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Program Overview

This exciting summer program for high school students examines the scope of the sports industry and introduces students to the wide range of career opportunities in the field of sport management. Students examine the managerial process, including the functions of management, and the roles, skills, and attributes required of sports managers. Students are introduced to problems/issues faced by sport managers by analyzing and discussing actual case studies in sport management.

Photo of sport management students in dome
Sport Management students in the Carrier Dome

The primary objective is to provide the student with a basic understanding of the duties and functions of a sport manager as they apply to amateur and professional sports. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to identify, analyze, and understand issues affecting sport managers.

 The Sport Management program was very interesting because of the guest speakers and field trips. Speaking with accomplished members of the sport management community let me get a great look into what it takes to make it in this industry.   – Summer College Sport Management student, 2018

Program Objectives

Students will understand the career opportunities in the fields of:

  • Sport management
  • Sports marketing
  • Ticket sales
  • College and professional sports
  • Media and public relations
  • Sports media
  • International sports

Learn more about Sport Management:

Program Dates & Details Eligibility Requirements Program Cost Program Requirements Typical Day Faculty Bios

Program Dates & Details

Session Dates

Session I: June 29 – July 12, 2019
Duration: 2-weeks


Credit: Noncredit
Grading System: Pass/Fail

Eligibility Requirements

Students must be a minimum of 15 years of age by the orientation and move-in date. For full Summer College admission requirements, view the Admissions Overview and Eligibility page.

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Program Cost

Program Costs:

  • Residential: $3,360*
  • Commuter: $2,566*

*Please visit our Program Costs page for more detailed information. Program rates are subject to change and will be approved by the board of trustees in March.

Program Requirements

Student Expectations

This is an academically rigorous, college-level program. Students are expected to complete nightly homework assignments and actively participate in group projects. Students are expected to attend all classes every day, arrive on time, and meet all academic obligations. Free time will vary as each program is unique, as is the subsequent workload.

Typical Day

Tentative Schedule*

Summer College students at the Chiefs game talking with a Syracuse University student intern
Summer College students at the Chiefs game talking with a Syracuse University student intern
  • 9:00am – 12:00pm Current Issues in College Sports & Class lecture and discussion
  • 1:00pm – 3:30pm Ticket Sales and Marketing; Guest Speaker: Brett M. Wallace- Assistant Athletic Director of Sales and Marketing

*Please note, however, that since there are a number of out of class field trips and guest speakers there are very few typical days. For example, on the day the class goes to the baseball stadium, the afternoon portion of class is typically cancelled because of the time the students spend at the ball park watching the game and talking to team executives.

When class is over, and on weekends, students can look forward to various Summer College trips and activities. Check out our Campus Activities page for more information!

Field Trips

Students will go on field trips to various sport complexes in Central New York. They may include: The Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, a Syracuse Chiefs Game, and the Dome!

Final Academic Obligation

Students are permitted to leave on Friday, July 12, 2019 after 4:30pm upon the completion of the final class. If students have any questions regarding their final academic obligation, we encourage them to reach out to their instructor. Please refer to the Move-Out page for important information regarding the checkout process.

Faculty Bio

John Wolohan – Professor

Attorney John Wolohan is a professor of Sports Law in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics and the College of Law at Syracuse University.
Professor Wolohan has been teaching and working in the fields of sports law, gaming law, and sports media rights for over 25 years. In addition to making numerous national and international presentations, he is one of the lead editors of the book “Law for Recreation and Sport Managers” by Cotten and Wolohan.