Stamford launches Sports Management MBA with Real Madrid Graduate School for the first time in Asia


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Stamford International University has joined forces with the Real Madrid Graduate School in launching its M.B.A. Sports Management for the first time in Asia, continuing to leverage its global network to enhance its “Here for Good” international education for Thailand.

The program will feature the five core courses taught at the Real Madrid Graduate School, one of the world’s Top 10 best Sports Management Schools. Students will be learning from Real Madrid’s experts, who will fly directly from Spain to provide their expertise in Bangkok. Moreover, the exclusive one-week study tour at Real Madrid Football Club will allow the students to have the “Real” experience as top rank management and sports business executives will take turns to share their insights on how to be successful in sports management.

Being part of Stamford’s Signature M.B.A. series, the program will offer working adults the most incredibly flexible delivery options, with part-time and full-time study plans.

“We know how sports management can help enhance the sports industry in Thailand, where we see huge development year after year. Looking forward, Thailand needs more specialists in the field to lift the industry to the next level. We know that we can support the supply side,” CEO of Laureate Thailand Gilles Mahe said.

“Real Madrid Graduate School is one of the world’s best known in sports management schools. We’re honoured that we can import this expertise exclusively for Thailand,” he said.

Emilio Butragueño, Director of Real Madrid Graduate School-Universidad Europea said, “It’s a good opportunity for Real Madrid Graduate School to make its presence felt in Asia, where sports increasingly plays a more important role in society. The mature market in Europe has generated quite successful stories and lessons learned, lessons that Asian sports management businesses can benefit from and make short-cuts to progress.”

“The collaboration with Stamford through the Laureate network is a solid move that could trigger further activities together in the future.”

The first semester of the M.B.A in Sports Management program will start in June. Enrolment is open now. For further information regarding the program, please contact the Stamford team at the Asoke Campus Learning Center.