The Bachelor's in International Business Management (BIBM) with a Specialization in Sports Management is designed to provide you with the organization and communication tools to manage sports events, teams, federations, and sports clubs. Candidates will be equipped to become effective leaders and managers in the sports industry. Throughout the course, they will:

  • Develop the communication and technical skills to be a key player in the sector
  • Gain insight into practical business planning and management
  • Learn how to efficiently plan sporting events, manage team organization, merchandising, and marketing

Facts

  • Duration: 3 years
  • Credits: 180 ECTS
  • Language: English
  • Intakes: February and September
  • Degree Awarded: Bachelor's in International Business Management with a Specialization in Sports Management.
  • Transfer Opportunities: We offer our students the option to transfer for a semester between our Barcelona and Madrid campuses.
  • Internships: We provide the access to internship opportunities in international companies and organizations.
  • Locations: Barcelona Campus and Madrid Campus

Program

The program requires the successful completion of 180 credits (which represent, 1800 contact hours plus a total of 3600 study hours). The program consists of 4 groups of courses common for all bachelor’s degrees, from which students may select the desired subjects to study:

General Education (45 ECTS), Core Courses (72 ECTS), Elective Courses (15 ECTS), Specialization Courses (36 ECTS) and the Bachelor Thesis (12 ECTS), which are mandatory to complete the selected specialization.

Beyond the principal business modules offered within each major, an example of some of the specialization subjects can be found below:

  • Introduction to Sports Management
  • Sports Organizations – Strategic Management
  • Media Relations and Communication in Sports
  • The Business of Football
  • Sports in Consumer Culture
  • Sports and Globalization
  • Emerging Technologies in the Sports Industry
  • International Sports Federations and Organizations
  • Sports Events and Facilities
  • Sports Industry Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship
  • Sports Marketing
  • Managing Talent in the Sports Industry

Career Options

With a Bachelor's (IBM) Sports Management specialization, graduates can aspire to work as:

  • Gameday Operations Manager
  • Public Relations Representative
  • Business Analyst
  • Athletic Director
  • Sports Agent
  • Event Manager
  • Marketing Director

Entry Requirements

Prospective BIBM students must have successfully completed their final secondary school examinations and any other required examinations qualifying them for university admission in their country or the country where their secondary studies took place.

  • Swiss Maturité, International Baccalaureate (minimum 30 points), 3 A-levels, a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum IELTS 6.0 / TOEFL 70 or proof of studying previously in an English speaking environment for a minimum of 3 years
  • A scanned copy of all required academic diplomas, transcripts and academic certificates
  • A 500-word essay: What can you bring to the Geneva Business School community?
  • Photocopy of valid passport / national ID card
  • 1 reference letter
Admission Protocol
  1. Application: Applications are only reviewed once all documentation is submitted and admission criteria met.
  2. English Exam: As English is the official language at Geneva Business School, TOEFL/IELTS test scores, or phone or face-to-face interviews, measure each student’s English proficiency level. In some cases, online English tests may be accepted.
  3. Phone Interview: After all references have been checked, students will have to conduct a final phone interview.
Admission Criteria for Credit-Transfer Students

Transferring from another higher education institution

  • Students who have studied at another institution prior to applying to Geneva Business School may request to have their transcripts evaluated for credit transfer.
  • All registration requests should be addressed to the Admissions Department for consideration.
  • A credit transfer evaluation request, a CV and a brief essay of the students’ academic achievements must be submitted to the Registrar, who reviews the application. Only courses deemed relevant to the Geneva Business School program are accepted as transfer credit.
  • The Registrar informs the Admissions Department of the final decision.
  • Once the student has been officially enrolled at Geneva Business School, previously earned transfer credits are not considered or validated.

Credit transfer allowance

  • Bachelor Programs: Maximum number of transfer credits is 120 ECTS credits

Bachelor programs: the maximum number of transfer credits is 120 ECTS. If the transferring student’s previous academic credentials are not from the European ECTS system, the Registrar converts accumulated credits to correspond with the ECTS system (Europe).

Fees

Geneva

Application Fee: €150 (non-refundable, paid upon application)

Administration Fee: CHF 3,000 (one-time fee, 80% refund if the entry visa or residence permit is refused by the visa authorities)

Tuition per semester: CHF 12,450 (3-year / 6-semester program) (100% refund if the entry visa or residence permit is refused by the visa authorities)

Barcelona & Madrid

Application Fee: €150 (non-refundable, paid upon application)

Administration Fee: €1,900 (one-time fee, 80% refund if the entry visa or residence permit is refused by the visa authorities)

Tuition per semester: €5,730 (3-year / 6-semester program) (100% refund if the entry visa or residence permit is refused by the visa authorities)

Program taught in:
  • English (US)
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