The sport industry, one of the largest industries in the U.S., is incredibly diverse and includes a wide range of segments including professional sports, collegiate sports, sports marketing, sporting goods, sports media, and more. With the size and diversity of the sport industry, career options are seemingly endless. Every segment of the industry, every organization within, and every position within any function of an organization needs sport managers with business acumen, industry-specific knowledge, and skills. As one of the oldest sport management programs housed within a college of business, the University of New Haven Sport Management program aims to prepare students for the ever-evolving sport industry with flexible coursework aligned with industry trends and growth.
The Department of Sport Management offers a B.S. in Sport Management along with four focus areas: sport marketing, business development and sales in sport, sport media and technology, and front office operations. Students may choose to pursue one of the focus areas or complete the degree without any focus areas.
1. Fundamental business concepts and technical knowledge
1.1. Students will demonstrate knowledge of fundamental business concepts in functional areas.
1.2. Students will integrate knowledge from business functional areas and formulate solutions (in written form) that consider both the internal and the external environments of an organization.
2. Analytical tools and critical thinking
2.1. Students will apply appropriate analytic methods to find solutions for business problems.
2.2. Students will employ evidence / information to derive a solution for business problems from possible alternatives.
3. Ethical reasoning in a diverse, global society
3.1. Students will explain how different types of diversity add value in a business environment.
3.2. Students will apply ethical principles in business decision-making within a global marketplace impacting different sets of stakeholders.
4. Effective communication and collaboration skills
4.1. Students will prepare and deliver an effective oral presentation on a business topic.
4.2 Students will demonstrate effective team skills.
5. Major Specific Goal: Technical knowledge in functional areas of sport management
5.1. Construct a functional strategy as part of a comprehensive business plan for a sport event.
5.2. Execute the deployment of a functional strategy of a sport event.
Students earning a B.S. degree in sport management are required to complete 121 credits, including the university core curriculum (41 credits), and the business program core (30 credits). Further clarification and additional requirements are outlined below: