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The Sports Leadership Program
Developing the next generation leaders in sports
The Nyenrode Sports Leadership Program is a global part-time academic leadership development program of 1 year. Via this program passionate sports leaders come together to create the extraordinary and make lasting impact in the world of sports.
This program provides an in-depth knowledge base on the fast emerging world of sports management and leadership. We will use a holistic and leadership approach to analyze the so called “sports ecosystem” and the indispensable underlying values of integrity, credibility and sustainability.
Personal Development Journey
Leading component of the program is your personal leadership development. Professional coaches from Phoenix Education will guide you on this journey, using various methods to help you gain insights in your professional and personal behavior enabling a steep learning curve.
During the program there will be group-coaching sessions, challenging you to operate outside your comfort zone, discover new aspects of your character and helping you to develop into the leader you want to be.
Growing and developing as a leader
The program emphasizes critical, international and competitive thinking enabling them to deal with complex, challenging and often emotional situations in sports management and coaching. It offers participants ways to reflect on and experiment with their own leadership: their ‘personal’ ways to contribute to and shape cooperation.
It engages them to apply a range of self-led adult learning practices to ensure that they participate in growing and developing as a leader: growing their competences and growing their authenticity.
It is possible to obtain your MBA degree after your succesful participation in the Sports Leadership Program. Exemptions can be awarded for our AMBA accredited Modular Executive MBA program at Nyenrode. Please contact us directly for the conditions.
1 year part-time global sports program specifically designed by and for leaders in sport
Intensive personal leadership development journey
2 international Modules (e.g. at the University of Oregon)
Innovative and scientific approaches in sports leadership
Small passionate group of participants with a wide range of backgrounds in sports and business.
AMBA accredited as part of your Modular MBA degree after your successful participation, click here for more information.
Interested? Please contact us for an intake without obligations.
The Sports Leadership Program facilitates your personal development with a focus on sustainability, integrity and credibility. The program emphasizes critical, international and competitive thinking enabling you to deal with complex, challenging and often emotional situations in sports management and coaching.
The Sports Leadership Program is especially designed for talented and ambitious sports coaches and managers, as well as for entrepreneurs with a passion for sports. For those who are looking for an opportunity to deepen their knowledge, broaden their view and share their expertise.
We believe that diversity creates a breeding place for growth. Therefore, we strive to form a class with various backgrounds, experiences and dreams. Suitable candidates include international coaches, (general) managers of sports clubs or federations and innovative entrepreneurs in sports how are willing to share ideas, knowledge and experiences.
Your personal development is key in taking the next steps towards becoming a better leader and reaching your ambitious goals. We believe that lasting change is accomplished by knowing and understanding the theory, by being inspired through role models, and by taking small steps while trying and making mistakes. In addition, our teaching philosophy is based on experiential learning – in other words, learning by doing.
We believe in small classroom settings with enough opportunities for personalized feedback. Our aim is to share front line knowledge and expertise by facilitating inspirational courses in an engaging and pragmatic way, using courageous dialogues, dynamic experiments, (team-based) games, inspiring guest speakers, and provocative case discussions. In addition, you will be challenged to lead your own master class on a topic of your choice.
Modules at Nyenrode and abroad
During a one year program, seven modules are taught – five at Nyenrode Business Universiteit and two at universities abroad, for instance at the University of Oregon. The Nyenrode modules comprise of three full days on campus, usually every five weeks on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The modules abroad consist of three to five day visits to reputable sports universities or business schools and the Headquarters of worldly known sports organizations.
Introduction to Ecosystem, Sustainability, Leadership & Business Strategy in Sports
September 10-13, 2017
Studytrip: Sports Marketing and Sponsorship Alliances (Portland, Oregon)
October 1-8, 2017
Financial and Legal aspects in Sports
November 13-15, 2017
Creating High Performance Development & Managing Performance
January 22-24, 2018
Studytrip: Sustainability in Sports (Location TBD)
Leading component of the program is your personal leadership development. Professional coaches from Phoenix Education will guide you on this journey, using various methods to help you gain insights in your professional and personal behavior enabling a steep learning curve. During the program there will be group-coaching sessions, challenging you to operate outside your comfort zone, discover new aspects of your character and helping you to develop into the leader you want to be.
Combining studying with sports and businesses
The curriculum of the Sports Leadership Program is especially designed to combine the demands of studying with a busy job in an elite sports setting. If you are unable to attend one of the modules or classes, all discussed content will be provided through a digital classroom environment. In addition, you will be invited to retake missed classes in the following edition of the program.
Students have the possibility to acquire MBA credits by participating in this course, to obtain exemptions for the Modular MBA program at Nyenrode. All blocks will support the participants in building competences as defined for the Nyenrode Modular Executive MBAs and the AMBA criteria. Successful completion of all assignments as described in this Course Outline allows you to exempt a specialization module. Please contact Program management for further details.
Nyenrode community and alumni network
By studying at Nyenrode you will enter the exclusive Nyenrode community and you will gain access to the global alumni network of professionals. It has over 15.000 alumni operating in over 90 countries. Although their backgrounds are highly varied, all alumni have on thing in common: their stories are exemplary.
Through a thorough selection process, we strive to create an optimal synergy between the participants. Suitable candidates include international coaches, (general) managers of sports clubs or federations and innovative entrepreneurs in sports.
The tuition fee for the Sports Leadership Program is € 18.500 (excl. VAT). This amount includes overnight stays, breakfast, lunch and dinner for the days on campus at Nyenrode and during the visits abroad. It does not include any travel costs to the foreign universities.
Nyenrode Business Universiteit is situated on a 13th century estate in Breukelen. The castle was rst build in 1275 by Gerard Splinter van Ruwiel. Ever since 1946, Nyenrode Business Universiteit is established on the estate. From the start, sports were of high importance for the existence of the university. Therefore, the estate provides tennis courts, a rugby eld, a soccer pitch, a sports hall, tness facilities, and walking and jogging routes through the woods. The woods provide a shady, spacious environment dotted with coppices, ponds and streams, which contribute to making your stay on the estate a unique experience.
University of Oregon (USA)
This region – Portland – is the home base of leading sports brands like Nike. They’ve come a long way with sports marketing here, and the development of outdoor products. Interesting sustainability and sport start-ups and joint ventures have also sprung up here in collaboration with high-tech companies like Intel. The Warsaw Sports Marketing Center and the Sports Product Institute, both connected to the university, are very prominent. They’re regarded internationally as leaders in the sports industry. We want to strengthen the links and hope to continue exchanging knowledge. Including with Nike and other sports brands who are based here.
Throughout the Sports Leadership Program we will challenge you to be an innovative thinker and doer. Together with our partners we will tackle real-world issues and real cases. We will use an holistic approach: looking from a managerial point of view.
It’s a learning loop: our participants get a better understanding of what it means to use design thinking outside the classroom, and our partners deepen their own innovation methodology.