Master's Degree in Sports Marketing
The sports sector is growing exponentially all over the world. It is also a hugely global industry.
There is a double connection between sports and the world of marketing and sales. On the one hand, there are an increasing number of companieswhose business relates to sports, and which need an in-depth understanding of the right marketing and sales tools to achieve success in their competitive environment; and on the other hand, sports are by nature an excellent communications platform for companies in any economic sector, thanks to their extraordinary reach in the media and the values they transmit, and they can provide great added value to any company or brand associated with them.
Alongside more traditional marketing tools, concepts such as city marketing, community management of athletes and brands in social networks, new channels for exploiting sports rights, corporate social responsibility, and ever more varied forms of sponsorship define the profile of modern sports marketing.
Spain is one of the world centers of sports marketing and has some of the leading athletes and teams in the world’s most popular sports. In recent decades the country has also organized many world-level sports events, leveraging the impetus of the Barcelona Olympics. Meanwhile, some of the most important individual and group sports rights contracts involve Spanish agents.
The Master’s Degree in Sports Marketing, offered by Real Madrid Graduate School and Universidad Europea, is a pioneering international program in the field of sports marketing, designed to give international or Spanish students with a global and multicultural outlook the training they need to take advantage of professional opportunities in the combined fields of marketing and sports.
The Master’s degree also offers the possibility of an internship in the Marketing Department of Real Madrid C.F. for the best-performing students in the program.
Study place reservation fee and tuition are included
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To enter a Master's program, students must have an official degree from either a Spanish university or an equivalent higher education institution in the European Higher Education Area that entitles them to enter a Master’s degree course in the awarding country.
Those holding qualifications from education systems outside the European Higher Education Area can also access higher education without needing to validate their qualifications, after the University has verified that their level of training is equivalent to the relevant Spanish university qualifications, and that it would entitle them to enter a graduate course in the issuing country.
The recommended profile is a graduate with a degree in sports and exercise sciences (especially with a focus on sports management) or a degree in areas relating to business management (particularly marketing) or communication (especially advertising and public relations)
The program is structured into theoretical and practical modules covering the discipline of sports marketing in all fields. After the theoretical program students will take a final module, during which they will complete their final thesis, and a practical module in companies in the sector.
Ricardo García-Viana Brookes
Professor of Tourism, Marketing and Event Planning at the Universidad Europea de Madrid. Former indoor soccer professional
Commercial and Marketing Director for Real Madrid CF
Professors of the Master’s Degree in Sports Marketing include:
Marketing Director, Real Madrid CF
Juan Antonio Frutos
Head of Relationship Marketing, Real Madrid CF
Jorge de la Vega
Partnership Manager, Real Madrid CF
Director of Marketing Services, Real Madrid CF
Commercial Director of Facilities Management, Real Madrid CF
VIP Area - Corporate Hospitality Director, Real Madrid CF
Rafael de los Santos
New Media Director, Real Madrid CF
Julio del Río
Managing Director, Sportship Marketing
CRM & New Marketing Projects Director, Grupo Mahou San Miguel
Former Director of Marketing for Madrid 2016 and the Spanish Basketball Federation
Running Sales Specialist, Adidas
Football Specialist, Adidas
Chairman & CEO, Comunicar es Ganar
CEO at Sconsulting, Former General Director, Elche CF
CEO at Innovarout, Former marketing manager, Hotusa
Geometry Global Sponsorship Director
José Miguel García
Chief Operations Officer at the Tennis Madrid Mutua Open
Marketing lecturer and consultant
One Box Ticketing Supervisor
Sports Digital Business Manager and Speker
Football Consultant, part of the 2006 World Cup Organizing Committee
The Master’s program gives you a global overview of the sports marketing industry. It also provides the tools and skills you need for your career in a fascinating area of work, where people love marketing just as much as sports, and bring passion to the job.
