Academic Programs

bannersspm-a-falkThe Department of Sport Management offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Sport Management, a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Sport Analytics (beginning in Fall 2017), 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. In conjunction with the School of Education, Sport Management also offers a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Intercollegiate Athletic Advising & Support. 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.

Sport Management, BS

The 124-credit hour B.S. in Sport Management incorporates studies in arts and sciences with professional electives and liberal arts requirements, providing students with the tools to pursue careers and graduate study in sport. Department specific coursework includes marketing, management, communications, finance, and law. The degree allows students to pursue a concentration or minor to tailor their studies according to their professional interests.

Activities & Clubs
Strong Advisors & Supporters
Intra-University Transfer (IUT) Process

Sport Analytics, BS

The 125-credit hour Bachelor of Science in Sport Analytics incorporates studies in arts and sciences with professional electives and liberal arts requirements, providing students with the tools to pursue careers in sport analytics.

With growing numbers of sport organizations embracing data analytics’ powerful 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. Syracuse University’s Falk College now offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Sport Analytics—the first undergraduate program of its kind in the country established within a professional sport management program—to provide students with a deep understanding of math, statistics, research methodology, sport economics, database management, finance, and computer programming integral to sport analytics. The new degree also incorporates a mandatory foreign language requirement to prepare students for the global sport industry. The program will prepare students for a variety of different analytics career paths on the player evaluation and/or business sides of sports.

Research Focused
Career Focused
Areas of Study
Course Requirements
Senior Thesis
Intra-University Transfer (IUT) Process


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.

Specialized Curriculum
In Their Own Words
Leading Faculty and Staff
Personalized Attention
Career Focused
Activities & Clubs


Intercollegiate Athletic Advising and Support, CAS

The Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Intercollegiate Athletic Advising and Support is a joint 15-credit hour certificate program offered by Syracuse University’s Falk College and School of Education. It is designed for current and future higher education professionals (e.g., advisors, higher education/student affairs administrators, and coaches) who wish to understand the research, practice, and policy perspectives associated with intercollegiate sport and student-athlete development in the context of higher education. The program includes coursework in the following focus areas: how colleges and intercollegiate athletics work, theoretical perspectives of college student development and learning, the impact of race, gender, and class on college student-athlete access and success, and foundations of advising student-athletes.

Designed to prepare professionals who work with large numbers of student-athletes in higher education or specifically in the advising and support units within college athletics, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the developmental, psychosocial, and emotional perspectives and needs of intercollegiate student-athletes and apply their understanding of the complex issues and roles of intercollegiate sport in their future work as professionals in higher education. With the high visibility of intercollegiate athletics and questions around the academic preparation, progress and success of student-athletes, there is a clear need for graduate study and professional knowledge around policy, research and best practice in higher education and in intercollegiate sport, specifically in the area of athletic advising and support services.

For questions about the CAS, contact Sport Management instructor Dr. Terry MacDonald at tmmacdon@syr.edu.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information visit the Syracuse University Gainful Employment Disclosure page.

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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.

Admissions Information


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.

To Declare a Minor in Sport Analytics:
  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. (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.


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.

To Declare a Minor in Sport Event 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. (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.


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.

To Declare a Minor in Sport Revenue Management and Operations:
  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. (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.