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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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Three Falk College Students Named 2015-16 Remembrance Scholars

Each year, 35 Syracuse University Remembrance Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students on the basis of distinguished academic achievement, citizenship, and service. Three Falk College students have been awarded this prestigious honor for the 2015-16 academic year: Julie Bengis, Sport…

Falk College graduate students lay groundwork for bringing adaptive sport competition to Central New York

Seventeen sport management graduate students in Dr. Gina Pauline’s advanced sport event management course have spent the spring semester, in collaboration with the Syracuse Sports Corporation, laying the foundation to not only produce the 2nd Annual Syracuse Sport Summit taking…

SPM Students on Los Angeles Immersion Trip

Our 20 sport management majors and minors spending their spring break in Los Angeles for a week-long immersion trip invite you to follow their blog. Students will keep you up-to-date on the various meetings, games, sites and attractions they will…

SPM students, faculty represent Syracuse University, Falk College at the 2015 Society of American Baseball Research Analytics Conference

by Justin Mattingly ‘17 Three sport management majors and Professor Dr. Rodney Paul attended the conference, which took place from March 12-14, with an additional sport management major contributing to research. The group was joined by a sport management minor…

How sports can lead to a healthier society

In the February 2 edition of Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal, David Falk Endowed Professor of Sport Management Rick Burton provides insights for sports entrepreneurs and enthusiasts as he, and co-author Norm O’Reilly, the Richard P. & Joan S….

SPM Professor and Student Co-Author Athletic Business Story on Sports Law

Sport Management professor Dr. John Wolohan and Sport Management senior Scott Kevy ’15 co-authored an article for the Athletic Business magazine’s January/February 2015 edition on the Kent State University case involving the shifting of a defensive coordinator on the football…

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