2021-2022 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Nov 30, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sport Management

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Michael D. Veley, Director and Chair, 315-443-2630
402 MacNaughton Hall
Jeff Pauline, Graduate Program Director, 315-443-2630
402 MacNaughton Hall


Rick Burton, Dennis Deninger, Justin Ehrlich, Mary Graham, Jeeyoon Kim, Jeremy Losak, Kevin McNeill, David Meluni, Rodney Paul, Gina Pauline, Jeff Pauline, Shane Sanders, Michael Veley, Patrick Walsh; John Wolohan


Margie Chetney, Administrative Assistant
Nicole I. Cost, Internship Coordinator
Lisa Liparulo, Internship Coordinator
Francesco Riverso, Academic Advisor, Sport Analytics
Kathryn M. Tunkel, Administrative Assistant


The Master of Science in Sport Venue and Event Management is a 36-credit hour graduate program designed to provide students with the educational knowledge, skill development and experiential sport industry background to excel in the specialized field of managing multi-purpose sport venues and associated event planning opportunities. Instruction centers around core curriculum content areas, including sport finance, accounting, and budgeting; sport event and hospitality management; organizational theory; sport law and legal operations management; technology and information delivery systems; facilities and venue management; communications; and event planning operations and management. The goal is to prepare graduates to think conceptually and analytically and be able to apply principles to a real-world scenario.

The program, housed in the Falk College, includes faculty from the Department of Sport Management, School of Information Studies, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, and the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. The program is an interdisciplinary, collaborative initiative unique among graduate level sport management programs.    

The degree prepares students for careers in managerial aspects of professional and recreational sports, including stadium and arena facilities management; production and programming of events; marketing and public relations; technological operations management; and middle-level management, marketing, and planning in the sport industry.


The Department of Sport Management is located in MacNaughton Hall in the Falk College providing easy access to campus facilities, the Carrier Dome, and community sport venues.


    Master’sCertificate of Advanced Study

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