2 Years full time


Must have completed graduation in any field from a recognized university with a minimum aggregate of 40% in all the subjects.

Navigating the Future of Sports Leadership

IISM’s Master’s Degree in Sports Management program (MSM) aims at developing world class leaders who can handle and manage their roles with an understanding of the practices, strategies and the fundamentals of the sporting ecosystem and the scopes in the related sector by instilling the necessary business and leadership skills.

The industry today needs revolutionary leaders who’d uplift it & pin India on a global map as an emerging multi-sporting country. India over the last decade, owing to the influx of sporting leagues, developing as a multi-sport nation across the globe. Underpinning this emerging industry are the business professionals who provide direction and leadership to sporting organisations across the country.

Whether it’s at the elite, semi-elite or recreational levels, the program prepares you to deliver on all strategic dimensions of the industry – in areas such as marketing and promotions, governance and management, facilities and events, as well as participation development.

Kickstart Your Sports Management Dream:
Explore IISM’s MSM Program

Curriculum of the program

Program Highlights:
Where Excellence Meets Innovation


University Recognition


Innovative Curriculum


Internship and Placement Opportunities


Research and Project Development


Vibrant Campus Life

The program is officially recognized by the prestigious University of Mumbai, ensuring academic rigor and quality.

Developed and delivered by industry experts and renowned sports professionals, the curriculum is tailored to align with the current trends and demands of the sports industry.

Students are provided with significant opportunities for internships and placements, facilitating practical experience and professional networking in the sports industry.

Emphasis is placed on research and project work, encouraging students to engage in practical learning and contribute to the sports management field.

The program is designed to offer a campus life that is conducive to ‘learning by doing’, ensuring a holistic educational experience.

I’m in the second year of my Master’s Degree in Sports Management at IISM and I did my graduation in B.Com.

Sports has always been a source of inspiration and learning to me, rather than mere entertainment. I was always passionate about sports but didn’t know that I could a career in it.

This opportunity of transforming my Passion into a Career was presented to me by IISM and I am grateful to them! Choosing IISM was absolutely no brainer as it is the best sports institute in India. I aspire to be affiliated with the BCCI in the near future and make a career in Grassroot Development.

Atharva Ajgaonkar, 2021-23

As a sports consultant having studied at IISM, I am currently leading the IISM team of students working at the upcoming Khelo India University Games. Despite the challenges during COVID, IISM opened several doors for me, which led to my current role. My message to aspirants is to seize opportunities, regardless of the pay.

Aman Kumar, 2018-2020

IISM has given me an amazing platform for overall growth and development. It has a diverse culture, integrating students from across different states, ensuring a student-friendly environment, which helped me to learn a lot. The faculty members here are very friendly, professional and inspiring. They have always encouraged me to learn through projects, which were very helpful for me throughout our studies.

Shirish Navathe, 2021-23

Mumbai is a city of dreams, they say and IISM has undoubtedly helped me to fulfil my dream. I moved to Mumbai from a small village in Madhya Pradesh and applied to IISM to pursue a career in sports as I am extremely passionate about it. The institute has helped and guided me towards and on the path of achieving my career goals and work my way up the ladder in the sports industry. Studying at IISM has been the ideal decision for my career and I urge all students to enrol in the program and reap the benefits of it. During my journey at the institute, I have learned that it is important to grab the right opportunity as it comes. With many great internships and placements offered by IISM, you will definitely be on the right path with perseverance and readiness to take on anything that comes your way.

Current Company and Designation:
Sports Interactive, Project Manager (Jr. Associate)

Hardik Gangrani

It was a pleasure working as an assistant sound manager with Beat It Entertainment team for a prestigious event U-17 FIFA World Cup at Goa. It was once in a life time experience where i worked with the head sound engineer and sound manager creating a lively ambience by playing the FIFA anthem and national anthems of different countries. Proudly showcasing that I coordinated well with my co-workers, now i have got the confidence to manage any event in future. FIFA officials were really supportive and i got to learn a lot which was possible only because of the support of my college staff and my friends. I take this opportunity to thank IISM for helping me to grab this opportunity, without their support i wouldn’t have gained such an experience.


The experience of working with SportzPower as an event management intern for the India Football Forum was very enriching.

It was a great experience to prepare for an event of such magnitude and witness the industry’s finest share their viewpoints on the footballing industry in India through a conference like this.

It has helped me expand my horizons not only about India football but about the sports industry as a whole.

I am grateful to Thomas Sir, Aparna Ma’am and IISM for this incredible opportunity.

Sachin Nayak

I am grateful to have had an opportunity of being a part of the Mumbai ultra-marathon which is a 12-hour running event that aims at spreading awareness about running and its importance.

My day started pretty early at 4 am in the morning & helped me learn a lot about pre event activities. The most important learning that I gained was to organize effectively & deliver in short duration, best experience to the runner. The way the activities were planned keep smaller of detailing in mind was astonishing.

Overall, it was a great learning experience & I look forward to many more experiences like these.

Shaurya Manchanda

It was a great experience to be a part of Asia Cup Live Streaming & we got this opportunity thanks to IISM. It was dream come true to meet the real cricketing heroes and the living legend : Kapil Dev sir.

This experience helped in understanding the different aspects of shooting a live sporting telecast & how efforts of each team member count.

I would once again thank IISM & Star Sports for providing us with such a great learning experience.

Abhishek Bhagare

As a proud IISM student I would like to thank the management for giving us such a wonderful opportunity to be part of a live game that too between the arch rivals India vs. Pakistan. We got a chance to meet a lot of cricketing legends whom we watch on television as part of the analysis, commendatory, and hosts of the show. We learned how the work behind camera will be and how hard they work to deliver a Picasso to the viewers the numerous workforces involved in it, coordination between them and the management who organize in a smooth manner. It is overall a great learning experience for students like us who will be into the industry in future. It inculcates enthusiasm and also prepares us for the kind of efforts we will have to put in, to represent at such big stages.

