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Sport Management

Master of Science

Overview of Sport Management Program

The master of science in sport management degree is a focused, yet flexible, 36-credit hour graduate program designed to meet the needs of today’s graduate student, while developing skilled professionals for the sport industry. 

 The program is structured to offer small class sizes, a flexible format for content delivery and interaction with industry professionals and full-time faculty. Offering an internship or a thesis track, students may select the format that best fits their abilities and accommodates their future interests in sport. The rigorous curriculum and experiential learning requirements are specifically designed to provide students with the skills necessary to be successful in a broad range of sport industry opportunities, or to move on to further study if they desire.

The Niagara University sport management program has a long history of providing outstanding experiential opportunities for its students. The program has an established network of industry relationships that will assist students in finding the right opportunities for them. Examples include the NFL Experience and the Super Bowl, MLB Spring Training, various NCAA championship events and professional and college sport organizations in Western New York and around the country. Not only will students have contact both in and out of the classroom with sport industry leaders, but the six-hour internship option in the program will allow students to maximize the benefit such experiences can provide.

Niagara University is home to an NCAA Division I athletic program, providing valuable on-campus opportunities for students in college athletics administration. Additionally, through the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, the program has established partnerships with a variety of sport facility and event managers throughout the United States. Finally, students with an interest in recreational sport will be able to find opportunities with local government and not-for-profit agencies as well.

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Why Sport Management at NU?

Fast Track

Complete your studies in twelve months (or at your own pace) – with a flexible on-campus schedule.


Graduate assistantships, scholarship opportunities, and over 60 different awards for well-qualified matriculated graduate students exist to make graduate school more affordable.


Esteemed faculty and “experts in residence” in various fields bring expertise in areas like marketing and corporate relations, and help foster relationships with industry influencers.

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Alexis Schultz
Niagara’s sport management program taught me the values of responsibility, hard work, and dedication. The student-to-professor ratio is something I truly enjoyed, since I had the opportunity to develop close relationships with both my peers and my professors. The program allowed me to gain hands-on experience, which assisted me in getting to where I am today.
Alexis Schultz
Director of Annual Giving & Stewardship at University at Buffalo Athletics


General Manager
Marketing Director
Operations Manager
Public Relations


Sport Management
Faculty & Staff


Brandi Guerinot

Brandi Guerinot
Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives

Mr. Michael J.

Gentile, J.D.

Associate Professor

Phone: 716.286.8652



Dr. Cheryl R.


Associate Professor

Phone: 716.286.8276



Dr. Darren


Associate Professor

Phone: 716.286.8274



Dr. Patrick M.


Associate Professor

Phone: 716.286.8653