Online MBA in Sports Management

General

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Program Description

The Swiss School of Business and Management and “All About Sports Education” collaborate to jointly deliver an MBA Degree in Sport Management.

The MBA Degree in Sport Management is a program that explores the fundamentals of management that concern the sports industry.

You are able to choose the campus-based program in Geneva, Switzerland, or Zagreb, Croatia or you can study online on our SSBM virtual campus.

The main purpose of the MBA Degree in Sport Management is:

  • To assist you and provide you with guidelines throughout the program that will enhance your development as a professional in the sport management industry.
  • To acquire the knowledge of using various management tools that will enable you to recognize business opportunities.
  • To develop different strategies, forecast changes, optimize resources, and examine the information with sound judgment.

The MBA Degree in Sport Management is suitable for:

  • (Ex)athletes who want to pursue an official degree in sport management in order to enhance their professional careers.
  • Professionals who work in the business industry and want to specialize in the sports industry.
  • Individuals seeking to educate themselves with a master’s degree specialized in sports administration and management.
  • Professionals, interested in pursuing a career in the sports industry.

Overview

  • Degree: MBA Degree in Sport Management from the Swiss School of Business and Management
  • Duration & ECTS: 10 months, 60 ECTS
  • Start / End: Start: You can start at any time
  • Location: Online
  • Language: English
  • Payments: Payment by installments available.
  • Single payment discounts available.  Scholarships are available based on your eligibility. 

Enrolment

Registration open until the start of the program. A limited number of places available.

Courses

8 Core + 10 Elective Courses available

Core and Elective Courses

Our unique program is composed of core and elective courses that deal with sport management topics such as*:

  • Strategic Management in Sport
  • Finance in Sport
  • Organizational Behaviour and Leadership
  • Sports Marketing and Sponsorship
  • Project Management
  • Facility Management
  • Event Management
  • Public Relations in Sports
  • Business of Football, Volleyball, Martial Arts, Basketball
  • Law and Policy
  • Sports Broadcasting and TV rights Management
  • Digital Marketing and Innovations
  • Tourism and Sport
  • Athlete Career Development, etc.

* The final list of available seminars is subject to change.

Learning Outcomes

Upon the completion of the MBA program, students will have the ability to:

  • Develop strategic management plans for a sports company by assessing socio-economic and legal frameworks.
  • Use financial resources to manage a sports entity in a sustainable manner.
  • Develop and identify indicators that form a sports organization.
  • Develop marketing strategies that concern the design of commercial management of sports products and services.
  • Manage financial activities involved in sports facilities and infrastructure.
  • Apply the acquired knowledge and skills in the sport management industry.
  • Discover the latest business and industry trends.
  • Create a business plan/project connected to sport management.

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MBA in Sports Management

The main purpose of the MBA Degree in Sports Management is to assist you and provide you with guidelines throughout the program that will enhance your development as a professional in the sport management industry. You will acquire the knowledge of using various management tools that will enable you to recognize business opportunitiesdevelop different strategiesforecast changes, optimize resources, and examine the information with sound judgment.

Through our core courses and seminars, we highlight the importance of practical relevance and direct applicability.

The MBA program is offered in English and it is made up of 60 ECTS credits. The program is organized into core and elective courses. Earn your MBA in Sport Management in 10 months or more and build your on-the-job experience.

All of the lectures follow high educational standards and are delivered by our highly experienced lecturers. Our professors will keep you engaged, motivated, and will provide high-quality teaching experience in order to leverage your professional development and advance your career.

Admissions

  • Undergraduate degree (Bachelor) from a recognized university or equivalent
  • Minimum of two years‘ work experience
  • Grade transcripts
  • Your CV or resume
  • ID or passport copy
  • One photo

Our Campuses

SSBM Geneva offers the educational programs at 4 locations: Geneva (Switzerland), Zagreb (Croatia), Shanghai (China), and Moscow (Russia).

Curriculum

The curriculum of the MBA program in Sport Management is composed of core topics and elective courses that you can attend. We organize elective courses in collaboration with different industry partners on specific topics that are relevant to the global sport and management issues.

Core Courses:

  • Strategic Management in Sport
  • Finance in Sport
  • Organizational Behaviour and Leadership
  • Sports Marketing and Sponsorship
  • Project Management
  • Facility Management
  • Event Management
  • Public Relations in Sports
  • Final Project

Elective Courses:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Sports Broadcasting and TV rights Management
  • Digital Marketing and Innovations
  • Tourism and Sports
  • Athlete Career Development
  • Disable Sports
  • Law and Policy
  • Business of Football
  • Business of Volleyball
  • Business of Martial Arts
  • Business of Basketball

* The final list of available courses is subject to change.

Alumni

Networking is one of our core strategic directions.

SSBM has signed a strategic partnership with MBA clubs enabling SSBM MBA students to become members of the MBA Alumni Club. This will provide to our MBA students new networking opportunities to connect with peers from the same but also different industries as one of SSBM’s main objectives is to have a diverse student body.

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Still Wondering Why Study at SSBM?

  • SSBM is a truly innovative and leading business and management school that aims at taking education to a new level!
  • We aim at providing a superior learning experience that will have a direct impact on your professional development.

With our unique programs, you will strengthen your strategic vision, efficiency, and leadership to manage today’s organizations.

Apply To SSBM

The Application Process

Applications go through the SSBM’s admissions website.

The admissions team looks for evidence of academic ability as well as indications of past performance and future potential.

If you have questions or would like help with your application, please feel free to contact our dedicated team at any point in your application process at admissions@ssbm.ch

  • Step 1
    • Prepare Your CV/Resume
    • Professional Resume (in pdf format)
  • Step 2
    • Fill the Application form
    • Send us your Application form (in pdf format)
  • Step 3
    • Your Photo
    • Professional Photo (jpg or pdf format)
  • Step 4
    • ID document
    • Passport/ID document or driver’s license (jpg or pdf format)
  • Step 5
    • Grades transcript
    • Most recent transcript or diploma (pdf format only).
  • Step 6
    • Submit
    • Submit all documents from Steps 1-5 and send it to us by email. The application process should not take more than 10 minutes. Once the application form has been submitted, we will send you full details on the next steps.

Things To Know First

The Common Application is required for students applying to any of SSBM’s programs.

For some of the degrees you have to fulfill some minimum requirements:

  • To attend our MBA program you must have at least 180 ECTS from your previous degree.
  • Our doctoral degree is open to anyone who already holds a Master/MBA degree or has extensive professional experience. You must have at least 180 ECTS from your previous degree.
  • Our Certificate programs do not have any strict requirements and can be taken by anyone who has acquired or is in the progress of receiving a bachelor's degree.

When To Apply?

You can join our program at any moment once the Admission Committee reviews your application. Be certain that you have the necessary qualification for each of our programs. SSBM will review your qualifications during the course of your studies. SSBM reserves the right not to award you a degree if the admission criteria are not met.

What is Next?

After being admitted to our programs, you will receive a letter of admission. Having processed the payment, you will receive an email with your login credentials and will be granted access to our Learn Management System.

Last updated Jul 2020

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