Studying sports

International Schools & Degree Programmes

There’s plenty of great schools who specify on sport studies all over Europe. Depending on the branch of education you’re looking for, they’ll teach you about athletics management and coaching or about the business side of sports, like sports management, sports science, marketing, etc. We’ve listed different courses and schools in our directory, so you can browse through them or look exactly for your desired field.

Featured universities

emlyon Business School

emlyon business school is taking in the specific recruitment needs and dynamics of the sports business by combining their expertise in international management with the market experience of some of the world leading sports companies. Ranking #2 among French business schools and #38 worldwide in business and engineering schools.

FH Technikum Wien

Sports Technology is an established field at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien since many years. The UAS Technikum Wien has been one of the very first worldwide implementing Study Programs which combine Sports and Engineering. The educational offerings are based on a solid scientific foundation and are also practice-oriented.

Your career compass for the sports industry

We are your click-to-source when you see your future self working in the sports industry. Sharing our own experiences and giving you orientation on everything career-related, the next section is all about preparing yourself for your future sports job.

We support you with expert advice from recruiters and experienced professionals from the sports business. Find a selection of articles on how to choose your way of education, how to excel your first applications and how to manage your first job.

Start your sports career

If you want to start a career in sports, education is the key. It doesn’t matter whether it’s through graduating in a relevant fields of study or by learning hands-on in an apprenticeship or entry-level position, both will bring you the desired result.

All about education: Your way into the sports business

Graduation from the University

What can I do with my sports degree?

Even though career opportunities in sports are as diverse as sports is in general, your field of study might point you in a special direction.

What to study: Does my degree really decide my future?

This is a plea for all the freethinkers out there: Follow your passion and get a job outside of your college major.

Studying esports: Bachelor programmes around Europe

esports is the present & the future and the need for trained professionals is growing. If you want to join in, here’s where to study.

Discover the MSc in Sports Industry Management of emlyon

The MSc in Sports Industry Management shapes young talents for the international sports business with expertise knowledge.

How to excel your application

How to write and optimize your CV

How to improve your CV

Headhunter & Sportyjob CEO Andy Gugenheimer explains how to set up your CV the best way.

How to do a video resume

A video resume is a great chance to stand out and not only show your skills, but also your personality.

How to prepare for a job interview

The Job interview checklist

This checklist will help you focus on how to prepare to rock your next interview.

8 common questions in sport job interviews

… and how to answer them the best way.

The first steps in your new career

success at your first days of work

The first day in a new job

No need to be nervous on your first day: Here’s how to leave a positive first impression on your first day of work.

How about looking for a sports job internationally instead of your home country? Working abroad can kickstart your career in the sports business.

How to rock the probationary period

Don’t pressurize yourself: Use the probationary period to explore your job, your company and your team.

A whiteboard might help for making decisions

How to decide for an employer

When deciding for a sport job in our opinion there are four crucial criteria: content, the company, location and payment.

How to build a network

We know exactly how hard this can be at beginning – where do you start? How do you make connections?