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Facts on the Sport Management programme

1,5 years
Top-up Bachelor's Degree
Enrolment: Summer
Cphbusiness Lyngby
Application deadlines: 15 March at 12 noon (non-EU citizens) and 1 June at 12 noon (EU-citizens)

As a Bachelor in Sport Management you will learn to manoeuvre within the sport business. Your future tasks may range from running professional sports activities to planning and conducting sporting events.

Bachelor in Sport Management is offered as a Top-up programme to graduates from the AP degree in Service, Hospitality and Tourism Management, AP degree in Marketing Management, or a similar programme. The programme is a 1½-year study programme consisting of three semesters that includes an internship in a company abroad or in Denmark. The internship will give you the opportunity to use the competences that you have gained in class and put them into practice.

The programme is taught fully in English. You will be part of an international environment and will have the opportunity to meet students from Denmark, other European countries and other parts of the world. The Top-up Bachelor's degree in Sport Management is also offered as a Danish Bachelor programme (Sportsmanagement).

  • Admission requirements

    Graduates from the AP degrees in Finance, Marketing Management, and Service, Hospitality and Tourism Management satisfy the admission requirements for the BA in Sports Management.

    Graduates from other AP degrees in the field of business studies will be assessed using criteria from the AP degrees in Finance, Marketing Management, and Service, Hospitality and Tourism Management. The requirements for applicants with other AP degrees than those mentioned are thus higher.

    Applications are assessed based on the following criteria:

    • Average grade from the qualifying exam
    • Grades and ECTS in marketing, economics, law, and organization
    • Relevant work experience
    • Relevant supplementary education
    • Motivated application letter

    If there are more applicants than places available, the best qualified applicants will be offered admittance.

    English requirements - Top-up Bachelor's degrees

    All candidates must submit results of an English test, with the required minimum score and under the scope of the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR) B2 Level

    • TOEFL Internet Based Test (iBT): Minimum score accepted: 83
    • IELTS Academic Test: Minimum score accepted: 6.5
    • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): Minimum score accepted: Grade C
    • Cambridge English Proficiency (CEP): Minimum score accepted: Grade C1
    • Cambridge First Certificate (FCE): Minimum score accepted: Grade A
    • Danish students: Minimum score accepted: English Level B

    Exemption from submitting an English test

    Applicants holding an English taught qualifying exam (upper secondary school) or bachelor degree from UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Please note that applicants with a qualifying examination from all other countries (including African and Asian countries, where the language of instruction is English) must submit a test.

    Applicants holding a Nordic, International Baccalaureate (from the IB diploma programme) and European Baccalaureate (from Schola Europaea) qualifying exam are also excempt.


    All applications must be submitted online. Apply here.

    Find out what the deadline is for submitting your application form. Learn more about our application deadline.

  • Content and structure

    The Bachelor in Sport Management programme is a 1½ year study programme (top-up) consisting of three semesters. The first two semesters will be based on theory and practice whereas the third semester will consist of an internship in a company abroad or in Denmark.

    The Sport Management programme is closely related to practice and the lessons are characterised by both lectures and exercises. Each semester offers a project based on the overall theme and linking all subject areas. As a natural progression, most exams are inter-disciplinary.

    The 3rd semester is a specialisation module, which include an internship in a company or an organisation in Denmark or abroad. It is important that you take an active part in finding the internship that matches the professional profile you want to acquire. The internship will give you the opportunity to use the qualifications that you have obtained in class and put them into practice.

    The final bachelor project concludes the programme. The students choose the topic of their bachelor report in consultation with Cphbusiness and preferably with a company as well. This gives you the opportunity to apply principles in practice. Cphbusiness must approve the project outline.

    For more information see the curriculum.

    Read more about the semesters

  • Further education and job opportunities

    Job opportunities

    As a graduate you can apply for a large variety of jobs. You can find some examples below:

    • Sport event planner
    • Marketing- og event coordinator
    • Sponsorship coordinator
    • Development consultant
    • Sport consultant
    • Project manager
    • Key account manager

    Further information

    At various times during your studies, the Study and Career Centre at Cphbusiness, your lecturers, Cphbusiness International and Cphbusiness Alumni will organize events in cooperation with several unions, unemployment associations and job portals. These events are focused on introducing you to the Danish labour market and kick-start your job search. The events are announced on Moodle, Facebook, by e-mail to your Cphbusiness account or by posters at your campus.

