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University of New Haven’s Master’s in Sport Management Ranked Among Best in the World

SportBusiness International also rated the M.S. in sport management in the top 10 in its lists for “graduate’s choice” and “most valuable in furthering career.

June 25, 2018


University of New Haven sport management students have the opportunity to visit a variety of venues to interact with professionals in the field. Here, they are pictured at Yankee Stadium in New York.
University of New Haven sport management students have the opportunity to visit a variety of venues to interact with professionals in the field. Here, they are pictured at Yankee Stadium in New York.

The University of New Haven’s master’s degree in sport management has been ranked No. 16 in North America and No. 22 in the world by the magazine SportBusiness International, a publication that has been ranking programs since 2012.

Additionally, the M.S. in sport management was recognized in the magazine’s “Graduates’ Choice” and “Most Valuable in Furthering Career” top ten lists, coming in at No. 8 and No. 9, respectively.

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University of New Haven’s M.S. Sport Management program was ranked among best in the world by SportBusiness.

“We take great pride in consistently being ranked as one of the top sport management programs in the world,” said Gil Fried, J.D., the coordinator for the program. “And we are especially proud to be ranked in the top ten for student satisfaction and also for career enhancement.”

One such graduate, Melissa Corraro ’16 M.S. moved across the country following her graduation and is now an event manager for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association.

“The classes were very hands-on and used a lot of real-life examples, so we were able to apply what was being learned to actual situations,” she said. “Both my coursework and the hands-on experiences helped me to develop as a student and young professional throughout my time there.”

Ultimately, Fried says the advantages of University’s program are its smaller classes and hands-on learning opportunities.

The top 25 list includes programs around the world, including in the United States, Russia, Belgium, and the United Kingdom. Ohio University’s Master of Sports Administration program was ranked number one.

“Our mentor program and our focused electives/concentrations often are ahead of the competition. For example, in 2018 we offered the first business class in the world focused on the business side of eSports. These opportunities are critical in preparing our graduates for success.” Gil Fried, J.D., Professor & Coordinator of M.S. in Sport Management