Certified Sports Manager

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July 1, 2024
6 months


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Sports Management

Add value to your MBA with the Certified Sports Manager

Certified Sports Manager (CSM) is a 6 months professional programme exclusively designed for MBA students and MBA degree holders. During this era of cut-throat competition and limited opportunities, MBA students and MBA holders can add value to their MBA by being certified in Professional Sports Management.

CSM is the unique blend of practical application and theory that immerses the student in the various aspects of the sports business. It provides students with the aptitude, business acumen and opportunities to develop a promising career at the forefront of the changing sports business.

CSM will give the opportunity to grab the best managerial jobs in the Sports industry. The opportunities are vast and our training will help our students to be the best candidate for the industry. This programme covers all the aspects of the Sports and sports industry.

This programme covers all the aspects of the Sports and sports industry.



MBA/PGDBA degree holders or MBA/PGDBA students who have completed the First semester of MBA/PGDBA


6 months


Ernakulam & Hybrid mode

Course Outline

  • Origin and Development of Sports
  • Sports Policy, Sports Administration and Sports Economics
  • Sports Industry and Sports Business Models
  • Sports Management (Sports Finance, Sports Marketing)
  • Sports Club Management
  • Athlete Management
  • Sports Event Management
  • Sports Law and Sports Trade Unionism
  • Sports Facility Development and Management

(Contents of the programme may change frequently to adhere to our Quality Policy and Research process to make the course best suit to the industry demands)

Specialization (Optional)

PGDSM/CSM/EDSM students can specialize in the following areas by joining our Value Added Specialization Programme (VASP) by paying a discounted additional fee. The following specializations are available

  • Football Management
  • Cricket Management
  • Motorsports Management
  • Leisure Sports Management

Career Opportunities

(CSM students can enter into the middle management and even top management levels of various career profiles mentioned above)


SMRI follows FORMULA EX, a unique pedagogy developed by the experts of SMRI. This pedagogy is developed based on the learnings from FORMULA1 RACING, the world’s topmost motorsport championship. LEARN – PLAY – WORK – INVENT, the basic foundation of FORMULA 1 RACING. SMRI’s Pedagogy Development Team which includes Industry Experts, Subject Experts, Instruction Designers, Teachers and Alumni has successfully integrated the 4 elements of FORMULA 1 into SMRI’s academic system and frequently introduces new versions of the FORMULA EX (Formula for Excellence). The Present version is AI-enabled FORMULA EX 24.


Assessment is an ongoing process aimed at understanding and improving student learning. We are following a continuous assessment system to ensure maximum learning effectiveness. The assessment objectives are 1) Knowledge and Understanding, 2) Application of the concepts learned and 3) Performing skills. 

Certification Requirements

  1. Successful completion of all subjects
  2. 85% attendance
  3. Must have completed 100% coursework
  4. Successful completion of the internship
  5. Adherence to SMRI norms, guidelines and deadlines

Fee & Other Details

For more information on admission and career prospects, please contact our Student Support Team @ +91 8891675259

Add value to your MBA and Quick Start your sporty career with our world-class skill development certification courses. Join today.



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