The Master in Sports Management is ranked number 11 in the Top 50 Master's in Sports Management in the world according to the Eduniversal ranking. The master's degree will provide you with a transversal vision of the sports sector so that you can specialize in the areas most in demand within a market that is in constant growth and flux.
The Master in Sports Management is the training that you need to take the step to work on your true passion: sport. The quality of its contents is adapted to current trends, which will allow you to manage any department in clubs, federations, local companies, or multinational sports.
With this master's degree, you will be able to successfully run and manage any sports entity, institution, or company. You will be able to choose optional subjects that best suit your profile, and adapt the training to your interests and the profession you wish to pursue.
With a program of visits to centres and institutions of reference in the sports sector, you will learn first-hand what the management of a sports company is like. It also offers you the opportunity to network with a wide variety of students of diverse geographic and academic origin, as well as all the sports professionals that you will find in the classroom.
The teachers of the master, active professionals in the sports industry, know its peculiarities first-hand and will help you develop your professional profile in sports organizations along with the capacity to manage sports companies and institutions, and understand the sports sector market. The Master in Sports Management will train you to be autonomous in the decision-making of an organization and to have a transversal vision of any sports multinational.
Considered by Eduniversal to be the best master's course in sports management at the national level, its contents are highly adapted to the constant changes that sport experiences in our society and how companies deal with them. Therefore, you can specialize, according to your professional aspirations, in sports marketing, sports events, business management, or technology innovations in sports.
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The Master in Sports Management is endorsed by Pompeu Fabra University, the 1st Spanish university and the 15th best university in the world (of those with less than 50 years), according to the Times Higher Education ranking. In addition, UPF Barcelona School of Management has EQUIS accreditation, the most prestigious institutional recognition for business schools globally.
The face-to-face master is a program in the vanguard, but at the same time consolidated and of value for students, both academically and professionally, training students from more than 20 countries over its 15 courses. Accordingly, it is considered the best Master in Sports Management at the national level by the Eduniversal ranking.
Prominent personalities from the world of sports management will regularly come into the classroom and provide you with a current vision of the trends in the sports industry.
You will start from general knowledge of sports management to more specific concepts (marketing, technology, and business) according to your professional aspirations in the sports industry.
Through the analysis and resolution of practical cases, you will face real situations that have occurred in the sports sector.
With the master in sports management you will have the possibility of putting into practice the knowledge acquired in the classroom in all kinds of companies in the sports industry, such as: sports events, sports companies, or sports law. Get unique and professionalizing experience.
Throughout the course you will visit companies and sports facilities to see in a practical and real way how many contents of the program are applied in a sports organisation daily life.
Aimed at university graduates, professionals, and athletes who wish to direct their professional activity towards the area of sports management and related sectors.
The UPF Barcelona School of Management is the management school of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), the 3rd best public university in Spain according to the Times Higher Education ranking. It is the best Spanish university, 10th in Europe, and in the Top 20 worldwide in its 2023 ranking of the best young universities.
UPF Barcelona School of Management has EQUIS accreditation, the most prestigious institutional recognition for business schools globally, and places itself among the top business schools in the world.
In the Master in Sports Management you will have to take all the compulsory subjects, which cover the main areas belonging to the sports sector, as well as some specialised subjects related to marketing and communication in sport, management of sports entities and innovation and digital transformation of sport. In addition, you will have the possibility to complement the curriculum with the choice of 4 elective subjects.
You will also have to complete a group Final Master's Project that will consist on developing a business plan, the implementation of an improvement plan for an existing business or a research study applied to the sports sector.
The Master's Final Project consists of the presentation of a project or study in which the participants must apply the knowledge learned during the course and use instruments and methods to identify and solve problems. This is a group project that has the support of an expert mentor in sports management.
The Master in Sports Management also includes the possibility of participating in practical activities and activities for personal and professional growth such as:
Once students have completed the course they will obtain the Màster Universitari en Gestió Esportiva - Máster Universitario en Gestión Deportiva, issued by the Pompeu Fabra University.
Issuance of official Master's Degrees: The amount stipulated in the DOGC (Official Gazette of the Government of Catalonia) must be paid for the rights to issue the degree. This rate varies annually and the rate in force at the time of application for the degree will be applied.
Connected with the sports world, the teachers of the Master in Sports Management will offer you the necessary knowledge to train you in this growing sector with many professional opportunities.
The objective of the Master in Sports Management methodology is that the student can obtain practical tools that lead to the proper management of the departments that make up a sports entity. To do this, you will have professors responsible for training you in specific areas of the sports sector, areas related to marketing and communication, sports management and its areas of action and innovation in the sector and its digital transformation. This will make you a capable and prepared professional for the future professional challenges facing sports management.
The Master's Final Project is an applied research project in which it is intended that students use the knowledge learned and show they know how to use the instruments and methods for the identification and resolution of problems that will have been dealt with throughout the course. It is a group project that has the support of a mentor throughout the course.
You will have a mentor specialized in sports management according to the characteristics of your project. The mentor will help you identify teachers, projects, companies, sports entities, and reference activities with which to contrast and enrich your project.
You will be able to put your knowledge to the test with professors who are also professionals in the sports management sector through the debate and development of practical and real cases that current sports companies and entities are going through.
Throughout the master's program, we invite sector professionals to share their experience and knowledge in sports management, showing their expertise in their areas of specialisation. This way you can learn about real challenges they have had to face and have references for your professional future.
To thrive in the real world of sports organizations, you have to have real vision. As such the Master in Sports Management gives you the option of visiting various sports companies where you can see first-hand what their internal and external management is like.
The program has a diverse methodology:
Class attendance and active participation in the program are essential to fully take advantage of the training and a minimum attendance of 80% is essential to pass the program.
Project-oriented learning and the combination of lectures and active methodologies such as case studies, flipped learning, solving real problems and professional simulations allow the student to connect theory and practice, acquire advanced skills and achieve learning which is transferable to work.
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The Master in Sports Management will allow you to work on your passion: sport.
You will gain general knowledge of sports management that will allow you to master the strategies of any sports company and organization that is exclusively dedicated to sports business and clubs. Thanks to the different itineraries that we offer within the Master in Sports Management, you will be able to specialize in Marketing, Management, or Innovation and Technology.
The classroom is made up of national and international students from different backgrounds and professions who want to enter the professional sports sector or who want to improve their professional profile. This diversity is what gives a differential value to the master in sports management since you will be able to improve yourself with the knowledge, vision, and experiences of your colleagues.
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The Master in Sports Management enables you to develop a professional career in any sports organization, sports club, or company connected to this sector.
With experts from different companies in the classroom, you will establish lasting professional relationships and increase your network of contacts. In addition, the professional careers service of the UPF Barcelona School of Management will help you improve your soft skills to face any selection process and to sharpen your personal skills with continuous workshops and coaching sessions, which will increase your professional opportunities.
The UPF Barcelona School of Management offers you different means of financing so that you can take any of our programs without worry. We offer you the opportunity to finance part of your program, either by rewarding your talent through scholarships, through grants from entities dedicated to promoting education, or through collaboration agreements with financial entities.
If you are alumni of one of our Partner Universities, you are entitled to a discount of 10% on the UPF Barcelona School of Management Masters and postgraduate program tuition fees (those programs with more than 15 credits).
*Discount not compatible with other scholarships, discounts and reductions.
You can choose how to finance your studies by consulting our simulator.
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