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Bachelor of Business Administration, International sport business management

Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration, Tradenomi (AMK)
Location: Rovaniemi, Finland
Duration: 210 ECTS, 3,5 years
Teaching time: Daytime teaching


Are you interested in Sport? Do you want to work within an international business environment? Would you like to combine your passion for sport and business to create a pathway to a job you love? The Degree Programme on International Sport Business Management provides an all-round educational experience designed to prepare you for the sports business sector.

In the International Sport Business Managment -programme, you will have the opportunity to develop your understanding of sustainable development in sport, financial management, sport marketing, entrepreneurship, sport tourism, event management and business design. Equipped with this strong foundation, you will be prepared to address real life challenges in the sports industry with confidence and readiness.

Once graduated you can start to look forward to a career in sports business and management. As an expert in several subjects including sustainability, project management and leadership, moving into the workplace or establishing your own business will come naturally as your next career step. The Arctic is a perfect location to develop your skills. Lapland is a region of sporting excellence, and we are ready to help  you achieve your greatest self.
In Lapland and internationally the sports industry is flourishing, and there is a constant need for a workforce equipped with up-to-date skills and resources to keep the industry sprinting forward. As a graduate of International Sport Business Management, you can be one the future innovators in this fast growing industry. 

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The study environment and co-operation with the working life 

The advantages of this programme is its unique environment. You study in an innovative learning environment that combines theory, practice and modern facilities with advanced technologies that support effective learning. You will gain a more concrete approach to the topics studied within projects implemented in close cooperation with local companies and organisations. The programme encourages development and implementation of innovative sustainable business ideas in joint projects with sport businesses, locally and internationally. Implementation of studies may take multiple forms: in-class studies as well as field activities such as practical training in a company and field trips in the region, an international exchange period and online studies.

Teaching takes place on campus in Rovaniemi. However some online implementation are possible. Internationalization and globalization have naturally a central position in your studies. Working in teams is a key part of our studies. As a student you will get an individual study plan (ISP) based on your needs to strengthen your skills. As an international programme, we challenge students to consider cultural and communication elements throughout their studies in preparation for their future career paths.

The city of Rovaniemi offers you excellent possibilities also for extra curriculum activities and sports. During your studies you will work and study in close cooperation with the working life representatives.

Examples of our cooperation with working life:

  • Organized visits to local and our partner companies
  • Real life collaboration projects with companies
  • Events related to working life
  • Study units preparing you for working life
  • Practical trainings
  • Job application and CV workshops
  • Various extra curricular and student union activities where you can build your network, e. g. tutoring.

Improve your international skills 

Studying in English improves your language skills which is a valued skill in working life. Studying in multicultural groups develops your cultural awareness, which is highly valued skill in working life. You will also have a chance to experience internationalization at home through joint study unit implementation and events together with the local students. You can also improve your international skills by studying or doing your practical training abroad. We also hope you to enjoy Lapland so much that you'll stay here after your graduation. Best way to start that journey is to look for an internship at a local company.
During your studies you get the opportunity to learn Finnish.

Learn more: Studying Finnish language

Future career prospects

Future career prospects for Sport Business Management -graduates are excellent. After graduation the work possibilities are various. You can work for example as a 

  • Sports Marketing Manager
  • Sponsorship and Hospitality Manager
  • Head of Public Sport Services
  • Sales negotiator
  • Sports Project and Event planner
  • Entrepreneur
  • Sport and Sustainable Development Consultant
  • Sport Facility Manager.


City of Rovaniemi

The City of Rovaniemi has become the first Nordic city to be awarded the European City of Sport 2020 -label. Rovaniemi is a very good example of a city where sports and physical activity act as promoters of health, sense of community, education and mutual respect.



We are a partner of The European Association for Sport Management Summer School

As an International Sport Business Management student, you have a chance to apply to participate in the EASM Summer School! Logo of EASM Summer school

The European Association for Sport Management (EASM) Summer School offers a unique opportunity for students to interact with academics and professionals in the sports management sector. It provides visionary insights helping students broaden their views, enhance their understanding of the sports management world, and serve as a catalyst for careers in this dynamic field of study.

Our students have described the EASM Summer School as one of their best life experiences, and they highly recommend it as a short-term exchange to anyone interested in sports management and networking with like-minded people.

Read our students’ insights into their experiences during their exchange: Insights from a Short-Term Student Exchange: The European Association for Sport Management Summer School

Watch our students’ insights into their experiences during their exchange:

EASM Summer School Erika Katainen  (the link opens in Youtube) 
EASM Summer School Emma Tuisku (the link opens in Youtube). 


Student experiences

Read blog posts of our students and student life in Rovaniemi: Student's blog 

Watch the video of International Sport Business Management

Our students and teachers tell about the studies in International Sport Business Management and life in Lapland

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The next academic year begins in September 2025.

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