Sport ManagementMaster of Science

“My 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,” says Melissa Corraro '16 M.S., an event manager for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association.

Learn to be a Leader in the Business of Sport

Our master’s degree in sport management is the most established such program in Connecticut and the oldest program in the United States continually housed in a business school.

We have always focused on business and continue to lead the nation in cutting-edge business applications in sports. Boiled down to its essence, our degree is focused on cultivating and training industry leaders to work in the sports industry, or any other industry through hands-on experiential education.

The M.S. Sport Management program offers an exciting hands-on 30-credit degree program designed to prepare you for a successful career in professional sport team management, collegiate athletic administration, sport marketing, sport finance, sport facility management, or other career options. Internships and opportunities to learn from experienced practitioners in sport management have helped to launch successful careers for program graduates in corporations such as Octagon, WWE, ESPN, and Major League Soccer.

Industry Leaders

Program participants can earn the right to have assigned industry mentors ranging from athletic directors to GMs of professional teams. The College of Business further prepares students through the Professional Enrichment Program, which has brought to campus experienced sports professionals such as ESPN’s Chris Berman, Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, and New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman. To earn your degree, you will complete a sequence of interdisciplinary business and sports management core courses. You may elect to complete your degree with a series of electives or select one of our degree concentrations in collegiate athletic administration, facility management, or sport analytics.

Concentration in Collegiate Athletic Administration

Designed for students interested in understanding and managing collegiate sport departments and programs, this concentration provides coursework that covers NCAA compliance, athletes’ rights, collegiate fitness and athletic programs, college sports and the IRS, program finance, and similar topics.

Concentration in Facility Management

This concentration provides students with the knowledge necessary to safely and successfully manage large public-assembly facilities such as arenas and stadiums. The program was developed in conjunction with and endorsed by the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM).

Concentration in Sport Analytics

Sport analytics is not just about getting the best players, but how to use big data to make the best business decisions.

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Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.


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All University of New Haven students have access to the many resources available through the University’s Career Development Center, which has been named one of the best in the nation by The Princeton Review.

From career assessments, networking, and job shadowing to on-campus interviews and salary negotiation, the Career Development Center provides the skills and connections to identify a meaningful career and an opportunity to pursue your passion.

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AACSB accreditation means that our College of Business has passed a rigorous set of standards. The faculty, students, programs and research have been closely examined and judged to be of exceptionally high standards.

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