#3 in Europe | European Sport Business School-Master in International Sports Management

ESBS Master in International Sports Management returns to the European top three.

The European Sport Business School (ESBS) Master in International Sports Management, run in partnership with Spanish football club Valencia CF, enters the European top three for the first time since 2019. 

Since 2021, ESBS has partnered with and become part of the eco-system of Amos Sport Business School, one of the largest sport management training groups in Europe. 

The Master in International Sports Management was initially launched in 2009, with Valencia CF involved from its inception. The link to the LaLiga club is leveraged within the course, with classes taking place at the Mestalla stadium and the club’s sporting complex. 

As well as in-person teaching, the course is offered both online and in hybrid format, while it is also available to be studied in both English and Spanish. 

The lecturers who teach on the course are sports industry professionals with a minimum of 10 years’ experience. Employability is a significant focus of the structure of the programme. This emphasis is reflected in the results of the Postgraduate Rankings survey, with the course among the top scorers on the current employment metric, achieving 95.83. 

There is also an emphasis placed on adapting the curriculum to recent trends in the sports industry, with topics such as blockchains in sport recently introduced to the programme. This is perhaps influential in the course placing fourth worldwide on the skills applicability metric, with a score of 87.5. 

In 2022, ESBS announced it will take its total of campuses in Spain to two by opening an additional hub in Madrid. 

This article is part of the 2022 SportBusiness Postgraduate Rankings. To browse the entire report and view the overall tables, click here.