Guillermo González - Top graduate of our first Sports Marketing Master’s Degree, class of 2013. Real Madrid Graduate School - Universidad Europea
This course marked a turning point in my career.
Rodrigo Escalante - Jr. Sponsorship Manager of SAB Miller in Peru (Master’s degree, class of 2015).
CB1 – Having and understanding knowledge which provides a basis or opportunity for originality in the development and/or application of ideas, often in a research context.
CB2 – Students can apply the acquired knowledge and their problem-solving ability in new or little-known environments within wider contexts relating to their area of study.
CB3 – Students can integrate knowledge and address the complexity of forming judgments based on information which, while incomplete or limited, includes reflections on the social or ethical responsibilities connected to the application of their knowledge and judgment.
CB4 – Students know how to communicate their conclusions and the knowledge and ultimate reasons underpinning them to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously.
CB5 – Students have the learning skills which enable them to continue studying in a largely self-directed or autonomous manner.
CT1 – Responsibility
CT2 – Self-confidence
CT3 – Ethical values
CT4 – Communication skills
CT5 – Interpersonal comprehension
CT6 – Flexibility
CT7 – Teamwork
CT8 – Initiative
CT9 – Planning
CT10 – Innovation and creativity
CE1 – Able to have an integrated view of all dimensions of sports-related companies, both external and internal. Their independent, selective self-learning skills will enable them to make decisions and assess their economic and social impact.
CE2 – Able to lead from a standpoint of ethical integrity and social responsibility. Leading projects and teams in sports marketing departments or units, assessing the impact of their decisions on profits, the market, people and society.
CE3 – Able to master key points in the large areas of world sports, especially in marketing, and make them into competitive advantages.
CE4 – Able to understand and master the economic, legal and technological context of the sports industry, especially the sports marketing area, making assessments and strategic mid- and long-term plans using the appropriate tools.
CE5 – Able to master new trends in sports marketing and new business practices stemming from corporate social responsibility policies affecting the sports industry, especially in the area of sports marketing.
CE6 – Able to assume the responsibilities and skills of an executive: leadership, emotional intelligence, communication skill, team management, teamwork, conflict resolution, negotiating, orientation to results, etc., always from the point of view of responsibility and multiculturalism, respecting diversity.
CE7- Able to master the leading strategic marketing concepts and tools for the organization and dimensioning of a sports industry company, and to select the best strategic option to apply for the market of the company.
CE8 – Knowledge of the tools needed for managing marketing in a company and the leading marketing techniques in the sports industry.
CE9 – Able to design marketing plans using the criteria of coordination with other plans (financial, operational, etc.) and in line with the overall company strategy, for companies, departments or business units relating to sports marketing.
CE10 – Able to master the key and benchmark concepts for dimensioning new organizational structures in the marketing area, and able to implement plans which involve change and adaptation, with the criteria of optimizing resource and knowledge management in the sports industry.
CE11- Able to apply and put into action everything they have learned in their internship in the decision-making areas of a company.
The modules, and the competences most strongly developed in each one, are distributed as follows:
MODULE. CHARACTERISTICS OF SPORTS MARKETING: CE 1, 5, 7, 8, and 9
MODULE. SPORTS SPONSORSHIP AND THE IMAGE OF SPORTS: CE 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7
MODULE. MARKET RESEARCH IN SPORTS: CE 3, 4, 7, 9, and 10
MODULE. CONSUMER BEHAVIOR: CE 1, 2, 4, 8, and 10
MODULE. SPORTS MARKETING STRATEGY: CE 2, 3, 4, 7, and 9
MODULE. THE SPORTS MARKETING PLAN: CE 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10
MODULE. INTERNATIONAL SPORTS MARKETING: CE 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6
MODULE. SPORTS MARKETING AND COMMUNICATION: CE 1, 2, 4, 7, and 10
MASTER’S GRADUATION PROJECT MODULE: CE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11
INTERNSHIP MODULE: CE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11
The program offers a wide range of career opportunities, especially given the boom in sports and the increased expenditure / investment in sports marketing and communication by companies in different productive sectors. Positions and areas of interest include:
In a survey of graduates of the class of 2015, 83% of respondents stated they were working in the sector, and the remaining 17% expected to start doing so soon.
