Bachelor in International Sport Management


Program Description

Today, sport is a unique, global and growing industry. It is no longer a simple activity but an entertainment as well as a business, which has become a true challenge among organisations. Thus, the need for skilled sport managers is now more important than ever.

The International Sport Management degree offers students in-depth knowledge of economics and business management aspects applied to international sport. This Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management aims to prepare future responsible and technically competent managers in the field of sports, who are able to lead, manage and operate business, sport organisations or facilities.

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  • Duration: 3 years (full-time)
  • Degree: Bachelor
  • Credits: 180 ECTS
  • Tuition fee: 750 € per month
  • Registration fee: 550 €, one-time fee
  • Language: English
  • Programme Starts: April or October

LUNEX University also offers the possibility to gain the “student-athlete status”. It enables active athletes to continue training and performing while studying for their degree, in order to prepare their post-athletic career and gain the required knowledge and competencies for a managerial position in sports departments and institutions.

Combine your passion for sport with business studies

The International Sport Management programme is designed to prepare students, who are interested in and passionate about sports and the sport industry, to the different tasks that professional sport managers tackle in the unique and international growing environment of the sport industry.

Thus, a postgraduate sport management student will “work in the background” and be the person in charge of the coordination between sports and business. He/She will be able to identify changes in the market and develop clear business strategies adapted to new trends and evolutions in the sport market, in order to ensure the success of his/her organisation.

International Sport Management study programme

The Bachelor in International Sport Management provides students with extensive knowledge of business management and economics in international sport, which include the following fields: finance, sports law, marketing, event management and media in sports. This knowledge gained in the course of this study programme can also be used in careers other than sports.

Teaching contents are based on sport related and international business case studies and allow for interactive sessions with lecturers. Students also gained social and interdisciplinary skills, which will be essential for their future career.

In addition, students also have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and competencies through hands-on experience as well as a practical internship, which reinforce their theoretical knowledge and prepare them for the research work involved in the writing of their Bachelor’s Thesis at the end of their studies.

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Int. Sport Management Courses Overview:


- Sport Sociology and Management
- Business Administration in Sports
- Applied Economics in Sports
- Trends in Sport & Sport Business
- Academic Skills
- Financial Management
- Fundamentals in Marketing
- Strategic Management in Sport Business
- Fundamentals in Law
- Governance in Sport
- Finance, Investment & Accounting in Sport Business
- Human Resource Management in Sport
- Project Management in Sport
- Psychosociology of sports organisations
- Advanced Marketing in Sport
- Media Management in Sport
- Research Methods

- Management skills
- Sport policy
- Health and Physical Activity Promotion
- Internship
- Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility in Sport Business
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Sport
- Bachelor Dissertation

Pre-Bachelor Foundation Programme: an optional preparatory course before starting our Bachelor in International Sport Management

Before starting the Bachelor in International Sport Management, each student has the possibility to improve his/her English level thanks to our Pre-Bachelor Foundation Programme. It’s a preparatory programme that we have designed with the aim of helping students to improve key knowledge so that they can effectively and successfully engage with one of our Bachelor’s Degrees.

Complete your studies with a Master's degree in International Sport Management

After our 3-year bachelor’s degree, students can continue their postgraduate studies with a Master’s Degree in International Sport Management at LUNEX University*, which enables them to deepen their knowledge and gain skills in finance and event management, etc.

What we offer at LUNEX?

  • Being taught by world-class experts
  • 100% English courses
  • Individual support
  • State-of-the-art equipment
  • An international environment
  • A growing network of cooperations
  • Preparation for managerial positions in international sports
  • Acquisition of leadership skills
  • Development of a global, interdisciplinary view of the world of professional sports
  • Combination of key qualifications for career and academia
  • Training in analytical and strategic skills
  • Experiential learning in the domains of organized and professional sports, the sports industry, and research
  • Expert input from sports goods industries and high-performance sports

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Employment Opportunities in Sports Management

Thanks to this study programme, it is possible to pursue a career in a large number of fields in the national and/or international market: organized sports (including clubs and confederations), sports products and equipment, sports policy, market research, consulting, event management, private sector as well as media agencies and businesses. Here are some examples of sport management professions:

  • Sport facility Manager
  • Participation Officer
  • Operation Manager
  • Sport Event Organiser
  • Business Analyst
  • Sport Marketer
  • Product Manager
  • Sport Administrator
  • Club Development Manager

Application Process

Besides being passionate about sports and business, to apply for our Bachelor in International Sport Management, applicants must have at least 12 years of school education or equivalent. Then, you have to fill in our online application form and to participate in one of our Applications Days, which are composed of admission tests in English.

There is no application deadline, it is possible to apply throughout the year.

*Currently in accreditation

Last updated Sep 2018

About the School

LUNEX University is an international private school which focuses on research and teachings on the closely connected areas of health and fitness, sports, therapy and preventive medicine. At LUNEX, stu ... Read More

LUNEX University is an international private school which focuses on research and teachings on the closely connected areas of health and fitness, sports, therapy and preventive medicine. At LUNEX, students can evolve in an international learning environment and be equipped with new approaches and perspectives on the emerging fields of sports and health. Read less