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Sarbjit "Sab" Singh Sarbjit

Associate Professor and Chairperson, Sport Management | Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale, NY, UNITED STATES

Professor Sarbjit "Sab" Singh's expertise is in business strategy, development, and social change.


Professor Singh joined the full-time faculty in the Sport Management Department at Farmingdale State College in August 2010, after serving 12 years as a management consultant to Fortune 500 corporations, early-stage companies and non-profit enterprises. Sab's functional expertise is in business strategy and development, having assisted these entities identify growth opportunities and develop strategic business plans to take advantage of such opportunities. He is a regular contributor to sports business trade journals and other media discussing the business of sport. He is also founder and publisher of "Sports Doing Good," a unique blog/newsletter which highlights positive activities in and around the world of sports.

Areas of Expertise (7)

Management and Strategic Principles

The Affinity for Sports Participation

Fandom for Particular Ethnic Groups

Sports Industry Stakeholders

The Economic and Social Impact of Major Sporting Events/Facilities in Developed and Emerging Countries.

Sport Development, Charity, Philanthrophy

The Business of Sports

Industry Expertise (9)

Sport - Professional

Management Consulting


Leisure / Recreation


Sporting Goods

Business Services

Sport - Amateur

Market Research

Education (3)

Georgetown University: BSBA cum laude, Finance/Government 1992

Emory University: MBA, Business Administration 1998

Emory University Law School: JD, Antitrust/Business Law 1998


Affiliations (3)

  • North American Society for Sport Management
  • National Sports Marketing Network
  • Sports Lawyers Association

Languages (1)

  • English

Event Appearances (4)

Enterpreneurship; International Markets; and Social Responsibility: The Wave(s) of the Future

Senior Sports Management class  St. John's University


21st Century Entrepreneurship: International Sports Sectors and Sports and Social Responsibility

Senior Sports Management class  St. John's University


“Up Close and Personal: A Content-Rich Career Trip to the Brooklyn Nets"

Becoming a Learner-Centered Institution  Farmingdale State College


Invited judge for ESPN’s Sports Humanitarian Awards, 2014 to the present.

ESPN’s Sports Humanitarian Awards  https://www.espn.com/espn/citizenship/story/_/page/teamespn-Message-from-the-VicePresident/espn-citizenship



  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC
  • Author Appearance
  • Corporate Training

Published Articles (6)

“Nassau County’s decision on arena could serve as example” Street & Smith's SportsBusiness Journal


“Nassau County’s decision on arena could serve as example”

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“Sports’ big seat at the mentorship table” Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal


“Sports’ big seat at the mentorship table”

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Nassau Coliseum: Death of an arena? International Journal of Business and Social Science


Nassau Coliseum: Death of an arena?

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“‘Old school’ problems won’t sidetrack India” Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal


“‘Old school’ problems won’t sidetrack India”

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“South Asian market now one to watch” Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal

“South Asian market now one to watch”

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“Those in sports can, and should, #changetheconversation" Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal

“Those in sports can, and should, #changetheconversation"

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Courses (6)

SMT 311 - Sport Law

A study of legal issues affecting all aspects of sports, including college, professional and recreational activities. Future professionals within the realm of physical activity and sport need to be aware of the law the many implications it brings to their chosen fields. This class is designed to provide an introduction to various aspects of the law and its influence on sport and physical activity.

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SMT 409 - Strategic Sport Management

Strategic sport management is a means of applying a variety of business strategies to the context of sports development. Geared for upperclassmen, this course focuses on this growing field by developing and assessing the knowledge and skills associated with senior level managers working in private or public sector sports-related institutions. Students will be expected to leverage the knowledge and skills through individual and/or group projects in anticipation of similar responsibilities in their careers.

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SMT 420 - Current Topics in Sport

This course analyzes contemporary issues including topics such as athlete use of performance enhancing drugs, public/private funding of facilities and arenas, gambling (legal/illegal), escalating player/coaches, salaries, violence in sport, legal issues including Constitutional, collective bargaining, antitrust and employment law, NCAA and amateurism, the impact of Title IX, concussion and other sport health issues, media rights and technology, and institutional cheating in sport. Case studies are investigated and students engage in critical thinking and discussions to understand what has created these issues and their implication. Extensive research of current texts and journal articles is required.

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SMT 440 - Sport Management Internship

Supervised work experience in corporate settings, amateur and professional sport agencies, colleges and universities, and community sport organizations. Students assume leadership roles in various job-related activities and perform administrative tasks in support of activities under an experienced agency supervisor and faculty sponsor.

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SMT 350 - International Sport Management

This course will prepare students for Sport Business and Management on an international scale, including a review of recurring international events like the World Cup and the Olympic Games. In this course we will identify and study the numerous global forces that have given rise to a greater diversity in sport coverage, events and participants. Ultimately we will identify and explore the characteristics that are unique to the international platform of today’s audiences, athletes and events.

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SMT 110 - Introduction to Sport Management

An investigation into the scope of the sport industry, a growing major business enterprise in the United States and in much of the world. Functions of management, skills and attributes required of a sport manager, and roles of a manager are examined and researched. Attention focuses on how the managerial process relates to sport-related organizations and their products and services. Students also become acquainted with career opportunities in the sport management field.