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.
- 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: Barcelona Campus and Madrid Campus
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
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
Students who wish to apply to a Geneva Business School bachelor’s degree must have successfully completed their final secondary school examinations and any other required examinations qualifying them for university admission in their country or in the country where their secondary school studies took place.
- Swiss Maturité, International Baccalaureate of minimum 30 points, 3 A-levels, high school diploma or equivalent
- IELTS 6.0 / TOEFL 70 (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
- Application: Applications are only reviewed once all documentation is submitted and admission criteria met.
- 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.
- Phone Interview: After all the 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).
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)
About the School
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