The Department of Sport Management offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Sport Management, a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Sport Analytics, a Master of Science (M.S.) in Sport Venue & Event Management as well as four minors: Sport Management minor, Sport Analytics minor, Sport Venue and Event Management minor; and Sport Revenue Management and Operations minor. Students learn from courses in areas including sport business, sales, sport psychology, research methods, sport economics, technology in sport, data analysis, management, finance, marketing, law, promotion, communications, event planning and facility management. The Department of Sport Management accepts applications for students interested in an Intra-University Transfer.

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Sport Management, BS

In Sport Management, you’ll explore all aspects of the sport industry. 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.

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Sport Analytics, BS

In Sport Analytics, you’ll take a deep dive in analyzing data in sport, while incorporating studies in arts and sciences with professional electives and liberal arts requirements. This will provide students with the math, computer, business, and communication skills to pursue careers in the sport industry.

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Sport Venue and Event Management, MS

Hundreds of broad-based sport management master’s degree programs exist that provide students with an overview of content across a number of topic areas. The problem with such a model is that students in these graduate programs may not get the focused specialization in any one area they need to successfully launch their sport industry careers. Syracuse University’s Master of Science degree in Sport Venue and Event Management (SVEM) was designed uniquely to provide students with a specific knowledge and skill base in managing and operating sport and entertainment facilities and events. If you have a career interest in this area, here is why the SVEM program may be the perfect platform to launch your career in sports venues and events.

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Sport Management Minor

The 18-credit minor in Sport Management is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career path in the sport industry along with their chosen major. Students selecting this minor in sport management should have an interest in learning about the business, communications, marketing, event planning, economic, global, and legal aspects of the sport industry. Dr. Jeffrey Pauline serves as the minor coordinator and can answer questions relating to the minor. Email Dr. Pauline at jspaulin@syr.edu or call 315-443-2630.

Applicants are admitted on a space-available basis. To be eligible, students must have:

  1. a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or above;
  2. completed a minimum of 30 credits at Syracuse University in courses graded A-F;
  3. submit a minor application;
  4. declare a minor no later than the first semester of junior year.

Deadlines for applying for the minor are November 1 for spring admission and April 1 for fall admission.
Download the Minor Declaration Form (PDF)

To Declare a Minor in Sport Management:

  1. Check with your home school or college office to make sure you have the following:
    1. ability to take 18 credits of sport management courses;
    2. a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or above;
    3. have completed a minimum of 30 credits at Syracuse University in courses graded A-F.
  2. Print and complete the Minor Declaration Form (PDF). (keep in mind the November 1 and April 1 deadlines).
  3. Bring or email the declaration of minor form, signed by you and your advisor, to the Department of Sport Management before the deadline. (402 MacNaughton Hall / kmtunkel@syr.edu)
  4. If your application is approved, you will be notified via e-mail AFTER semester grades are posted.
Required Core Course

  • SPM 205– Principles of Sport Management (3 credits)
  • Plus 15 credits of additional Sport Management courses, 12 credits of which must be 300-level or above.
For More Information
Dr. Jeffrey Pauline serves as the minor coordinator and can answer questions relating to the minor. Email Dr. Pauline at jspaulin@syr.edu or call 315-443-2630.

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Sport Analytics Minor

The 18-credit minor provides students with the tools to pursue careers in sport analytics. With growing numbers of sport organizations embracing data analytics’ role in understanding and prioritizing information to maintain a competitive advantage, there is increasing demand for sport analytics professionals to guide data-driven decision making.

  1. Check with your home school or college office to make sure you have the following:
    1. ability to take 18 credits of sport management courses;
    2. a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or above;
    3. have completed a minimum of 30 credits at Syracuse University in courses graded A-F.
  2. Print and complete the Minor Declaration Form (PDF). (keep in mind the November 1 and April 1 deadlines).
  3. Bring or email the declaration of minor form, signed by you and your advisor, to the Department of Sport Management before the deadline. (402 MacNaughton Hall / kmtunkel@syr.edu)
  4. If your application is approved, you will be notified via e-mail AFTER semester grades are posted.

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Sport Event Management Minor

The 18-credit minor provides students with the tools to pursue careers in sport venue and event management. Understanding that the sports industry seeks employees with a specialized skill set, this minor is designed to provide a set of courses focused on the management and operations of facilities and events in the realm of sports and entertainment. Students will study stadium/arena management, events production and programming, and venue food, beverage, and hospitality.

  1. Check with your home school or college office to make sure you have the following:
    1. ability to take 18 credits of sport management courses;
    2. a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or above;
    3. have completed a minimum of 30 credits at Syracuse University in courses graded A-F.
  2. Print and complete the Minor Declaration Form (PDF). (keep in mind the November 1 and April 1 deadlines).
  3. Bring or email the declaration of minor form, signed by you and your advisor, to the Department of Sport Management before the deadline. (402 MacNaughton Hall / kmtunkel@syr.edu)
  4. If your application is approved, you will be notified via e-mail AFTER semester grades are posted.

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Sport Revenue Management and Operations Minor

The 18-credit minor in Sport Revenue Management and Operations is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in the sport industry with a specific focus on the key revenue generating functions of sport organizations. In order for sport organizations to be successful they must continuously create and sustain revenue-generating opportunities. Students in this minor will study sport marketing, sponsorship, ticket sales, promotions, brand management, and game-day operations with the goal of understanding how all of these areas contribute to the marketing and business success of a sport organization.

  1. Check with your home school or college office to make sure you have the following:
    1. ability to take 18 credits of sport management courses;
    2. a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or above;
    3. have completed a minimum of 30 credits at Syracuse University in courses graded A-F.
  2. Print and complete the Minor Declaration Form (PDF). (keep in mind the November 1 and April 1 deadlines).
  3. Bring or email the declaration of minor form, signed by you and your advisor, to the Department of Sport Management before the deadline. (402 MacNaughton Hall / kmtunkel@syr.edu)
  4. If your application is approved, you will be notified via e-mail AFTER semester grades are posted.

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