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



60 CP or 80 CP

Until 2027

Study form Full time studies 
Language English
Tuition fee per year

4500 EUR (for citizens of EU, EEA, CIS countries, Georgia, Ukraine)

5000 EUR (other countries)

Programme length

1,5 year (60 CP) 

2 years (80 CP)

Programme director

Anna Vorončuka Anna Voroncuka

Phone: +371 29452104, e-mail:

Programme description 

The scope of the professional master’s programme in Sports Management is 60 or 80 credits, which depends on the prior education of the candidate. The master’s study programme comprises mandatory courses (Part A) and limited elective courses (Part B). The mandatory Part A includes the preparation and defending of the master’s thesis (20 credits), internship (26 or 6 credits) and theoretical study courses (24 credits). The limited elective Part B (10 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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RISEBA main campus: Meža str. 3, Riga, LV-1048, tel. +371 67500265,