(UK and USA Accredited Master degree program- subject to validation in February 2017*)
The Differentiating Factor
“The only MA of its type in the world while you play in a year round elite football academy”
Richmond is the only university in the UK that has developed a very successful US- accredited undergraduate program in International Sports Management. Building on this success, Richmond’s one year master’s program provides students with an opportunity to gain first-hand experience of sports management and football culture in the UK. The program is located in Leeds in the North of England and aims to develop your understanding of sports management in an international context with a focus on football (soccer). Our Master’s degree in International Sports Management builds on our teaching and research success and provides graduate students with a program of study that is underpinned by the best sports industry practice, knowledge and partnerships.
There is a non-mandatory co-curricular sports component to Richmond’s MA Internationals Sports Management program that will contribute the development of your practical skills (football training, playing and coaching). The program provides students with an opportunity to acquire the practical skills as well as a learning environment in which you are encouraged to think strategically about sports management in the context of business development and management of the competitive game environment. Through lectures, seminars, workshops and independent research you will gain skills to explore creative solutions for the sports industry. In combination with training, playing and coaching sessions, you will explore exercises in team building, leadership, motivation, fitness and athlete management. Our aim is to help our students develop a higher level of understanding of sports management in an international context and demonstrate how sports has become a global phenomenon within the wider service sector.
The world of sports is a dynamic, rewarding and growing industry in which to build your career. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that job growth in the field of sports management will grow faster than average up to 2024. Research carried out by Sports England demonstrates the gross value added (GVA) sports to the British economy is £20 Billion that sport-related jobs were approximately 2.3% of all employment in England in 2013 There are excellent opportunities for graduates to work internationally, as the sports business is a truly global industry.
Our one-year master’s program in International Sports Management can help you develop your career. You will learn the latest practices and skills required for employment and you will also have the chance to get hands-on work experience in a three month integrated internship in Leeds or London. Our course offers improved career opportunities with the added bonus of experiencing the great city of London, the home of world renowned sporting organizations and clubs, and host city to many high profile sporting events.
*subject to validation
Duration: FT (one year), PT (two years)
(* Validation expected February 2017)
The world of sports is a dynamic, rewarding and growing industry in which to build your career. The U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics predicts that job growth in the field of sports management will grow faster than average up to 2024. There are also excellent career opportunities in the UK. Research carried out by Sports England demonstrates the gross value added (GVA) sports to the British economy is £20 Billion that sport-related jobs were approximately 2.3% of all employment in England in 2013. There are also excellent opportunities for graduates to work internationally, as the sports business is a truly global industry.
Practical application, not just classroom work, gives you real skills
If you want to work in sport, the MA postgraduate program in International Sports Management can help make it happen. You will learn the latest practices and skills required for employment and have the chance to gain hands-on work experience in a three month integrated internship.
The Master of Administration in International Sports Management: (MA)
Richmond is the only university in the world that has developed a very successful US accredited program in International Sports Management in the UK while playing year round in a professional soccer academy.
• The International Sports Management program will equip you with the key technical competencies companies expect and the critical skills that global organizations value above all:
the ability to work with, and lead, multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams
• Develop skills that help you think creatively about complex problems; and engage and create your own knowledge networks to generate innovative solutions.
• Provide students with a solid foundation in strategic business management.
• Students who participate and complete the internship will apply the knowledge and understanding gained in the classroom into the workplace environment.
In an increasingly competitive graduate careers market, internships are an invaluable opportunity that not only supplement the theoretical lessons of the program but also provide a direct link to careers and further opportunities.
The internship is conducted in the Summer months. Candidates who wish to opt out of the internship choose a more extensive dissertation in the Summer semester.
Fall Semester September – December
Spring Semester January – April
Summer Semester May – July (deadlines for Richmond Postgraduate Programmes)
|Internship||Approx 2-3 months May – July|
|Thesis / Project supervision||Last day of Spring semester to last day of Summer semester|
|Thesis / Project Submission||First day of the Fall semester|
Students are usually required to be in London until their internship has been completed and all final components of coursework submitted, in late July. It is recommended that students remain in London until the thesis has been submitted.
Additional classes are planned for MBA students. Updates to follow
|Dissertation/ Research Methods||Week of May 2016|
|Optional Internship||Approx 2-3 months May- July (starting no sooner than May, 2016)|
|Dissertation/ Project Supervision||From last day of Spring semester to May 16th AND from May 26th to last day of Summer semester.|
|Dissertation/ Project Submission||First day of the Fall semester|