    Master programmes

    The Professional Bachelor Degree in Sport Management qualifies you to join the labour market immediately after graduation. It is possible to apply for a Master’s degree in Denmark or abroad after graduating with a Professional Bachelor Degree in Sport Management but admission is not guaranteed and you might have to take extra courses.

    For more information please contact directly the education institution of your interest.


    Tuition fee

    Precise and detailed information about tuition fees for a Master’s degree can be obtained by contacting the education institution of your interest directly. Cphbusiness cannot provide information about tuition fees at other education institutions.

    Study grant (SU)

    As a rule, international students are not entitled to receive SU while studying abroad. For detailed information please visit the SU website.

    Useful links

    • Jobindex – job searching portal in Danish
    • Work in Denmark – job searching portal and extra information about the Danish labour market in English
    • Copenhagen Capacity – information about living and working in Denmark
  • Learning environment and study activities

    At Cphbusiness, we see it as our most important task to contribute to your development so that you can help create the future business life.

    Thus, Cphbusiness’ study activities aim to develop your academic and personal skills, in order to let you navigate in an organisation and create value at a work place or start and run your own company.

    Study activities

    We believe that you learn best by working with specific tasks in practice. Therefore, our student activities are less focused on traditional teaching and to a greater extent built around activities where you play an active role yourself. You will have co-responsibility for and influence on your own learning, and feedback will be an important part of the study activities.

    Besides traditional teaching, the study activities will include project work, cases and assignment work, where you through cooperation and dialogue solve specific tasks along with your fellow students and with your lecturers as counsellors. Furthermore, you will be challenged in digital study activities.

    At Cphbusiness, all of the study programmes are scheduled as a full-time course of study. However, we try to create an environment where you can study full-time and also work at a part-time job. We do this in order to help you strengthen your business skills. As a result of this, you typically have two half days or one whole day off every week, which you can use on your part-time job, together with your study group or on your own preparation.

    Education with a world of opportunities

    At Cphbusiness, we offer you the opportunity to build and unfold your global, intercultural and linguistic skills through study activities, where you cooperate with students from all over the world. As a natural part of the study programme, the teaching activities including books and cases etc. will be in English.

    In every study programme, an obligatory internship is included where you can test your own skills in a company abroad or in an international company in Denmark. In doing so, you will prepare yourself for the global job market that waits for you when you graduate.

    What we expect of you as a student

    Active participation in the study activities at Cphbusiness will, to a great extent, help you feel better equipped for your future job. Therefore, we expect that you:

    • participate in study activities with lecturers, in study groups and on an individual level;
    • participate in a mix of study activities (for example project work, workshops, digital learning activities and traditional teaching);
    • want to learn in groups along with your fellow students with a diverse background;
    • work full time with your studies – this means around 40 hours weekly besides a potential part-time job; and
    • want to be challenged in your international and linguistic skills.

    You should expect to place your part-time job in the evenings and weekends.

  • Internship

    The purpose of the internship is to give the student an opportunity to apply his/her skills from the first semesters by working in a company in a relevant sector on a job-like basis.

    The companies are expected to contribute with best practice experience. During the internship, the student has a guidance teacher from his/her programme as well as a contact person in the company.

    The student and the guidance teacher together set goals for the student’s prfessional and personal development during the internship period, which will subsequently be normative for organizing the student’s job function.

    The internshipt is concluded with an evaluation meeting in which the student and the guidance teacher evaluates the student’s development from the internship against the initial goals.

    You may compare the internship to a full time job with the same demands to working hours, effort, commitment, and flexibility, the student is likely to meet in his/her first job.

  • Facts


    Bachelor in Sport Management


    Cphbusiness Lyngby
    Nørgaardsvej 30
    2800 Kgs. Lyngby


    1 1/2 years.

    This is a full time study programme.

    ECTS points


    Examples on topics

    • Sport Marketing
    • Sport Management
    • Sport Law


    • 1st and 2nd semester: Classroom teaching, projects, individual guidance, guest lecturing
    • 3rd semester: Internship and final bachelor project
  • Student counselling

    Cphbusiness Lyngby

    Nørgaardsvej 30, Denmark - 2800 Kgs. Lyngby 
    Opening hours: Monday - Thursday 10.00-14.00.
    Telephone hours: Monday - Thursday 9.00 - 10.00


    Guidance councellors

      Elena Jam Pedersen, Telephone: (+45) 36 15 45 14

    Marie Louise Armgaard  Marie Louise Armgaard, Telephone: (+45) 36 15 45 14

  • Curriculum
  • Tuition fees

    You can find information about who has to pay a tuition fee and how much here: Tuition Fees.