Executive Diploma in Sports Management

The Executive Diploma in Sports Management is a 12 months diploma offered in association with the International Centre for Sport Studies (supported by FIFA) and in collaboration with UAE Football Association.

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    Executive Diploma in Sports Management

    The objective of the diploma is to equip students with the knowledge and expertise to work in the global sports industry, which is playing an increasingly important role for the culture and economy of the Gulf region. The programme focuses on selected areas within the management of sport, providing students with the tools needed to manage a federation, an association or a club in accordance with the laws of the United Arab Emirates.


    What does the course curriculum cover?

    During the year, students are introduced to a range of pertinent subjects related to the management of sports institutions including sport law, sport communication, financial management, sport event management and sponsorship and marketing. Students will learn about the planning and management of sports institutions through a variety of specialised modules designed to give the student a well-rounded perspective of management. Topics include contract law, financial planning, sponsorship agreements, event management and communication amongst others.

    What are the opportunities after finishing the masters degree?

    There are abundant rewarding career opportunities on a regional and global scale for graduates of the Urban and Regional Planning programme. Graduates enter promising careers with engineering and design consultancy firms, urban or rural developers, real estate agencies, government enterprises involved with urban affairs, environmental management, community development and research agencies amongst others.

    What is the application deadline?

    1st round interview: 20 February 2023 – 2nd round interview: 22 May 2023

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    Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi


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    • World-class international higher education
    • Academic excellence scholarships and preferential rates available
    • Degrees accredited by UAE (CAA) and France
    • State-of-the-art campus, modern library facilities, sports centre
    • On-campus student accommodation
    • Industry links and career support
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