The 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.

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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.

Sport Management majors are involved in unique programs through their academic coursework and innovative research projects led by our faculty, including:

  • ‘Cuse Crew, which allows students to become general managers of SU Olympic sports teams;
  • Sabermetrics Club, which studies advanced baseball statistics and competes in national competitions;
  • SPM Club, which is the largest student-run organization on campus, with special events including the annual Charity Sports Auction to benefit local charities;
  • SPM Sales Club, which partners with SU Athletics to sell tickets to SU games;
  • Syracuse University Athletics with on-campus internships in athletic communications, marketing, special events, team sport managers, development and facilities management.
  • Women in Sports and Events (WISE), a national organization focusing on leadership, special events and networking skills. Syracuse University is honored to be the inaugural collegiate chapter of WISE.

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Thinking about coming to SU or becoming a donor to our program? View a video from Sport Management major Anthony de la Fuente ’19. “Falk has sparked an insane amount of motivation I didn’t know I had. Having faculty who genuinely care about the students here at Falk creates an electric atmosphere, and so much motivation has come out of that.” De la Fuente shares how donors to the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics have allowed him to expand his education at Syracuse University.

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Current Syracuse University students (including David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics students) interested in an Intra-University Transfer into Sport Management should review the transfer criteria below and complete an SPM IUT application form.

Intra-University Transfer Policy Deadlines are: November 1 for Spring entry and March 1 for Fall entry.

The following criteria must be met and will be reviewed by the SPM faculty committee:

  1. A student must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.5.
  2. In order to complete the SPM degree requirements within a four-year plan of study, SU students must have a minimum of five remaining semesters of study.
  3. Students must have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours at Syracuse University.
  4. It is required that applicants have completed SPM 205, or be enrolled in the course when applying. It is also highly recommended that applicants take an SPM elective prior to applying.
  5. Students must complete and submit an SPM Intra-University Transfer application.
  6. Students must submit a resume.
  7. Students must submit a two-to-three page type-written essay explaining:
    • their academic interest in sport management
    • desired career track (i.e. marketing, legal studies, communications, business management, etc.)
    • prior sport industry experience
    • sport-related volunteer and/or community service work
    • internship experience
  8. A personal interview with the SPM transfer committee may be arranged by the department after the IUT application deadline.

Please understand that while careful consideration will be given to all students who meet the outlined criteria, acceptance into Sport Management can only be granted on space availability, based on current enrollment.

Find the SPM IUT transfer application here: SPM-TransferApplication

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Sport Analytics, BS

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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.

In the spring of 2017, a Sport Management Department independent study group researched and conducted interviews on the impact that advanced analytics are having on how fans experience major league baseball and other sports. They asked experts including Bill James, the father of baseball sabermetrics, John Thorn, the official historian of Major League Baseball, broadcasters Brian Kenny and Jessica Mendoza, baseball general managers, sport business analysts and young fans about:

  • How the increase in analytical information affects fans’ understanding and enjoyment of the game
  • The impact of analytics on fan demographics
  • The use of big data analysis to study fan behavior, loyalty and purchasing patterns
  • What the future holds for the still very young discipline of sport analytics.

The product of their work, led by Emmy-Award winning Falk College professor of practice Dennis Deninger, is this film, “Analytics: Changing the Fan Experience.”

“Upon graduation, students will be prepared to think conceptually and analytically while applying these principles to real issues in sport organizations,” notes Professor Rodney Paul, a sports economist who led the collaborative development of the new degree. “Our program prepares students for a variety of different possible analytics career paths on the player evaluation side, business side, or both.”

The new degree incorporates a mandatory foreign language requirement to prepare students for the global sport industry. “Sport industry executives repeatedly tell us that students who are bilingual are highly sought after, especially in growth areas including South America, China and India,” says Falk College Dean Diane Lyden Murphy.

Main analytics photoThe announcement of the new degree follows a two-year process of analyzing changes in the industry, including in-depth interviews with senior-level sport executives and practitioners, in careful consultation with Falk College’s Sport Management Advisory Board made up of company presidents, founders, CEOs and other top-level executives.

According to Falk College benefactor and Sport Management Advisory Board member, David B. Falk, Founder and CEO, FAME, “analytics have become an invaluable tool not only in analyzing player performance but also in evaluating the effectiveness and reach of sports sponsorships and advertising. In the second decade of the 21stcentury, it is almost inconceivable that a sports organization could operate successfully or efficiently without a strong analytics capability.”

