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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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Explore Falk Graduate Programs at November 2 Info Session

Syracuse University’s Falk College will host a Graduate Information Session on Friday, November 2 in Falk Complex, White Hall, Room 335 across from the Falk College Admissions Suite. Faculty, staff, and current students will welcome potential graduate students interested in…

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Sport analytics students present research at European Sports Economics Association Conference

By Margie Chetney – Students Justin Perline ’19 and Charles “CB” Garrett ’19 in Falk College’s sport analytics program attended the European Sports Economics Association (ESEA) Conference in Liverpool, England, from August 29-31, 2018. ESEA is the premier sports economics…

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Commitment to developing a new generation of sport analytics professionals inspires $1 million gift from Andrew T. Berlin ’83

When Syracuse University’s Falk College launched a new degree in sport analytics in 2016, it was responding to the sport industry’s need for trained professionals able to process and analyze ever-increasing amounts of information to guide data-driven decision making. A…

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Sport Management class partners with Syracuse Crunch

Students in the SPM 324 Sport Sponsorship and Promotion class gained real-world experience during the Spring 2018 semester by partnering with the Syracuse Crunch AHL hockey team. The class focuses on the sponsorship and promotional principles used in marketing sporting…

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Sport Venue and Event Management Master’s program graduates its sixth class

The Department of Sport Management’s master’s program in Sport Venue and Event Management (SVEM) welcomed its sixth class of graduate students to campus in July 2017. The program comprises 36 credit hours of intensive classroom learning, skill development and experiential…

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Congratulations to the Class of 2018

On May 12, 2018, the David B. Falk College celebrated its Class of 2018 Convocation ceremony at Manley Field House. Eighty-one Sport Management undergraduates and 14 Sport Venue and Event Management master's students took part in the ceremony.

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Upcoming Events

Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm 335 White Hall in the Falk Complex
Research Colloquium Big Data and Social Policy: Current and Future Developments Wednesday, October 24, 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. White Hall, Room 335 Dr. Philip Gillingham is prolific researcher of social work practice based at…
Nov 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Falk College, Room 335
Learn more about our graduate programs, scholarships, housing options and meet faculty and students! Syracuse University faculty, staff and current students will welcome potential graduate students interested in Falk College graduate studies in the fields…
Nov 9 all-day Falk College, Room 440
RSVP by October 19 On November 9, the Falk College Department of Sport Management will host its second annual SPM 205 2.0 – SPM Alumni in #SportsBiz [Now We’re the Pros] professional development and networking…
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