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Florida International University (FIU)  and Real Madrid Graduate School — Universidad Europea (EURM UE)  are partnering up for a unique 17-month MBA program with a specialization in sports management. The partnership will bring together the most renowned sports leaders and executives and the top faculty from across the globe to prepare you to successfully  and responsibly manage the fast-changing environments of sports organizations around the world.

Program Overview

Florida International University

FIU is one of the largest public universities in the U.S. located in Miami, Florida, and serves a culturally diverse student body of over 60,000 students. Nationally known for having a top business school, FIU also has  more than 20 years of experience in online education. Our Professional MBA Online is ranked  #10 in world by QS Online MBA Rankings 2022 — providing business professionals with the best training and professional development opportunities.

Real Madrid Graduate School - Universidad Europea

Real Madrid Graduate School – Universidad Europea is  the pioneering graduate school for sports programs around the world. More than 100 executives from the sports industry collaborate with the school. Amongst them are executives from Real Madrid C.F., who was awarded  the best club of the 20th century by FIFA. EURM UE’s Sports Management MBA is  ranked top 10 worldwide  (SportBusiness Postgraduate Rankings 2020).

Through the collaboration of this partnership, students receive the broadest possible perspective on all existing sports management models, not only in Spain but beyond their borders, thanks to a world-class international faculty.

  • Curriculum

    With nine (9) courses from FIU and five (5) courses from EURM UE, you'll master all aspects of business: finance, marketing, management, human resources, entrepreneurship, competitive strategy, analytics, information systems, and operations - all with a unique sports management perspective. Classes take place fully online and in English from both FIU and  EURM UE professors.

    Students who complete the optional sixth (6th) course from EURM UE also qualify to earn their Executive MBA in Sports Management, earning double degrees — from FIU and EURM UE.

  • Visit Madrid

    An exciting component of this program is the residency in Madrid, which is optional but highly recommended. 

    During the  White Week in Madrid, Spain, students take part in the day-to-day operations of Real Madrid C.F., visit the headquarters,  meet directors of the club and executives of the sports industry, and join masterclasses.

    Master Collaborators of White Week

    • Emilio Butragueño - Managing Director of Real Madrid Graduate School
    • Mattias Grafstrom - Deputy Secretary General for Football at FIFA
    • Toni Nadal - Rafa Nadal’s longtime coach
    • Zvonimir Boban - AC Milan and Croatia soccer legend
    • Sergio Llull - Guard at Real Madrid basketball team and Basketball World Champion with Spanish National Team
    • Pablo Laso - Head Coach of Real Madrid basketball team
    • Alberto Herreros – Real Madrid Basketball section Technical Director
    • Jose Ángel Sánchez - Real Madrid FC General Director
    • Jesus Bueno - VP Basketball Operations in EMEA for NBA
    • Israel García - Head of Digital Channels and Data Real Madrid F.C.
    • Charlie Stillitano - Co-founder and President of Relevent Sports Group (International Champions Cup)

    Considering market trends and the constant evolution of the sports industry, the list of speakers may vary.

  • Jobs and Salaries

    Pursuing our program, one of the best Online MBAs in Sports Management in the world, will prepare you for managerial, executive, and leadership roles in the sports industry, which can also increase your prospective earnings. Some of the job opportunities after graduation are:

    • Sports Agent
    • Sports Lawyer
    • Business Strategist
    • Sports Analytics Manager
    • Marketing Manager
    • Athletic Director
    • Sports Accountant

    +There are many well-paying jobs in sports management for professionals with a wide range of skills. You can create fruitful careers in education and communications with a sports management degree too. For example, athletic directors in higher education earn an average salary of $119,592 according to salary.com +. Advertising and marketing managers in the spectator sports industry earn an average salary of $125,650 according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics +.

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