Aspira University College of Sports Management


Choosing a university to go to is one of the most important decisions that we make and the school is therefore responsible to make sure that all of its students get the necessary knowledge, build skills and prepare in the best way for the business market of the 21st century.

Aspira's mission is to train top managers in the fields of economy, sports or tourism, who will be able to compete in the labour market and become successful leaders in their organisations.

Aspira has defined its goal of positioning itself as an internationally recognised higher-education institution that will attract students from around the world with its high standards and excellence.

Aspira College extends over an area of more than 1,500 m2. Its whole interior has been carefully designed and fashionably decorated. Aspira has got large amphitheatres and rooms, as well as computer rooms fully equipped with multimedia and all the necessary technological teaching aids. The College also includes a well-equipped library with all the required and additional reading materials for students, learning area and computer corner at their disposal at all times. Aspira also has a café-bar where students can grab a drink or eat something. Of course, the entire area is covered with free wireless internet.

Why study at Aspira?

Aspira makes sure that its students:

  • acquire top knowledge and skills in economics, management, tourism, and the specialised area of sport management
  • work in small groups
  • are taught by top professors from the region
  • can get in touch with their professors with individual approach to each of them
  • have their lectures based on the current case-study examples from real life
  • have all their course materials available over the e-learning system Merlin,
  • go through their traineeships in major relevant companies, sports clubs or associations, and participate in the organisation of major sporting events
  • are given the option of part-time study for those with jobs and athletes
  • those who are athletes have the opportunity to practice sports and go to their regular training sessions while studying
  • are offered lifelong learning programmes
  • are offered study tours (Barcelona)
  • can join mobility and student exchange programmes with universities around the world

Why study in Split?

The history of Split dates 1,700 years back, when it was chosen by the Roman emperor Diocletian as a place to build his palace resort. Diocletian's Palace is protected by UNESCO and it is a unique example in the world. The town is extremely attractive for tourist and it bathes in more than 2,700 hours of sunshine a year. The people of Split always say that Split is the most beautiful city and that its women are the most beautiful women in the world, and many tourists tend to agree after taking a walk around its streets and alleys. The city is located in the warmest part of the Mediterranean, at the foot of the Marjan forest, with beautiful pebble beaches around it. It is rich in tourist and gastronomic offer, as well as sporting and cultural events.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Master of Sports Management ASPIRA

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Croatia Split

Graduate study (Master) of Sports Management is the first and only such study program in Croatia. [+]

Graduate study (Master) of Sports Management is the first and only such study program in Croatia. It is intended for the professionals who already work in sports, and want to advance their career, as well as those who want to achieve successful careers in sports and sports industry. In Croatia, there are great requirements for highly educated professionals in the area of sports management due to the fact that managers in sports organizations, i.e. those who work in sports industry are usually not formally educated for managing specific business processes in the area of sports. Competences acquired by the study program After finishing specialist graduate study of sports management graduates acquire competences required to manage the systems of higher level of complexity on “top management” jobs, as well as possibility to continue higher education on postgraduate studies in accordance with the Bologna Declaration. The competences acquired by this study program, especially considering the continuity of undergraduate and graduate study of sports management can be divided into general and specific. General competences are based on comprehensive education which includes basic theoretical, methodological, and applicative knowledge in the area of economics, management, kinesiology, law, information and communication sciences, psychology and sociology. Specific competences are based on highly professional and expert training in the area of sports management, marketing management in sports, management of sports facilities and events, controlling and financial management in sports companies, sponsorship in sports, public relations in sports, sports law, and among other, managing human resources and socially responsible behavior in sports. Duration of the study program The study program lasts for two years (four semesters). After completing the study program graduates acquire, according to the provisions of the Bologna Process, 120 ECTS credits, and the professional title of (the equivalent of masters degree) [-]