MBA distance learning
The programme consists of a four term business management postgraduate course.
The contents of terms one and two are identical to the contents of the two programmes - MBA in Technical Sales and the MBA in Marketing Management at the University of Applied Science in Kaiserslautern; these first two terms focus on developing a solid foundation of practical, highly relevant management and business skills upon which the additional skills in the specific specialist area of Motorsport Management are developed during the remainder of the programme. From the third term, groups are divided into the chosen specialist areas of study and graduate with a Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA).
The programme is both theory and practice-based, providing the critical skills and knowledge required. This program is designed to prepare graduates for careers in the different roles of Motorsport Management. The programme also includes developing key business and management skills such as creative problem solving and analytical thinking.
The objectives of the MBA Motorsport Management programme can be described as follows:
To successfully take on a management role in Motorsport involves having a fundamental understanding of how this unique sector works. Understanding the different roles of the teams, manufacturers and the drivers, the event and series promoters, and the national and international associations and how they all interact are key components of this sector and as such, form an important part of the programme.
The MBA Motorsport Management programme focuses on the motorsport sector and includes aspects such as Motorsport Management marketing, sponsorship and brand mangement, as well as learning about the processes and regulations unique to the motorsport sector.
Additional topics include: Marketing, Finance, sponsorship, HR, and team leadership in motorsport. Management agencies and legal applications are also part of this programme.
The MBA Motorsport Management programme is specifically designed to provide students with the skills necessary to be successful in a wide range of motorsport industry opportunities. For example, students who see themselves with a future career in motorsport, either with a team, in the events management area, the automobile industry and suppliers thereof - particularly in the closely related sector of performance cars.