Bachelor of International Management (with a specialization in Sports Management)

General

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Program Description

The Bachelor of International Management 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.

Over the course of this program, students will:

  • Develop 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 of International 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 support students in gaining practical skills and networking opportunities through internships
  • Locations: Geneva campus, 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 (IM) 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

Fees and Funding

Barcelona & Madrid Campus

  • Application Fee: €150 (Non-refundable, paid upon application)
  • Administration Fee: €1,900 (One-time fee, a refund of 80% if the entry visa or the residence permit is refused by the Visa Authorities)
  • Tuition per semester: €6,950 (Total 3-year program / 6 semesters) (Refund of 100% if the entry visa or the residence permit is refused by the Visa Authorities)

Geneva Campus

  • Application Fee: €150 (Non-refundable, paid upon application)
  • Administration Fee: CHF3,000 (One-time fee, a refund of 80% if the entry visa or the residence permit is refused by the Visa Authorities)
  • Tuition per semester: CHF12,450 (Total 3-year program / 6 semesters) (Refund of 100% if the entry visa or the residence permit is refused by the Visa

Entry Requirements

  • Swiss Maturité, International Baccalaureate of minimum 30 points, 3 A-levels, high school diploma or equivalent (Geneva Business School uses a country-specific admissions criteria for prospective bachelor’s students. Please contact our Admissions Department for more details.)
  • IELTS 6.0 / TOEFL 70 / DET 95-100 (official English exam results) 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 written response to a business case study.
  • An interview with a representative from the academic team on their chosen campus. Their response to the case study will be discussed in the interview.
  • Photocopy of a valid passport / national ID.
  • 1 reference letter from a former teacher or employer.

Exceptional admissions conditions – COVID-19

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Geneva Business School Board of Management has decided that it will accept students even if they are unable to obtain their high school diplomas due to the pandemic. This measure is on the condition that their grade transcripts, English level, and school recommendations are of the high level we expect from applicants worldwide, and our admissions requirements remain unchanged. Candidates accepted to Geneva Business School without TOEFL/IELTS or high school examination results will be afforded one additional academic year, from the time they join our school, to provide the missing documents. Applicants may submit the Duolingo English Test (DET), which combines an English proficiency test with a brief video interview. Duolingo’s technology and format allows applicants to complete the test at any time or place with internet access.

Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

Geneva Business School is a leading institution that provides cutting-edge Swiss Quality Education. Taught in numerous campuses around the world, including major European cities such as Geneva, Barcel ... Read More

Geneva Business School is a leading institution that provides cutting-edge Swiss Quality Education. Taught in numerous campuses around the world, including major European cities such as Geneva, Barcelona and Madrid. Our innovative methodology means students are taught in small and focused classrooms by carefully chosen faculty members, all of whom are top-level professionals, dedicated to guiding them on their journey to becoming future business leaders. Read less
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