India has an enormous potential to grow its sports industry globally. The factors like immense success of various sports leagues and rising interest of corporate sectors and film fraternity in the business of sports is contributing to the shift in the demand-supply ratio when it comes to professionals with appropriate knowledge in sports management. Thus, the less explored career scope in sports management domain will be the most growing segment in the coming years in Indian management education. Citing this gap in the industry, Indian Institute of Management Rohtak grabbed this opportunity to introduce the Post Graduate Programme in Sports Management in 2018, where it became the first IIM to train professionals for the many sports management career options like as sports event manager, sports marketing manager, sports agents, sports talent managers Sports analysts, media and communication managers, among others available in the Indian sports industry today.
If you have a passion for sports and an aptitude for management, then the career in sports management with IIM Rohtak will be a great opportunity. Participants of the program are offered an innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum that is at par with the best in the world that will ensure professional development, networking, and skills in areas such as sports finance, sports law, sports marketing and merchandising, and special events.
“Sports industry is an important and fast growing Industry. Increasing need to professionalize this growing sports industry creates need for sports management professionals. Sport management professionals are expected to deal with various business aspects of sports and recreation. Sport Management program at IIM Rohtak is expected to produce professionals who have the competence in various domains such as sports marketing, sports law, financials of sports, event management, sports infrastructure management, sponsorship, sports organizations, among others” said Prof. Dheeraj Sharma, Director, IIM Rohtak.
Located within the National Capital Region (NCR) of India, IIM Rohtak is 90 minutes’ drive from Delhi international airport. The state-of-the-art campus, situated at NH-10 is spread over an area of 200 acres and has access to some of the finest academic, cultural and research facilities in the country.
To be eligible to apply for the second batch of 2 year Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Management, one must hold a bachelor’s degree (in any discipline) and must be able to demonstrate an interest in sports. Work experience in relevant field will be an added advantage.
The online registrations start from 1st June 2019, and the section process will include Sports Assessment Aptitude Test and Personal Interview.
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