Bachelor's Programme Sports ManagementPost it: Recognition of Prior Learning

As of winter semester 2015/2016 this programme is no longer open to new entrants. For information on the succeeding bachelor’s programme please consult this page »

Faculty Faculty of Psychology and Sport Science
Duration / ECTS-Credits 6 semesters / 180 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Qualification Level
Bachelor (First Cycle)
Mode of Study
Study Code
C 033 626
Curriculum University of Innsbruck Bulletin April 27 2007, Issue 42, No. 208 (2007W)
Admission Requirements
Secondary school completion certificate or equivalent
Supplemental Examinations
Examination to demonstrate suitable physical fitness must be completed satisfactorily before admission to the study programme.

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

Description of the applied grading system (including the grade distribution table) »

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

Austrian grading
 Outstanding performance

= 100%


 Generally good, but with some errors
 Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
 Performance meets the minimum cirteria
 Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

Source: WS 2017/2018

Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).

Recommended Course Sequence

The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students beginning their study programme in the winter semester. The table shows one possible course sequence for the bachelor's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.

The standard duration of the study programme is 6 semesters or 180 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1,500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits (one ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours).

First Semester »

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Introduction to Sports Management
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Introduction to Economic Sciences
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Anatomy/Physiology
4.0 ECTS-Credits: Sports Sociology/Sports Psychology › continue second semester!

Second Semester »

› 3.5 ECTS-Credits: Sports Sociology/Sports Psychology
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Accounting 1: Financial Accounting
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Kinesiology
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Foreign Business Language: English
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Ball Sports - Competition and Events/Trend Sports

Third Semester »

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Research Methods
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Fundamentals of Management: Operations Management › weiter 4. Semester!
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Sports Education
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Theory of Economic Decisions 1: Markets and Prices

Fourth Semester »

  2.5 ECTS-Credits: Fundamentals of Management: Operations Management
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Training Sciences
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Fundamentals of Management: Strategy and Marketing
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Fitness and Health Sports
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Economics and the Public Sector

Fifth Semester »

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Fundamentals of Management: Organisation and Human Resource Management
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Biomechanics
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Fields of Profession
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Sports Economics

Sixth Semester »

10.0 ECTS-Credits: Business Aspects in Sports
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Sports and Law
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Theory Based Training in Skiing and Alpine Sports
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Seminar with Bachelor Thesis: Sports Management

Graphic chart »

Recommended course sequence for Bachelor Programme Sports Management

Qualification Profile and Skills

Sports play a considerable role in the economy (sporting goods industry, tourism, sporting events). The sports world, characterized by multifaceted organizations and associations and wide-ranging commercial providers, requires considered organizational structuring that can only be achieved by specialists. Graduates of the Bachelor's Programme Sports Management acquire the following qualifications and knowledge for practical application in vocational fields:

  • Core subjects of sports science: kinesiology, biomechanics, training science, sports education, sports psychology, sports sociology, medical and historical basics of sports science;
  • Business and economic fundamentals: accounting and bookkeeping, management, marketing, commercial decisions;
  • Fundamentals of sports management, including project experience, sports marketing and sports economics;
  • Sports-related legal fundamentals;
  • Practical experience and abilities in basic sports, recreational sports, and various trend sports
  • Knowledge and application of didactic and organizational fundamentals
  • Communicative abilities and presentation techniques.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Graduates are able to produce, evaluate, assess and implement scientific developments in the field of sports management and to apply them in interdisciplinary contexts. They possess theoretical and methodological problem-solving skills.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

Specific vocational fields for graduates of the Bachelor's Programme Sports Management include the sporting goods industry, tourism and recreational sports, event management, public administration, sports centre management, promotion of events and athletes, commercial sports providers, company sports, association and organization management, health care centre management, resorts and fitness studios.

Postgraduate and further Studies at the University of Innsbruck

Recognitions (in German only)

Contact and Information

Examination Office
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Information for students with disabilities

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