2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    Jul 18, 2024  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Programs

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These programs are within the scope of included programs for AACSB candidacy and accreditation review.

Management of Sports Industries

Coordinator: Gil B. Fried, Professor, Management, J.D., Ohio State University

The main objective of the master’s degree program in management of sports industries is to provide the advanced knowledge and skills necessary for successful careers in the business of sports. This master’s program is the first of its kind offered in Connecticut and one of only a few such programs offered by schools of business across the nation. Our focus is to prepare students for careers in a wide variety of sport-related businesses and/or facility management. Such career choices might include

  • collegiate athletic administration
  • sports marketing
  • sports finance
  • personnel management
  • recreation management
  • major and minor league sports
  • facility management
  • space allocation and event booking
  • construction and renovation
  • facility maintenance and safety
  • sales and box office management

These career choices are often identified through an aggressive internship program with numerous professional teams/leagues, college athletic departments, sports organizations, and organizations such as ESPN, MLS, MLB and WWE.

Admission Policy

Candidates for admission must meet the same graduate business program admissions requirements outlined for the M.B.A. program. An undergraduate degree in business is not a requirement; qualified students from all backgrounds are encouraged to submit applications. An admission decision is based on a combination of a student’s undergraduate and/or graduate academic performance, professional experience, letters of recommendation, and test scores, when applicable. An interview may be arranged at the request of the applicant.

For detailed information, please contact the director of the Management of Sports Industries programs.


Coordinator: Robert E. Wnek, Professor, B.S.B.A., Villanova University; J.D., Widener University School of Law; L.L.M., Boston University School of Law; CPA

The decision by government to utilize its taxing authority to pursue a variety of economic and social goals has led to the development of a complex body of tax law. Given the dynamic state of society’s economic and social goals, the body of tax law characteristically exists in a continual state of change. The complexity of tax law is significant because of its influence on the economic decision-making process and because of its impact on the successful achievement of society’s goals. Tax consequences have been and will continue to be an important financial consideration.

Admission Policy

Admission to the program is available to accountants, CPAs, attorneys, businesspeople and those holding an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.

Candidates for admission must meet the same graduate business program admission requirements outlined above for the M.B.A. program. Admission is based primarily on an applicant’s undergraduate record and work experience; however, the promise of academic success is the essential factor for admission.

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