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.

#5globally in graduate satisfaction

#15postgraduate 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.


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.
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
The CSL class of 2018 on the floor of VCU’s Siegel Center.
CSL Students learn about IMG Sport Marketing
Carolyn Center, general manager for Spider IMG sport marketing, came across town this time to speak to the entire cohort about multimedia rights and her strategies in sales. Earlier this semester, CSL students enrolled in sales & development heard Center and her colleagues speak at the University of Richmond.
VCU Sport Leadership director Carrie Lecrom and a child during her nonprofit work.
Hat Tip Tuesday
Here's a hat tip to our students and alumni doing amazing things!
CSL class lining up on the Monza Eni Circuit in Italy
CSL alum Nicky Gordon Gives Sales Tips to Sales & Development Class
“Connections, relationships, research, overcoming objectives, and follow ups are the name of the game,” CSL alum Nicky Gordon told our grad students in sales & development via Skype.
CSL chair Carrie LeCrom coaches as part of the Goals for Girls initiative.
Sport Tourism Experts Share Insight
In recent years, sport tourism has blossomed in the city of Richmond. Sports bring in 45% of tourists to the River City. Our grad students had the opportunity to learn from Sports Tourism Coordinator for Chesterfield County and CSL alum Danny Bonifas ’12 and Lee Corrigan, President of Corrigan Sports Enterprises.
CSL graduates celebrating.
CSL to Host Turkmenistan Delegation for ENVEST
The Center for Sport Leadership at VCU, in partnership with the U.S Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, will host a delegation from Turkmenistan in November to exchange ideas and best practices for adaptive sport programming and opportunities.