-run organization in Falk College’s Department of Sport Management. Over the last 14 years, the Sport Management Club has raised over $460,000 for local charities...
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Syracuse University’s Falk College Highlights Graduate Studies at November 15 Information Session

Faculty, staff, students available to talk about programs, coursework, student life Syracuse University’s Falk College will host a Graduate Information Session on Friday, November 15 in Falk Complex, White Hall, Room 335 across from the Falk College Admissions Suite. Faculty,…

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Sport analytics students work with EDGE10 to explore, manage player performance data

Beginning in 2018, Syracuse University students enrolled in SAL 213-Sport Data Analysis gained exposure to the player health and performance sides of sport analytics to uncover valuable, yet-to-be-discovered data insights. EDGE10, a leading provider of athlete management software, working with…

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Class of 2020 Falk Convocation and Syracuse University Commencement Ceremony update

Due to complex construction projects underway on campus, specifically the Stadium Project, various Commencement Weekend 2020 ceremonies will occur at alternative locations and at different times than in recent years...
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Dean Murphy welcomes Falk students to campus

Diane Lyden Murphy, M.A., M.S.W., Ph.D. Dear Falk Students, Welcome back to campus, returning Falk students! Let’s give a very special welcome to the Class of 2023, as well as new transfer and graduate students. We are thrilled to have…

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