About programme

The professional master’s study programme in Sports Management (47345) is carried out as part of the Latvian sustainable growth strategy 2030 (Latvia 2030). As the country’s population shrinks and ages, it is important not to allow reductions in the basic value of its human capital, and to increase its productivity.

The strategic goal of the programme is to increase international-scale sports management capacity in Latvia and the world, boosting its global economic competitiveness in the European and world context.

Degree awarded/qualification

Professional master’s degree in Sports Management and

Qualification as an Organisation Manager



90 ECTS or 120 ECTS

Until 2027

Study form Full time studies 
Language English
Tuition fee per year

5020 EUR (for citizens of EU, EEA, CIS countries, Georgia, Ukraine)

5580 EUR (other countries)

4460 EUR ( for citizens of Latvia)

Programme length

1,5 year (90 ECTS) 

2 years (120 ECTS)

Programme director

Anna Vorončuka Anna Voroncuka

Phone: +371 29452104, e-mail: [email protected]

Programme description 


The scope of the professional master’s programme in Sports Management is 90 or 120 ECTS credits, which depends on the prior education of the candidate. Courses are organised in modules. 

The master’s study programme comprises mandatory courses (Part A and part B) and limited elective courses (Part C). The mandatory Part A includes the preparation and defending of the master’s thesis (30 ECTS credits), internship (39 or 9 ECTS credits) and theoretical study courses (45 ECTS credits). 

The limited elective Part C (6 ECTS credits) offers students an opportunity to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge based on their interests, from a selection of courses provided as part of the programme. 


Sports Management programme study plan

Study methods

The professional master’s study programme in Sports Management will also include the participation of individual research papers by students (published research articles, presentations at scientific conferences) in the research projects of the Latvian Council of Science, and the RISEBA Faculty of Business and Economics.

The programme was developed in consultation and in conjunction with representatives of employers such as the Latvian Olympic Committee, various athletics federations and associations, as well as related study programmes in universities abroad.

The programme is delivered by academic staff experienced both in teaching (including in universities in other countries) and participating in international research, as well as by visiting lecturers and instructors who develop strategies, make and implement decisions in sports federations and institutions as their main field of activity.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements 2021/2022

Career opportunities 

The programme is geared towards preparing top-level managers, experts and specialists in sports management, and improving its quality. Based on the expertise of the instructors of this programme and their experience in research, as well as the inclusion of students in ongoing affairs pertaining to managing sports activities, the programme makes it possible to acquire extensive knowledge and the skills necessary for successfully working at all levels of sports entities, including those operating on a local, EU and international scale. Graduates who successfully meet the requirements for completing their programme and defend their master’s thesis are awarded a professional master’s degree in Sports Management and the qualification of an Organization Manager.

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International opportunities

Erasmus+ study mobility

* Any full-time student of the Master's programme in Sports Management who has completed at least one year of study can go to the Erasmus+ exchange programme.

* A student can go to study for 1 or 2 semesters at one of the RISEBA partner universities. The duration of study mobility is 2-12 months.

* The student does not have to pay for the period spent in the study and practice exchange programme abroad, the tuition fee is covered by the partner university, but the student continues to pay the RISEBA tuition fee. For the period spent abroad during the mobility, the student is awarded an Erasmus+ scholarship to cover transport and accommodation costs.

* Erasmus+ Internship Mobility means that a student can do an internship in one of the companies they are interested in in one of the Erasmus+ programme countries. The student receives an Erasmus+ scholarship for this internship period. The duration of the internship mobility is 2-12 months.


Find out more about Erasmus+ and apply here!


RISEBA main campus: Meža str. 3, Riga, LV-1048, tel. +371 67500265, [email protected]