Course 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.

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.

All students who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Completion and have the opportunity to request a Syracuse University noncredit transcript.


Course 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

Course Information

Course Prefix and Number: SCN 021

Format: On Campus (at Syracuse University)

Eligibility: Students must be of rising high school sophomore, junior, or senior status – or a 2022 high school graduate. 

Credit: Noncredit

Grading: Pass/Fail


  • Residential: $3,585
  • Commuter: $2,730

Program rates are subject to change and will be approved by the board of trustees. Discounts and scholarships are also available.

Program Information

Summer College – On Campus: Experience what college is really like: take a college-level course, live in a residence hall, have meals with friends in a dining hall, and participate in activities and events on campus.

“This course has had a positive impact in my life as it has reaffirmed my interest in pursuing a career in Sports Management. I would recommend this experience to anyone who might be interested in the professional aspect of sports.”

– Adrian M., Summer College – Online Sport Management Student, 2021

Course Dates and Details

ProgramCourse DatesClass Time (Eastern Time)Credit/NoncreditStatus
Summer College – On Campus2-Week Session I: Sunday, July 3 – Friday, July 15, 2022MTWThF;
9 a.m. -4 p.m.
Students will break for roughly one hour for lunch.

Course Requirements

Students should budget for the cost of supplies and textbooks.

Typical Day

Tentative Schedule

A typical day tends to include:

  • 9 a.m. – Noon Current Issues in College Sports & Class lecture and discussion
  • 1 – 3:30 p.m. Ticket Sales and Marketing; Guest Speaker: 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 – On Campus activities to meet and connect with other students! Check out our On Campus Experience page for more information!

Field Trips

Potential field trips include:

  • 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!

Faculty Bios

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.

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