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Sarbjit Singh - Farmingdale State College. Farmingdale, NY, US

Sarbjit Singh Sarbjit Singh

Assistant Professor, Sport Management | Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale, NY, UNITED STATES

Professor Sarbjit "Sab" Singh's functional expertise is in business strategy and development.


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 (3)

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




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

Published Articles (4)

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


By adjusting its focus away from the Islanders and toward the arena, Nassau County found what was truly important for its residents and their quality of life.

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


So as we think about what we will do more of, better of — or in the case of vices, less of, in 2014 — please keep in mind something that you are naturally capable of doing. Find time to mentor. It will make you a better person and give us a better industry.

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


This is a case study analyzing and discussing how a former championship-winning professional sports franchise
eventually made an economic decision to end a more than 3-decade long relationship with a committed fan base and long-time business partners and eventually move to an adjoining market. The paper outlines the history of the Stanley Cup -winning New York Islanders, its various ownership tenures, the multi-year battle for a new arena,and the surprising decision in 2013 regarding the franchise’s future in its new home of Brooklyn, NY. The case study questions what the loss of the team means for its original home market of Long Island, NY, and does the ultimate financial and development arrangement finally struck for a planned renovated Nassau Coliseum portend a movement when it comes to sports facility funding around the country.

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


There is a proverb that says, “It doesn’t matter how fast you are running if you are going in the wrong direction.” Flipping that statement, even if you are on the right path, speed and efficiency is not guaranteed. For those with a connection to the sports marketplace in India, that may describe your journey to date.

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Courses (5)

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. Prerequisite(s): BUS 202 Credits: 3

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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. Prerequisite(s): Senior class standing and SMT 304 Credits: 3

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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. Prerequisite(s): SMT 304 with a C or higher Credits: 3

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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. No more than 15 credits may be earned from SMT 440 to SMT 443 and SMT 445 to SMT 448. Prerequisite(s): Junior or Senior level class standing, Department approval, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and SMT 110. Credits: 3

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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. Prerequisite(s): SMT 110, BUS 109 Credits: 3

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