Chad McEvoy, Graduate Program Director, 315-443-2630
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 and entertainment venues and associated event planning opportunities. Instruction will center 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 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, housed in the Department of Sport Management in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, 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; event management and planning production and programming of events; marketing and public relations; technological operations management; and middle-level management, marketing and planning in the sport industry.
The admissions requirements for this program include:
- undergraduate degree with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA
- TOEFL scores (for international applications)
- undergraduate transcripts
- three letters of recommendation
- a resume and personal statement
- GRE scores are required
- video interview