UCAM MBA Sports Mgmt

Awarded By

Universidad Catolica San Antonio de Murcia, Spain

Study Mode

On Campus & Hybrid



Course Duration

2 Years

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MBA in Sports Management​

The purpose of this MBA degree is to prepare the next generation of sports organization leaders and reformers. 

The sports industry is fast-paced, exciting, and full of diverse opportunities. Whether you’re an athlete or a non-athlete sports fanatic, a career in this exhilarating and competitive field can be uniquely fulfilling, and a specialized degree in sports management can help get you there. Hence there is a visible trend of growing interest towards this degree, which will make these individuals the most sought after in the ever-expanding global sports industry. 

Though an average professional athlete is likely to retire before 30 years of age, someone who is overlooking the critical aspect of management of sports can manage multiple athletes and continue operations for years to come. In addition to the few professional athletes and billions of viewers, what keeps the sports industry going efficiently is the management team that continues to drive the industry off the field, while taking care of the business side of sports.

If you’ve been working in the sports industry, earning an MBA in Sports Management can significantly improve your skills, comprehension, networking, and value within the sports industry. It can upraise you to leadership roles and allow you to closely work with and even be a part of the C-suite.  If you haven’t been working in sports, but have experience in an aspect of the field (like event management, communications, human resources, etc.) and a passion for sports, this degree could also be instrumental in making a shift in your career and expanding your job opportunities. You’ll delve into graduate business courses alongside a cornucopia of disciplines that sports leaders regularly practice.

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Why take up MBA inSports Management?

Flourishing independent industry offering Global mobility – The sports market is an independent multibillion-dollar industry expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 13.5% across the globe. The fact that the Olympics was safely conducted under the new age leadership of an excellent management team despite the disruption caused due to Covid-19 proves that the industry is thriving and will continue to flourish. Many careers in the sports industry involve traveling around the world, which could be a plus for those who like leading an active lifestyle. 
Parlay your Passion into a Career – If you love sports but know that your chances of landing a spot on a pro team are limited, you don’t have to give up on working in the industry you love. Taking a behind-the-scenes role might feel different at first, but you’ll find that working in sports management offers many of the same mental and emotional challenges as playing on a sports team. You’ll also enjoy working in one of the most vibrant and fun-filled industries in the world.
Opportunity to work with great talent and high-profile clientsA key to a long and successful career is working with great people, and the field of sports attracts those who have a shared passion. That’s not always the case in other industries. The sports industry draws some incredible talent and does so regularly. Whether it be on the community basketball court or a professional baseball league diamond, talent flows through the sporting industry from top to bottom. Imagine getting an opportunity to work with some of the biggest names in the sports industry!.

Societal Connecting Point -One of the benefits of working in a field that other people are interested in is that you’ll connect with people of all races, income levels, educational backgrounds, religions, and national origins. That kind of life experience can lead to a more fulfilling career.

Rewarding career with diverse opportunities – According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual salary for a sports management role is  $97,910 whereas the top 10% earn more than $1,89,420. This can vary based on specialization within the field, location, years of experience, and a variety of other factors. Sports management professionals enjoy a wide variety of career opportunities at professional sports organizations, private companies, and non-profit organizations ranging from marketing to representation.

Some of the exhilarating opportunities to look forward to are

  • Sports Analyst
  • Sports Agent
  • Sports Sponsorship
  • Marketing and Merchandising
  • Sports finance & business operations
  • Sports Communication (press and media)
  • Negotiation and Athlete Representation
  • Law and Risk Management
  • Facility and Event Management
  • Sports Celebrity Management
  • Leisure and Recreation Management
  • Journalism
  • Contract Manager
  • Athletic Director
  • Sports Consultant
  • Sports Entrepreneurship.


Careers in Sports Management provide compelling opportunities to individuals whereby they get to make an impact on the community, turn an area of recreational interest into a prosperous career, work with high-profile clients and explore the business end of sports, something very few global industry sectors can offer to its workforce.

Bachelors/Graduation in any stream

  • Language proficiency documents
  1. A university master’s degree awarded by Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM), (título propio), a state-recognized university in Spain.
  2. PG diploma at level 7 awarded by British-awarding ATHE UK

Part A

Module List

Part A consists of eight modules. These modules will be delivered over a period of one year(fast-track nine months). All the learners who complete Part A will attain 60 ECTS which is equivalent to 120 UK credits.

Part B

Module List

Part B consists of two modules(a mandatory module and thesis work). These modules will be delivered over a period of six to nine months(fast-track three months). All the learners who complete Part A and Part B will be awarded an MBA degree in Sports Management from UCAM, Spain, and will attain 90 ECTS which is equivalent to 180 UK credits.

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Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia, Spain

  • Amongst the first universities , to adapt its programs to the European Quality System for Education, following the Bologna Process.
  • With more than 15,000 students and various uniquely tailored degree programs and specializations, it is one of the largest and most reputed universities of Spain.
  • Europe’s Top 10: UCAM is ranked as one of the top 10 universities in Europe. Also announced as one of the ‘most beautiful campus in the world.
  • Academic Collaborations: UCAM has established more than fifty research groups in close collaboration with enterprises such as, Coca Cola, DANONE, Vodafone and Siemens, providing some students the opportunity to contribute academically.
  • Partnerships & tie-ups: UCAM has around 200 renowned international strategic partners including UC Berkeley, Stanford, NTU, NUS or Università degli Studi di Bologna.
  • Individual attention: UCAM’s teaching method is based on personalized attention with a reduced number of students per class and a personal tutor assigned to each student.
  • Prestige: UCAM functions as the educational body of the Spanish LFP (Professional Football League).
  • Students can take transfer to the UCAM campuses in Spain for a dual country experience and the benefits of a Schengen region country (Dubai + Spain).