Bachelor of Business Administration in International Sport Business Management
Lapland University of Applied Sciences (LAPIN AMK)
EUR 9,500 *
Earliest start date
* the amount of tuition fees depends on the starting year of your studies
Are you interested in Sports? Do you want to work within an international business environment? Would you like to combine your passion for sport and business to create a pathway to a job you love? The Degree Programme on International Sport Business Management provides an all-around educational experience designed to prepare you for the sports business sector.
In the International Sport Business Management programme, you will have the opportunity to develop your understanding of sustainable development in sports, financial management, sports marketing, entrepreneurship, sports tourism, event management and business design. Equipped with this strong foundation, you will be prepared to address real-life challenges in the sports industry with confidence and readiness.
Once graduated you can start to look forward to a career in sports business and management. As an expert in several subjects including sustainability, project management and leadership, moving into the workplace or establishing your own business will come naturally as your next career step. The Arctic is a perfect location to develop your skills. Lapland is a region of sporting excellence, and we are ready to help you achieve your greatest self.
In Lapland and internationally the sports industry is flourishing, and there is a constant need for a workforce equipped with up-to-date skills and resources to keep the industry sprinting forward. As a graduate of International Sport Business Management, you can be one the future innovators in this fast-growing industry.
The study environment and cooperation with the working life
The advantage of this programme is its unique environment. You study in an innovative learning environment that combines theory, practice and modern facilities with advanced technologies that support effective learning. You will gain a more concrete approach to the topics studied within projects implemented in close cooperation with local companies and organisations. The programme encourages the development and implementation of innovative sustainable business ideas in joint projects with sports businesses, locally and internationally. Implementation of studies may take multiple forms: in-class studies as well as field activities such as practical training in a company and field trips in the region, an international exchange period and virtual studies.
Teaching takes place on campus in Rovaniemi. However, some online implementations are possible. Internationalization and globalization have naturally a central position in your studies. Working in teams is a key part of our studies. As a student, you will get an individual study plan (ISP) based on your needs to strengthen your skills. As an international programme, we challenge students to consider cultural and communication elements throughout their studies in preparation for their future career paths.
The city of Rovaniemi offers you excellent possibilities also for extra curriculum activities and sports. During your studies, you will work and study in close cooperation with the working life representatives.
Examples of our cooperation with working life:
- Organized visits to local and partner companies
- Real-life collaboration projects with companies
- Events related to working life
- Study units preparing you for working life
- Practical training
- Job application and CV workshops
- Various extracurricular and student union activities where you can build your network, e. g. tutoring.
Improve your international skills
Studying in English improves your language skills which is a valued skill in working life. Studying in multicultural groups develops your cultural awareness, which is a highly valued skill in working life. You will also have a chance to experience internationalization at home through joint study unit implementation and events together with the local students. You can also improve your international skills by studying or doing your practical training abroad. We also hope you enjoy Lapland so much that you'll stay here after your graduation. The best way to start that journey is to look for an internship at a local company. During your studies, you get the opportunity to learn Finnish.
Scholarships and Funding
Scholarships at Lapland University of Applied Sciences for international degree programme students from outside the EU and EEA states.
Scholarships for a Bachelor’s degree programme:
At Lapland UAS, the annual tuition fee for international students from outside the EU and EEA states is EUR 9,500 per academic year.
Third year students
A student receives a scholarship on the basis of completing the Finnish assessment test and the progress of studies. The student must have completed at least 120 credits after the second year. Students who have achieved level 2 or 3 in language proficiency and made progress in their studies will receive a scholarship of EUR 4,750. The results of assessment tests completed during studies will be accepted.
Fourth year students
A student receives a scholarship on the basis of completing the Finnish assessment test and the progress of studies. The student must have completed at least 180 credits after the third year. Students who have achieved level 3 in language proficiency and made progress in their studies will receive a scholarship of EUR 1,500 in degree programmes of 210 credits and EUR 3,000 in degree programmes of 240 credits. The results of assessment tests completed during studies will be accepted.
Lapland UAS may provide a discretionary scholarship for students from outside the EU and EEA states accepted through a separate application process for completing their studies when the student has completed all studies with the exception of the thesis. The scholarship (50% of the annual tuition fee) will be provided retroactively if the student can complete their degree within the target time. The discretionary scholarship is subject to a separate application process.
Tuition fee for a Master’s degree programme:
At Lapland UAS, the annual tuition fee for international students from outside the EU and EEA states is EUR 9,500 per academic year. There are no scholarships for Master's students.
The scholarship policies defined here apply to students selected for their studies in 2024.
Core Competence (Choose all)
- Start your UAS studies
- Introduction to Sustainable Business
- Information Technology
- Introduction to Marketing
- Organisational Behaviour
- Business Communication
- Practical Training 1
- Practical Training 2
Core Competence International Sport Business Management
- Understanding the Sports Industry
- Sports as Social and Global Phenomena
- Sports Law
- Business Accounting for Sports
- Global Sport Environments
- Safety and security in the sport business
Profiling Competence (Choose all)
Profitable Sport Management
- Current Issues in Sports Business Management
- Sport Profitability and Taxation
- Business Intelligence and Data Analytics in Sport
Leadership and Management in Sport Business
- Exploring Business Ethics
- Corporate Social Responsibility in Sport Business
- Strategic Sports Business Management
Sports Marketing Management
- Sport Consumer Behaviour
- Social Media as a Tool in Sports Marketing and Sales
- Modern sports technologies and fan engagement
Sport Tourism and Event management
- Responsible event management
- Sports Sponsorship and Corporate Hospitality
- Media and Public Relations
Sport Entrepreneurship and Business Design
- Sport Business and Entrepreneurship
- Sports Trends and Innovation
- Developing a Sport Brand
- Project and Change Management in Sports
- Enhancing academic and professional portfolio
Free-Choice Electives (Choose ECTS: 10)
- Finnish 2
- Finnish 3
Research and Development Competence (Choose all)
- Research and Development Methods and Writing
- Planning Phase of the Bachelor's Thesis
- Implementation Phase of the Bachelor's Thesis
- Finishing Phase of the Bachelor's Thesis
Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester/academic year may vary.
Program Tuition Fee
Future career prospects for Sport Business Management -graduates are excellent. After graduation the work possibilities are various. You can work for example as a:
- Sports Marketing Manager
- Sponsorship and Hospitality Manager
- Head of Public Sport Services
- Sales Negotiator
- Sports Project and Event Planner
- Sport and Sustainable Development Consultant
- Sports Facility Manager