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CSL Class of 2022 group pic on basketball court

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.

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#6 globally in graduate satisfaction

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#10 postgraduate sports business program in North America

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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.


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CSL, Real Madrid Graduate School Form Global Partnership
New Master's Degree Program Will Include Five Week Residency In Madrid
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CSL & VCU Athletics Named 2021 Mullin Award Winner
National award recognizes the collaboration and partnership between a sports organization & educational institution
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Dr. Brendan Dwyer Wins Prestigious Sutton Award
National Honor Recognizes Excellence Among Sports Marketing Educators
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CSL Welcomes Class of 2022
New Cohort Joins #CSLnetwork
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Yannick Kluch, Ph.D. Joins CSL Faculty
Scholar-Activist Brings Diversity & Inclusion Expertise to VCU
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CSL Day of Giving is a Huge Success
316 gifts from alumni & friends smash 2021 goal
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CSL Connections Grow Deep In Golf Industry
As the golf industry evolves, alumni of the VCU Center for Sport Leadership are increasingly finding themselves at the forefront.
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CSL Well Represented at 2020 Women Leaders X Conference
VCU Center for Sport Leadership students, faculty, and alumni all came together for the Women Leaders in College Sports' Women Leaders X conference this year, despite being forced online due to the pandemic.
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VCU's Adobe Creative Campus Status Enhances CSL Learning Experience
VCU's new status as an Adobe Creative Campus has provided the Center for Sport Leadership with new ways to prepare students for their future careers in the ever-evolving sport industry.
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CSL Amongst World's Best In 2020 Postgraduate Rankings
CSL Ranked 4th in the world in Global Satisfaction
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A Plan of Action, A Path to Change
We wanted our first statement on #BlackLivesMatter to be more than words.
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Two CSL Students Named To A-10 Diversity Commission
Corey Douglas and Jaide Hinds-Clarke, members of the VCU Center for Sport Leadership class of 2021, have been selected for the Atlantic 10 Conference’s newly formed Commission on Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
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Black Lives Matter - Our Stories
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COVID-19 Forces CSL To Get Creative With New Class
After the annual European Model of Sport trip was cancelled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the CSL added a summer class focused on the issues surrounding the Olympic sports industry today.
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Mike Rhoades: Coach, Mentor, Teacher
VCU Head Coach and CSL alum Mike Rhoades has been a tremendous mentor and teacher to dozens of graduate assistants that have come through our program. We talked to Coach and some of the GA's who have learned from him.
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CSL Leads Sports Diplomacy Mission to Turkmenistan
12 Day Trip Focuses on Adaptive Sports
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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
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Center for Sport Leadership Celebrates 20th Anniversary
More than 100 alumni return for all class reunion
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VCU Center for Sport Leadership Ranked Top 10 in the World
CSL ranked 8th in the world by SportBusiness
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CSL Students Travel to South Africa for Service Learning Trip
Students get an up-close look at Dr. LeCrom's work in Stellenbosch
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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.
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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
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CSL Names Students of the Year
Erica Snow & Daisy Alaeze Honored by Students and Faculty
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"Putting Zoo" Brings New Twist to SEED Event
CSL, The First Tee of Greater Richmond Partner to Teach Core Values of Golf
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CSL, Sportable Team Up for Wheelchair Basketball Tournament
Local Richmond businesses help raise money and awareness for adaptive sports
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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.
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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
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CSL Celebrates Women in Sport
CSL students, alumni, and VCU Athletics staff participate in our Women in Sport celebration.
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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.
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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.
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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
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Students Tour UNC, Network with CSL Alumni
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