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International Sportmanagement 1

At Stenden University of Applied Sciences, you will do more than simply gain knowledge; you get to put theory to practice with real-world cases. You do this in small groups, with students from all over the world. Discover your strengths, develop your own opinion, and use your expertise to solve problems. So that you’re ready to make the world your own.

The sports management minor gives you an insight in the international sports industry: Who are participating, which companies are involved, what is the actual government policy, how is the sports sector organized in your country, what are the benefits of sports, which ethical issues are involved, what is the impact of big sports events like London 2012, World Championships Germany 2006, what is the impact of Everton and Liverpool FC in the Liverpool Economy.


  1. Knows the history of sports

  2. Knows the structure of the sports sector of his or her country(local, regional, national)

  3. Knows the benefits of sport

  4. Knows the impact of sport on society

  5. Knows the national and international trends in

  6. Knows the government policy of his/her country

  7. Knows the impact of big sports events

  8. Can organise a sports clinic

  9. Developing a vision of trends in the environment, developing relationships, networks and chains

  10. Analysing policy issues, translating them into policy objectives and alternatives, and preparing for decision-making

  11. Directing in networks

  12. Initiating, creating and marketing products, services; independently and enterprising

  13. Setting up business and organisational processes

  14. Self-steering competency: intrapersonal

  15. Social and communicative competency: interpersonal

Aanvullende informatie

In order to fully prepare you for your Kies op Maat study at Stenden, two introduction days -together with incoming exchange students from abroad- are scheduled. During these days you will get a campus tour, meet teachers and staff, learn how to use (ICT) facilities on campus and you will be introduced to the student life. Moreover, we offer an introduction to our learning system: Problem Based Learning (PBL). Understanding the PBL system is fundamental for your successful study experience at Stenden. Therefore we expect you to be present these two days.


Completed 1st year Bachelor, followed 2nd year bachelor.


  • Sports clinics
  • Open quetions
  • Organisation Sports clinic – group assignment


  • Cuskelly, G. and others, Working with volunteers in sport, Routlegde, London and New York, 2006

  • Downward, P., Dawson, A., Dejonghe, T., Sport economics, theory evidence and policy, Elsevier 2009, Oxford

  • Grant, J. Sport, Culture and society, 2006, Routledge, Abington,

  • Horne, J., Tomlinson, A, Whannel, G., Understanding sport, E & FN Spon, London, 1999,

  • Laura Hartman, Joseph DesJardins, Chris MacDonald: Business Ethics: Decision Making for Personal Integrity & Social Responsibility, Laura Hartman, Joseph DesJardins, Chris MacDonald. 2nd edition.

  • Parks, J.B., en Quarterman, J., Contemporary Sports Management, second edition, Human Kinetics, 2003

  • Rail, G., Sport and postmodern times, state University of New York Press, Albany, 1998

  • Van Bottenburg, M. and others, sport participation in the European Union, Arko Sports Media, Den Haag, 2005


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