Program in Sports Management College of Business University of New Haven

Program in Sports Management College of Business University of New Haven

West Haven, CT
student ratio
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average amount to complete degree
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
4 Degrees Offered
degrees offered


The University of New Haven Offers a Unique Sports Industries Management Program

The University of New Haven offers a unique master's program in management of sports industries master's program in management of sports industries through its College of Business.The program provides students with an extensive knowledge of management in sports industries, including facilities management, professional and college athletics, and sports marketing. At the same time, students become skilled in advanced business practices.

The University of New Haven prides itself on its experiential approach and the range of opportunities that it makes available to students outside of the classroom. Hence, an important part of its sports management graduate degree program is practical experience gained through internships. Students have opportunities for interning with major sports broadcasting companies, professional sports teams, and college athletic programs.

Small Private College in Connecticut

A small private college, the University of New Haven is located in West Haven, Connecticut. West Haven is a suburb of New Haven, which is between Boston and New York City. Founded in 1920, the University of New Haven today serves a student population that includes more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students. New Haven's students are enrolled in a wide variety of liberal arts majors and technical degree programs.

The University of New Haven Boasts an Impressive Faculty with Practical Experience

The sports industries management degree program at the University of New Haven includes an impressive faculty. Members of the faculty serve as both professors and mentors and have extensive practical experience in sports management.

Notable professors include Gil B. Fried, who is an attorney and expert in sports law, facilities management, and finance. Fried is a prolific author whose textbooks on sports management are used in more than 100 colleges and universities. He also is called as an expert witness in cases involving sports facilities and maintains a private law consulting practice.

Allen Sack, director of the university's Institute for Sports Management, also is a leader in the sports management graduate program. Sack is known for extensive research in sports industries and is widely quoted in popular media. He won an athletic scholarship to Notre Dame University and played on its football team in the mid-1960s. In 2008, he published an indictment of the college sports industry: "Counterfeit Amateurs: An Athlete's Journey through the Sixties to the Age of Academic Capitalism."

Core Classes in Business and Sports Management

An equal number of business and sports management classesbusiness and sports management classes are required to earn the M.S. in Management of Sports Industries.

Students complete core business classes in the industry's specialty areas of accounting, management, promotions, public relations, and marketing.

Sports management students also must complete 4 elective courses. They have the opportunity to choose from a variety of elective courses, including such topics as professional writing and public speaking. Specific examples of elective courses are Applied Collegiate Fitness and Athletics, Strategies for Event Planning, and Sports Facility Management.

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Internships at Sports Venues, Sports-related Industries, and with Professional Teams

Completing a sports management internship is a vital part of the master's program at the University of New Haven. Faculty members oversee student internships and also maintain a wide network of contacts to help in placement of interns.

The University of New Haven's location in the Northeast provides prime opportunities for student internships. The northeast corridor between Boston and New York is rich with sports-related industries and sports teams.

Among locations for sports management internships is ESPN, the sports broadcasting giant located in Bristol, Connecticut. New Haven is less than 25 miles from Bristol.

Sports management students also intern for teams such as the New Jersey Nets, New York Mets, and New England Revolution. Other internship locations include Madison Square Garden, the United States Tennis Association, and World Wrestling Entertainment.

Concentration in Facility Management

A concentration in managing large stadiums and arenas is part of the M.S. in Sports Industries Management program at the University of New Haven. It is designed to give students advanced knowledge in specialties such as crowd management, field maintenance, and financing large facilities.

The concentration was developed through a partnership with the International Association of Assembly Managers. It requires core courses in facilities management, in addition to courses in business and sports management. Students also must complete an internship.

Course offerings in facilities management range from Facility Infrastructure to Safety Organization and Administration.

The University of New Haven's New England Location is Perfect for Rural Excursions, Big City Trips

The University of New Haven is located in West Haven, a suburb of New Haven. The city of New Haven is in southern New England and borders the water of Long Island Sound. Its location means easy access to rural New England or big cities like New York or Boston. New Haven also is home to a number of colleges, including Yale University, the city's largest employer.

Location & Contact

Program in Sports Management

College of Business
University of New Haven

300 Boston Post Road
West Haven, CT 06516-1916
United States

Prof. Gil Fried


Phone: 203-932-7081

Ms. Eloise Gormley

Director of Graduate Admissions

Phone: 203-932-7440

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Management Of Sports Industries Certificate
    • Facility Management Master of Science (MS)
    • Collegiate Athletic Administration Master of Science (MS)
    • Sports Management Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 11
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


83% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 24
    • Accepted 20
    • Acceptance Rate 83
    • Enrolled 10
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $75
    • Application Fee - International $75
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline May 31st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline October 15th Not Reported
    • Spring deadline January 15th Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGMAT
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableCareer or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students26
    • Female Percentage31%
    • Male Percentage69%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students26
    • Part-time Percentage31%
    • Full-time Percentage69%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino0%
    • Black / African American6%
    • White / Caucasian78%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian6%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown10%




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