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Master in Sports Management

Master in Sports Management



Ranked as one of the top ten international masters in sports management by Eduniversal, the Master in Sports Management at UPF Barcelona School of Management (in Spanish) provides you with the conceptual and practical training required for successfully directing and managing any sports company, institution or event.

Aimed at graduates, professionals and sports players who want to direct their professional activity towards sports management and related sectors such as training, tourism and culture, the Master in Sports Management trains you in strategic planning for any organization, installation, sponsorship action or sports events. You will also learn how to draw up marketing plans, interpret income statements, design business plans and detect some of the most common management errors.

With a teaching staff made up of professionals in the sector, the Master in Sports Management includes a program of visits to key centres and institutions in the sports sector. The program also offers you the opportunity to share experiences with a large variety of students with diverse geographical and academic backgrounds.


  • To train directors and qualified staff with human resource and business skills permitting them to manage sports enterprises and institutions.
  • To provide business management and administration knowledge and to understand the market and its changes with a special focus on the sports sector.
  • To help participants understand the special features of the market, the economy and the legal setting of sports enterprises.
  • To make participants develop the creativity, openness, and flexibility to apply their knowledge and open the path to new opportunities.


The course contents are structured into two sections by subject-matter, with a previous introductory module. The first includes all the core subjects, which are common to the whole development of activities within the sports sector, while the second is devoted to five specific areas of application.

The programme is completed with a module focused on improving transversal competences. This part of the course is aimed at developing the skills related to professional individual and team work. It likewise introduces the personal experiences of a series of guests who, through seminars and debate sessions, transfer their experience and impressions regarding their professional activity in the sports world.

An important part of the course is the series of guided visits to sports facilities (Complejo Deportivo de Can Ricart sports centre, FC Barcelona and RDC Español football stadiums, Car de Sant Cugat high-performance centre, Circuit de Catalunya motor sport circuit, Centro Internacional de Vela sailing centre, among others).

Finally, the course is completed with the writing of a master's thesis in which all the knowledge acquired throughout the course is put into practice. This activity has methodological support and personalized tutoring performed by programme lecturers and collaborators.


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Potential candidates

The programme is aimed at university graduates, professionals, sportsmen and women and at any anyone else wishing to direct their professional activity towards the sports sector, as well as other related sectors, such as culture, tourism and/or the entertainment sector.


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Key Facts:

Start of classes:September 2014
End of programme:June 2015
Degree:Master's Degree
ECTS Credits:60
Modality:Face to face
Price:8.540,00 €

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