CSL students ride bikes at the Autodromo Internazionale Monza in Milan
CSL students ride bikes at the Autodromo Internazionale Monza in Milan, the home of the Italian Grand Prix.

Together we build the future of sport.

Together we lead.

The Center for Sport Leadership offers an internationally acclaimed 12-month Master's program that provides a year of work experience in a vibrant urban sporting community.

#4globally in graduate satisfaction

#8postgraduate sports business program worldwide

92%job placement rate among graduates

The CSL was founded to create leaders for an ever-evolving global sport industry. We empower our graduates across all industry specialties with a comprehensive set of tools for impactful and sucessful careers:  

  • Knowledge to understand the business of sport
  • Experience to inform important decisions
  • Connections to a comprehensive network of industry figures and CSL alumni
  • Foresight to create positive change in their communities

CSL students have a reputation—and it's one we've cultivated carefully: they are prepared, productive, and values-driven leaders.

News

Turkmen wheelchair athletes clasping hands
CSL Leads Sports Diplomacy Mission to Turkmenistan
12 Day Trip Focuses on Adaptive Sports
Students on the field at Ravens Stadium
Class Trip: CSL Students Visit Baltimore to Learn from Sports Professionals
Tour and Talk with Ravens, Orioles, Under Armour and University of Maryland
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VCU Center for Sport Leadership to Lead Sports Diplomacy Mission to Turkmenistan
Delegation of Virginia sport leaders to focus on adaptive sports
Center for Sport Leadership Celebrates 20th Anniversary
More than 100 alumni return for all class reunion
VCU Center for Sport Leadership Ranked Top 10 in the World
CSL ranked 8th in the world by SportBusiness
CSL Students Travel to South Africa for Service Learning Trip
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Students Embark on annual European Model of Sport trip
This year's EMS trip features stops in Munich, Vienna, Salzburg and Prague.
Olympic Swimmers Christen New Pool at Local Boys & Girls Club
CSL Partners with USA Swimming, TYR Sport & Swim RVA to Host Splash Day at Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club in Church Hill
CSL Names Students of the Year
Erica Snow & Daisy Alaeze Honored by Students and Faculty
"Putting Zoo" Brings New Twist to SEED Event
CSL, The First Tee of Greater Richmond Partner to Teach Core Values of Golf
CSL, Sportable Team Up for Wheelchair Basketball Tournament
Local Richmond businesses help raise money and awareness for adaptive sports
CSL students with Harvie Elementary students
Day of Play Brings Local Youth, Law Enforcement Together
CSL students partnered with Henrico County Police Athletic League to Host Day of Play, an afternoon of fun and activities designed to create positive connections between local youth and law enforcement.
CSL Sets Record on Day of Giving
For the third year in a row, the Center for Sport Leadership reached its goal on it's Day of Giving
CSL alumni participate in Women in Sport Day
CSL Celebrates Women in Sport
CSL students, alumni, and VCU Athletics staff participate in our Women in Sport celebration.
Olympic Swimmers Highlight Splash Day
CSL partners with USA Swimming, Swim RVA, & TYR to promote health & wellness through swimming
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Sportable at the Stu Set for April 3
CSL students work with local adaptive sports organization on wheelchair basketball tournament.
Sports Agent Shares His Story & Insight with CSL
Founder & President of Next Level Sports Will Reece represents some of the most talented college basketball coaches in the nation, including VCU's Mike Rhoades.
CSL Alumni Share Experience, Insight on Duke Visit
CSL alumni working at Duke, like Senior Associate AD for Internal Relations Troy Austin, spoke with our graduates students on our visit and tour of their athletic department
Students Tour UNC, Network with CSL Alumni