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After the bachelor years, students of Physical Education and Movement Sciences at Ghent University can follow a two-year Master in Sport Management. During these 2 years, students are trained to become sports managers. They develop management skills such as responsibility, leadership, entrepreneurship and many others. On a theoretical level, they are further trained in the most important sports management domains such as strategic sports management, marketing, infrastructure, event management, etc.

On the other hand, students learn to put their knowledge into practice through internships, a small business project and a business game. Delivering quality and hands-on sports managers, who are ready for the labor market, is the challenge that the sports management group of Ghent University takes on every day.

Master Sports Policy and Sports Management

All information about the master's program in sports policy and sports management can be found on the UGent Study Selector.

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Students get the opportunity to gain work experience through practical internships in the 1st and 2nd master year. Whether in a private, public or commercial organization, students are sent into the work field to take on a real-life task and responsibility in the field of sports management.


Belgian Olympic Academy

Ghent University, the Université catholique de Louvain and the Belgian Olympic and Interfederal Committee combine their academic know-how and expertise in a (re)new edition of the Belgian Olympic Academy. This unique program professionalizes management in sport organizations according to the latest academic and practical insights and brings the leadership and management skills of sports managers to top level.


The program runs over one year and will start on 30 January 2020. The training is spread over 5 modules of 2 days. We start in the BOIC and finish in the Sportimonium. For the three-day international training we are received by the International Olympic Committee in Lausanne.

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A unique training:


1. During the training, professors and experts from the work field will highlight current management themes focused on the needs of sport organizations, in a 50/50 balance between theory and practice.

2. The residential module system allows to combine training with social activities and networks.

3. During a two-day business game, participants will solve a realistic case in which they put all the acquired knowledge into practice.

4.  The study trip to Lausanne offers visits to the International Olympic Committee and the Olympic Museum, as well as to international sport federations, the World Anti-Doping Agency and other top bodies within the sport world.

5. Participants work out a practical project within their own or another sport organization.


One of the strengths of the BOA is its network. The "BOA club" alumni association offers the BOA' ers the opportunity to stay in touch with each other, and to meet colleagues who are equally passionate about sport and management.

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