Areas of study include:

  • Mathematics – Calculus, Advanced Calculus, Probability and Statistics, Linear Algebra
  • Computers/IT – Programming, Databases, SQL, R, Python, Web scraping, Data Mining, etc.
  • Economics – Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Game Theory
  • Foreign Language – Students must take a foreign language to be able to work with sports analytics in different places around the world
  • Also other courses in writing, finance, sport management, communications, etc.
Course requirements include:

  • Sport Data Analysis I and II – Applied Econometrics using examples from the player/team and business side of sports. A variety of techniques, models, and skills are covered over two semesters.
  • Sports Economics – The theory and models behind the business of sports.
  • Price Theory in Sports – Advanced Sports Economics – covers topics such as variable pricing, dynamic pricing, attendance and concessions models, etc.
  • Research Methods – background on how to conduct research in sports.
The senior thesis encompasses a two-semester deep dive into the sport (or sports) of your choice. Topic could be on the player-side, team-side, business-side, or a combination as it relates to the sports industry. Thesis centers on an original idea of which the students will conduct background research, gather data, create models, run statistical relationships, visualize the relationships, and explain the results across a variety of formats (research paper, webpage, blog, oral presentation, etc.). Students will work one-on-one with a professor in the program to perform analytical research and analysis.
Intra-University Transfer CriteriaCurrent Syracuse University students (including Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics students) interested in an Intra-University Transfer into Sport Analytics (SAL) should review the transfer criteria below and complete an SAL IUT application form.

Deadlines to apply:  November 1st for Spring entry; March 1st for Fall entry.

The following criteria must be met and will be adhered to by the Sport Management Department IUT analytics faculty subcommittee:

  1. A student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.
  2. In order to complete the requirements of the Sport Analytics degree within a four-year plan of study; students must have a minimum of five remaining semesters of study.
  3. Students are encouraged to have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours at Syracuse University, including the following courses: SPM 205; MAT 221, ECN 203 and foreign language coursework.
  4. Students must complete and submit an SAL Intra-University Transfer application.
  5. Students must submit a resume.
  6. Students must submit a two-to-three page type-written essay explaining:
    • reason for pursuing a degree in analytics
    • specific areas of interest in sport analytics
    • proposed research interests as it relates to the senior thesis requirement
    • sport-related volunteer and/or community service work
    • sport related experience (volunteer, internship, experiential, and/or community service work)
  7. A personal interview with the Sport Analytics transfer committee may be arranged for qualified students based on the qualifications listed above.

Please understand that while careful consideration will be given to all students who meet the outlined criteria, acceptance into Sport Analytics can only be granted on space availability, based on current enrollment.

Find the SAL IUT transfer application here: SPM-TransferApplication

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Sport Venue and Event Management, MS

SVEM Class of 2017Hundreds 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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Students visit Celtics executives at TD Garden in Boston.

Competition for jobs in the sports industry is high. Everyone seeking to enter the industry will ultimately be faced with the question of what unique skills and experiences do they bring to a sports organization? While the majority of sport management programs are broad-based and lacking in specialization and focus, the SVEM program was designed differently. Understanding that the sports industry seeks employees with a specialized skill set, our curriculum 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. If you are seeking a career in areas such as stadium/arena management, events production and programming, and venue food, beverage, and hospitality, you will not find an educational program better served to educate you on this area of the industry. Additionally, you will find that SVEM coursework consistently contains theory-to-practice elements where students apply concepts learned in the classroom to actual industry settings in a hands-on manner. Here is a look at a typical plan of study for SVEM students:

Summer

Summer SemesterThe program begins with two summer courses intended to quickly immerse students in the program and in the sports industry:

SPM 614 Foundations of Sport Venue & Event Management:
The Foundations course is designed to provide an overview of the sports industry with an emphasis on venues and events, as well as a focus on sports industry career exploration and planning. This course has recently included a field trip to the NASCAR race in Watkins Glen and a “speed networking” event to help build students’ networks among area sports industry professionals and lead to potential internship opportunities.

SPM 634 Sport Event & Hospitality Management:
Our Event Management course gives students an understanding of the planning and execution of sporting events of many sizes and scopes. Students in this course spend three days in New York’s picturesque Finger Lakes region assisting in the operations of the Musselman Triathlon, providing an opportunity to put into practice lessons learned in the classroom.

Fall

Fall SemesterSVEM students posed outside DOMEStudents take a full course load in the fall and spring semesters while also identifying internships to gain experience in venue and event management. The fall semester contains an immersion trip where students travel with faculty to visit sports venues and events to make industry connections leading to future employment opportunities.

