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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.
Students may choose between a general M.S. Sport Management degree and two concentrations:
A total of 30-36 credits are required for completion of the Master of Science in Sport Management degree (depending on the choice of concentration). The program is made up a Sport Management core that is common to each of the concentrations (consisting of six Sport Management courses) and a set of concentration courses (consisting of between four and six courses tailored to that particular part of the Sport Management discipline).
The M.S. Sport Management program offers an exciting hands-on 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.
Program participants can earn the right to have assigned industry mentors ranging from athletic directors to GMs of professional teams. The Pompea 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, or business analytics.
Our faculty are leaders and innovators in their fields, bringing both deep professional experience and academic rigor to the classroom.
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.Learn More
The University of New Haven offers a wide variety of in-depth courses that create a transformational educational experience for our students. To view the complete list of courses you'll take while pursuing a M.S. in Sport Management, check out the Academic Catalog:
Pompea College of Business Recognizes Largest Gift in University of New Haven History from alumnus, successful business executive, and longtime benefactor Charles E. Pompea '71, '90 EMBA, '06 Hon., vice chair of the university’s Board of Governors, his wife Tamera, and their family.
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Gil Fried, J.D., is a pro when it comes to teaching sport management classes remotely, and he says that, like with sports, practice makes perfect for students participating in distance learning.
AACSB accreditation means that our Pompea 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.Learn More
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