Looking forward for more such opportunities in the future.

Thank you.

Shyamkumar Malla

“We got an opportunity to attend the Sports Analytics Conference. And trust me, it was quite an eye opener and learning curve for someone climbing the ropes of the sports industry like me. We got to learn about what sports companies are doing for fans, brands and engagement, in the field of technology, performance and data science and also the kind of efforts taken for sports development at the grassroots level. Apart from this, also got immense networking opportunities with industry stalwarts. Overall, a day spent well with many learning outcomes. Special thanks to IISM for making this happen.”

Pranav Tungare

“Firstly, I would like to thank IISM for giving me an opportunity to contribute & be a part of Knowledge Report development which was first of a kind experience for me. It was a pleasure for me to participate & write for this report with a great team where I got a guide like Amitava Sir & Avanti Ma’am who guided me very well while developing this report. I would also like to appreciate the work of my team-mates as well who were part of this report.

For me, TU₹F 2018 was just a second opportunity to attend a conference where I got a chance to Interact with the experts of the Industry & dignitaries from the Ministry as well. Personally, for me getting a chance to speak-up with Indian Olympic Committee & International Hockey Federation President Mr Narinder Batra about the upcoming Hockey World Cup was a great experience. Also getting a chance to meet & interact with the Athletes & Para-Athletes who had brought many laurels for the nation was amazing.

I gained immense knowledge while developing this report. Developing this report also made me feel free from the fear of writing about my own ideas with the help of some facts and figures. Getting a chance to converse with the Industry experts will provide you with lots of insights which would definitely help you in deciding your next Course of Action.”


“Attended my first Sports Analytics Conference, thanks to IISM.

I am glad that the #SAC17- a platform where like-minded sports industry professionals gather to present, share and discuss advancements in various fields of the sports industry, took place in Mumbai and I got to experience it in my 1st Sem itself.

If I hadn’t been in IISM, I wouldn’t have known about it. It was well organized. Special thanks to all those who worked behind it.”

Anil P Sukumaran

IISM provides every student exactly what they need for life. Being a sportsman, I always wanted to enter the field of sports & give back. IISM helped me in doing so.

Supportive seniors, experienced faculty, wonderful campus, quality education, real world experiences & amazing friends; its everything one needs from a college & a network developed for life.

Not only do they conduct various guest lectures, but also give us real world field experiences, to test the all-round development of the students.

Ganesh Mate

Being a part of Aditya Birla Sports is in itself a great opportunity & what added more to this was the event that I will be working on.

Being able to work with such a big organisation as an intern is in itself a great way to start my career. I strongly believe that this exposure to the industry will help me learn a lot of things in the upcoming days.

This opportunity means a lot to me & I am looking forward to give my best and make my family, friends & IISM proud of me.

Bhadavi Bandekar

Getting to volunteer at the Mumbai Ultra-Run marathon was a great learning curve for me. It helped me in understanding how to host an event of this stature & also meet inspirational athletes who even at the age of around 70 years had the zeal and enthusiasm to run over 70 kms.

I’d like to thank IISM for giving me such an opportunity, that I’ll cherish forever.


IISM has been nothing short of an astonishing experience for me. It has been helping me build a better future within the sports industry.

IISM believes in aiding the enhancement of the gen next by its bewildering course material and extraordinary work opportunities.

The culture at IISM is something that I absolutely love, there are these various cells in which we get to apply & work closely with the faculty of IISM.

I can only offer gratitude to IISM.

Sushil Kumar Jaiswal

“The experience at the IDBI marathon was one to cherish for lifetime. This was the first time I was volunteering at a Marathon and it was really amazing to see such enthusiasm among the people.

Not only the participants but the organising team of IDBI was also full of energy. Their energy and enthusiasm made us realise that we also play a very crucial part in the event.

Thank you IISM for giving us an opportunity like this.”

Rohan Gulaty

I am very happy to be in the first batch of MSM which is recognized by Mumbai University. As IISM is located in Mumbai, it is truly advantageous for us to get exposed, interact & train with the high-profile executives of the commercial industry.

Programs at IISM helps in identifying goals and make a plan to achieve them with a focus on developing skills in areas like leadership, marketing and professionalism.

The skills and experiences you again in the coming years will impact your success in your career and beyond ally, I got acquainted with the core sports industry practically and am looking forward for more.

Aditya Naik

The journey of sports began from school but to accomplish my dreams in sports field IISM has shown me the path. The experience here has been amazing and the numerous opportunities it has shown me till now has been tremendous.

Aashumi Mehta, 2016

Career Horizons in

Sports Management

Imagine leading organizations that host major sporting leagues and events, or contributing to community programs that foster sports participation. The MSM degree opens doors to diverse roles, including:

Real-World Experience:

Internships and Career Launchpad

The Institute assists in exploring opportunities for Internships at the end of the first year. The internship program provides the students with an opportunity to gain deeper understanding of the various departments/functions of a sporting organization and gives a chance to expand your network.

The institute provides practical placement assistance at the end of the second year.

Frequently Asked Questions

The placement opportunities available for MSM students is spread across various industries, to get more information, drop us an email on : admissions@iismworld.in

The fee for 2-year Master of Sports Management is ₹8,41,064/- only.

For sports management, the candidate must have completed their graduation in any field with 50% for the open category & 45% for the reserved category in all the subjects.

Some of the exciting subjects that you will learn in Master’s Degree in Sports Management are Operations Management, Sports Human Resource Management, Sports Analytics Management, Public Relations in Sports and many more.