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, Live Projects, Group Activities and Masterclass sessions will be integrated into the course curriculum.
As part of the program, students will visit England for an International study trip hosted by the Premier League for 7 days and will have 3 months of guaranteed internship period at the end of the 12 months of Academic courses.
Graduation will take place upon successful delivery of the final Capstone Project towards the end of the program.
What are the Foundation Courses?+
Foundation Courses are an integral element of the 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 throughout the Academic Year are - Communication Skills, Organizational Behavior & Culture, Self Awareness & Leadership, Decision-Making and Microsoft Office Proficiency. Each key topic is taught by experts within their respective fields.
When will the GISB Post Graduate Program in Sports Management Academic Year 2021-22 begin?+
The 2021-22 GISB Post-Graduate Program in Sports Management Academic Year will commence on 10th January, 2022.
What makes the Global Institute of Sports Business unique from other Sports Management Programs in India and Abroad?+
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. The program has been designed to carefully balance academic rigour with real-life practical sports management elements.
Through the global best practice curriculum, Industry Days, Guest Lecture & Masterclass sessions, Case Studies, Affiliate Network, Live Projects, 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.
How does GISB provide students with an opportunity to engage with sports organisations from across the world?+
Through GISB's international affiliates and India On Track's global sports network, students have a unique opportunity to work for and with leading sports teams, agencies and leagues from across the globe.
Students have successfully completed multiple Live Projects for companies such as - Premier League, Chelsea FC, Borussia Dortmund, Star Sports, Pro Kabaddi League, SD Eibar, Primitive Sports, Major League Baseball, JSW Sports, the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce and many others.
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.The final certificate clearly indicates that the student has completed an internationally certified program and includes logos of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Isenberg School of Business and the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sports Management.
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?+
Internships play an important part of the program and all students have to take up compulsory internships as part of the program. GISB guarantees 3 month Internships for all students and will establish platforms and programs to facilitate and support job placement.
GISB ensures all students are provided with multiple opportunities to secure employment opportunities through:
- Industry Practitioners/Potential Employers as Faculty
- Ongoing Networking Opportunities
- Regular Placement Services
- Real-life Live Projects
- Career Mentorship Sessions
The program encourages all students to be proactive and aggressive when it comes to creating professional opportunities and students are expected to research opportunities and leverage industry relationships to create internship options for themselves as well.
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 Fee is broken up into 4 instalments. This fee includes the following:
- 5 Foundation Courses
- 20 Units of Sports Courses
- 100+ Hours of Content Delivered by Professors from UMass Amherst
- Multiple Live Projects and Industry Exposure Opportunities
- Ongoing Career Mentorship
- Complimentary Access to Industry Events
- Ground Transportation and Accommodation During International Study Trip to the UK
- Guaranteed Industry Internship (3 Months)
- Professional Placement Opportunities
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 Andheri East 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.