Program Details

This program is designed for graduate students, business professionals and sports enthusiasts, who want to specialize in this industry. Giving them the necessary tools and knowledge to master sports events, sponsorships, federations and sports clubs.
Location:
Geneva, Switzerland
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Master
Specialty:
Sports Management, Sports Management

Program Overview

Program Description:

Geneva Business School’s MBA in Sports Management is designed to provide you with the organization and communication tools to manage sports events, teams, federations and sports clubs. This program will equip you to become an effective leader in the sports industry and helps you in learning to how to deal with the needs of executive staff, players, and supporters.

About 

The Master of Business Administration with a Major in Sports Management at Geneva Business School is designed to equip you to become an effective leader and gain opportunities provided by this rapidly expanding sector. You will gain the organizational and communication skills enabling you to manage and market sporting events, federations, and sports clubs.

Over the course of this program you will:

  • Develop your technical skills required to become an effective industry professional.
  • Gain insight into practical business planning and management.
  • Learn how to efficiently plan sporting events
  • Manage team organization, merchandising, and marketing.

* This program is available at Geneva Business School - Barcelona Campus only

Career opportunities

The program is of particular relevance to those working, or planning to work as:

 

  • Product Management Directors
  • Public Relations Managers
  • Sports Marketing Analysts
  • Athletic Directors
  • Sports Agents
  • Marketing Directors
  • Social Media Managers

​Program Structure 

The program requires the successful completion of 90 credits. The program consists of 4 groups of courses common for all Masters, from which students may select the desired subjects to study: Core Courses (21 ECTS), Elective Courses (15 ECTS), the Orientation Courses (18 ECTS) and the Master Thesis (36 ECTS), which are mandatory to complete the selected major. The orientation week will focus on your Sports Management major and you will be able to present your final project to your tutors and get feedback and guidance towards its completion.
Beyond the main Business modules offered within each major, students also take specialization courses, such as:

 

  • Media Relations and Communications in Sports
  • International Sports Federations and Organizations
  • Sports Organization - Strategic Management
  • The Business of Football
  • Managing Talent in the Sports Industry
  • Sports Industry Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship

Entry Requirements 

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in a related field
  • IELTS 6.5 / TOEFL 74 (English Official English exam results) or proof of studying previously in an English speaking environment for a minimum of 3 years
  • Scanned copy of all required academic diplomas, transcripts and academic certificates obtained
  • A 500 word essay: What can you bring to the Geneva Business School community?
  • Photocopy of valid passport / National ID
  • Resume/CV
  • 1 reference letter
  • Prerequisite: Knowledge of Accounting, Finance, Economics. If prerequisites not studied previously, Pre-Master classes can be taken during summer or with online level courses such as Peregrine and obtaining a minimum of 60% on the self tests.
  • 2 years of work experience or equivalent

​Fees and funding

Application Fee: €150 (Non-refundable, paid upon application)
Administration Fee: €1,900 (One time fee, refund of 80% if the entry visa or the residence permit is refused by the Visa Authorities)
Tuition per semester: €7,460 (Total 1.5 year program / 3 semesters) (Refund of 100% if the entry visa or the residence permit is refused by the Visa Authorities)

Total: €24,430

 

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