2022-2023 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Dec 05, 2022  
2022-2023 Graduate Course Catalog

Sport Management

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Michael D. Veley, Director and Chair, 315-443-2630
402 MacNaughton Hall
Patrick Walsh, Sport Management, Graduate Program Director, 315-443-2630
300 MacNaughton Hall


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


Margie Chetney, Administrative Assistant
Kailyn Jennings, 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 Falk College is conveniently located near Syracuse University’s IMA Wireless Dome, the only multi-purpose domed sports facility on a college campus. The cornerstone of the Syracuse University sport management program has been its multitude of experiential learning opportunities associated with its theory-to-practice approach to teaching. In conjunction with the Syracuse Athletics Department, the IMA Wireless Dome is a ‘living laboratory’ for students. 


    Master’sCertificate of Advanced Study

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