Application & Admissions
Do I need to have professional experience in sports to join GISB? What background is required or favored?+
No, students do not require any professional experience in sports to pursue the GISB certificate course. This program accommodates:
- Recent graduates who aspire to pursue a career in sports
- Career-changing professionals who want to transition to a sports career
- Current sports professionals who want to pursue advancement opportunities by enhancing their skill set and network
Is any specific undergraduate major required or favored? What if I didn't study business or sports as an undergraduate student? Do I need to complete any post-graduate exams in order to pursue the course?+
No particular degree is required. Strong candidates are passionate about sports as a career and have exhibited the maturity to acknowledge sports as both a social institution and a business.
Students are not required to complete any exams (i.e. CAT) prior to joining the program.
How many units do I need to complete the GISB Post Graduate Program in Sports Management?+
The program requires students to complete 20 units to secure their GISB Post Graduate Program in Sports Management.
How can I Apply? When Can I Apply?+
Students can apply for GISB by submitting the enquiry form at the following link. Once submitted, someone from the administration team will reach out to you to discuss your candidature. GISB will only accept a limited number of applicants each year so it is recommended that all interested individuals submit their enquiries at the earliest. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
What happens after I submit the online application form? What is the criteria for selection?+
After submitting the online enquiry form, the GISB staff will be in communication about setting up a day and time for the personal interview. Similar to when someone pursues a position in the industry, how one performs during the personal interview is the primary criteria that our selection committee will look at when choosing which applicants will be offered admission to join GISB.
What is the general structure of the program?+
Students will have classes 5(sometimes 6) days a week for a period of 12 months. Foundation Courses, Guest Lectures, Industry Days, Group Activities and Masterclass sessions will be integrated into the course curriculum.
As part of the program, students will take an International study trip to England hosted by the Premier League and will have 3 months of guaranteed internship period.
Graduation will take place upon successful delivery of the final Capstone project during the 15th month of the program.
What are Foundation Courses?+
Foundation courses are an integral element of the certificate program and meant to ensure that all students have the basic personal, inter-personal and professional skills required to be a successful sports management professional.
The Foundation Courses offered during the first 2 months of the program are Communication Skills, Organizational Behavior & Culture, Awareness & Self-Development, Decision-Making and Microsoft Office Proficiency.
When will the GISB Post Graduate Program in Sports Management Academic Year 2020-21 begin?+
The 2020 / 21 GISB Post Graduate Program in Sports Management Academic Year will begin by August 2020.
What makes the Global Institute of Sports Business different from other Sports Management Programs?+
The Global Institute of Sports Business has been created by the sports industry and is led by professionals who have extensive experience in the business of sport.
Through the global best practice curriculum, Industry Days, Guest Lecture & Masterclass sessions, Case Studies, Affiliate Network, International Study Tour and Placement Program, the entire course is designed to provide students with the tools, information and experience required to create fulfilling careers within the sports industry.
Is GISB recognized by the University Grants Commission? Is the Certificate certified by a globally recognized Education Institution?+
As GISB is a highly-specialized certificate program, the Institute is not recognized by the University Grants Commission which is the body that provides recognition to Universities around India. Core courses within the program are certified by UMass Amherst’s Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management, the World’s No.1 Program with over 40 years of extensive experience in designing and delivering Sports Management through leadership.
What kind of sports careers are available upon graduation from this program?+
The sports sector is one of the fastest growing industries not only in India but across the world. Globally, the sports sector is worth $700 billion USD and in India alone, this industry is expected to grow at 35% over the next 10 years.
There are a number of positions within sports management, sports technology, sports infrastructure development, sports facilities, sports events, sports media sports sciences, coaching, sports medicine, sports psychology, and sports governance, where individuals are required in this industry. These are only a few headings however, there are hundreds of different jobs that the sports industry offers to an aspirant who possesses unique abilities to flourish in this demanding sector.
What career services are provided?+
The program's administration and faculty have extensive professional experience in the sports industry and are available to meet with and advise students to help them design a sports career which aligns with their individual interests and strengths.
In addition, the GISB has designated career coaches to help with tactical support during a student’s job search and will organize events to assist with networking and career development skills.
Are Internships guaranteed? Are there job placement services?+
The GISB guarantees 3 month Internships for all students of the full-time program.
With respect to job placement, the top 50% of the batch will be guaranteed a minimum 6 month paid professional work experience within the industry upon graduation.
While GISB will establish platforms and programs to facilitate and support job placement, GISB encourages all students to be proactive and aggressive when it comes to creating professional opportunities for themselves upon graduation.
Fees & Support
What is the tuition cost of the program? What does the tuition fee include?+
The total tuition for the 15 month 20-unit program is INR 12 lakhs + taxes broken up into 3 instalments. This fee includes the following:
- 5 Foundation Courses
- 20 Units of Sports Courses
- Complimentary access to Industry Events
- Ground transportation and accommodation during International study trip
- Guaranteed internship opportunities
- Guaranteed 6 month paid professional work experience within the industry upon graduation (for a minimum of 50% of the batch)
Is there campus accommodation available?+
No, when a student is accepted into GISB, he or she will have to find their own accommodation. There are a number of housing options available in and around the Kurla area and, once an individual is officially enrolled into GISB, we will connect the student with other enrolled students so that they can search for housing together.
Are education loans available?+
Yes, a number of financial services companies will offer education loans. GISB administrative staff will be able to support you by providing the contact information of the financial services companies that offer loans for this course as well as the Institute information they will require to process the loan.