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Equipping students with practical skills and real-world knowledge, the program empowers them to excel in the dynamic and competitive sports industry.

The Global Institute of Sports Business offers India’s first and only industry designed and internationally certified post-graduate sports management program that provides a practical approach to sports management education with a clear focus on furthering individual growth, fostering student employability and generating sector impact.

This is a full-time intensive, informative and experiential higher education course specializing in the business of sports that includes 9 core sports courses and a final capstone project. The program is certified by UMass Amherst’s Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management, the World’s No.1 Program with over 40 years of extensive experience in designing and delivering Sports Management courses.

The program develops students into competent sports management professionals equipped to grow and excel in their chosen sports management careers. Graduates of the GISB Post-Graduate Program in Sports Management will have the necessary tools, knowledge and experience required to create fulfilling careers in sport in addition to a strong network of industry relationships both nationally and globally.

Global best-practices and cutting-edge teaching techniques fosters an interactive and dynamic learning atmosphere that prepares Indian students to excel in the global sports industry.

The Global Institute of Sports Business has entered into an Educational Partnership with The University of Massachusetts Amherst’s – Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management to ensure students have access to premiere master’s level core sport management courses, best practice curriculum and experienced international faculty.

The #1 globally ranked Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of the few Sport Management programs housed within a business school: The Isenberg School of Management. U.S. News & World Report ranks Isenberg as a Top 20 undergraduate business school, while its online MBA is ranked #3 in the world by Financial Times (2018).

The Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management is one of the oldest such programs in the world, and the program’s network holds more than 5,000 sport industry alumni, featuring leaders and innovators within every segment of the commercial sports industry. The Department has one of the top undergraduate programs in America, and its graduate program – consisting of Masters (MS) level as well as dual-degree (MBA/MS) concentrations – is currently ranked No. 1 in the world by industry standard Sport Business (2022).

GISB’s Post-Graduate students are immersed in specialized sport management modules covering topics such as Sport Marketing, Consumer Behaviour, Corporate Sponsorship, Strategy, and Leadership. Students also have access to an online learning platform, as well as the McCormack Case Study Collection housed within the McCormack Center for Sport Research & Education.

Experienced professors from UMass Amherst bring a global perspective and innovative teaching methods, creating a dynamic learning environment that prepares GISB students for success in the global sports industry.

UMass officials also support with the planning and execution for any GISB international study trips organized within North America, building a bridge between GISB students and the McCormack Department’s unrivalled sport industry alumni base.

The Post - Graduate Program in Sports Management provides students with relevant industry experiences to apply theoretical concepts to real-world situations, gain exposure to various career paths within the industry, build professional networks, and develop a deep understanding of the industry's workings, all of which can enhance their employability and career prospects in the future.

Live Projects

Global sports companies share relevant case studies and projects which gives students the opportunity to work on real-world industry problems, allowing them to apply their classroom learning to solve complex challenges, develop critical thinking skills, and gain practical experience that prepares them for success in the dynamic and competitive sports industry.

Guest Lectures/Experts Speak

Sports professionals bring their industry expertise and insights to the classroom, offering GISB students the opportunity to learn from experienced professionals, broaden their perspectives, and stay up-to-date with the latest trends and developments in the ever-evolving sports industry.

Industry Days

GISB organises Industry visits and networking events to provide students with invaluable opportunities to gain firsthand exposure to the sports industry, interact with industry leaders and professionals, and build meaningful connections that can open doors to career opportunities and success in the future.

International Study Trip

The International Study Trip to the United Kingdom offers students the chance to explore the global sports industry, gain cross-cultural perspectives, and experience different sports cultures and business practices, preparing them to succeed in the increasingly globalized sports industry.

The ideal environment to prepare students become future leaders in the sports industry, equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and mindset to drive innovation, growth, and positive change.

GISB's flagship sports management program has a long-standing reputation for developing strong alumni who have gone on to become successful professionals in the sports industry. The alumni network spans across the globe, and they occupy senior positions in various sports organizations, including professional sports teams, sports federations, agencies, grassroots companies and sports media companies. The program's comprehensive curriculum, practical experiences, and innovative teaching methods have equipped the alumni with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to navigate the ever-changing sports industry and drive positive change.

