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 … 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!

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If you have any further questions about the ISPM programme, please send an e-mail to ispm@hhs.nl.
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Structure of International Sport Management - English - 3 years - Full-time

The ISPM programme contains topics regarding management, sport, policy, finance and research. 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.

Each year also includes practical learning from the work field. In year 1 this occurs during the field trip; this is a one week study trip where students visit a country in Europe and meet with sport organizations in order for the students to learn about “the world of sports”. In the 2nd year students go on an internship during the second quarter of the year. During this internship the student receives work experience at the sport organization that hosts him/her. The internship needs to be outside of the Netherlands and preferably not in the home country of the student; this increases the international experience the student obtains during the study. Lastly, the students finalize the programme by implementing their final graduation internship at a sports organization of their choice, where they write their final graduation report/thesis.

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

Year 1

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

Timetable

Block 1.1
Induction/Introduction week
Management and Organisation
Intro to SPM (including sport organisation)
Research 1 (deskresearch/APA-writing report)
Sport Economics
Introduction to Intercultural Communication (ICC)
Personal Professional Development (PPD)/ICC
Sport Classes Rowing - teambuilding
Event Volunteerism (event support)
Block 1.2
Fieldtrip
Leadership
Cultural Issues/Sociology
Sport Finance 1
Personal Professional Development (PPD)/ICC
Event Management 1
Sport Classes Highland Games
Event Volunteerism (event support)
Block 1.3
Philosophy/Ethics
Sport Marketing
Research 2 - Quantitative
Personal Professional Development (PPD)/ICC
Sport Classes Salsa - presentation skills/ leading skills
Venue Management
Event Volunteerism (event support)
Block 1.4
Strategic Management
Sport for Development
Sponsorship/sales
Personal Professional Development (PPD)/ICC
Sport Classes Track & Field - reaching goals
Event Volunteerism (event support)
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Year 2

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

Timetable

Block 2.1
HRM
PR in Sports
Sport media
Sport Finance 2
ICC/PPD
Event Management 2
Block 2.2
Internship "abroad"
ICC/PPD
Block 2.3
Project Management
Social Media
Research 3 - Qualitative
ICC/PPD
Legal Issues
Elective credits
Block 2.4
Entrepreneurship
Sport Policy
Research 4 (marketing)
PPD
Sport Tourism
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Year 3

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

Timetable

Block 3.1
Minor: with possible subjects Sport Marketing, Sport for Peace and Management of Disability Sport
Block 3.2
Minor: with possible subjects Sport Marketing, Sport for Peace and Management of Disability Sport
Block 3.3
Graduation project
Block 3.4
Graduation project
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Working methods

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

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.

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)

If you haven’t acquired the basics needed to continue the degree programme of your choice, you will have a hard time completing it successfully. To make sure that you have these basics, you will have to meet an academic progress standard during your first year as a student (the foundation year). If you have earned at least 50 of the 60 credits (or, if relevant, have satisfied a qualitative requirement), the Examination Board will give you a positive binding study advice to continue your degree programme. In most cases, if you earn fewer than 50 credits, you will receive a Negative Binding Study Advice (NBSA) and you will have to leave the degree programme.

But the Examination Board will always consider personal circumstances. These could include illness or participating in elite sports: personal conditions that might have kept you from meeting the required academic standard. In such cases, the Examination Board can postpone giving its study advice. This means that you can continue your degree programme for the time being and that your study advice will be issued later, possibly with additional conditions imposed.
It is important, however, that you inform the Examination Board immediately of any personal conditions that might apply to you.

In conclusion: every student is responsible for his or her own academic progress. For this reason, make sure to contact your academic career coach early on if things are not going well. Read all the rules and requirements for the binding study advice in Chapter 7 of the Programme and Examination Regulations (PER) for your degree programme.

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