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Passionate about business administration and sports management? Enroll to a Master of Science in Sports Management at GBSB Global Business School. Study in the heart of Madrid, a city known to be home to the world’s famous athletes and football clubs. Become a professional and learn how to handle the behind the scenes activities in the sports industry. Build a successful career and choose from a variety of sports expertise to work in – from finance and marketing, to facility operations and sports events organization. The Master in Sports Management in Madrid program enhances one’s critical thinking and provides GBSB Global students with essential techniques to solve real cases related to the field of sports management and 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
A recognized member of The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
The Master in Sports Management in Madrid is structured to provide GBSB Global students with all skills necessary to manage, monitor, and influence various business functions and identify sports dynamics that drive organizations in this ever-evolving industry. GBSB Global students graduating with a Master’s in Sports Management degree can anticipate working as team managers, athletic directors, sports marketers, agents or recruiters, PR professionals, and many 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
- Foundations of Sport Management
- Ethical Principles in Sport Management
- Leadership Principles in Sport Management
- 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.
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 Business School offers its MSc in Sports Management in Madrid students and future alumni a chance to participate with many local, regional, and national sports organizations. During the studies, students attend business workshops and have multiple industrial visits to sports organizations in Madrid. 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 MSc in Sports Management degree, Madrid students benefit from international faculty members with years of professional experience who are working with the big names in sports. The faculty at GBSB Global offers its students beneficial practical insights to help them in future career endeavors.
Meet our alumna Camille Gardent. During her studies at GBSB Global, Camille developed essential marketing and advertising skills that have helped strengthen her professional profile in sports marketing.
The flexible hours of the master’s program allowed Camille to work during the day, applying theoretical knowledge to real business 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 Gardent is implementing digital innovation technologies taught at GBSB Global at her daily work in Paris and for Nike France in general, covering categories such as running, football, 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 Madrid or across 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:
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
The Business Development Manager plans and implements sales and customer retention and works industriously to meet defined business development goals.
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.
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.
SPORTS GOODS MANAGER
These managers are responsible for maintaining, ordering, and inventorying athletic gear and apparel. They deal with everything from fitting football shoulder pads and helmets to sharpening figure skates to getting the team’s laundry done.
ADMISSION AND FEES
To be qualified for admission to Master in Sports Management in Madrid, 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.
"I take from the skills I acquired at GBSB Global on a daily basis. A huge advantage is also the interpersonal and communication skills they teach. Problem solving is one of the most important skills that is often overlooked at universities, but this was addressed through case studies and has accelerated my career greatly."
"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."
"I can now orient my career towards sports management in Europe or at home. I have balanced both my studies and training and have been successful and am looking forward to putting my time studying for my degree to good use."
CHAMMA ABDOULLAH HASSAMBAY,
"All of our professors and advisors are very nice and are always available to help students. The advisor is especially supportive, doing everything possible to help students’ progress. I am lucky to have attended this school."
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