sports management in EU Barcelona is it a good option?


i plan to study mba in sports management and i thought of studying in EU Barcelona. but looking at the discussion here i am now in real confusion whether it's a good option.
please help me with some suggestion.

i plan to study mba in sports management and i thought of studying in EU Barcelona. but looking at the discussion here i am now in real confusion whether it's a good option.
please help me with some suggestion.
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Duncan

I don't see how this could be a good option.

Don't confuse the "European University" for the state-recognised Universidad Europea in Madrid. The EU doesn't have the legal status of a university. Its "MBA" doesn't have meaningful international accreditation. If you did not speak Spanish and were not able to get into an accredited school then there's still a better option in Spain: http://realmadrid.universidadeuropea.es/en/degrees/mba--masters-degree-in-sports-management

Elsewhere there are better options: Oregon, SDSU, FIU and Liverpool. But most of the top managers with MBAs in the sports industry won't have specialised MBAs in sport. HBS, Northweasterm, CFU and Ohio seem to do well globally. In Spain, the UE is an strong choice.

[Edited by Duncan on Mar 06, 2016]

I don't see how this could be a good option.

Don't confuse the "European University" for the state-recognised Universidad Europea in Madrid. The EU doesn't have the legal status of a university. Its "MBA" doesn't have meaningful international accreditation. If you did not speak Spanish and were not able to get into an accredited school then there's still a better option in Spain: http://realmadrid.universidadeuropea.es/en/degrees/mba--masters-degree-in-sports-management

Elsewhere there are better options: Oregon, SDSU, FIU and Liverpool. But most of the top managers with MBAs in the sports industry won't have specialised MBAs in sport. HBS, Northweasterm, CFU and Ohio seem to do well globally. In Spain, the UE is an strong choice.
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dear Duncan,

Thanks for the response.

i am seeking for the career in the industry i love, sports. Hence i thought MBA in sport management might be an option. please enlighten me if i am mistaken.
Or should i get MBA in marketing, my under graduate specialization ? For the limited financial resources i have i must avoid wrong choice.

dear Duncan,

Thanks for the response.

i am seeking for the career in the industry i love, sports. Hence i thought MBA in sport management might be an option. please enlighten me if i am mistaken.
Or should i get MBA in marketing, my under graduate specialization ? For the limited financial resources i have i must avoid wrong choice.
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Duncan

I expanded my answer above. Also look at Specialisations often don't matter http://bit.ly/speMBA

I don't know what your budget is, or which country you want to work in. Do you have any work experience?

I expanded my answer above. Also look at Specialisations often don't matter http://bit.ly/speMBA

I don't know what your budget is, or which country you want to work in. Do you have any work experience?
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I find marketing more interesting then other functions but as you have mentioned i may change during masters. I don't have any specified country to work for although i am thinking of studying in Europe.
i don't have work experience just a couple months of internship.
with my gmat exam in 20th of this month i am looking for five universities where i can send by scores.

i am really struggling for the masters subject and university choices as my initial decision for sports management seems shaky.

I find marketing more interesting then other functions but as you have mentioned i may change during masters. I don't have any specified country to work for although i am thinking of studying in Europe.
i don't have work experience just a couple months of internship.
with my gmat exam in 20th of this month i am looking for five universities where i can send by scores.

i am really struggling for the masters subject and university choices as my initial decision for sports management seems shaky.
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yipkc

Sunny,

Let me tell you from my experience. I love football and would love to work in the football industries. I had an ambitious goal during my first degree 7 years ago, that is to do the Football Industries MBA from University of Liverpool. That goal of mine had ended just half a year ago. I decided to go for a more general degree. Why?

I am 28 already and I have to be realistic. It is extremely competitive to find job in UK football clubs, let alone earning enough to support my family. Earning an MBA in football industries also won't guarantee that I can get into Man united, Liverpool etc. It's all about connection. A general MBA can also land you a job in football club if you are persistent with your goal. Unfortunately, I have gave up due to the reality of life. I probably should have done something like a BA in Football from Southampton Solent University first, then work for a couple of years, then study the Football MBA.

