B.Sc. Sports


3 locations available

Program Description

Football management

Learn from the professionals in the football business

Football in Germany is and remains a job engine. More than 54,000 people worked in the 2016/17 season in direct employment or by commissioning the license clubs (Source: Bundesliga Report 2018) - tendency rising! A study by the management consultancy McKinsey recently estimated the value of professional football at € 7.9 billion - roughly comparable to the chemical industry.

The resulting measures require further professionalization of the acting actors and employees, which does not only refer to the 1st and 2nd Bundesliga. In the lower leagues, at the association level, at marketing agencies, sponsors and service providers, there is also an increasing demand for skilled and specially trained football professionals.

With the specialization football management (as part of the sports study program


  • Early Bird: Apply until June 30 and get a 10% discount on the first semester in WS19.
  • Degree course: Soccer Management (Specialization)
  • Possible study locations: Berlin, Hamburg and Iserlohn
  • Language of instruction: German (Berlin, Hamburg and Iserlohn), English (Berlin)
  • Enrollment:
    • Winter semester: beginning of September
    • Summer semester: end of March
  • Study Fee: For EU

Contents of the specialization

With Stefan Chatrath and Michael Welling, professors at the University of Applied Sciences Europe and academic directors of specialization, our university has both academic and practical expertise in-house, allowing them to access an exclusive network in the football business.

In addition, through cooperations at all three locations, we can call on many more faculty members from football.

Cooperations, project partnerships and practical contributions in teaching have been achieved in recent semesters, for example with Hamburger SV, FC St. Pauli, Hertha BSC Berlin, Union Berlin, Borussia Dortmund, Schalke 04, VfL Bochum 1848, MSV Duisburg, Rot-Weiss Essen, the Berlin Football Association and the sports law agencies Sportfive and U! Sports implemented.

The first two semesters are under the motto "Soccer Sport" and "Soccer Business". The lectures cover the basics of football management. How is eg the German professional football organized? What role does FIFA play in world football? The 5th and 6th semesters are all about "Soccer Marketing". What special features should be considered in football marketing? For example, how do I manage a brand like Borussia Dortmund? What role do fans and fan culture play? How do I deal with sponsors? All of these questions and many more will be answered by our soccer instructors.

In addition to the theoretical foundations of the lectures, "Study Trips" and "Case Studies" are an essential part of our specialization. Our students should not only learn from the professionals, but also apply what they have learned directly. And that's best done locally in the stadiums, at the clubs and agencies.

Study trips and practical experience

Through the unique network of our program managers and the other lecturers, we can prepare our students perfectly for the football business through exciting excursions and project work. In Hamburg, stadium tours at the Hamburger SV and FC St. Pauli were combined with subsequent project presentations to those responsible. Our soccer students got feedback directly from the managers of the two clubs.

Our students in Iserlohn were able to learn directly from the professionals at FC Schalke 04 or Rot-Weiss Essen and thus make quick and uncomplicated contacts in the industry.

In Berlin some of our students were part of the organization for the Champions League Final 2015 in the Olympic Stadium and thus jointly responsible for the organization of one of the largest single sport events in the world!

90 4 - The Revier Sport Talk

Since the winter semester 2014, the Sporttalk "90 4 - The Revier Sport Talk" has been held at the Iserlohn location. 4 guests ask a moderator the questions about cutting-edge sports topics. In cooperation with the football magazine "RevierSport", we were able to welcome celebrities from (football) sports at the University of Applied Sciences Europe at the previous two events. Guests have included ex-football national player Jens Nowotny, Borussia Dortmund's head of new media, David Görges and brand manager FC Schalke 04, Björn Endter.

Your path to undergraduate studies at the University of Applied Sciences Europe

At the University of Applied Sciences Europe , students rank as individuals first. We inform our applicants in detail and find out in an intensive selection process who really suits us. Only in this way can we guarantee the basis of trust that is crucial for the success of a degree program. We want to stand with conviction behind you and your career - And you should be just as safe.

You can apply one year in advance for the desired semester start with us. The application deadline for the winter semester is August 15 (non-EU applicants: June 15) and for the summer semester February 28 (non-EU applicants: February 28) . Following this, there is a follow-up procedure for unrecognized study places. If you already have a valid student visa for Germany, you can apply within the official application deadline.

By the way: You can also take the entrance exam without a high school diploma and one year before your planned start of studies. It gives you the certainty of whether or not you can study at the University of Applied Sciences Europe .

We look forward to receiving your application for the summer and winter semester 2019 and beyond.


