• Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
Geneva Business School’s MBA in Sports Management is designed to provide you with the organization and communication tools to manage sports events, teams, federations and sports clubs. This program will equip you to become an effective leader in the sports industry and helps you in learning to how to deal with the needs of executive staff, players, and supporters.

About

The Master of Business Administration with a Major in Sports Management at Geneva Business School is designed to equip you to become an effective leader and gain opportunities provided by this rapidly expanding sector. You will gain the organizational and communication skills enabling you to manage and market sporting events, federations, and sports clubs.

Over the course of this program you will:

  • Develop your technical skills required to become an effective industry professional.
  • Gain insight into practical business planning and management.
  • Learn how to efficiently plan sporting events
  • Manage team organization, merchandising, and marketing.

The program is of particular relevance to those working, or planning to work as:

  •  Product Management Directors
  •  Public Relations Managers
  •  Sports Marketing Analysts
  •  Athletic Directors
  •  Sports Agents
  •  Marketing Directors
  •  Social Media Managers

Accreditation

Geneva Business School has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), the Association of Accredited Schools of Business International (AASBI) and EDUQUA. GBS has also strong ties with partner universities, enabling exchange programs

Programme Structure

The program requires the successful completion of 90 credits. The program consists of 4 groups of courses common for all Masters, from which students may select the desired subjects to study: Core Courses (21 ECTS), Elective Courses (15 ECTS), the Orientation Courses (18 ECTS) and the Master Thesis (36 ECTS), which are mandatory to complete the selected major. The orientation week  will focus on your Sports Management major and you will be able to present your final project to your tutors and get feedback and guidance towards its completion.

Beyond the main Business modules offered within each major, students also take specialization courses, such as:

  • Media Relations and Communications in Sports
  • International Sports Federations and Organizations
  • Sports Organization - Strategic Management
  • The Business of Football
  • Managing Talent in the Sports Industry
  • Sports Industry Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    74

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in a related field
  • IELTS 6.5 / TOEFL 74 (English Official English exam results) or proof of studying previously in an English speaking environment for a minimum of 3 years
  • Scanned copy of all required academic diplomas, transcripts and academic certificates obtained
  • A 500 word essay: What can you bring to the GBS community?
  • Photocopy of valid passport / National ID
  • Resume/CV
  • 1 reference letter
  • Prerequisite: Knowledge of Accounting, Finance, Economics. If prerequisites not studied previously, Pre-Master classes can be taken during summer or with online level courses such as Peregrine and obtaining a minimum of 60% on the self tests.
  • 2 years of work experience or equivalent

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14920 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7460 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    14920 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7460 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
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Application Fee: €150 (Non-refundable, paid upon application)

Administration Fee: €1,900 (One time fee, refund of 80% if the entry visa or the residence permit is refused by the Visa Authorities)

Tuition per semester: €7,460 (Total 1.5 year program / 3 semesters) (Refund of 100% if the entry visa or the residence permit is refused by the Visa Authorities)

Total: €24,430

Living costs for Barcelona

  • 770 - 1360 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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