P G Diploma in Sports Management

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July 1, 2024
12 Months


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Sports Management

If you dream of starting a rewarding career after your graduation, our PG Diploma in Sports Management (PGDSM) is the best option for you. This course will give you great insight into the sports industry and will equip you to be a promising sports management professional. Passion for sports and good business acumen are the basic qualities a sports management professional requires.

PGDSM equips you to explore a wide range of dynamic career opportunities in Indian and global sports.  If you are thinking about an exciting career full of fun, friends and fortune, PGDSM is the best choice for you. PGDSM will provide a concrete knowledge base in Management and will help to explore the wonderful world of Sports Management.

Thinking MBA. Think PGDSM for better opportunities

P G Diploma in Sports Management (PGDSM) is a 12-month professional programme for graduates and post-graduates. This course is specially designed to produce highly competent sports management professionals with an in-depth understanding of sports management concepts and techniques. If you love sports and fun, PGDSM is the best choice for your life. Moreover, sports is going to be the next big industry in India.

PGDSM students will get better opportunities than MBA students in many ways. MBA is a 2-year programme, but PGDSM is just one year and guarantees a better career than an MBA graduate. PGDSM course fee is also much less compared to the MBA course. Moreover, every employer who prefers MBA students gives PGDSM students equal or more preference.


Any Graduate/Post Graduate


12 months


Ernakulam & Hybrid mode

Course Outline

First Semester

  1. Origin and Development of Sports
  2. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Professionalism in Sports
  3. Sports Policy, Sports Administration and Sports Economics
  4. Sports Industry and Sports Business Models
  5. Sports Management (Sports Finance, Sports Marketing)
  6. Sports Club Management
  7. Athlete Management

Second Semester

  1. Sports Event Management
  2. Sports Law and Sports Trade Unionism
  3. Sports Facility Development and Management
  4. Sports Analytics and Language of Sports
  5. Sports Media and Aesthetics
  6. Academy Management
  7. Applied Sports

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

Career Opportunities

(PGDSM students can enter into the middle 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

If you dream of starting a rewarding career after your graduation, our PG Diploma in Sports Management (PGDSM) is the best option for you.. Join today.



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