Professionals who wish to work in the dynamic field of sports require an increasingly specialized, sports-related skill set. They require a good working knowledge of sports and business. This curriculum prepares students to meet the specific challenges of this profession through courses in sports marketing and management, and financial management as applied to sport and sponsorship. These are combined with fundamental business courses such as accounting, human resources and strategy to give graduates a solid understanding of a successful business environment.
Students gain the knowledge necessary to become successful sports managers, through case study research, company visits and routine networking with industry professionals. In addition to the managerial training they receive in a classroom setting students will also:
Demonstrate a deep understanding of the overall world of sports management and what it entails.
Apply major management principles to sports businesses.
Understand the complexity of bidding for and staging major sports events.
Apply theory and concepts to real life situations.
How You Earn Your Degree
The MBA in Sports Management (90 ECTS) is a one-year, three-term degree. Students complete five to six course modules per term which are combined with seminars, company visits, guest speaker sessions and case studies among others. In order to graduate, students must complete a management research methods module and a dissertation. This program is also available as a two-year, six-term, part-time degree.
(18 CH | 23 ECTS)
(21 CH | 27 ECTS)
(15 CH | 20 ECTS)
*EU Research & Dissertation Seminars will be taken over 2 terms