Sports Management (BBA, 4 Years)
|Qualification Awarded||Bachelor of Business Administration in Sports Management|
|Level of Qualification||Bachelor Degree (1st Cycle)|
|Language of Instruction||English (First and second year courses offered also in Greek)|
|Mode of Study||Full-time or Part-time|
|Minimum ECTS Credits||240|
Profile of the Programme
The Sport Management programme sets out to provide the student with an extensive view of various sporting cases and organisations, and the skills to work in the sport marketplace, including professional and amateur sport, sport and fitness service organisations, commercial and public sport and recreational activities facilities, as well as, human resources and single athlete management. The programme intends to provide insight into the current international and European sport management practices and their application in the Cypriot sport market.
On the completion of the course the student should be able to:
- Understand the nature and functioning of sport organisations that belong in different areas of the sport market.
- Assess and analyse issues and practices present in modern sport management, on an international, European and Cypriot level.
- Apply management, marketing, business and promotion theories and principles, in a variety of cases in professional, amateur and lesuire sport.
- Develop the intrapersonal and interpersonal skills necessary for effective communication, human resources and single athlete management, within sport organisations.
- Critically think and analyse the current structure, nature and functioning of sport organisations, in order to provide innovations and reforms that facilitate sustainable development.
- Solve problems that emerge in the sport management process, using the knowledge and competences they have gained.
- Make effective use of resources and remain inquisitive, in order to maintain professional and personal development.
Sport Management is a multidisciplinary area which integrates the fields of sport and management. In this respect, graduates with a sport management qualification have a range of opportunities and employment prospects. They can offer their services to professional teams, national federations, fitness and recreation centres, youth organisations, sports marketing agencies, and sporting goods manufacturing and retail enterprises.
Access to Further Studies
Graduates of the programme can be accepted into Second Cycle degrees (Master’s Degree)
Course assessment usually comprises of a comprehensive final exam and continuous assessment. Continuous assessment can include amongst others, mid-terms, projects, and class participation.
Letter grades are calculated based on the weight of the final exam and the continuous assessment and the actual numerical marks obtained in these two assessment components. Based on the course grades the student’s semester grade point average (GPA) and cumulative point average (CPA) are calculated.
The student must complete 240 ECTS and all programme requirements.
A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required.
The Sport Management programme of Study uses the guidelines of professional associations such as the EASM (European Sport Management Association) and NASSM (North American Society for Sport Management) . On completion of the programme the student will be able to:
- Understand sport microcosm and how it is influenced by cultural traditions, social values, and psychosocial experiences.
- Apply concepts of management and leadership by describing the various skills, roles, and functions of sport managers and concepts of leadership theory/practices related to sport managerial responsibilities.
- Analyse moral issues related to sport in its intrinsic and extrinsic dimensions and develop a personal philosophy of social responsibility in the sport management setting.
- Utilise fundamental marketing concepts to the sport industry and understand the unique sport product and consumer markets.
- Understand the principles of interpersonal and mass communication and its application within a sports context.
- Develop budget/finance statements as a critical component of all sport industries and analyse financial control methods and principles.