SPM 624 Sports Facilities Management:
The Facilities class offers an overview of the design and operations of sports facilities, including arenas and stadiums. Students in this class recently used Syracuse’s Carrier Dome as their classroom all semester and conducted an analysis of the customer path for Carrier Dome events. Students presented actionable findings from their analysis to senior administrators upon completion.

SPM 635 Marketing of Sport Venues & Events:
An understanding of marketing and revenue generation concepts is vital to practitioners throughout the sports industry. Our Marketing course involves conducting market research for a sports organization and then utilizing the findings of that research to create a marketing plan to present to the sport organization’s leadership.

SPM 645 The Strategic Management of People in Sport:
The Management course was recently added to the SVEM curriculum as a result of feedback from our students and alumni working in sports facilities and events. This course focuses on both leadership and human resources management in an effort to prepare students for careers in the management of sports facilities and events settings.

Elective:
Students have the opportunity to customize their degree by taking elective courses in areas of their specific career goals. The SVEM program was designed in collaboration with SU’s School of Information Studies (iSchool), S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, and the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. Each of these programs is among the national leaders in their respective disciplines, allowing SVEM students to maximize their education experience at Syracuse University.

Spring

Spring Semesterspartan race at Fenway in 2015Students take a full course load and gain experience outside the classroom. The search for the summer final practicum begins in earnest early in the spring, with many students choosing to complete three credits of practicum experience in the spring semester while searching for their final practicum that summer.

SPM 664 Financial Management of Sport Facilities & Events:
Comprehending finance, budgeting, and economic principles is essential to the management of sports facilities and events. The sports industry is becoming more data-driven on a daily basis, which is the focus of this class.

SPM 665 Advanced Sport Event Management:
Students in the Advanced Events course apply what they’ve learned throughout the SVEM curriculum to the planning and implementation of an actual sports-related event, which the students themselves design.

Elective:
Students have the opportunity to customize their degree by taking elective courses in areas of their specific career goals.

Practicum:
Among the most valuable facets of the Department of Sport Management is its connection with the sport industry, which plays out in numerous ways, including internships, visiting lecturers and guest speakers. As part of their degree requirements, SVEM students complete practicum credits to gain valuable hands-on experience in the sport industry.

Second Summer

Second Summer SemesterStudent at 79ersThe program culminates in the final practicum, intended to launch students into a career in sports venue and event management. Among the most valuable facets of the Department of Sport Management is its connection with the sport industry, which impacts students in numerous ways, including the practicum. As a part of their degree requirements, Sport Venue and Event Management graduate students must complete a 9-credit Practicum providing an opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in the sport venue and event management industry before graduation.

Rachel Chulock M.S. Sport Venue and Event Management, Syracuse University ’17

Rachel Chulock portrait“The Sport Venue and Event Management master’s program at Syracuse University is unlike any other program of its kind. From the first time I came to campus, I knew Syracuse and SVEM was the right fit for me. The hands-on learning taught by exceptional faculty has allowed me to gain real-world experience and has prepared me for a career in sports and events. Throughout my time at Syracuse, I had the opportunity to be part of unique experiences, such as spending a weekend working at a triathlon and participating in a Game Day Technology course, which simulates the operations of a live athletic event. Because of their great connections in the industry, I met and connected with professionals from all areas in sports and events. With the convenience of the Carrier Dome on the SU campus, the opportunities with athletics, and other facilities in the local community, Syracuse provides students with endless opportunities. I left campus with invaluable experiences, with the most notable being part of the 2nd Annual SVEM Charity Golf Classic, which raised $15,000 for Vera House and their fight again domestic and sexual violence. The Sport Venue and Event Management program at SU provides more than an education. You gain experience, opportunities, and access to excellent faculty and industry professionals. Because of the Sport Venue and Event Management program, I was able to spend a semester working at Madison Square Garden, which has prepared me for my current role as an Operations Coordinator at Dover International Speedway.”

Keith Benson Hines M.S. Sport Venue and Event Management, Syracuse University ’16

Keith Hines portrait“The Sport Venue and Event Management program at Syracuse University rivals any program in the country. It is the fourth school of which I have matriculated, so you can trust me on this. SU’s SVEM program is well-suited for those wishing to find a career in the sport industry. I truly appreciate my time there, because not only was it classroom learning, but also an abundance of practical, hands-on learning. As a student, I was afforded the opportunity to experience many events and sports from different angles. Whether it was a country music concert, a monster truck show, or a weekend triathlon experience, the experiential learning was invaluable. The crowning achievement of the Sport Venue and Event Management program was the year-long project of the First Annual SVEM Charity Golf Classic. I was proud to be a part of something that had a profound impact on an entire university and community. To date, it has been one of the most fulfilling endeavors of my life. To help raise more than $15,000 to support victims of domestic and sexual violence and the education of the perpetrators of the violence, as a part of a Sport Management program, is a rarity. For me, it was a blessing, and is not something I take lightly. I was able to help set the standard for future classes, with the hope they would exceed our efforts every year. Syracuse University’s Sport Venue and Event Management program was well worth every day this born and bred southern gentleman spent in the arctic city of Syracuse. It helped prepare me for my current job as Director of Special Events for the Chapel Hill Country Club.”

