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440 White Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244

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falk@syr.edu



Our graduate and undergraduate programs provide unique opportunities that connect students with sport executives and practitioners. Students come face-to-face with industry leaders at today’s top sport organizations and brands, i.e. New York Yankees, AEG Worldwide, NBA, Fox Sports, MLB, NASCAR, Steiner Sports, Comcast Spectacor and many others. Our students also benefit from the experiential opportunities in the SU Carrier Dome, the only multi-purpose domed sports facility on a college campus

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You’ll experience the best of both worlds when it comes to earning a bachelor or master’s degree in sport at Syracuse University Falk College. We are large enough to be able to offer incredible resources, experiences and contacts, yet small enough to allow you to be part of a supportive and nurturing community of faculty, staff, students and alumni.

As a D-1 institution, our facilities are an important part of who we are. We are home to the Carrier Dome, a 50,000+ domed stadium, the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center, and the Lampe Athletic Complex complete with a 400-meter track, soccer stadium and a 2,700-seat field house.  We even house an ice skating pavilion on-campus!  And we have an impressive network of alumni and sport and entertainment industry professionals eager to work with our students, people like David B. Falk (F.A.M.E.), Brandon Steiner (Steiner Sports), Mike Tirico and Laurie Orlando (ESPN) , and Patti-Kleinman-Fallick (MLB Network), to name just a few of our Advisory Board members. Building skills and knowledge while you build a network is why our alumni are so successful. 

Sport Management Advisory Council:

The Sport Management (SPM) Advisory Council is comprised of a “Who’s Who in Sports.” This esteemed group of sport industry professionals and practitioners provides an inner circle of advisors and supporters for the Department of Sport Management. The council provides input and guidance for short- and long-term goals, student internships, employment opportunities, curriculum development and classroom instruction. It champions the program to prospective supporters, students, business colleagues, and the sport and entertainment industry.

http://falk.syr.edu/sport-management/advisory-board/

B.S. Sport Management, B.S. Sport Analytics and M.S. Sport Venue and Event Management Programs:

Our rigorous academic courses are taught by expert faculty, recognized nationally and internationally for their work, complementing the Falk College’s commitment to hands-on learning.  Both our undergraduate and graduate programs in sport provide unique educational and professional networking opportunities that connect students directly with industry executives. Our sport students have been face-to-face with industry leaders at today’s top sport and entertainment organizations and brands, such as: the New York Yankees, the Boston Celtics, AEG Worldwide, the National Basketball Association, Fox Sports, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, Wasserman Media Los Angeles, UNICEF, Turner, United States Naval Academy Athletics, Syracuse University Athletics, Lead Dog Sports Marketing, RBC Heritage PGA Tournament, Under Armour, Priority Sports, Auburn Doubledays, BDA Sports Management, Point 3 Basketball, Steiner Sports, New York Yankees, NASCAR, NBA, Fox Sports, Bellevue Country Club, VOS Sports Marketing, 360 Sports, ProVentures, Atlanta Blaze, Evolution Media Group, and Barclays Center/Brooklyn Nets.  

Networking and purposeful hands-on learning experiences are hallmarks of the Syracuse University Falk College experience


Master of Science in Sport Venue and Event Management - Campus

This 36-credit hour master’s program focuses on teaching multi-purpose facility and events management skills, leveraging opportunities in the SU Carrier Dome and other Syracuse area venues. It includes coursework from SU’s Falk College, Whitman School of Management, Newhouse School of Public Communications and the School of Information Studies. Core courses include: Foundations of Sport Venue & Event Management, Sport Event and Hospitality Management, Sport Facilities Management, Marketing of Sport Venues and Events, the Strategic Management of People in Sport, Financial Management of Sports & Facilities and Advanced Sport Event Management.

Students receive hands-on training in venue operations and the overall management of a wide variety of sport and entertainment events. The program includes a 9-credit practicum designed to launch you into a career setting of your choice. Unique program features include:

  • Syracuse University's Carrier Dome, the only multi-purpose domed sports facility on a college campus, supplements the classroom experience
  • Established network of national and global partnerships
  • Immersion trips with opportunities to meet executives from leading firms
  • 9 practicum credits built into the program to allow for experiential learning
  • Networking opportunities with industry leaders
  • An esteemed advisory board

http://falk.syr.edu/sport-management/advisory-board/


Bachelor's of Science in Sport Management - Campus

The Sport Management BS program offers a solid liberal arts education and the knowledge and skills required to enter the exciting sport and entertainment field. A hands-on approach that starts freshman year coupled with a 12-credit senior year capstone internship means that students graduate with both marketable skills and contacts. Students are closely mentored by faculty, internship coordinators and industry professionals helping to prepare them to kick start their professional career in sport management immediately upon graduation.


