Scholarships for Qatari nationals and long-term residents are being offered by Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) after receiving full accreditation from the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, it has been announced.
The scholarships will provide all funding for a Northwestern Masters in Sports Administration, a press statement notes.
The programme is being offered in partnership with Northwestern’s home campus through the School of Professional Studies. It offers courses that range from sports marketing to law and management, with the option to specialise in Global Sports Communication
“We are thrilled to receive this accreditation and support from Qatar Foundation and the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, as we work jointly towards developing the knowledge and mastery that Qatar needs to achieve its future vision,” said Jairo Lugo-Ocando, director of executive and graduate education.
Lugo-Ocando pointed out that sports is one of the largest economic enterprises in the world, and employs professionals with a variety of business skills and specialisations who have one common interest – the business of sports. “The interest in the business of sports is particularly prevalent in Qatar,” he noted, “and this industry already offers a wide range of challenging career options and opportunities. This programme will enhance the career prospects for anyone interested in pursuing a career in the sports industry.”
Classes in the programme are taught by faculty members who share their insights and practical knowledge based on extensive professional experience in sports. The programme offers access to team executives and professionals in areas such as operations, marketing and sponsorship in a wide range of sports and sports-related environments.
“Northwestern’s master’s programme in sports administration is curated to meet the realities and demands of this nation as it prepares to host world-class sporting tournaments and develop a knowledge-based economy,” Lugo-Ocando said.
The degree requirements are offered in a blended modality, allowing students to enrol in a combination of online and in-person classes. Sessions are also scheduled in the evenings to allow flexibility for working professionals.
To learn more and apply for the master’s programme, visit https://sps.northwestern.edu/masters/international-sports-administration/.
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