The Universidad Europea de Madrid has a wide-ranging database of sports-related companies where students in the Master's in sports marketing can take their internship. Some of the most important companies with whom we have an ongoing relationship and which regularly offer internships include:
Real Madrid CF
Atlético de Madrid CF
Real Sociedad CF
Real Madrid CF
There are more clubs in different sports or locations where internships can be taken, such as the MOVISTAR cycling team or the INTER MOVISTAR futsal team.
MAJOR BRANDS IN SPORTS SPONSORSHIP
INNOCEAN (KIA – HYUNDAI)
MAHOU – SAN MIGUEL
MAJOR SPORTS COMPANIES AND INSTITUTIONS
GLOBAL MERCHANDISING (ADIDAS – REAL MADRID)
MUTUA MADRID OPEN
ROYAL SPANISH FOOTBALL FEDERATION
SPANISH OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
U FIRST SPORTS
380º AROUND MARKETING
These are just a few examples from a database of over 200 companies relating to sports marketing.
The degree program lets students take internships while studying, or when they finish the on-campus classes.
Internships are selected according to academic and business criteria, established by each company in conversations with the program’s academic coordinators.
In the case of internships with Real Madrid, the club selects the best candidates from the students suggested by the academic coordinators.
They take into account a series of academic criteria, such as students’ level of interest and participation in the earlier modules of the program, and their grades. Based on this, the Club selects the best candidates, according to the proposals and the available vacancies.
The Universidad Europea is the leading private university in numbers of international students. Each year it welcomes 2,000 new students from 60 different countries, 20% of whom are foreign students. It is the only Spanish institution to be a member of the international network Laureate International Universities, the leading higher education association with over 80 universities in 28 countries, committed to an education with international values, favoring a more competitive profile for our students, who are prepared for global success. This network facilitates international mobility agreements and exchanges for students in the different member universities.
Our academic offer includes over 80 programs in a bilingual format, entirely in English, or in other languages, offered in partnership with prestigious international universities such as the London School of Economics (LSE) and the University of California at Berkeley.
The aim of this approach is to help students become integrated in an international milieu from the start, both academically with university exchange programs, and with internships in international companies.
In the case of the Real Madrid Graduate School – Universidad Europea, and specifically its sports marketing program, the international perspective is even more prominent, as the Master's is taught by professors with an international outlook and approach, and includes a trip to Germany, where students can interact with clubs and institutions from other countries.
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Fee: 17.290 €
The admissions process for Universidad Europea Graduate Schoolprograms can take place at any time during the year, although enrollment on any graduate program will depend on the availability of places.
For personalized advice, you can go to either of our university campuses (La Moraleja or Villaviciosa de Odón), or contact us by phone: 902 23 23 50 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org to receive advice from the Graduate Admissions staff. For calls from outside Spain, please use this number: (+34) 917 407 272.
Once candidates have received advice and have provided the necessary documentation, the Graduate Admissions staff will set a date for taking the entrance exams corresponding to the program they are interested in, and for a personal interview with the Master’s Program Director or a member of the Admissions Committee.
The admissions process involves no costs or commitment for candidates until their place is formally reserved.
Real Madrid Graduate School - Universidad Europea reserves the right to cancel or delay the start of a graduate program if the required minimum number of enrolled students is not met. The University also reserves the right to make any necessary changes in timetables, faculty assignments, location and campus for the programs. For more information, please check the Graduate School Regulations.
The Universidad Europea de Madrid has designed its Internal Quality Assurance System according to the directives of Spain’s National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA), as a structural basis to ensure the quality of the new accredited degrees, in line with the quality directives of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and Organic Law 4/2007, of April 12th, amending Organic Law 6/2001, of December 21st, on Universities.
