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“Sport has evolved from being a physical activity into a more complex industry that incorporates business, arts, technology, medicine, and media. This has created a need to connect these worlds at an educational level.”
The Masters in Sports Management programme includes visits and tours of sports facilities and entities such as:
· Camp nou FC Barcelona Stadium
· Barcelona Olympic Museum
· Global sports innovation center (powered by Microsoft)
· Club Joventut Badalona and Circuit de Catalunya
· Centre d’Alt Rendiment (car)
and many more...
The Master Programme in Sports Management is equivalent to 60 ECTS Credits at level 7 on the European Qualifications framework. The MBA is equivalent to 120 ECTS at level 7 on the European Qualifications Framework. Credits issued by ESEI International Business School.
Job opportunities hugely depend on your qualifications, skills and experience. Around 10 offers are provided by ESEI / month, and we are in direct contact with more than 20 companies and 2 HR agencies for offers each semester. We offer assistance with all of this through our dedicated career services.
You can find more information about our Career Services through the following link
You can read more about career opportunities for international students in the following post
Student Accommodation Options:
1) we provide a list of student accommodation agencies that help our students find their ideal home in barcelona, with attractive promotional codes specific to our students.
2) there is a relocation package with an accommodation agency, you will pay a certain fee and they will send you the accommodation letter you will need for the visa, and they will do the apartment hunt for you and find you the specs you want. More details on both option can be accessed here
Non-EU citizens needing a student visa to study in Spain, should make sure to secure admission at least three months before the start of the courses to avoid delays in arrival to Barcelona. Late applications received one month prior to the start date of the course will be considered based on the available places left in the programme. Because of the limited number of places available in our programme, we advise you to start your application as early as possible. Applications are being received for the upcoming intake.
Will I receive administrative support from the school for my residency documents?
ESEI has guidelines on all administrative processes undertaken by students and the school’s staff supports students with this on a one-to-one basis.
Let us know! We would be happy to advise you!
ESEI graduates go on to lead a great variety of successful careers, from professional skateboarders to company CEO´s.
Here are the most typical career paths which follow on from a masters in Sports Management:
This module introduces students to the current hot topics in the sports industry. The world is a fast-moving and rapidly-changing place, so how is the business of sport evolving and adapting itself to this global scenario? Students are asked to consider this question through the exploration of the industry’s most disruptive players, up-to-date developments and trending conversation points.
Strategic management is key to the success of a sports entity. In this module, students are given a deep and contemporary understanding of key management principles and strategic planning, applied specifically to the sports context. They are shown how to analyse the structure and environment of the industry in order to understand how to develop a strategic, competitive business model.
The world’s major sports organisations and federations are constantly under the spotlight regarding how they’re run. This module delves into real cases in order to understand how governance and leadership structures determine industry dynamics, decision-making processes and organisational culture. Students explore where and how change is needed to ensure these sports entities are governed and led effectively and responsibly.
Sports marketing is a huge and diverse area of the sports business. This module takes students through its various sectors such as sports advertising, brand development, sponsorship, entertainment and community relations. It looks at the strategies, channels and tools used by the Sports Marketing world and analyses how they’re employed in different contexts to reach different objectives.
This module is divided into three different sections. The first two sessions focus on the complex world of sports law, considering contracts and regulations, accidents and international sports law, among other things. The second two sessions ask students to consider ethical questions around sports organisation and federations and the business of sport in general. The final two sessions look at social responsibility, exploring the power and place of sport as a driver for development and social change, CSR, and diversity, inclusion and equality in Sport.
In this module, students understand what’s required when it comes to organising and running a major sports event or maintaining a successful sports facility. Strategic, operational and financial issues are considered, and specific areas are explored such as project management, volunteer management, feasibility planning and maintenance management. Furthermore, students look at the future of events and facilities management through the exploration of innovations like Smart stadiums.
Understanding the key principles of financial management is key to the survival and success of any sports entity. This module is an opportunity for students to develop their general knowledge of finance and apply it to the sports sector, which will allow them to manage their finances effectively and gauge financial options they might one day have in front of them. Concepts such as budgeting, financial planning, entrepreneurial finance, pricing strategy and feasibility are introduced in this module.
One of the most significant and talked-about area in today’s sports world is the place and impact of technology. Anyone who aspires to a career in the sports business must have a good knowledge and understanding of the new technologies that are disrupting the industry and in some cases turning it on its head. In this module, students are exposed to and consider things such as athlete performance technologies, stadium experience technologies, fan engagement technologies, big data and eSports.
Effectively managing high-performance athletes is a complex and multi-faceted task and process, particularly given that every athlete has their unique motivations and needs. This module covers some of the key aspects of managing this, specifically: coaching and performance, injury management, sports nutrition, technical and tactical analysis, long-term planning and sports psychology.
This module gives students some insight into the vast world of sports media, looking at how media coverage of sport has evolved and the reality of today’s landscape. Students explore how digital has changed the game of sports communication, looking at journalism, broadcasting and production, audio and visual storytelling and social media. It also dedicates some time to specifically consider media law and ethics.
Every Master’s programme consists of 10 modules (5 per semester), each worth 4 credits plus a thesis (academic research or business plan) of 20 credits. For each module, students spend 18 hours in the classroom over 6 weeks. The semester is split into two blocks: Block 1 (first 6 weeks + presentation week) and Block 2 (second 6 weeks + presentation week). Each module is taught and graded by one teacher, before going through the moderation process conducted by the academic department.
The evaluation structure is the same for every module, broken down as such:
20% of the grade will be based on how students participate/engage in class and with the virtual classroom space, Canvas.
