University of Ljubljana

Fakulteta za šport

Sport management – basic data about the programme

 

Type and name of programme:

Master’s university study programme Management in sport.

 

Students can choose between two specializations:

  • Management of sports organizations
  • Management in sport

Currently, only Management of sports organizations is carried out.

 

Professional title:

Professional title of graduate: MASTER OF MANAGEMENT IN SPORT.

 

Duration of the programme:

The study lasts for 4 semesters (2 years) and totals 120 credit points.  

 

Definition of the basic aims of the programme:

The main goal of the master’s study programme Management in sport is to thoroughly develop skills and abilities of students in the field of management in sport, thus qualifying them for further professional, developmental and research work in this field. The students reveal the art and craft of efficient management of sports organizations and management in sport. The knowledge and skills obtained enable the students to develop their understanding of phenomena in management in general as well as in management in sport, to do research and developmental work in this field and to answer the questions relating to the whole sports organization and its environment as well as the questions within the framework of its functional and other business areas.

 

General competences gained in the course of the programme:

  • Ability to take on responsible duties of middle and higher managers in profit-making and non-profit making sports organizations.
  • Solving various functional (personnel, marketing, financial, etc.) problems occurring in profit-making as well as in non-profit making sports organizations.
  • Taking up responsible posts in different sports associations, since the students will have an insight into the organization of sport as an activity, the connection between sport and economy, legal aspects and frameworks of activity in sport as well as into the connection between sport and politics.
  • Possibility for further profound professional and research work in the field of management in sport, as the students will have to use and critically assess study literature on management in sport already in the course of their studies and will have to connect the knowledge acquired with present-day concrete problems.

 

The students will also gain sufficient knowledge that will enable them to successfully proceed with their academic education at the doctoral programmes in the field of business and sports studies.