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Programme structure (2021–2023)

Study information

The Master of Science in Sport Management is designed to prepare students for work in managerial positions in the sport and sport-related industry. The program intends to convey a solid understanding and knowledge about sport as it is practised in the European context, and introduce the students to legal, ethical, economical, organisational, historical, political, and psychological topics necessary to meet the demands of this growing industry.

Throughout the study, students will be exposed to both practitioners and scholars in the field, and challenged on conventional understandings or sport myths conveyed by sport actors.
As future councillors and decision-makers, the students should be able to face complex situations in organisations in an analytic and reflective manner. The study programme therefore aims at enabling students to develop an understanding of the complexity, heterogeneity and uncertainty in sport, and the need to listen and be responsive to others. Consequently, they can identify good solutions and create cooperative environments that enables them to take part in change processes.

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. 
An excursion to Central Europe is organised in the course IDR810 Event Organization. Molde University College covers housing and travel while abroad, but the students must pay own travel expenses to get to the destination.

Content and structure of the programme

The MSc in Sport Management is designed to prepare students to work in management positions in the sport and sport-related industry. It intends to convey a solid understanding and knowledge about sport as it is practiced in the European context and introduce student to legal, ethical, economical, organizational, historical, political, and psychological topics necessary to meet the demands of this growing industry.
This programme provides a solid composition of topics that prepare students to work in management positions in the growing sport and sport-related industry.

The combination of broad sport related topics, specific sport management concentrations, a 15 ECTS worth internship as well as dedicated students and faculty is the best preparation for future sport managers.

Molde University College collaborates with the Norwegian Football Association and many other partner organizations which give our students unique access to internships. This provides important entries to organizations and platforms of exchange between practitioners, students and faculty staff.

Our studies are flexible, and students may also go on exchange to one of our partner universities in Europe.

The 2 year (120 ECTS) international MSc programme in Sport Management is given in Englisha and consists of 90 credits of course work, and a master's thesis of 30 credits.

Organisation and learning

The program courses use a wide range of teaching and study methods such as lectures, assignments, discussions, teamwork and an internship.

Some courses run over one semester with classes once or twice per week whereas other courses are organized as seminars with one-week intensive teaching. Students are expected to work individually between lectures.

An excursion is organised in the course IDR810 Event Organization and is mandatory for all students. Molde University College covers all expenses related to travelling and housing.

During the last semester students are doing an internship in a sport organization. The degree is finalised by carrying out a supervised research project and write a Master’s thesis.

The work load of the program equals to at least 40 hours per week. During the first year, there will be 10 to 15 contact hours (teaching, seminars and supervision) per week on average. During the second year, students use a substantial part of their time working in internships and on the master’s thesis. The program is not suited for distance learning

Required study progression

An achievement of at least 75 % of nominal study progression during an academic year is required in order to maintain the place in the study program.

Assessment

Both formative and summative assessments are made on the basis of exams, essays, written case study reports, internship and oral presentations.

Please note:
IDR950 Master`s Degree Thesis runs over two semesters:  autumn and spring,

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Oct. 20, 2021 4:31:08 AM