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The Department of Sport Management, in the David B. Falk College of Sport & Human Dynamics, offers a bachelor of science (B.S.) degrees in sport management and sport analytics, as well as a master's degree in Sport Venue and Event Management (M.S.) and a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Intercollegiate Athletic Advising and Support. Students learn from courses in areas including sport business and finance, marketing, economics, law, promotion, communications, event planning and facility management.

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