ESEI uses the project-based learning and assessment methodology across its master programmes. PBL&A connects students with the real world. The idea is that students participate in learning and assessment in a way that reflects the experiences of a working professional. This means learning and honing 21st-century skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and collaboration.
The PBL structure is based on students working in groups. Together, they develop projects that require creativity and the ability to work together with other individuals who they might not necessarily get along with - just like in the workplace. This way, students learn to manage themselves, work as a team, negotiate and communicate with each other.
The PBL approach is entirely student-focused and mostly student-led. It adds a lot of value, meaning, engagement and fun to the learning experience. The main benefit of Project-Based Learning is that by the time students graduate, they will essentially have a portfolio of work. By working on problems based on real business, they will acquire experience that is directly applicable to what they’ll be doing as future employees or business owners. While working on projects, students sometimes get to collaborate with local businesses - not only do they tackle real-life business problems as ‘consultants’ for real companies, but they also gain valuable connections and opportunities that could help them develop their careers in the future.
Students are given the autonomy, flexibility and responsibility of working together on a project. It’s up to the teacher to decide on the format of the project - it’s very open, so for example, it can be a case study, a written report, a video, a role-playing activity, a podcast, a blog, a website, etc. The teachers create the project briefs and oversee the progress that teams are making week after week, with regular check-in points.
“The project based learning methodology is the most effective way to gain hands-on experience. Throughout the whole year we got to attend workshops, conferences and networking events with significant value to me and I think every student should take part in this.”
One academic year which is divided into two semesters:
Fall Semester (October to January) / Spring Semester (February to June)
All our Masters programmes are offered 3 days per week, from 18:30 to 21:30, and that is to allow our students to have professional careers in liaison to their postgraduate studies. Each course encompasses 18 teaching hours.
As per the Spanish Government, students are eligible to carry out internships during the course of their academic programme; after which you can change your student visa to post-study visa to find a job for the first year, then you can change to work permit when you find a job. We also offer an additional Specialization MBA programme which you can take after the first year to earn an MBA. It is also one year long and earns you a total of 120 ECTs. After you complete the two years, you can change your student visa to post-study visa to find a job for the first year, then you can change to a work permit when you find a job.
We are a recognised Higher Education Institution in Spain. Our Master’s degrees are private degrees awarded directly by ESEI and the Universidad Católica de Murcia (UCAM). At the end of your studies, you will receive two separate degrees from both ESEI International Business School and the Universidad Católica de Murcia (UCAM).
UCAM validates and jointly awards degrees of the following programmes: Master in Business Management, Master in International Relations and International Business, Master in Marketing and Communication, Master in Tourism and Hospitality Management.
If you’re interested in applying soon to secure your spot in the programme, you can be considered for a conditional acceptance that is only pending your final degree and transcripts. So you can apply with your up to date transcripts and the other admissions requirements; & once you complete your Bachelor degree and receive the final transcripts, you send them to us before the start of the Master programme.
The ESEI private diploma will be presented during the graduation ceremony, which usually takes place in July. If you need confirmation of the completion of your programme urgently, we prepare a letter signed by the school which serves this purpose. If you are eligible for the UCAM diploma
ESEI offers a dynamic programme of guest speakers, field visits and social events which are all included on top of your core academic programme.
You should try your best to attend all classes, though we understand that on occasion this can be impossible. Therefore, our master programme attendance policy allows you to miss 2 out of 6 classes per module, unjustified. The only reason an absence would be justified, meaning it wouldn’t count as one of your 3 permitted absences, is if you are unwell and can provide an official medical note. Remember that any absence will hinder your learning and thus likely jeopardise your results.
ESEI’s master programmes follow the Project-Based Learning and Assessment methodology. This means you will work on projects that reflect real business exercises, often in groups meaning you develop the key 21st century skills that are top priority for employers. Check out this ESEI blog post and learn all about how it works!
Each module has 4 assessment components: a group submission (40%), an individual submission (20%) and a formal oral presentation (20%) for your module project, as well as a participation grade (20%) based on your participation during classes.
You must complete a thesis paper of 15,000-17,000 words, which is due at the end of your one-year programme. You have the choice between an academic research paper in which you must conduct primary research, and a business plan. You will have a programme tutor who will guide you through the process and help you hone your thesis throughout the year, and the Head of Academics will run Thesis Clinic slots so you can have one-on-one support from the academic department too.
Before taking your IELTS, take our online english test to give us an idea whether you are ready to start the program with us or you need some extra time to study English. The certificate you receive from this online test, you can attach as the proof of english proficiency. The test is free of charge, can only be taken once, with a duration of 30-40 mins. Please take this English Online exam.
The link below provides you access to the short courses we are currently providing; their dates, times, and relevant professor. Each course is priced at 900 Euros, and applying to a course requires your CV & passport copy to be sent to us along with the course of interest. In the link, you can access the Business Management programme box field and expand the field for every course and you will see the timings of the module and the professor. https://www.eseibusinessschool.com/esei-short-courses/
Yes! For every module, you will have one guest speaker session with an expert on that particular topic of sports management, as well as one field visit to a local organisation, company or facility in that field. This means by the end of the programme you will have had 20 concrete connections with the sports industry. Additionally, some of your course projects will happen in collaboration with real sports cases or businesses.
Barcelona is full of opportunities in many sectors, and is a globally-renowned sports city! There is no better place to study this particular discipline, as you are in one of the geographical hubs of the sector. This means that simply by studying sports in Barcelona, doors are opened to internships, events and a network of leading sports professionals. Make sure you attend all the sports-focussed networking events the city has to offer as it’s all about making connections and creating opportunities, particularly in this highly competitive industry.