MBA in Sports Management

Geneva Business School Barcelona Campus

Program Description

MBA in Sports Management

Geneva Business School Barcelona Campus

This program is designed for graduate students, business professionals and sports enthusiasts, who want to specialize in this industry. Giving them the necessary tools and knowledge to master sports events, sponsorships, federations and sports clubs. Our faculty members are active professionals in the sports management industry and they will also benefit from multicultural classes, sharing experiences with professionals from diverse backgrounds.

Over the course of the program students will:

  • Develop the communication and 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.


  • Duration: 18 months
  • Credits: 90 ECTS
  • Language: English
  • Intakes: February and September
  • Degree Awarded: Master of Business Administration Major in Sports Management and Marketing
  • Transfer Opportunities: We offer our students the option to transfer for a semester between our Geneva and Barcelona campuses.
  • Internships: We provide the access to internship opportunities in international companies and organizations.


This program is designed to enable students to stand out in organization and communication skills, giving them the necesary tools to manage and market sporting events, teams, federation and sports clubs. Beyond the principal Business modules offered within each major, an example of some of the Orientation (Specialist) subjects can be found below:

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

Career Options

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

  • Product Management Director
  • Gameday Operations Manager
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Sports Marketing Analyst

Entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in a related field (plus 2 years work experience for MBA).
  • Official English exam results - IELTS 6.0 / TOEFL 70. If an official English exam certificate is not available we will consider proof of previous study in an English-speaking environment for a minimum of 3 years.
  • Complete the online application form and upload the following documentation:

    • Photocopy of all required academic diplomas and academic certificates obtained.

    • Official academic transcript from your high school stamped and signed.

    • Photocopy of valid passport / national identity card or permit.

    • Resume / C.V.

    • Motivation letter providing reasons for wishing to study at GBS (Transfer credits request should also be included in this letter, if applicable).

    • A 400-600 word essay. (Refer to the application form for details).

    • One academic / recommendation letter.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 15, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Feb. 2019
18 months
Full time
22,380 EUR
Spain - Barcelona, Catalonia
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