Carolyn McCaslin M.S. Sport Venue and Event Management, Syracuse University ’16

Carolyn portrait“The Sport Venue and Event Management graduate program at Syracuse University has been an experience of a lifetime for me. Throughout the year we were able to gain real-life experience by participating at events in Syracuse along with traveling all over Central New York and even to Boston, Massachusetts. My favorite experience was volunteering at a Luke Bryan V.I.P. Party before his concert at the Carrier Dome. We also had class in the Carrier Dome every week, using the facility to learn about facility management through the wide variety of events that are held there. The professors are extremely knowledgeable about all facets of sport management and each were influential mentors in my experience at Syracuse. Another great learning experience was a charity golf tournament. We used use our skills within event management, marketing, sponsorship, and operations from class and applied them to a real-life event, where we raised $17,000 for a local charity, Vera House, in Syracuse. All of these experiences gave me leadership opportunities to further my career in arena event management with a job after graduation in the Midwest. I couldn’t be happier with my choice to attend Syracuse University and I would recommend the Sport Venue and Event Management program to anyone wanting to gain more knowledge or further their career in the sports industry.”

Emily Bracken M.S. Sport Venue and Event Management, Syracuse University ’15

CMHOF“Choosing the one year Masters SVEM program at Syracuse was one of the best decisions of my educational career. The program afforded me a diverse classroom experience, specific to my program of study, with options to explore beyond them. Small class sizes encouraged skills such as team work, collaboration, communication and critical thinking, while using real world SVEM scenarios. I was able to work closely with the faculty who mentored and encouraged me to find my passion and pursue it. I had multiple internships at Syracuse, in the local community, and my dream of working in the Nashville music scene. All of these experiences prepared me for a successful career in the event management industry with a job offer prior to completing my studies.”

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Chari Bayanker M.S. Sport Venue and Event Management, Syracuse University ’14

“There’s so much more to a graduate program than just the subject material. The people you meet, the students you work with, and the practical life experience you get outside of the classroom is crucial. A bright future is learned in class but also demonstrated and earned through experience and events. SVEM taught me that the principles of running a venue and a good event translate to your everyday life. I had the good fortune to learn from wonderful professors who pushed us to look past differences of opinion and find common ground. Being comfortable in uncomfortable situations is a valuable skill. I currently work at Topps running daily operations for the mobile app Topps KICK. Everything I learned at SU I put into place at work. What students need to learn is to push yourself past what they think is possible. That is real growth. SU pushed me and I’m so much better for it. As a plus to working for what is traditionally a sports card company, you sometimes get perks like your own Autograph card (right).”

Katie Rudy M.S. Sport Venue and Event Management, Syracuse University ’13

Katie Rudy portrait“Attending Syracuse University as part of the inaugural Sport Venue & Event Management graduate program fulfilled a dream that was several years in the making. In just one short year, I had the privilege of learning from a faculty and staff committed to success and delivered on the promise of providing a hands-on, practical education. The Carrier Dome, serving as a living laboratory, allowing me to gain invaluable experience in a multi-purpose facility that in one year hosted Syracuse football, basketball, and lacrosse games, as well as several high-profile events including the One World Tour with the Dalai Lama, a Zac Brown Band concert, and Monster Truck Jam. My education was further enhanced through a practicum, which I completed through the Disney Sports program. During my time in Orlando, I not only had the opportunity to learn from individuals throughout the Walt Disney Company, but also worked a number of runDisney races and events at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. I am grateful for the experiences this program afforded me that led to a position working in marketing and promotions at the University of Virginia.”

SU’s Department of Sport Management possesses one of the largest and strongest faculties in the world. Faculty in the SVEM program have an ideal combination of industry experience, scholarship background, and content area expertise to provide students with excellent teaching and mentoring. Faculty teaching in the SVEM program include:

Dr. Rodney Paul – Paul is a sports economist and one of the most prolific scholars in the sport management discipline. His research has been published in journals and textbook all over the world.

