Master in Sports Management in Barcelona

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DURATION

9 months

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LANGUAGES

English

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LOCATION

Barcelona

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ANNUAL INTAKES

OCT | JAN | APR

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FORMAT

Full Time
Mornings & Afternoons

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TUITION FEE

€9,900

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

Master in Sports Management in Barcelona acbsp accredited

Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

Barcelona Master in Sports Management Awarded as a Five Stars Business School by QS Ranking System

Awarded as a Five Stars Business School for Teaching Quality by QS Ranking System

Barcelona Master in Sports Partner of United States Sports Academy

Partner of United States Sports Academy in delivering the MSc in Sports Management program

Master in Sports Management in Barcelona accredited by Microsoft

The only higher education institution in Spain accredited by Microsoft as a leader in digital education

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

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 Administration

  • Foundations of Sport Management
  • Ethical Principles in Sport Management
  • Leadership Principles in Sport Management

Sports Marketing

  • Sports Promotions
  • Sport Sponsorship
  • Sport Media

Sports Business and Strategic Management

  • Strategic and Operational Planning
  • Human Resource Management
  • Performance Management

International Sports Management

  • Governance in International Sport
  • Business Strategies in International Sport
  • Sport Economics

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.

TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Barcelona Master in Sports Management at a Microsoft Showcase School

Study at a business institution that has been recognized as a Microsoft Showcase School. Gain access to Microsoft tools and obtain additional certification

Master in Sports Management in Barcelona academic curriculum

Take advantage of the academic curriculum – join weekly industrial visits to sports companies and see the inside-outs of their day-to-day operations

Barcelona Master in Sports Management business workshops

Attend business workshops to foster critical thinking and develop skills necessary to be successful on the sports market

Barcelona Master in Sports Management international faculty

Benefit from international faculty members – get insights from business professionals with backgrounds in sports administration

LEARNING METHODOLOGY

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.

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SUCCESS STORY

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.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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:

Career Opportunities of Master in Sports Management at GBSB Global

HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

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.

SPORTS AGENT

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.

EVENTS & CLUBS COORDINATOR

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.

SPORTS CLUB DIRECTOR

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

Program is under revision. Admission is currently closed.
Please contact admission officer to get more information.

To be qualified for admission to Master in Sports Management in Barcelona, you must:
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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

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Have a high level of English language

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Complete all required forms for admission and submit all required documents

Registration Fee (Paid Annually for Every Academic Year of the Program)

200 EUR

Administrative Fee (Paid Annually for Every Academic Year of the Program)

950 EUR

Tuition Fee for One Academic Year (60 ECTS Credits)

9,900 EUR

Tuition Fee per Quarter (20 ECTS credits)

3,683 EUR

Tuition Fee per Academic Credit (1 ECTS credit)

184 EUR

(Visiting students)

Payment Conditions:

Minimum Advanced Tuition Payment (EU Students)

3,683 EUR

Due at the time of program acceptance

Minimum Advanced Tuition Payment (Non-EU Students)

4,950 EUR

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.
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Payment are accepted by bank transfer or PayPal (commission charges apply).
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Program fees do not include accommodation, flights, insurance or program materials.
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Students who wish to participate in Global Study Trips may do so by paying additional fees.

TESTIMONIALS

Keti Tavartkiladze

KETI TAVARTKILADZE,
GEORGIA

Alumna 2017

"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."

Mostafa Tarek

MOSTAFA TAREK,
EGYPT

Alumnus 2018

"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."

hazem serageldin

HAZEM SERAGELDIN,
EGYPT

Student 2020

"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."

Anel Duisenova

ANEL DUISENOVA,
KAZAKHSTAN

Alumna 2018

"Moving to Barcelona was hard at first. But as the days went by, I started to realize it was hard to be upset in Barcelona. People are always friendly, smiling and giving you positive energy. Here you can choose the life you want to live. On the other side, I learned a lot during my studies at GBSB Global Business School. I gained experience not only from exceptional professors but also from my fellow classmates."

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