Sports Management

Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

Classroom Program


9 months


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Improve your knowledge about the coordination and promotion of a professional sports team. Explore techniques to effectively oversee people and projects, finances and logistics, marketing, and more.

Designed For

Individuals interested in pursuing a career in sports management.

What You'll Learn

  • Study the latest management practices and strategies in human resources, marketing, finance, and technology from an international perspective.
  • Explore sports marketing and promotions.
  • Understand the role of management and leadership in sports.
  • Learn how to oversee finances in the sports industry

What You Can Do With This Certificate

Positions are available in a variety of sports areas all over the world. They might include:

  • Team Manager
  • Sports Manager
  • Brand Manager
  • Sports Promoter
  • Sports Event Planner

Program Overview


45 Units

Real People. Real Results.

“I completed my studies at UCR, took some official exams, developed a project to change the world, and developed my skills to end up leading a whole department all by myself at the age of twenty-two.”

Rocio Pardo de Donlebun Ruesta

Postgraduate Diploma Programs
Madrid, Spain

Earning the Certificate

Prior to enrolling, please ensure that you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent combination of academic & management experience) required.
  • No GMAT or management experience required.

Dates and Fees

Duration: 9 months
Tuition Cost: $19,500* (2015/2016)

2016 Available Session Dates:
Fall: September 19, 2016 - June 16, 2017

2017 Available Session Dates:
Winter: January 2 - September 8, 2017
Fall: September 25, 2017 - June 15, 2018

*Amount is in U.S. dollars and reflects tuition cost only.

Master's Pathways

Continue in a Master's Pathway to complete a Master's Degree with an additional six months of study:

MSc in International Business at the University of Hertfordshire, England *Additional fees apply.

For more information see How to Earn a Certificate

Certificate Courses

Our certificate programs are designed to be flexible, allowing you the option to take just a few courses or to earn the complete certificate. If choosing to complete the certificate, we recommend you get the most out of your experience by following the suggested completion path below.

Instructor Spotlight

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Kasey Wilson

Director of Professional Programs
UCR Extension

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