Dr. Gina Pauline – Pauline teaches the event management courses in SVEM, where she brings expertise as both a scholar and an industry professional, having managed championship events for two collegiate athletic conferences.

Dr. Jeff Pauline – Pauline is the director of the SVEM program. He is a certified consultant of the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology. He has consulted with a variety of amateur and professional athletes and teams. His consultations have focused on performance enhancement, team building, stress management, and creating balance between mind, body and spirit.

Dr. Patrick Walsh – Walsh teaches the marketing sport venue management course in SVEM, where he brings expertise as both a scholar and an industry professional, having worked for the Buffalo Bills and Velocity Sports and Entertainment (now Team Epic).

Additionally, students have the opportunity to connect with other Department of Sport Management faculty such as Michael Veley, SPM Department Chair and former senior administrator in college athletic departments at Cornell, Illinois, and Syracuse.

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A Class of 2014 student presents to Carrier Dome management.
Each SVEM annual cohort consists of less than 20 students. These cohorts benefit from small class sizes, allowing a dynamic interactive learning environment. Throughout the curriculum, students work frequently in teams to collaborate on industry-based projects. Outside the classroom, students benefit from small faculty-to-student ratios in advising and mentoring opportunities. This attention also extends far beyond the year on campus in our program, as our students are forever members of the Syracuse University family and proud alumni of the SVEM program and David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics.
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Students meet with Philadelphia Phillies executives during an immersion trip.
SVEM faculty and staff emphasize the importance of career planning from the first days of the program’s start each summer. This one-year program goes by quickly and students are pushed to maximize every chance to take advantage of opportunities provided. Early in the program, students are encouraged to explore different career opportunities related to sports venues and events, but our philosophy is that students should identify a specific area of interest and work with our faculty and staff to execute a plan toward pursuing that career path.

Ultimately, our SVEM philosophy is that the student must take ownership of their own individual career pursuit, and our role as the program, faculty, and staff is to work alongside students in that pursuit using a combination of teaching, advising, mentoring, and leveraging industry connections to assist students in their quest for fruitful careers related to sports venues and events.

Some of the specific activities built into the program toward facilitating students’ career development include networking events, immersion trips,  career matching, and workshops on areas such as resumes, salary negotiation, and networking. Additionally, our program has developed strong partnerships, both locally with area facilities and events, as well as nationally and globally, with organizations like Aramark, AEG, and Disney Sports, to help students pursue sports industry careers.

If your career aspirations are focused on sport facilities and events, we believe you’ll find no program better able to educate, mentor, and assist you in launching your career in these areas. Please find information below about the admissions process and on contacting us for more information.

Sport Venue and Event Management Club

Mission statement: To provide students specific knowledge and experience focused on managing and operating sport and entertainment facilities and events.

 Objectives:

  1. Create an experiential learning opportunity for SU graduate students interested in sport venue and event management.
  2. Create activities that foster philanthropic and social responsibility associated with sport.
  3. Create career networking and educational field trip opportunities for members of the organization.
  4. Promote interest in the sport venue and facility management industry

Organizational Structure:

Executive Board: comprised of four (4) members.

  1. Advisor (Faculty Member): Provide oversight and managerial direction; serve as the liaison between the Department of Sport Management and The SVEM Club; work directly with officers on communication, marketing, and financial matters; serve as co-chair of fundraising activities sponsored by the organization.
  2. President: Represent the club as primary contact with the Office of Graduate Student Organizations. The President will be responsible for running all meetings, programming and developing club activities such as coordinating guest speakers, fundraiser meetings and other social activities.
  3. Vice President: Responsible for assisting the president in developing meetings and club activities, maintaining attendance of meetings, collecting membership dues, and other miscellaneous tasks.
  4. Treasurer: Responsible for keeping financial records of funds and allocation of disbursements subject to board approval, and as outlined by the Office of Graduate Student Organizations.

students at Carrier DomeMembership: Any graduate student in the M.S. Sport Venue and Event Management Program in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics at Syracuse University is eligible to be an active member and may hold office. All active members must submit annual dues of five ($5) dollars.

Meetings: General club meetings will be held on a bi-weekly schedule, as determined by the President and Advisory Faculty Member and voted on by the membership. All general meetings are required among all members. Executive Board meetings will be held a minimum of once per month.

For more information: Contact Dr. Jeffrey Pauline at 315-443-2630 or jspaulin@syr.edu.

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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.

Prospective students need to submit the following as part of the admissions process:

If a prospective student is already in a graduate program, they need to submit:

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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.
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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 3.25 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 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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