MSc in Sport Management
Molde University College ¿ Specialized University in Logistics (HiMolde) is the most central higher educational institution in Norway offering education within Logistics and Sport Management.
The 2 years (120 ECTS) international MSc program in Sport Management held in English, consists of 90 credits of course work, and a master's thesis of 30 credits. The program is designed to prepare students to work in management positions in the sport and sport-related industry. It intends to convey a solid understanding and knowledge about sport management as it is practiced, particularly in the European context, and introduce the students to legal, ethical, economical, organizational, historical, political and psychological topics necessary to meet the demands of the growing industry. With its two concentrations: "Football Management" and "Marketing, Media and Sponsorship" in the second year, the MSc program in Sport Management offers an opportunity for students to choose among two different study options. Students are also taking an internship, where they are placed at different sport-clubs or sport-related companies as part of the MSc program.
Admission to the MSc program in Sport Management takes place during the spring semester every year, and the program starts in the middle of August. The program is open to Norwegian and international applicants who fulfil all the admission requirements, where applicants outside EU/ EEA must document funding of minimum NOK 111 657 per academic year together with their application form to cover their own living expenses for their planned MSc studies in Molde. As a recognized state-run specialized university, HiMolde is not charging any tuition fees from the Norwegian or international students, but all admitted students have to pay a minor semester fee of approximately NOK 700 per semester. Admitted international students outside EU/EEA will be requested to transfer a minimum of NOK 111 657 to our Deposit Account for International Students within a deadline first stated in the letter of admission.
Applicants should preferably hold a recognized bachelor's degree (BBA, BA, or BSc degree) equivalent to a minimum of 180 ECTS credits, in Sport Management/ Sport Sciences, Business Administration, Social Sciences (Economy, Sociology, Political Science or History) or other relevant academic disciplines to apply for admission to the MSc program in Sport Management.
Admission to the MSc program in Sport Management at HiMolde is highly competitive when it comes to grades. Applicants should preferably have an average grade of First Class/ First Division or Second Class Upper Division or equivalent average grades from their recognized bachelor's degree to be considered for admission. Applicants who have completed only a HND (Higher National Diploma) or similar Diploma/ Advanced Diploma Educations do not qualify to apply for admission.
Some groups of applicants will also be required to fulfil the formal English language requirements to apply for admission, by taking an IELTS test with a minimum score of 6.0, or a TOEFL test with a minimum score of 550 on paper based test/ 213 on computer based test/ or 79 on internet based test. Other groups of applicants might be exempted from the formal English language requirements.
1 February 2018: International applicants applying directly from abroad, and applicants with international education who have a temporary residence permit in Norway, including EU citizens with a registration certificate in Norway.
15 April 2018: Applicants who are either Norwegian citizens, or applicants who already have a permanent residence permit in Norway.
For further information about application form, application procedures, and admission requirements, including the formal English language requirements, to the MSc program in Sport Management in 2018, and study plan, please see our English home page.
Contact person for international applicants to our international MSc programs:
Ms Ragnhild Brakstad
Senior Adviser/ International Coordinator MSc/ PhD studies
Molde University College – Specialized University in Logistics
(Email: Ragnhild.Brakstad@himolde.no. Phone: + 47 71 21 41 08).