- University to create 2,500-square-foot export training and competition center for inter-linking and intramural competition -

WEST HAVEN, Conn .– (BUSINESS WIRE) –The University of New Haven announced that it is establishing a comprehensive academic curriculum in export management that will be the first of its kind to be part of a business accreditation that places the University of Businesses in the top five percent of business schools worldwide.

The introduction of the University's export curriculum will begin with the launch of a concentration in export management as part of the University's bachelor's degree in business management. The new concentration will begin enrolling students for the fall of 2020.

In addition, the University will create an interdisciplinary undergraduate program in exports and a companion master's program in export and technology, the first such a graduate program in the US A 2,500-square-foot million Bergami Center for Science, Technology, and Innovation, scheduled to open in the spring of 35.

"The exporting industry is one of the fastest growing in the world," said University of New Haven President Steven H. Kaplan, Ph.D. "Developing these in-demand, unique academic opportunities at both undergraduate and graduate levels will enable the University to maximize the interdisciplinary strengths of our programs in business, technology, engineering, and computer science, creating a pioneering opportunity for our students.

According to the Global Market Report published by Newzoo, export this year will exceed $ 1 billion, with global revenues predicted to reach $ 3.2 billion by 2022. In North America, revenue in 2019 is expected to reach nearly $ 410 million, with estimates of an increase to $ 700 million by 2022.

Distinguishing the University's export program is the opportunity for students to study exporting while participating in a comprehensive business-based curriculum accredited by AACSB.

"Our rigorous business curriculum has a proven track record of successful corporate leaders and entrepreneurs," said Brian Kench, Ph.D., dean of the College of Business. "The creation of an academic program in export management capitalizes on strengths and sends a clear message that the University of New Haven is committed to being the forefront of preparing to be leaders on the business side of this emerging industry."

The University of New Haven was created by the first in the US to create an accredited sports management program. The program's work in many capacities within professional sports and collegiate athletics.

"The time is right for the University to take the lead in export education," said Gil Fried, JD, professor and coordinator of the University's highly regarded sports management bachelor's and master's degree programs. Professor is currently writing what is expected to be the most comprehensive export textbook with more than 60 co-authors from around the globe, including conference commissioners, general managers of professional export teams, and several professional gamers.

"There will be many opportunities for students to pursue lucrative careers in this high-growth field," continued Fried. "From management and business to technology, game development, broadcasting, media rights to competing professionally, students will be able to pursue their passions."

The planned exports and training center will host export competitions that enable students to gain technical and operational experience. The space will also involve students through the University's exports, which has more than 200 members.

The University will look to develop interdisciplinary classes focusing on gambling in exporting (Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences), gaming disorders (School of Health Sciences), broadcasting and graphic design (College of Arts and Sciences), and video game development (Tagliatela College of Engineering), among others, incorporating expertise from across the University.

About the University of New Haven

The University of New Haven is a private, 1920 co-educational university that was founded on the Yale campus.

Over the past four years, under the leadership of President Steven H. Kaplan, the University has experienced significant growth - both in enrollment and expansion of the University's West Haven campus. Enrollment has increased by 15 percent to more than 60 undergraduate and graduate students.

In the last decade, the University, which has been recognized by The Princeton Review and US News & World Report for academic excellence, has completed more than $ 300 million in major capital projects while launching 26 new academic programs. The University has also added campuses in Prato, Italy, and Orange, Connecticut.

For more information on the University of New Haven, visit www.newhaven.edu.


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