Introduction

To optimally manage sports infrastructures, whether they’re sports complexes, public and private sports clubs, fitness centers and stadiums that require both a strategic and operational vision of the sports organization. This specialized course offers an introduction to the field of sport facility management, and you’ll learn how to apply your management skills.

Objectives

The main objective of the Course in Sport Facility Management is to educate  you in the implementation of operational management tools you will use in your responsibility as a manager of a sport facility.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • To understand and apply the principles of a tender process
  • To understand and implement aspects of financial management to a sport facility
  • To know how to optimize the internal processes of a sport facility
  • To align resources, capabilities and skills of people who collaborate with the facility
  • To apply quality control methods to the sport facility’s service

Academic itinerary

You have the option of studying this course and other specialized courses, earning credits until obtaining the Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Marketing (27 ECTS), or even until obtaining the Master in Sport Management  (60 ECTS) or the Master in Sport Marketing and Sponsorhip (60 ECTS).

Aimed at

The program is aimed at those who wish to complete their education with a specialized course in sport facility management.

It is especially suitable for you, if:

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You’re an (ex-) athlete who wants specialized education in sport facility management.
  • You’re working in a business and/or sports environment, and want to acquire a better understanding of sport facility management.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS In order to take this course it’s recommended to have some knowledge of sport management or have developed a career as a professional athlete.

ADMISSION PROCEDUREPlease complete the sign up form if you are interested in studying this program. Once we have confirmed payment, our academic department will contact you.

Program

The program has 7 credits (ECTS), distributed over 8 weeks. The course is composed of various teaching units (UD) and each one consists of a continuous assessment test, in which you interactively apply theory, complemented with solving exercises and practical cases.

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CONTENT

  • Urban planning of sports facilities:
    • Sports facilities plans
    • Strategic thought in relation to the role sports facilities play in a local sports system
    • Functional aspects in the design of a sports facility
  • Management models:
    • Types and management models for sports facilities
    • Factors that affect the sports facilities feasibility
    • Types and management models for sports facilities from professional sport
  •  Management plan of a sports facility:
    • Potential demand and activities offer analysis
    • Organizational structure of a sports facility
    • Management of human resources
    • Maintenance management
    • Communication and commercialization plan
    • Economic and financial study

ACADEMIC CERTIFICATION

Certificate for the Course in Sport Facility Management from the Johan Cruyff Institute.

Learning model

PERSONALIZED TUTORINGWe will assign you a personal tutor, who will be monitoring your pace of study, adapting it to your work and/or sports schedule. At the beginning of the course you’ll create a tutorial action plan together. The tutor will make an assessment of your background, professional experience in the sector, availability and dedication to the course, and will also be responsible in guiding you in your study process, supporting you throughout the program.

Communication and queries will be handled by:

  • E-mail: reply within a maximum of 24 hours.
  • Support via chat / call / video conference.
  • Personal tutoring for about 30 minutes, to be arranged weekly or bi-monthly.


BENEFITS

  • Learning 3.0: flexible schedules, different learning environments and technologies.
  • World-class faculty: interaction with expert faculty and industry professionals.
  • Collaborative tools, teamwork, communication and debate.
  • Sports-industry oriented: training that approaches the business sector of the sports industry.
  • Learning from experience: designed for professional improvement.

Faculty

The teachers of the Johan Cruyff Institute are experts from the sports sector and combine research and consultancy with teaching. Through their experience and knowledge, they have developed a broad variety of cases and concepts to work with.

Student services

VIRTUAL CAMPUSAs a student of the Course in Facility Management, you’ll have exclusive access to the learning platform that will allow you to track your academic progress 24 hours a day from anywhere in the world. The virtual campus provides a collaborative environment between professors and students facilitating e-mails, chats, videos, books articles, case studies, simulations, experiences, websites, blogs and a video library. You’ll have a wide range of tools at your disposal so your learning experience can be interactive, enriching and complete.

NETWORKING & ALUMNI CRUYFF INSTITUTEJohan Cruyff Institute offers students, alumni, faculty and members of our network the opportunity to connect and collaborate, to share their passion for sports and their professional expertise.

The Alumni Cruyff Institute provides a means of interconnection that will enable the whole community not only to re-establish contact with fellow students, but also to create new links with people from the sports sector throughout the whole network who can offer new experiences and initiatives to keep growing in the profession.

The platform has been designed so you can comfortably navigate through the various areas and enjoy the offers that most interest or adapt to the needs of alumni at any given time. In the Learning Area, you will find resources that will allow you to keep up with the latest trends in the sector, participate in our webinars or access pre-recorded academic sessions, as well as many other resources.

The Alumni Cruyff Institute platform’s Networking section provides a meeting point for alumni to get in touch, share experiences, network, discuss ideas and create positive synergies for the benefit of all. Those who play in this ‘League’ will enjoy the Cruyff Alumni Club, where all Alumni members (organized by center) will have at their disposal numerous academic and leisure activities and events organized in the different countries.

In a later stage, the Alumni Cruyff Institute will offer platform members support in managing their professional development through the Career Services section (job offers and internships). There will also soon be the Cruyff Alumni Shop, an online store where you can purchase official Johan Cruyff Institute products exclusively.

General information

  • Degree: Certificate for the Course in Sport Facility Management from the Johan Cruyff Institute
  • Duration: 8 weeks. 7 ECTS (weekly dedication of 10-12 hours)
  • Start: February 19, 2018
  • Modality: Online. Also available blended in Barcelona (Spanish)
  • Language: English or Spanish
  • Price: € 875.- Euros
  • Special conditions: Discount for alumni and members of related entities
  • Enrollment: Registration open until the start of the course

The program may be subject to change.
The institution reserves the right to cancel the edition of the program if it does not meet the minimum number of students.

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