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
At Syracuse University, you’ll enjoy the best of both worlds. As a D-1 institution with facilities like the Carrier Dome, SU is large enough to offer incredible resources, yet small enough to allow you to be part of a supportive and nurturing community of faculty, staff, students and alumni.
B.S. Sport Management 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, which complements the Falk College’s commitment to experiential learning. Both our undergraduate and graduate programs in sport provide unique educational and professional networking opportunities that connect students directly with sport executives and practitioners at sites of significance near and far. Recent travels of Syracuse University sport management students have brought them face-to-face with industry leaders at today’s top sport organizations and brands, such as the New York Yankees, the Boston Celtics, AEG Worldwide, the National Basketball Association, Fox Sports, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, and many others. These purposeful hands-on learning experiences are hallmarks of the Syracuse University sport management experience. Our students also benefit from the experiential opportunities in the SU Carrier Dome, the only multi-purpose domed sports facility on a college campus.
An established network of global partnerships with industry leaders, such as AEG Worldwide, offers unparalleled access and related opportunities to gain valuable training in multipurpose venues and facility and event management. Students will receive formalized training in multi-purpose sport venues and professional and intercollegiate sports, including football, basketball, hockey, lacrosse and indoor soccer, among other events. Students will build critical skills necessary for managing events ranging from running competitions, concerts, monster truck shows, fundraising events, and festivals, to hosting a Super Bowl, NCAA basketball tournament or World Cup soccer event.
Department chair and sport management department founding director Michael Veley serves as ‘Voice of the Orange’ in his role as Carrier Dome play-by-play announcer. With tremendous industry connections on local, regional and national levels, he—along with other sport management faculty and staff—have helped students gain valuable experience in a multitude of settings and organizations, such as: the New York Knicks, IMG, NBC Universal, Madison Square Garden, Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Sabres, Philadelphia 76ers, Tampa Bay Rays, Boston Celtics, PMG Sports, Comcast-Spectacor, Kraft Sports Group, CBS Sports, ESPN, Houston Astros, Atlanta Falcons, and Baseball Hall of Fame. Our students have obtained valuable experience working at NBA Exhibition games, NCAA Men’s Basketball East Regionals; NYS Special Olympic Winter Games; ESPN Game Days, Harlem Globetrotters shows, major concert productions, and dozens of other sport and entertainment events.
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
Master of Science in Sport Venue and Event Management
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 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 the student into a career setting of their choice. Unique program features include:
- access to Syracuse University's Carrier Dome, the only multi-purpose domed sports facility on a college campus
- an established network of national and global partnerships
- an immersion trip to where students have the opportunity to meet with executives from leading firms
- 9 practicum credits built into the program to allow for experiential learning
- a multitude of networking opportunities with industry leaders and our esteemed advisory board. http://falk.syr.edu/SportManagement/SPMAdvisors.aspx
Bachelor's of Science in Sport Management
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 to kick start their professional career in sport management immediately upon graduation.
|Hisung Nam (Benjamin)
||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
|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.
|Melissa Carlson, M.S. Sport Venue and Event Management
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||National Football League
||2014 NY/NJ Superbowl Host Committee
||Client Services Coordinator
||Asst. Director Athletic Communications
||Group Sales Account Executive
||Asst. Sports Information Director
||International Programming Coordinator
||T3 Media Sports Licensing