How I wish someone would have advise me on my desired path before I do my first degree when I was still a young adult without direction.

Sunny,

Let me tell you from my experience. I love football and would love to work in the football industries. I had an ambitious goal during my first degree 7 years ago, that is to do the Football Industries MBA from University of Liverpool. That goal of mine had ended just half a year ago. I decided to go for a more general degree. Why?

I am 28 already and I have to be realistic. It is extremely competitive to find job in UK football clubs, let alone earning enough to support my family. Earning an MBA in football industries also won't guarantee that I can get into Man united, Liverpool etc. It's all about connection. A general MBA can also land you a job in football club if you are persistent with your goal. Unfortunately, I have gave up due to the reality of life. I probably should have done something like a BA in Football from Southampton Solent University first, then work for a couple of years, then study the Football MBA.

How I wish someone would have advise me on my desired path before I do my first degree when I was still a young adult without direction.
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Duncan

If you don't have a large budget, then there are great opportunities outside North America, the UK and Australia. Without three years' work experience, look for an MSc rather than an MBA. The International Sport & Event Management programme at KEDGE Business School might be a good example.

If you don't have a large budget, then there are great opportunities outside North America, the UK and Australia. Without three years' work experience, look for an MSc rather than an MBA. The International Sport & Event Management programme at KEDGE Business School might be a good example.
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yipkc thanks a lot for sharing your experience. things are just way too complicated in reality.

Duncan, what is the real difference between MSc and MBA ?

yipkc thanks a lot for sharing your experience. things are just way too complicated in reality.

Duncan, what is the real difference between MSc and MBA ?
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Duncan

At a school with meaningful international accreditation, the main difference is that the MBA is aimed at students with at least a few years' work experience, while the MSc is aimed at students without that. At inferior schools, there's no real difference between a 'freshers' MBA' and an MSc.

The secondary difference is that an MBA is mostly made of general management courses, while an MSc could be composed mostly of specialised courses (for example, only marketing courses, or only finance courses).

Take a look at:-
Which MSc's are better than pre-experience 'Freshers' MBAs? www.find-mba.com/board/22783
Why freshers' MBAs are worse than MiM degrees from better schools http://www.find-mba.com/board/38133

PS The other notable differences are that an MSc is normally lower in price than an MBA at the same school, and that the MSc would admit students with less work experience.

[Edited by Duncan on Mar 06, 2016]

At a school with meaningful international accreditation, the main difference is that the MBA is aimed at students with at least a few years' work experience, while the MSc is aimed at students without that. At inferior schools, there's no real difference between a 'freshers' MBA' and an MSc.

The secondary difference is that an MBA is mostly made of general management courses, while an MSc could be composed mostly of specialised courses (for example, only marketing courses, or only finance courses).

Take a look at:-
Which MSc's are better than pre-experience 'Freshers' MBAs? www.find-mba.com/board/22783
Why freshers' MBAs are worse than MiM degrees from better schools http://www.find-mba.com/board/38133

PS The other notable differences are that an MSc is normally lower in price than an MBA at the same school, and that the MSc would admit students with less work experience.
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oh! looks like MBs will be a better choice for me. do you have names of some better universities for MBs either Spain or Netherlands or for north america as these are the few places that will be easier for me?

oh! looks like MBs will be a better choice for me. do you have names of some better universities for MBs either Spain or Netherlands or for north america as these are the few places that will be easier for me?
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Duncan

The FT rankings is your best guide.

Also try:--
GMAT Tiers - strong schools for your GMAT www.find-mba.com/board/27082

How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571

Shortcut to find the best US MBA www.find-mba.com/board/36065

Best schools for international students' placement http://www.find-mba.com/board/41143

The FT rankings is your best guide.

Also try:--
GMAT Tiers - strong schools for your GMAT www.find-mba.com/board/27082

How to use LinkedIn to find the best school www.find-mba.com/board/33571

Shortcut to find the best US MBA www.find-mba.com/board/36065

Best schools for international students' placement http://www.find-mba.com/board/41143
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Thanks a lot!

Thanks a lot!
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Thanks a lot

Thanks a lot
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