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MSc International Sport Management

MSc International Sport Management

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Sports Management Leisure / Recreation Management

Course type


Course Summary

From Asia to Europe and to America, sport is a global phenomenon and supporters, participants and owners all play their part. Additional to the programme, students can select the opportunity to choose to study in Madrid, at the Real Madrid Graduate School, to gain real international insight.

Degree overview

UCFB’s unique MSc International Sport Management provides an unparalleled educational and experiential opportunity for aspiring sports leaders.

This pioneering programme has been developed as a transformational journey suited for graduates of all disciplines, as well as for current professionals working within various sectors of the sport industry, for example in management, marketing or operations.

Real Madrid MBA

Additional to the programme, students can select the opportunity to choose to study in Madrid, at the Real Madrid Graduate School – Universidad Europea, to gain real international insight.

The Real Madrid Graduate School – Universidad Europea MBA in Sports Management provides the MSc International Sport Management students with an enriched experience and additional learning opportunity that furthers the students' employability prospects.

With our exclusive UK partnership with Real Madrid Graduate School, we are able to offer this bespoke certificate for UCFB students, which is an add-on to your degree.

The price of the Real Madrid experience is only guaranteed for those joining in 2019 and completing the experience in the summer of 2020.

In addition to the inimitable degree programme delivered at UCFB Wembley’s world-class facilities, students will be able to enhance their understanding of the business and operations of a sporting superpower through a unique period spent at the Real Madrid Graduate School – Universidad Europea, the educational arm of the world’s biggest football club.

By experiencing two of the most iconic sporting destinations in the world, Wembley Stadium and Madrid, students are fully immersed within the sports industry and are able to develop a network of world-class industry contacts.

Career prospects

The specificity of sport, with its high media coverage and numerous stakeholders, requires managers to have uniquely honed business skills and an in-depth knowledge of the principles of sport management. The programme has been developed for those with aspirations towards senior management positions within the core functional departments of the sport management industry, spanning business development, marketing, finance, operations and media. The international elements of this degree provide students with the skills and experience to progress in a multi-billion-pound global industry. Graduates of the MSc International Sport Management degree will be awarded degrees by our esteemed academic partner institution, Bucks New University.


This module develops students' understanding of the ways in which financial and management information can be used to achieve competitive advantage. The module also examines the evolution of human resource management, human capital management, and their interaction with accounting and finance. Students will study this module in semester 1.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

You will have a Bachelor’s degree with 2:1 classification or an international equivalent. Applicants will be expected to participate in and pass an Academic led interview with senior members of the UCFB team, as well submitting an outstanding personal statement and highly supportive academic and professional references. Interviews can be held over Skype or at our UCFB Wembley campus, successful applicants will be invited to attend one of our interview sessions following a review of their application.

University information

UCFB’s Global Institute of Sport (GIS) offers groundbreaking master’s degree programmes in the football and sports industry. It utilises a global network of industry leaders and elite stadium venues in the UK, US, Canada and Australia. GSI partners with VSI Executive Education (VSI) to deliver a world-leading executive portfolio. There are professional qualifications for all learners including graduates and sports business people. Also, the...more

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