International Sport Management

3 Years
Start date:
1st September. For other study start dates see programme website
A secondary school diploma equivalent to that of a higher Dutch VWO, International Baccalaureate diploma or equivalent
Tuition fees:
Please see our tuition fees page
Special remark
Application deadline: 1 May
What is this programme about

Sport Management is the Organizational Side of Sport. The ISPM programme is the kick-start for your professional success in the global sport community. You will develop as an established leader, participate within international sport networks and actively engage in effective intercultural initiatives.

What kind of traits does the ISPM student need? A passion for sport, being a team-player, having a global outlook and an interest in business. Having aptitude and curiosity for finance, marketing, research, communications, sociology , ethics, technology, law, and politics is beneficial. The new three-year programme International Sport Management (ISPM) starts in September 2017.
Studenten der The Hague im Unterricht Curiosity and active involvement are at the heart of our ISPM programme. You will experience a variety of teaching methods … you will get a bit of sports marketing, sports policy, financial management and other topics about the impact of sports on society. All topics in the three-year ISPM programme have an international approach, whether it’s courses, group projects or individual assignments. The world of International Sport Management truly opens up a world of choice and ISPM prepares you for this!

Current case studies, practical assignments and internships provides the student with an applicable hands-on foundation which enables graduates to successfully enter the workforce or continue onto their Master’s study with relevant skills.

Students will learn through a multi-disciplinary approach:

  • Introduction Week
  • Venue Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Sport Policy
  • Internship 1
  • Sport for Development
  • Sport Philosophy/Ethics
  • Sponsorship
  • Sales in Sport
  • Sport Economics
  • Event Project
  • Social Media
  • Strategic Management
  • Sport Tourism
  • Sport Entrepreneurship
  • Sport Sociology
  • Research 1-4 (Methods, Quantitative, Qualitative,Marketing)
  • Sport Classes (3ECTS)
  • Sport Marketing
  • Cultural Issues in Sport
  • Legal Issues in Sport
  • Public Relations in Sport
  • Sport Finance 1 & 2
  • Leadership
  • Sport Media
  • Event Management 1 & 2
  • Field Trip
  • Inter-cultural Communication
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Graduation Project

You will be required to participate in an Internship during your second year. The Graduation Project will be a professional experience and assignment: on-site at a sport organization, hands-on comprehensive business related project.

By completing the required academic coursework, internship and graduation project, you will have developed a solid foundation to prepare you for employment or directly into a Master's study. We strive to design a process that will advance career progression and create a structured pathway to success.
Studenten der The Hague ISPM strikes a perfect balance between theory, group projects mentored by international teaching staff, and case studies put forward by top of the bill experts currently working in the international world of sports. Prospective ISPM students from all over the world will also get the opportunity to follow several international internships at esteemed sports federations and governing bodies, like: the Union of European Football Associations, Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) and the International Tennis Federation ITF. And to top it all off, you will follow courses at the new Sportcampus Zuiderpark and support The Hague City Council during many of its international sporting events.

If needed, a personal supervisor can help you keep track of your study progress and further guide your career development. He or she will also support you if you have any personal problems that can adversely affect your schoolwork. Furthermore, a coaching assistant ? usually a second- or third year student? can also tutor you. He or she can assist you with the day?to?day practicalities of studying International Sport Management. By improving your time-management skills for example, or finding the right people within the programme to answer more complicated questions.

Hit-The-Ground-Running in the Sport Industry!

Earning the ISPM Bachelor degree will amazingly expand your choices on challenging places to work since sport is diverse and wide reaching. The world of International Sport Management truly opens up a world of choice

Opportunities after graduation

  • Do local popular sports interest you?
  • What about working with the National Ministry of Sport or the International Olympic Committee?
  • Do you prefer the commercial perspective of a sport marketing agency, sport venue, sport brand, fitness chain or sport game developer?
  • Perhaps you prefer the developmental aspects of foundations and NGOs like Football for Peace, Right to Play or UNICEF.
  • Or maybe your interests are related to worldwide annual events with their own permanent staff like tennis grand slams or city marathons?
Studenten der The Hague auf Fahrrädern The world of International Sport Management truly opens up a world of choice!

What will you become

  • Event Manager
  • Game Operations Manager
  • Tournament Planner
  • Broadcaster
  • Sports Information Manager
  • Community Development
  • Coordinator/Manager
  • Sports Camp Director
  • Advisor
  • Sport Coordinator
  • Venue Manager
  • Sports Marketer
  • Sport Analyst
  • Sport Entrepreneur

For more information:


International Sport Management
Meester P. Droogleever Fortuynweg 22
2533 SR Den Haag


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