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Master of Science in Sport Management

Facts about the program

ECTS Credits:
Study duration:
2 years
Start of studies programme:
Autumn 2022
Teaching language:
Study level:
Master's degree (2 years)
Application opens:
15 October 2021
Application deadline:
15 December 2021 for applicants outside EU/EEA - 15 April 2021 for applicants who are citizens of a country within EU/EEA

Programme content

The MSc in Sport Management is designed to prepare students to work in management positions in the sport and sport-related sector. It offers understanding and knowledge about sport as it is practiced in the Nordic context, and introduces students to ethical, economical, organizational, historical and political topics necessary to meet the demands of this growing sector. Specifically, this means that the programme focuses on the open format of sport rather than the closed leagues that are frequent in some parts of the world. Additionally, the programme is neither sport or business administration, but in fact a combination, which makes the understanding of Sport Management complex. Throughout the study, students will be exposed to both practitioners and scholars in the field, and thereby challenged on conventional understandings or sport myths conveyed by sport actors. 

As future sport managers, the students should be able to face complex situations in organisations in an analytic and reflective manner. By equipping the students with diverse perspectives and knowledge through lectures, assignments, discussions, teamwork and internship, the programme enables students to develop an understanding of the complexity, heterogeneity and uncertainty in sport, and the need to listen and be responsive to others. Consequently, good solutions and create cooperative environments can be identified.

By completing an internship in a sport context and a master’s thesis, students should develop their capacity as problem-solvers by defining problems and research questions, and by examining, analysing, concluding and defending their conclusions. 


For requests about academic issues/ study plan:

Programme Coordinator Solveig Straume

Administrative Contact Person International applicants:

Senior Adviser/ International Coordinator: Ragnhild Brakstad