Are you passionate about business and sports management? Obtain an MSc in Sports Management degree from GBSB Global Business School. Study in the heart of vibrant Barcelona, home to the world’s famous football teams, and learn how to handle the behind the scenes activities in the sports industry. Sports business management professionals have a great scope of responsibilities to work on - from finance and marketing, to facility operations and sports events organization. The Master in Sports Management in Barcelona aims to enhance one’s critical thinking and provides GBSB Global students with techniques to solve real problems related to the field of sports administration.
RANKINGS, ACCREDITATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS
Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
Awarded as a Five Stars Business School for Teaching Quality by QS Ranking System
Partner of United States Sports Academy in delivering the MSc in Sports Management program
The only higher education institution in Spain accredited by Microsoft as a leader in digital education
The MSc in Sports Management in Barcelona is designed to provide GBSB Global students with the skills necessary to monitor, manage, and influence various business functions and identify sports dynamics that drive organizations in this industry. GBSB Global students graduating with a Master’s in Sports Management degree can anticipate working as athletic directors, team managers, sports marketers, agents or recruiters, PR professionals, and more.
BECOME A LEADER AND ENHANCE YOUR SOFT SKILLS
- Leadership and Managing Multicultural Teams
- Ethics and Responsibility
- Cross-Cultural Negotiations and Communication
LEARN THE FUNCTIONAL AREAS OF BUSINESS
- Marketing Management
- Research Methods in International Business
- Managerial Accounting
PLAY IT RIGHT ON THE GLOBAL ARENA
- The Government and Legal Environment of Business
- Global Strategy and Management
- Global Project Management
ALL YOU NEED TO GET SPORTS FANS
- Social Media Management
- Creativity and Psychology of New Product Development
- Consumer Behavior
CORE COURSES IN SPORTS MANAGEMENT
SPORTS EVENT MANAGEMENT
CAPSTONE MASTER PROJECT:
A practical group project in which the students perform an original research on a specific topic of interest in the area of marketing management.
Study at a business institution that has been recognized as a Microsoft Showcase School. Gain access to Microsoft tools and obtain additional certification
Take advantage of the academic curriculum – join weekly industrial visits to sports companies and see the inside-outs of their day-to-day operations
Attend business workshops to foster critical thinking and develop skills necessary to be successful on the sports market
Benefit from international faculty members – get insights from business professionals with backgrounds in sports administration
GBSB Global’s idyllic situation in Spain offers our Master in Sports Management in Barcelona students and alumni a chance to participate with many local, regional, and national sports organizations. During the studies, all students attend business workshops and have industrial visits to sports organizations. GBSB Global alumni get their foot in the door with major sports companies and engage in a number of positions from finance, marketing to PR and communications. While studying for the Master in Sports Management, students benefit from faculty members with years of professional experience who are working with the big names in sports and offer GBSB Global’s students beneficial practical insights to help in their future career endeavors.
Camille Gardent graduated from GBSB Global in 2019. During her studies she developed essential marketing and advertising skills that have helped strengthen her professional profile in sports marketing.
The flexible hours of the Master program at GBSB Global allowed Camille Gardent to work during the day, applying theoretical knowledge to real life cases. Way ahead of the graduation, Camille already had her next big step planned – she was starting a job at Nike Paris, working as a Membership Brand Specialist.
Today, Camille is also implementing digital innovation technologies taught at GBSB Global during her daily work in Paris and for Nike France in general, covering categories like football, running, woman, sportswear, etc.
Can’t settle on one career? You don’t have to right away. Explore the opportunities in sports management and make the decision after you have had an opportunity to work in the field, interning with a reputable organization in Spain. From becoming the head of business development to acting as a sports agent, the list of professions is numerable. Here are a few examples:
The Head of Business Development is held accountable for overseeing the day-to-day management of the business development team. This individual is also responsible for implementing strategies that would eventually drive sales and customer retention.
Professionals that act as business managers for individual athletes and represent them in contract negotiations and managing their finances. Sports agents conduct contract negotiations, public relations matters, and budgets. They also secure additional revenue sources for the athlete, such as endorsements with brands.
The Events/Clubs Coordinators take a great responsibility in planning every single detail when it comes to preparation of any sports event, team, or other facilities for a particular event. This person makes all arrangements for other club activities like special events, dinner parties, sports conferences, receptions, and open houses.
A director of football is an executive employed by a football club or other organization to oversee medium and long-term strategy for the institution. Sports Club Directors collaborate with the owners and the manager to identify a club philosophy and ensure it is realized.
ADMISSION AND FEES
To be qualified for admission to Master in Sports Management in Barcelona, you must:
Have earned a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) or higher;
be in the process of finalizing your Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent),
or demonstrate a high level of relevant professional experience
Proof of Proficiency in the English Language:
- English as a native language;
- TOEFL - Minimum score: 213 (computer based), 79/93 (internet based), or 550 (paper based);
- IELTS - Minimum score: 6.5;
- Cambridge ESOL, Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - Minimum score: C1;
- English as the language of instruction during previous studies in the formal educational system;
- Internal English level testing at GBSB Global.
Complete all required forms for admission and submit all required documents
Enrolment Fee (Paid upon Admission)
Annual Administrative Fee
Tuition Fee for the Program (60 ECTS credits)
Tuition Fee per Quarter (20 ECTS credits)
Tuition Fee per Academic Credit (1 ECTS credit)
Minimum Advanced Tuition Payment (Non-EU Students)
Due at the time of program acceptance and a requirement to send visa documents
The remaining Tuition Fees are due the first Friday (Week 1) of the program
Master´s Program Duration: 3 Quarters = 1 Academic Year
A discount may be applied if the student choses to pay
the full amount at the time of program acceptance.
If payments are not paid by the deadlines, a penalty fee of 5% of the remaining tuition amount will be charged.
Payments are accepted online or by bank transfers (commission charges may apply).
Program fees do not include accommodation, flights, insurance or program materials.
Students who wish to participate in Global Study Trips may do so by paying additional fees.
"During my Master degree at GBSB Global I have studied many things in various business directions I had no idea about. I enjoyed meeting and communicating with new people – I have shared classrooms with people from different backgrounds, cultures, and mentalities. Barcelona is a beautiful, artistic, and diverse city. Moving here was one of the greatest decisions of my life."
"Barcelona is a wonderful city; it is very international, and you can always find new friends here. I am also a huge fan of a FC Barcelona team. Since I was young, I always came here for vacations to enter the Camp Nou, to see the stadium and the palyers. The studies at GBSB Global really helped me gain useful experience and knowledge to work in the sports industry today."
"Studying at GBSB Global is really helping me improve my professional skills - I can now orient my career towards sports management in Europe or at home. I have successfully balanced both my studies and playing football in the third division here in Barcelona and am looking forward to putting my time studying for my degree to good use."
"As somebody who’s decided to come to Europe for a Sports Management Degree, I absolutely love the program. It’s provided me with a lot of resources including the industrial visit to Camp Nou, a lot of new knowledge and the connections to be able to continue further career in sports management."
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