PRESS RELEASE | Oct 15, 2018
Dates finalized, registration underway for next edition of Sports Business MBA by EB Institute
The application period for the 2018-19 Sports Business MBA by EB Institute is entering its final month and the dates for the four in-person sessions have been set. Applications for the 16-month program, run jointly by Euroleague Basketball and Vytautas Magnus University (VMU), must be submitted by August 26, 2018.

The blended learning MBA allows existing professionals in the sports industry to enhance their knowledge without sacrificing work commitments. It focuses on a modern approach to sports business, consisting of six modules over three academic semesters, including internship and group work opportunities, before submitting a final MBA thesis.

In addition to the six VMU module leaders and Euroleague Basketball senior management who deliver curricular content, six guest academics and six industry experts will share their knowledge and experience to inspire students' minds. The guest academics hail from Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris, the University of Bologna and LaSalle URL in Barcelona. The industry experts all work at well-known entities, such as FC Bayern Munich, Desigual, German National Anti-Doping Agency, Adidas, Nike and the NBA, representing companies and organizations at the forefront of the industry.

The course awards 90 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) to graduates. The MBA uses blended learning, featuring the latest e-learning tools offering maximum flexibility and sustained interaction with professors on a unique 14-month journey, with four in-person sessions included.

The opening sessions will be on September 24 to 28, 2018 at Euroleague Basketball's headquarters in Barcelona, Spain. The second in-person meetings will take place at VMU's campus in Kaunas, Lithuania, on January 14 to 18, 2019. The third session will coincide with the 2019 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain on May 15 to 19, 2019. VMU will host the fourth and final session on January 20 to 22, 2020.

Past graduates have gone on to work in many different prestigious roles in the European and international sporting world, including positions with clubs, federations and private businesses. 

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