2017-2018 Graduate Course Catalog 
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2017-2018 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


The Department of Sport Management offers a 36 credit hour master of science in Sport Venue and Event Management, as well as a 15 credit hour certificate of advanced study (CAS) in Intercollegiate Athletic Advising and Support.

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 will prepare 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 CAS in Intercollege Athletic Advising and Support is a joint program of the Falk College and School of Education. The program is designed for current and future higher education professionals (e.g. advisors, higher education/student affairs administrators, and coaches) who wish to understand the research, practice, and policy perspectives associated with intercollegiate sport and student-athlete development in the context of higher education. It includes coursework in the following focus areas: how colleges and intercollegiate athletics work, theoretical perspectives of college student development and learning; the impact of race, gender, and class on college student athlete access and success; and foundations of advising student-athletes.


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 of ScienceCertificate of Advanced Study

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