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Sports Management MBA

  • Full or part time
    On campus , Full time & Part time available
  • Course fees
    €20,850 per year
  • Course Disciplines
  • Course Start
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  • Course Duration
    1 year Full-time / 2 years Part-time
  • MBA Program Type
    MBA

Course Description

The sports market is a multibillion dollar industry, experiencing rapid expansion in regions such as China, Russia, Brazil and the Middle East, opening many doors to those with a specialized skill set. This is an interdisciplinary program designed to teach management skills, covering areas such as; sports marketing and management, sports advertising, and media relations. The industry offers diverse and dynamic opportunities to graduates, ranging from professional sports to managing events and corporate sponsorships.

Course structure

The MBA in Sports Management program lasts one year, divided into three terms. Each term students complete five courses, including industrial visits and guest speaker sessions. In order to graduate, students must complete a management research methods module and a dissertation subject in addition to the other courses.

Term 1 (18 CH | 23 ECTS)

Management Skills (3 | 4)
Organizational Behavior (3 | 4)
Managerial Accounting (3 | 4)
Marketing (3 | 4)
Quantitative Business Methods (3 | 4)
Negotiation (seminar) (1 | 1)
Business Law (seminar) (1 | 1)
Personal & Professional Development (1 | 1)

Term 2 (21 CH | 27 ECTS)

Finance (3 | 4)
Human Resources Management (3 | 4)
Global Economics (3 | 4)
Strategic Management (3 | 4)
Management Information Systems (3 | 4)
Business Strategy Simulation (3 | 4)
Job Career Planning (seminar) (1 | 1)
Communication Skills (seminar) (1 | 1)
Personal & Professional Development (1 | 1)

Term 3 (15 CH | 20 ECTS)

Sports Marketing Management (3 | 4)
Financial Management Applications to Sport (3 | 4)
Sports Sponsorship (3 | 4)
Sports Management Issues (3 | 4)
Crafting Unique Sports Events (3 | 4)

Graduation Requirements:

EU Research & Dissertation Seminars*
EU Dissertation (14 | 20)

*EU Research & Dissertation Seminars will be taken over 2 terms

Learning Outcomes

Students gain the knowledge necessary to become successful sports managers, through case study research, industrial visits and routine networking with professional sports industry professionals, in addition to the managerial training they receive in a classroom setting. Students will also:

1. Demonstrate a deep understanding of the overall world of sports management and what it entails.

2. Apply major management principles to the field of sports business.

3. Understand the complexity involved in bidding for and staging major sports events.

4. Apply theory and concepts to real life situations.

Faculty

EU’s high-caliber faculty is made up of full-time academics with doctoral degrees, as well as part-time instructors who are also current members of the international business community. Our faculty members have current or previous experience as entrepreneurs, consultants and business leaders. This merge of the academic and professional worlds supports a unique and exceptional quality of learning, reinforcing EU's pragmatic approach to education.

Careers

Students completing this major pursue careers in:

Recruiting
Marketing and promotions management
Sports media and public relations
Corporate sponsorship

Visit the Sports Management MBA page on the EU Business School (Barcelona Campus) web site for more details!

(Student Profile)

Nicholas Boehnlein

"And while my bachelor’s degree gave me a basis in business administration, the MBA curriculum introduced me to a higher level of knowledge that has been so useful in my business. EU really prepared me to take the next step in my career."

Nicholas Boehnlein - BA and MBA alumni

(Student Profile)

Tatia Batsikadze

"Studying in EU’s multicultural environment gave me the opportunity to meet new people with different backgrounds, which showed me the beauty of diversity in the world and its endless possibilities."

(Student Profile)

Nathaly Eiche

"Studying at EU definitely helped me on my path. I really enjoyed learning from lecturers who would come from work to teach us or who had their own companies. Thinking back, I really, I mean really learned a lot from them. It wasn’t just theory they taught us but how to use that knowledge in real-life business situations. They taught us not just from books, but from their daily experience. I also enjoyed the internationality of it. I still have so many friends all around the world with whom I connected so deeply during my studies."


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Entry Requirements

Certified copy of bachelor's degree and transcripts and Proof of English level: TOEFL score 89 (internet-based), 233 (computer-based); IELTS 6.5; CAE C1; PTE score 59; English native or equivalent. Applicants must also meet one of the following: A GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; A satisfactory score on the GMAT or GRE; An interview with the academic dean.

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