SPORTS MANAGEMENT

 

 

Faculty:

Sports Education

Language:

English and Lithuanian

Credits:

240 credits (ECTS)

Begins:

September 1st

Study type:

Full-time (4 years); part time (5 years)

Duration:

4 years; 5 years

Annual tuition fee:

1,269 EUR; 2000 EUR

Prerequisites:

Diploma (certificate) of Secondary Education

Qualification to be conferred:

Bachelor of Business Management

 

 

 

OBJECTIVES

On the basis of achievements in fundamental and applied interdisciplinary science and technology of an international level, to train university level enterprising and socially responsible sports managers, able to work in business, public and state organizations and organize as well as run their own business.

 

STUDY METHODS

Student-oriented teaching and learning methods working individually or in groups: case study, group work, traditional lecture, work with simulation models, debates, group (team) project, discussion, expert assessment, individual counselling, information retrieval task, creative workshops, lectures delivered by visiting lecturers (practitioners), literature review, literature review presentation, cooperative learning, scientific article analysis, practical tasks, practice, problem-based learning, problem-solving sessions, designing (drafting and visualization), event organization, seminar, exercises, role-playing games, reflection on performance.

 

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Survey, report, case study, portfolio, exam, essay, essay evaluation, film (project) creation (footage preparation), group (team) project, group work, individual work, individual project, peer assessment, scientific article (text) analysis, presentation delivery, practice report, report, assessment of practical skills, exercises, problem- solving task, theoretical and practical analysis of  projects and events, reflection, self-assessment, seminar, interim examination, test, reflection on performance, verbal illustrated report.

 

OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY PROGRAMME

1. Demonstration of managerial knowledge and skills 

1.1.

To analyse and evaluate events and processes in an organization, business and its environment

1.2.

To apply basic theoretical statements or models, on which operational decisions are based

1.3.

To plan, organize and coordinate the activities of departments and staff to achieve the goals set

1.4.

To know and understand organization management and decision-making processes and functions

1.5.

To know and understand the sources of financial, material and human resources and assumptions of their effective usage

1.6.

To know and understand functioning, design and management features and the circumstances determining them in different types of organizations

1.7.

To know and understand modern theories and concepts as well as management techniques in marketing, finance, accounting and international business

 

2. Management of resources and processes in the sports sector

2.1.

To analyse, interpret and apply the Lithuanian and EU laws and regulations relating to the sports sector

2.2.

To contribute to the improvement of sports infrastructure by analysing the current situation and the development of projects

2.3.

To highlight problems in the sports sector, provide solutions and service quality assurance methods

2.4.

To know and understand characteristics related to sports business, future trends in sports and international market

2.5.

To organize and conduct ethical, fair and innovative activities of sporting events based on the good management

 

3. Demonstration of entrepreneurship skills in the sports sector

3.1.

To apply knowledge of management, economics and other sciences to organizational management and improvement of business organization

3.2.

To identify performance problems, solutions to them and performance improvement methods

3.3.

to know and understand the variety of forms of business organization as well as the essence of entrepreneurship

3.4.

To develop business development plans and organize their implementation

3.5.

To know and understand marketing principles, concepts and the determinants of consumer behaviour

 

4. Collection, organization and analysis of targeted information; carrying out research

4.1.

To apply organization and (or) business activity research methods

4.2.

To apply market research and other research methods, allowing to know the environment of organizations and (or) business and the ongoing processes

4.3.

To make use of the opportunities offered by information technology, systems and databases in their activities

4.4.

To collect, analyse and organize information from primary and secondary sources through research

 

COMPETENCES

1. Leadership and change management

1.1.

To apply the principles of leadership, as well as methods and tools for organizational culture development and employee motivation

1.2.

To formulate problems and tasks to team members related to problem solving

1.3.

To know and understand modern theories and concepts of human resource management

1.4.

To analyse their functional activities, highlighting methods for the improvement

1.5.

To think critically and understand different arguments presented through the analysis of problems in organizations and (or) business activities and decision making

 

2. Communication and social integration

2.1.

To apply holistic and systemic approaches as well as innovative and global point of view to cognition of organizations and (or) business

2.2.

To develop creative thinking and communication skills through internal and external communication models

2.3.

To apply ethical principles in the communication process in accordance with the documentation and the rules of the standard Lithuanian language

 

3. Ongoing professional training and personal development

3.1.

To continuously improve performance excellence

3.2.

To strive to know more than the working situation requires; learn from their own and colleagues’ experience

 

4. Diverse knowledge and idea management

4.1.

To apply organizations and business legislation

4.2.

To know and understand the basic concepts and theories explaining the organization as a specific socio-economic phenomenon and the environment of the organization

4.3.

To strive to know different global social, cultural and sports trends

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

After graduating from this study programme, you will be able to build your own business or represent athletes, work as an executive, manager or administrator in national/ foreign sports organizations (associations, federations, clubs). Moreover, graduates have access to the second cycle studies in the field of Business and Management or other programmes in the area of Social Sciences in Lithuania and abroad and acquire Master’s degree. 

 

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Secondary education is required to enter the study programme. Competitive score shall be composed of the evaluations of the following Matura examinations: Lithuanian language – 0.2, History -  0.2, Mathematics – 0.4 and any other subject in the Maturity Certificate - 0,2 (with the exception of Mathematics, Lithuanian language and History).

Persons who have acquired secondary education in Lithuania and are applying to a state-funded study position must pass a state Matura examination of Lithuanian Language and Literature, a foreign language examination (English, German or French) certifying B1 (or higher) level and a state Matura examination of Mathematics. 

Students of Business and Management Administration of other universities who want to change the educational institution, can continue their studies at LSU (sessions of the completely passed examinations shall be included).

 

Contacts for Admission:

Director of the study programme Prof. dr. Irena Valantinė

Contact information: e-mail: irena.valantine@lsu.lt