Second edition of Sports Business MBA by EB Institute - VDU Ekonomikos ir vadybos fakultetas

Second edition of Sports Business MBA by EB Institute

Euroleague Basketball Institute and Vytautas Magnus University have started a New Era in education for the 2018 – 2019 academic year with the new Sports Business MBA by EB Institute. Students will obtain both the systemic understanding and working knowledge of all major areas of contemporary sports business and management: sports business, media and communication, marketing, sports management, economics and finance, law and governance.

Vytautas Magnus University study programmes prepare specialists who are equipped with interdisciplinary knowledge and abilities, analytical and critical thinking, and capability to work in the international market, rather than narrowly specialised graduates who would only meet the short-term demands of today. A liberal arts university with studies based on the Harvard model, it provides an interdisciplinary education as well as competences that are important in the dynamic labour market.

The course awards 90 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) to graduates. The Sports Business 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 complementing this. Throughout the Sports Business MBA, students will interact with academics from Vytautas Magnus University, Euroleague Basketball senior management, academicians from three additional universities, industry experts and industry leaders to create world-class learning opportunities. The guest academicians come from University Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne, the University of Bologna and LaSalle URL and the industry expters from companies such as: FC Bayern Munich, Desigual, German National Anti-Doping Agency, Mozzart, Nike and the NBA.

In September 2018, the first session will take place at Euroleague Basketball’s headquarters in Barcelona, Spain. During five days students will participate in the course introduction, learning educational tools for the e-learning platform, team building sessions, all the while focusing on presentations by Euroleague Basketball Department Directors. For an further insight about the first session please check the following video from the first generation.

In January 2019, the second session will take place on Vytautas Magnus University campus in Kaunas, Lithuania. During five days students will focus on the academic course components, as well as spend a full 2 days visiting Zalgiris Kaunas and the Zalgirio Arena, learning from the club and arena management. Check out the following video.

In May 2019, the third in-person session will take place at 2019 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four in Vitoria- Gasteiz, Spain. During four days students will go behind the scenes at one of the largest sports events in the world, the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four. The focus will be on presentations from industry leaders, with past examples from the EBI Master including senior executives from adidas, AEG, ESPN, IMG, NBA, New Era, Spalding, Special Olympics, Turkish Airlines and Twitter to name a few. Check out the following video.

In October 2019, the fourth session will take place on Vytautas Magnus University campus in Kaunas, Lithuania. During three days students will defend their MBA Thesis during a Viva, as well as celebrate a graduation ceremony in the basketball heartland of Lithuania.

All online activities will be hosted on a Moodle platform and for those of you are interested to see the first lesson of the course can find the video recording of that at the following link ready for download: Please note that the file exceeds 2GB and make sure you have a relative fast internet connection available before you start the download.

Application is now open – for more information please visit the following link or open the attached pdf leaflet

If you made up your mind and want to sign up for the 2018-2019 Sports Business MBA by EB Institute please fill out the online application form at:

After you have read through all material feel free to check our EB Institute Alumni website and browse through the different profiles. If you would like to talk to any of our EB Institute Alumni with their experiences with the prior EBI Master in Sports Management and Marketing, please let us know. Find the Alumni section at the following link:

We also encourage you to check the following hashtag at twitter where you can find information from day 1 of the first-generation students from the Sports Business MBA. Please visit the following link for further information:

Once you have gathered all information please let us know when it would suit you that we schedule a phone call so that we could discuss the further step of the registration process or if there are any other question that you might have.