Furthermore, the program's strong industry connections, guest speakers, networking events, and career services have played a significant role in connecting the alumni to career opportunities and fostering lifelong professional relationships. GISB is proud of its alumni's accomplishments and are committed to continuing to support them in their careers and growth.

Ideal for someone who is motivated, ambitious, and passionate about sports, with a desire to learn and grow in a dynamic and competitive industry, and a commitment to making a positive impact in sports business.

GISB believes in the philosophy of helping everyone transform their passion for sports into their profession. Keeping that in mind, there is no particular degree that a student must possess.

Whether you are a recent graduate or an experienced professional seeking to transition into the sports industry, our sports management program welcomes individuals from diverse academic and professional backgrounds who share a passion for sports and a drive to succeed in this exciting and dynamic field. Students are not required to complete any exams (i.e. CAT) prior to joining the program.

The program has a guaranteed three month internship period which is a prerequisite to graduate.

GISB offers comprehensive career mentorship, internships, and placements to help our students translate their education and experiences into fulfilling careers in the sports industry. The entire GISB team is dedicated to connecting students with a wide range of executives and employers from across the sports industry to build their network. In addition, GISB offers personalized career counseling sessions to help students design their own career path and take appropriate steps to secure placement within the industry. The career services team works closely with students to help them identify their career goals, develop essential job search skills, and build a professional network that can open doors to career opportunities. Additionally, the internship and placement programs provide students with hands-on experience in a variety of sports organizations, including professional sports teams, sports media companies, and sports marketing agencies.

Through these programs, our students have the opportunity to apply their classroom learning to real-world industry problems, gain practical experience, and build their professional network. As a result, students are well-equipped to launch successful careers in the sports industry and become leaders and innovators in their respective fields.

The state-of-the-art and modern amenities create the ideal environment to study sports business.

The Global Institute of Sports Business is situated in Mumbai, India, a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with a population of over 20 million people. This location provides access to federations, associations, leagues, sports companies, corporates, brands and government agencies.

The Institute is located inside of the Marwah House at the Marwah Business Park. Marwah Business Park is located at Marwah Estate, Krishanlal Marwah Marg, close to Saki Naka in Andheri (East), a commercial hub of Mumbai. It is in close proximity to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, a short 10 minute car journey away. Detached from the main road providing peace and quiet, there is an easy access from Western Express Highway. All modes of transport are easily available with Saki Naka Metro station only a 5 minute walk away.

The business park is equipped with modern classrooms, cricket and football turf parks, a gymnasium, a sports start-up incubator, an in-house cafeteria, ample breakout spaces and an overall sporty vibe, creating an unparalleled learning environment that fosters creativity, critical thinking, and innovation, making it the ideal place for students to pursue their dreams of studying sports business.

In addition, the proximity to one of the finest residential townships in Mumbai, also known as the startup hub of Mumbai - Hiranandani Gardens, Powai provides students with a number of pre and post classroom dining and entertainment options.

GISB believes in the philosophy of helping everyone transform their passion for sports into their profession. Keeping that in mind, there is no particular degree that a student must possess.

Strong candidates that are passionate about sports as a career and have exhibited the maturity to acknowledge sports as both a social institution and a business are eligible. Students are not required to complete any exams (i.e. CAT) prior to joining the program.

The basic criteria that needs to be fulfilled is:

  • Bachelor’s Degree: The applicant should have a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent qualification in any discipline. An equivalent qualification will be determined by the admissions committee of the programme and will include the likes of CA, ICWA, etc.

*Exceptions can be made for individuals with relevant sports experience.

Interested candidates will be requested to fill out an application form and provide relevant information about their background and experience. Following which, the admissions committee will review the applications and invite the candidates for a personal interview to suitable candidates.

The program office accepts only online applications and no printed applications are available.

The selection of participants will be made considering a combination of many factors including:

  • Communication skills
  • Likelihood of benefiting from the program
  • Undergraduate degree performance
  • Basic understanding of the sports industry

The above-mentioned criteria are not in order of importance.

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