Masters in Sports Management/Marketing


Hey all,

Im in desperate need of your advice on the following,

I decided to go for Masters and thinking about getting the Masters in Sports management/marketing, dont really know which one exactly,

Thinking about Masters in Spain, Madrid,

My number 1 choice is UEM, Real Madrid school, being the true supporter of the team and having a great desire in working there.
UK is not the choice due to personal reasons,

I have checked the website of UEM and the programmes seem to be good for me, but at the same time i have read the posts on UEM here and everything become complicated and worrying,

Could you please comment my thoughts and doubts,

thank you in advance!

Hey all,

Im in desperate need of your advice on the following,

I decided to go for Masters and thinking about getting the Masters in Sports management/marketing, dont really know which one exactly,

Thinking about Masters in Spain, Madrid,

My number 1 choice is UEM, Real Madrid school, being the true supporter of the team and having a great desire in working there.
UK is not the choice due to personal reasons,

I have checked the website of UEM and the programmes seem to be good for me, but at the same time i have read the posts on UEM here and everything become complicated and worrying,

Could you please comment my thoughts and doubts,

thank you in advance!
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Razors Edg...

I would ask the school directly if graduates actually get jobs for the team. My guess is that they're just using the relationship as a marketing promotion, because I can't imagine how they could find enough jobs on one single football team to give to all of the graduates!

Maybe it would be better to do an MBA that has accreditation from AMBA or EQUIS and during that time do an internship with a sports team to get some practical experience? If you're looking at Spain, there are a ton of world-class options: IE, ESADE, UC3M, IESE, EADA...

I would ask the school directly if graduates actually get jobs for the team. My guess is that they're just using the relationship as a marketing promotion, because I can't imagine how they could find enough jobs on one single football team to give to all of the graduates!

Maybe it would be better to do an MBA that has accreditation from AMBA or EQUIS and during that time do an internship with a sports team to get some practical experience? If you're looking at Spain, there are a ton of world-class options: IE, ESADE, UC3M, IESE, EADA...
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Thanks for your answer! Sounds reasonable, even though RM structure is huge, having all the schools abroad. Need to think on it.

You see, the reason i wanted to go for the MBA is that this is RM school, before that i was thinking on smth like hospitality, tourism, but with sports management the perspectives of working in big sports companies and organizations are pretty promising.

My question might sound stupid, but why is accreditation is such a big issue?

Best regards,

Thanks for your answer! Sounds reasonable, even though RM structure is huge, having all the schools abroad. Need to think on it.

You see, the reason i wanted to go for the MBA is that this is RM school, before that i was thinking on smth like hospitality, tourism, but with sports management the perspectives of working in big sports companies and organizations are pretty promising.

My question might sound stupid, but why is accreditation is such a big issue?

Best regards,
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Duncan

Look carefully at the careers outcomes from these programmes. I would be very surprised if most of these students actually end up in positions really relevant to the degree. There is a huge over-supply of people wanting to work in sports, but sports organisations are small. Since the working language of RM is Spanish, do they really need alumni of English-speaking programmes.

Because it's likely that you'll not end up working in sport, the accreditation of the degree and the standing of the university matter. The UEM is not a conventional university.

Look carefully at the careers outcomes from these programmes. I would be very surprised if most of these students actually end up in positions really relevant to the degree. There is a huge over-supply of people wanting to work in sports, but sports organisations are small. Since the working language of RM is Spanish, do they really need alumni of English-speaking programmes.

Because it's likely that you'll not end up working in sport, the accreditation of the degree and the standing of the university matter. The UEM is not a conventional university.
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Thanks for your answer, Duncan,

what is this programme made for, if the market and especially possibilities to find the job are not very good?

what do we mean under sports organizations? Sports clubs, sports clothes companies, official sports organizations like IOC, UEFA, FIFA, etc?

in my opinion, the sports market in CIS countries is developing now, having the clubs ready to invest money not only in players or equipment, having a lot of different sports events like Sochi Olympics, World cup 2018, etc.

what would be your advice in terms of sort of universal programme, close enough to the sports, being not too broad and boring?

im not insisting on my choice, just want to be sure im making the right choice, having as much information and opinions as possible.

best,

Thanks for your answer, Duncan,

what is this programme made for, if the market and especially possibilities to find the job are not very good?

what do we mean under sports organizations? Sports clubs, sports clothes companies, official sports organizations like IOC, UEFA, FIFA, etc?

in my opinion, the sports market in CIS countries is developing now, having the clubs ready to invest money not only in players or equipment, having a lot of different sports events like Sochi Olympics, World cup 2018, etc.

what would be your advice in terms of sort of universal programme, close enough to the sports, being not too broad and boring?

im not insisting on my choice, just want to be sure im making the right choice, having as much information and opinions as possible.

best,
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Duncan

The market for the programme is students who want to work in sports. I think you appreciate that it's students who pay for the programme, not the employers. It's like art schools, and drama schools, and luxury marketing programmes.... they exist independently of demand for the graduates.

I think you'll find that most graduates in business roles in any organisation have degrees in business functions (sales, HR, finance, marketing, operations, public relations) rather than in sports. I suggest you take a masters in management at a top business school rather than a niche programme in a private university that event most people in Madrid don't know.

The market for the programme is students who want to work in sports. I think you appreciate that it's students who pay for the programme, not the employers. It's like art schools, and drama schools, and luxury marketing programmes.... they exist independently of demand for the graduates.

I think you'll find that most graduates in business roles in any organisation have degrees in business functions (sales, HR, finance, marketing, operations, public relations) rather than in sports. I suggest you take a masters in management at a top business school rather than a niche programme in a private university that event most people in Madrid don't know.
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