Sport Studies | International Sport Management - English - 3 years - Full-time

Curiosity and active involvement are at the heart of our ISPM programme. You will experience a variety of teaching methods. Throughout the studies you will get insights into sports marketing, sports policy, financial management and many other topics. Thereby, you will get a clear picture of the impact of sports on society. All topics of the three-year ISPM programme have an international and practical approach, whether it’s courses, group projects or individual assignments. International Sport Management opens up a world of choice and our programme prepares you for it! 

Structure of Sport Studies | International Sport Management - English - 3 years - Full-time

The ISPM programme contains topics regarding Management, Personal Development, Economics, Research and Events. Each year comprises of a combination of courses that relate to these overall topics. Click below on the year to find out which subject is taught in what year of the programme.

During each of the three years practical learning plays an important role. The first year includes a field trip. The one-week study trip to a European country gives you the opportunity to meet with sport organisations and to learn more about the world of sports. 

In the fourth quarter of the second year the ISPM students participate in an internship to gain work experience. This internship is not allowed to take place in your home country and preferably not in the Netherlands. Thereby, the international experience you can obtain during the study increases. Finally, you will finish the programme by implementing your final graduation internship at a sports organisation of your choice. There, the final graduation report has to be written. This second internship is not restricted to a country outside of the Netherlands or your home country.  

Please be aware of the fact that the field trip, the internship and the graduation internship may bring extra costs regarding housing, travel and insurance.

Year 1

The first year is the introductory (propadeutic) year

Disclaimer: Please note that our curriculum is still under construction. Subjects might change.

Timetable

Block 1
Introduction week
Sport – Team Skills
Personal Leadership
Intercultural Communication 1
Sport Economics
Introduction to Sport Management
Personal Professional Development
Block 2
Sport – Presentation Skills
Sport Marketing
Event Management 1
Intercultural Communication 2
Sport Finance 1
Sport Sociology
Personal Professional Development
Block 3
Sport – Leadership Skills
Research 2
Sport Sponsorship/Sales
Project Management
Management & Organisation
Sport Philosophy/Ethics
Personal Professional Development (PPD)
Block 4
Sport – Goal Setting Skills
Sport Media
Project Management
Venue Management
Strategic Management
Sport Development
Fieldtrip
Personal Professional Development
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Year 2

Disclaimer: Please note that our curriculum is still under construction. Subjects might change.

Timetable

Block 1
Minor
Block 2
Minor
Block 3
Research 3
PR in Sports
Human Resource Management
Event Management 2
Sport Policy
Personal Professional Development
Block 4
Internship
Personal Professional Development
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Year 3

Disclaimer: Please note that our curriculum is still under construction. Subjects might change.

Timetable

Block 1
Research 4
Marketing Plan
Entrepreneurship 1
Sport Finance 2
Legal Issues in Sport
Personal Professional Development
Block 2
Research 5
Entrepreneurship 2
Sport Tourism
Strategic Advice
Elective Credits
Personal Professional Development
Block 3
Graduation project
Block 4
Graduation project
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Your lecturers

Helmien Rambaldo


Risto Rasku


Andrea Emara


Rosalie Schimmel


Ingrid Diepen


Hans Koeleman


Marcela Hofman


Donna de Haan


Gerald Roebroeks


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Working methods

Lectures, seminars, study visits, self-study, group activities and project work

At ISPM we focus on practical experience, rather than just dry theory. Therefore, 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. 

During the second year you can choose one or two minors to gain more insights into topics that are not necessarily part of the ISPM study programme. 

Prospective ISPM students from all over the world will also get the opportunity to follow several international internships at esteemed sports organisations. In addition to the internship opportunities, you will also have the chance to participate in several special events. These include the EASM, the planning of the field trip or visits to the Special Olympics and the Paralympics. 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.

Contact the programme

If you have any further questions about the ISPM programme, please send us an e-mail

 
 

Contact with the student

Assistance during your studies

Study coaching and advice

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.

Collect ECTS

Binding Study Advice (BSA)

To continue your degree programme after the first year, you need to earn 50 of the 60 credits (EC or Credits). In some cases, the degree programme may also require that you pass a specific subject as European art of the credit requirements. We call this a qualitative requirement. If you meet the credit requirements as well as the qualitative requirement where applicable, you will receive a positive binding study advice (BSA) from the Examination Board at the end of your first year and you will be able to continue your degree programme.

If you earn less than 50 credits or don’t meet the qualitative requirements where applicable, you will receive a negative binding study advice and will have to leave the degree programme. This is why this advice is called a Negative Binding Study Advice (NBSA). 

Your academic progress may be affected by personal circumstances such as illness or the professional practice of a sport. It is important that you inform the Examination Board immediately of any personal circumstances that might apply to you. The Board can take these into account when issuing its study advice.

Read all the rules for the binding study advice in Chapter 7 of the Programme and Examination Regulations (PER) for your degree programme.


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