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Master of Science in Sport Management

Facts about the program

Study points:
Study duration:
2 years
Start of Studies:
Autumn 2020
Teaching language:
Study level:
Master's degree (2 years)

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 intends to convey a solid understanding and knowledge about sport as it is practiced in the European context, and to introduce students to legal, ethical, economical, organizational, historical, political, and psychological topics necessary to meet the demands of this growing sector. Sprcifically, this means that the programme focuses on the open format of sport rather than the colsed leagues that are frequent in some other 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, councillors or decision-makers, 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

+47 711 95 773


For requests about admission:

Senior Adviser/ International Coordinator: Ragnhild Brakstad