International Sports Business (Diploma)

International Sports Business (Diploma)

You are interested in learning more about international sports systems? This Diploma provides you with useful knowledge to act confidently and successfully in the international sports business.

University diploma

Introduction and goal:
In the diploma of international sports business you get a look behind the scenes of the global sports industry and become familiar with the basic organisation of different sports systems.
You will gain valuable inside knowledge at university level about the particularities of different sports organisations like the IOC, FIFA or Formula 1 and will be able to act securely and successfully in the international sports business industry.

Study contents:
You will gain important background knowledge for any business activities in the worldwide sports business. Furthermore, you become familiar with the specifics of the management of sports organisations in an international environment.

Contents are

  • Structure and organisation of European Sports
  • International development of sports, structures and trends
  • National sports systems
  • Management basics for internationally sports organisations
  • Trends in international sports business
  • Particularities of international sports business

Teaching and learning methods:
The theoretical framework of the study is formed by study books, especially prepared for self-study. They provide extensive knowledge and include exercises that serve to internalise the teaching contents. Parallel to the study books, online lectures are offered in which the knowledge of particularly important and complex issues is explained. In regularly scheduled online tutorials, the students are able to interactively exchange information with their lecturers and ask specific questions in order to close any possible gaps in understanding. Through online exercises and case studies, which are worked on alone or in a group, the students learn how to apply their knowledge in practice. The students are invited directly with a link to the online tutorials.

Target Group:
The university qualification is aimed at those who want to acquire specific and high quality knowledge of the international sports sector within a short time.

A general university entrance qualification (a-level) or an equivalent school graduation or at least 3 years of professional experience are necessary to be admitted to the University diploma international sports business.

6 ECTS (European Credit Transaction System)

€ 477,- per person


Please use this form to register for this educational programme:
Application form for academic diploma 'International Sports Business'

International Office

IST-Hochschule für Management
Erkrather Straße 220 a - c
40223 Düsseldorf
Tel.: + 49 0 211 8666 8 0