University Master's Degree Course in Managing Organizations and Sport Projects (Sports Management)

On-line ApplicationMeeting Virtual
Length of program 1 year
Timetable morning
Credits 60 ECTS
CoordinationDr. Jesús Fortuño Godes
Application Open
Modality On-site

Official Master in Sports Management

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This Master’s was designed in response to the current needs in the management of organisations and projects related to sports and leisure. These two phenomena, which define advanced societies, are subjected to the current scene of ongoing globalisation and transformation, so it is imperative to seek new organisational and managerial strategies that foster their potential for socialisation, development and wealth creation.

With an aim to professionalise students and encourage entrepreneurship, this Master’s seeks to train professionals in management of the sports and leisure sectors from a responsible, socially committed perspective.

Admission criteria

To gain admission to the University Master's in Sports Management, candidates must fulfil the admission requirements stipulated in Royal Decree 1393/2007, and its modifications in Royal Decree 861/2010, which regulates the admission requirements for official university post-graduate programmes. Students must hold an official Spanish university degree or another degree issued by a higher education institution within or outside the European Higher Education Area, without the need to get the degrees approved with a prior check performed by the university that accredits a level of education similar to the level of the corresponding official Spanish university degrees.  Admission through this route does not imply approval or recognition of the previous degree. Admission to the University Master's in Sports Management requires students to hold one of the following university degrees:

  • BA in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences
  • BA in Business Management and Administration
  • BA in Primary Education*
  • Diploma in Teacher Training, specialised in Physical Education*
  • BA and diploma in Social Education*
  • BA in Tourism*
  • BA in Economics*
  • BA in Educational Sciences*
  • Diploma and BA in Social Work*
  • BA in Publicity*

*Students will have to take, according to the Report approved by the Agency for the Quality of the Catalan University System (AQU), 12 ECTS as a complement of their education. Subjects included are: Sports Organisations and Their Management (6 ECTS), and Planning and Exploitation of Sports Facilities (6 ECTS).

The selection and admission criteria to the Blanquerna-URL Faculty of Psychology, Education and Sport Sciences are based on:

  • Similarity to previous studies (25%)
  • Grade point average (25%)
  • Previous work experience in the field of study of the Master’s (15%)
  • Additional training in the subject area of the Master’s (15%)
  • Student motivation (10%)
  • (English) language level, at least level B2.1 is recommended (10%)

The criteria used to evaluate professional experience, if applicable, are:

  • Roles and responsibilities (50%)
  • Publications and papers at scholarly congresses and workshops (20%)
  • Number of years of experience (20%)
  • Diversity of cumulative experience and other work experiences not falling within the subject area of the Master’s (10%)

The Master's and Doctorate Academic Management Team is the body charged with evaluating the admission criteria, assessing the candidates’ professional experience and determining the list of admissions. The Faculty sets aside 3% of the places available in the Master’s for students with special needs.

Students from diploma courses are informed that if they wish to gain admission into doctoral studies, the 60 ECTS from the University Master’s in Sports Management are not enough; instead, they will have to earn 60 more ECTS in order to have the total of 300 ECTS required for admission.