UM Launches New Online Programs

By UM News

UM Launches New Online Programs

By UM News
The two Master's degree programs are in Sport Administration and Finance, designed for working professionals.

The University of Miami is now registering students for two new, fully online degree programs: a master’s in Finance and a master’s in Sport Administration. Both programs will begin classes in January 2015. The programs are among the University of Miami’s innovative efforts to respond to the evolving needs of today’s students and working professionals.

“Online learning is part of UM’s strategic plan to expand access to our renowned faculty and educational programs and the ‘Canes family,” said Thomas J. LeBlanc, UM Executive Vice President and Provost.

The online master’s in Finance program is designed for working professionals in the field, as well as those with other backgrounds. Offering access to the same renowned School of Business Administration faculty as the campus program, it focuses on real-world business challenges with two tracks of study: Corporate Finance and Financial Decision-Making. Students can complete this accelerated program in about 16 months and earn certificates in each track as they progress.

The online master’s in Sport Administration program, offered by the School of Education and Human Development, positions graduates for career advancement in a range of fields, from sport communications and law to professional athletics administration. Students can complete the practitioner-focused program online in 20 months, taking courses that cover leadership, globalization, sponsorships, marketing, fiscal management, and law.

To learn more about these programs, visit miami.edu/online or call 800-411-2290. For all of UM’s online offerings, see the Division of Continuing and International Education website:http://www.continue.miami.edu

UM will manage these online programs with support from Laureate Partners, a unit of Laureate Education that offers universities a customized approach to expand their reach online, on-ground and around the world. Courses will begin in January pending approval by UM’s accreditor, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.