Source: University of New HavenWEST HAVEN, CONN. -- The University of New Haven is now offering an online master's degree in sports management, with a concentration in sport analytics, through its College of Business.

The new online program, designed specifically for working professionals, provides students with the convenience of studying online while ensuring the quality and in-depth coursework of the traditional sports management master's degree program for which UNH is known. UNH has been offering business school based sport management degrees since 1985.UNH's master's degree in sports management was ranked as the 4th best business-based program in the United States and the 13th best internationally by Sports Business International last year. The new degree will help leverage our exceptional student satisfaction rating through innovative experiential learning opportunities. An advisory board comprised of numerous CFO, CEO, and senior executives across a broad range of industries will work with students in the new degree program.

As with the traditional program, the online program integrates theory and practice to provide students with a more holistic understanding of the profession. The degree consists of 36 credits of coursework, which can be completed in as little as two years without ever coming to campus.As part of their degree program, students in the program will take traditional business and sport management courses. Students will also take several specialized courses such as sports by the numbers. Every student needs to undertake a comprehensive research focused designed to critically analyze real world issues affecting sport entities. Five research tracks are offered include team management, sport technology, sport manufacturing, international sports, and event management.

"While numerous sport management programs may focus on marketing, professional sports, collegiate athletics or ticket sales," said Gil Fried, professor and chair of sports management, "our degree is focused on strategic business decision-making based on sound analytics and financial planning. We are the only program in the nation with the ability to teach how to use big data for critical sport business decision-making."

For more information about the program or to apply online, visit http://sportsmgmt.newhaven.edu/.

Emily Attwood is Managing Editor of Athletic Business.