Bachelor of Science in Sport Analytics - Campus

The first of its kind in the country! The Sport Analytics major provides students with deep knowledge and the practical skills of math, statistics, research methodology, sport economics, database management, finance and computer programming integral to sport analytics. The curriculum and associated experiential training in athlete performance, financial, marketing customer and predictive analysis in the emerging field of sport analytics, the fastest-growth market in domestic and global sports.  The degree incorporates a mandatory foreign language requirement to prepare students for the global sport industry.  Upon graduation, students will have the skillsets needed to pursue a variety of analytics career paths on the player evaluation side or the business side. Students interested in player talent evaluation, sales, scouting, marketing, sponsorship, ticketing, finance and accounting for professional, collegiate, and amateur sport organizations.   


Felicia Otero
Director of Admissions
(315) 443-5555

Email: falk@syr.edu

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NameTitleEmployer
Hisung Nam (Benjamin) Graduate Student Syracuse University David B. Falk College
I do not approach sports as a fan, but as a business person. I would like to work in community relations for a professional sports league and I’ve been applying to many different sports teams for my summer internship. I hope to work and gain experience in MLB, MLS and the NBA. When I was looking for a Master's program in Sport, I visited the SU campus and loved the atmosphere. Syracuse University is one of the best private universities in NY with a strong D-1 athletic department. I like that the faculty and internship coordinators always have time to mentor me, plus they’re always inviting in industry professionals to campus so we can build contacts in the field even before we graduate.
 
Evan Firestone, M.S. Sport Venue and Event Management Pittsburgh Pirates
SVEM Student Quote/Testimonial The opportunity that Syracuse University has afforded me with a Sport Venue and Event Management degree is one that has offered me both classroom experience and real-world principles which will make me successful in today's sports industry.
 
NameTitleEmployerClass
Meghan Baumer Communications Assistant Syracuse U. Athletics 2015
Emily Dumas Sales Consultant Phoenix Suns 2015
Alec Eidelman Customer Service Executive Steiner Sports 2015
Ryan Evan Baseball Operations New York Yankees 2015
Zachary Potter Digital Account Representative Turner Sports 2015
Taylor Johnson Sales Support Executive Research Now 2014
Jasmine Jordan Basketball Operations Coordinator Charlotte Bobcats 2014
Javier Morel Associate TV Account Manager ESPN 2014
Daisuke Suguira Public Relations Assistant Los Angeles Dodgers 2014
Sara Costello Events Coordinator Tiger Woods Foundation 2013
Elizabeth Kwasnowski Sales & Marketing Coordinator IMG 2013
Richard Ricco Operations & Client Relations Roecoe 2013
Melissa Carlson Account Executive Memphis Grizzlies 2013
Melissa Carlson, M.S. Sport Venue and Event Management Account Executive in Client Services Memphis Grizzlies 2013
Julian Hucal Account Executive Vancouver Whitecaps 2012
Margaret D’Agostino Community Relations Assistant National Football League 2012
Michael Scheneker Marketing Coordinator 2014 NY/NJ Superbowl Host Committee 2012
Jamal Salmon Senior Research Analyst ESPN 2012
Rachel Bubier Community Relations Coordinator Houston Astros 2011
Mike Kravec Events Manager Syracuse U. Carrier Dome 2011
Andrew Diamond Client Services Coordinator FOX Sports 2011
Edwin Dei Event Coordinator Octagon 2010
Ashley Shilo Asst. Director Athletic Communications Boston University 2010
Matt Gay Group Sales Account Executive Cleveland Indians 2009
John-Christopher Higgins Asst. Sports Information Director Iona College 2009
Stephanie Bissett International Programming Coordinator ESPN 2008
Jeff Petrino Manager T3 Media Sports Licensing 2008
Ian McFate Club Manager Aramark Sports & Entertainment 2008
Austin Blumstein Ticket Services Representative NY Mets 2008
Emily Arrighi Lead Graphics Controller ESPN 2008
Gregory Frias NJTL Coordinator US Tennis Assocition 2008

 
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