Certificate - Management of Sports Industries, Master of Science in Management of Sports Industries
Recently ranked 4th in the U.S. and 13th internationally in sports management programs by Sports Insider, the master's degree program in management of sports industries is designed to provide the advanced knowledge and skills necessary for successful careers in the business of sports. Our master’s program is the oldest and most established 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. The M.S. in Management of Sports Industries offers an exciting hands-on 36-credit degree program designed to prepare you for a successful career in professional sports team management, collegiate athletic administration, sports marketing, sports finance, sports facility management, or other career options. Internships and opportunities to learn from experienced practitioners in sports 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 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 facility management. The certificate is designed for those contemplating a career in some segment of the sports industry or for those already working in the field and interested in advancing their careers. Courses are designed to enhance knowledge and skills in sports marketing and public relations as well as the management of professional and school-based sports, facilities, and fitness and wellness programs.
The university is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the New England Association indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.
International Student Requirements:
International students must hold a degree that is acceptable as an alternative to a four year bachelor's degree program in the United States. For more information on international student requirements, please visit our website.