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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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OPCON 2017

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…


SPM associate professor Gina Pauline honored by Vera House

Gina Pauline, sport management associate professor and undergraduate director, received a Vera House Special Appreciation Award on June 13, 2017. On June 13, 2017, during a luncheon at the Doubletree by Hilton in East Syracuse, Vera House presented a Special…


Congratulations Falk faculty!

Professors Ellen deLara and Mary Ann Middlemiss at Falk Convocation.Professor Sarah Short and Dean Diane Lyden Murphy at retirement celebration. Photos courtesy of Prof. Alejandro Garcia. Dean Murphy, along with Falk College faculty and staff, congratulate faculty who retired at…


Congratulations Class of 2017!

Dean Diane Lyden Murphy, along with the faculty and staff of Falk College, congratulates the Class of 2017! We are excited to see where your careers take you. Remember that you are “forever orange” and will always be a part…


Falk College honors faculty for excellence in service, research, teaching

Bruce Carter, Katherine McDonald, Gina Pauline named 2017 Falk College Faculty of the Year Faculty members from the Departments of Human Development & Family Science, Public Health, Food Studies & Nutrition, and Sport Management were honored for excellence in service,…


Sport venue and event management students host charity golf tournament May 8

Golfers and Otto at the inaugural Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Vera House; this year’s event planned for May 8. Graduate students in Falk College’s Department of Sport Management are hosting the Second Annual Sport Venue & Event Management Charity…

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