The following requirements apply to the beginning of a Bachelor's degree program:

  • Applications can be submitted by 15 August (non-EU applicants: 15 June) or by 28 February (non-EU applicants: 28 February)
  • General higher education entrance qualification and / or Fachhochschulreife incl. Practical part *
  • Successful admission procedure
  • Personal interview
  • Well-founded English and German skills at B2 level

There is no restriction by an NC (Numerus clausus).

* In exceptional cases, a study is also possible without the general (Fach-) Hochschulreife. For this purpose, a completed vocational training, at least two years of professional experience in a professional vocational training as well as the enrollment in a subject-related study are necessary.

Benefits in programs of study at other state or state recognized higher education institutions as well as extra-curricular achievements are recognized on application, provided that their equivalence with the achievements in the respective study course is established. Equivalence shall be established where no material difference can be demonstrated and the performance in terms of content, scope and requirements of the study program for which credit is requested is substantially the same. Responsible for this is the examination board. The concrete conditions for crediting and the exact procedure for this are regulated in the relevant examination regulations for the study program.

registration procedures

For a complete application, we require you to fill out the online application form, a CV, a letter of motivation (at least one DIN A4 page in German) as well as your Abitur or Fachabitur certificate. All documents can also be submitted online. If you do not yet have a current high school diploma, please submit the most recent certificate from the upper secondary school. The members of our selection committee agree on their suitability. Then you complete an online admission test. Should this be positive, we invite you to the selection interview. You will receive a confirmation shortly if you will get a study place.

Tips for motivational writing

The safe use of the German language is the basis for a successful study. Therefore, the letter of motivation also serves, among other things, to give us an idea of your language skills in advance. Describe us on one to one-and-a-half A4 pages (Arial font, font size 12, single-spaced), what interests you in your chosen study, why you would like to study at the University of Applied Sciences Europe , and what your expectations are. You should not withhold any characteristic peculiarities or inspiring experiences from already completed internships in your letter of motivation.

additional Information

For more information on the admission procedure, see the Admissions and Registration Regulations of the University of Applied Sciences Europe .

The application can also be completed online.

Admission test and selection interview

The entrance test includes:

English test

The English language test is done online and consists of a variety of tasks that are focused on grammar, spelling and vocabulary skills.

If grammatical or linguistic deficits are revealed, we may recommend that you attend our pre-courses in English prior to beginning your studies.

performance test

The performance test is comparable to an IQ test. In a total of 105 minutes, multiple-choice speech, mathematical and spatial intelligence are tested. In the linguistic field, it is important to find additions of sentences, analogies or similarities of concepts.

The mathematical abilities are queried by simple arithmetic tasks, which can be solved by "lubrication sheets". Counting fractions, completing number series, completing arithmetic symbols must be carried out under time pressure.

Detecting surface models of cubes, forming triangles or circles, discovering groups with identical patterns are the tasks with which the figural spatial intelligence is determined.

personality test

The personality test provides information about the individual achievement motivation. Examining behavior in different professional or private situations provides insight into personality traits that are grouped into a "measure of determination of job-related achievement motivation". Some applicants recognize personal strengths and weaknesses that often make them think.

admission interview

Following the tests, a concluding conversation with one of our professors or their representative will follow on the same day. In it, we first explain the evaluations of the tests and, if necessary, tell you which requirements you still have to fulfill before starting your studies.

Furthermore, we will discuss your individual expectations of the study and your goals afterwards. You will also learn how we work, what is important to us and what we expect from our future students. The demands placed on our future students are high - we attach particular importance to analytical thinking, social competence, oral expressiveness as well as goal orientation and resilience. We do not want to intimidate or overwhelm you - on the contrary! Show us who you are! Honesty and openness are more effective than general phrases or a played dynamics.

Math Foundation Course

Mathematics is not necessarily one of the most popular subjects and many things seem unimportant to other challenges in lower and middle grades. However, some core elements are important for a degree-based study. Elementary knowledge of the lower and intermediate level as well as economic applications of the upper level topics are discussed during our preliminary course.

We offer you mathematics pre-courses in Hamburg and Iserlohn.

Please bring along calculator, writing pad and pen. The number of participants is at least 10 and is limited to 30 places. The fee is 145 € per course.


The course will take place from 4 March to 8 March 2019 from 9 am to 1:30 pm on the Hamburg campus.

For registration or more information, please contact studentservice.hamburg@ue-germany.de by e-mail or call 040 181 399 2119.


The course takes place from September 2 to September 13, 2019, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Campus Iserlohn.

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