Quality Committee of the School of Sports and Exercise Sciences
The committee consists of the Academic Director and members of the faculty board (Heads of Department, the Business and Program Development Manager, the Head of Student Services, and the Dean). The committee meets every two weeks.
Monitoring and improving the quality of the School
Implementing the academic model
Processes and Services
Since this degree was introduced, all the actors involved in it have worked very hard to set up several corrective measures and improvement plans:
Academic coordination and content organization
Organization and evaluation of the Master’s graduation project
Progress and evaluation of internships
Thanks to putting these positive measures in place in recent years, improvements have been made to the weakest and lowest-scoring aspects of the Master's. Although there have been major improvements, we are now planning upgrades in new areas:
With these proposals and more to come in the future, thanks to the process of renewal of accreditation of the degree, we will work towards the ongoing improvement and future viability of the Master's.
The main ratings indicating performance and satisfaction with the degree:
Survey of satisfaction with the professors 13/14- 4.06
Survey of satisfaction with the professors 14/15- 4.02
Survey of satisfaction with the course 13/14- 3.15
Survey of satisfaction with the course 14/15- 3.27
Survey of satisfaction of alumni 14/15 – 6 responses that they would take the course again, 100%
Course drop-out rate 12/13 – 17%
Course drop-out rate 13/14 – 12%
Course drop-out rate 14/15 – 0%
La Universidad Europea cuenta con un amplio abanico de reconocimientos que avalan su calidad académica. En concreto, cuenta con algunos de los siguientes prestigiosos galardones, como por ejemplo: el Sello de Excelencia Europea 500+, Quali-cert o Madrid Excelente.
En el rating internacional de acreditación QS Stars, la Universidad Europea ha obtenido un total de cuatro estrellas sobre cinco en el rating internacional de acreditación de la calidad universitaria ‘QS Stars’. Este sistema de acreditación externo determina el nivel de excelencia alcanzado por las universidades en varias áreas. La Universidad Europea ha conseguido la máxima puntuación de cinco estrellas en Empleabilidad, Docencia, Instalaciones y Responsabilidad Social del rating.
*Estos reconocimientos han sido otorgados a la Universidad Europea de Madrid.
La innovación es el eje a partir del cual se diseña la oferta formativa de la Universidad con el propósito de adaptarla a las necesidades y expectativas de los estudiantes. Además, la innovación se integra en el desarrollo de todo el proceso de aprendizaje de la Universidad, aplicando nuevas tecnologías y metodologías docentes en el aula.
Cada estudiante cuenta con un mentor personal que realiza el acompañamiento del estudiante para el desarrollo progresivo de su inteligencia emocional y de determinadas competencias transversales que serán necesarias en el desarrollo de la práctica profesional.
La Universidad Europea ha diseñado su Sistema de Garantía Interna de Calidad acorde con las directrices de la Agencia Nacional de Evaluación de la Calidad y Acreditación (ANECA), como base estructural para garantizar la calidad de las nuevas titulaciones oficiales según las directrices de calidad del Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior (EEES) y la Ley Orgánica 4/2007, de 12 de abril, por la que se modifica la Ley Orgánica 6/2001, de 21 de diciembre, de Universidades.
La excelencia en investigación es parte del compromiso que en la Universidad Europea hemos adquirido con la sociedad. Investigamos con el fin de generar conocimiento transferible y así contribuir al desarrollo y el progreso social. Disponemos de cuatro Centros de Excelencia de Investigación, que potencian la creación de sinergias entre los grupos de investigación dando lugar a alianzas con otras instituciones y empresas nacionales e internacionales.
La Universidad cuenta con un avanzado Servicio de Atención al Estudiante que permite reducir los tiempos de espera de los estudiantes en cuanto a información solicitada así como para la rápida tramitación y solución de las instancias generales que pueda haber presentado.
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