Sports Management

Professional master’s programme 60 KP / 90 ECTS (1.5 year study), or 80 KP / 120 ECTS (2 year study)

This is a modern master’s programme that prepares competitive managers in the sports industry.

Accredited: until 14 October 2027


General information

  • Duration:
    1.5 years,
    2 years
  • Type:
  • Language:
    English (full-time)
  • Credit points:
    60 KP / 90 ECTS (1.5 year study), or 80 KP / 120 ECTS (2 year study)
  • Programme degree:
    Professional master's degree in sports management, specialisation – organisation manager
  • Fee:
    For citizens and permanent residents of the Republic of Latvia:
    4920 EUR (Full-time evening studies, English) ( 1,5 years)
    4920 EUR (Full-time evening studies, English) (2 years)

    EU, EEA, EU candidate countries:
    4920 EUR (Full-time evening studies, English) ( 1,5 years)
    4920 EUR (Full-time evening studies, English) (2 years)

    Other countries:
    6140 EUR (Full-time evening studies, English) ( 1,5 years)
    6140 EUR (Full-time evening studies, English) (2 years)

The master’s programme implemented by RISEBA is the only sports management programme in the Baltic states. This modern master’s programme prepares competitive managers for the sports industry. Graduates will receive comprehensive knowledge from industry professionals about processes important in sports management, such as risk, marketing, financial and human resource management in sports, strategic management and leadership, as well as safety in sports facilities, sports in the digital world and many other important professional issues related to sports management.  The study programme includes many practical exercises, case studies and real-life examples. 

The programme has been developed in consultation and cooperation with representatives of employers – the Latvian Olympic Committee, various sports associations and federations, as well as with related study programmes at foreign universities. Upon successful completion of the programme requirements and defence of the master’s thesis, graduates are awarded a professional master’s degree in sports management and the qualification “Organisation Manager”.

These are full-time studies. The lectures are delivered by academic staff members with experience in both teaching (including at foreign universities) and international research, as well as guest lecturers and academics whose main work is related to strategy development, decision-making and decision implementation in sports federations and institutions. Within the framework of studies, the student develops his/her own scientific research work, as well as participates in research projects developed by the Latvian Science Council, RISEBA and the Faculty of Business and Economics. The programme also includes a professional internship, which allows a student to apply what he/she has learned during its studies in real life and which can be an important step in the future career in the health sector.

Module 1: Sports Operational Management

Sports project management and event organisation
Risk management in sports
Management of sports infrastructure and security in sports facilities and at sports events

Module 2: People Management in Sports Organisations

Human resource management
Leadership and developing effective leadership skills
Emotional intelligence, sports psychology and ethics in sports organisations

Module 3: Economics and Financial Management in the Sports Industry

Investments and sponsorship in the sports industry
Financial management and decision-making
Business modelling and innovation management

Module 4: General Management in Sports Organisations

Sports analytics
Strategic management and management of the sports industry

Module 5: Sports Marketing and Communication

Theory and methods of public communication
Marketing management in the sports industry

Module 6: Development of the Sports Industry

Sports in the new digital world and media
Workshops: The latest trends in sports management

Module 7: Legal Aspects in Sports and Their Management

Legal regulation in sports

Module 8: Internship and Master’s Thesis

Professional internship
Master’s thesis

See the study programme plan.

Faculty members

Admission rules

Please read the admission rules published on our website under Study at RISEBA -> Admission rules

Career opportunities

Graduates of this study programme can work in leading administrative positions in state and municipal sports administrations, sports organisations, sports clubs, as well as in various private sports-related organisations. The qualification “Organisation Manager” also allows a student to take up leadership positions in sport-related industries. The knowledge gained also prepares graduates for their own private business.

Opportunities for further study

After graduation, a student can continue education in the doctoral programme “Business Management”.

Any student of the master’s programme who has completed at least one year of study can participate in the Erasmus+ exchange programme.
A student can go to study at one of RISEBA’s partner universities. The duration of study mobility is 2–12 months.
The student does not have to pay for the period spent in the study and internship exchange programme abroad; the tuition fee is covered by the partner university, but the student continues to pay the RISEBA tuition fee. For the period spent abroad during mobility, the student is awarded an Erasmus+ scholarship to cover the costs of transport and accommodation.
* Erasmus+ internship mobility provides that a student can undergo an internship in one of the companies of interest in one of the Erasmus+ programme countries. For this internship period, the student receives an Erasmus+ scholarship. The duration of internship mobility is 2–12 months.
Find out more about Erasmus+ and how to apply here!

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Senior study program administrator
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