Sport Management
12 months
Part Time
November 2023
Tuition Fee
€ 12500
Professional Experience
Less than 3 years
Tel: +39 02 0064 5198

Sport infrastructure among places, culture, technology, sustainability, inclusivity, and business.

Do you want to pursue or boost your career in sport management? Discover our Master in Sport Design and Management, created by us at the Politecnico di Milano in collaboration with the main Italian sports institutions: CONI, FIGC, Istituto per il Credito Sportivo and Lega Serie A.

Our Programme is made for young graduates that want to start their career in the world of sport management, or professionals who want to develop further with specialised skills in the design and management of sport infrastructure.


Networking with the sport world

Our faculty is full of skilled practitioners who will teach you all their tips and tricks from the business. Check out some of our sessions here:

  • Understanding the management of the Estadio San Mamés, home of the Athletic Bilbao, introduced by the Stadium Manager, Borja Gonzalez
  • Understanding how the Amsterdam Arena works, the most advanced sports structure in Europe, explained by the CEO Henk Markerink
  • Learning more about “Stadium Operations and Stadium Management” together with Martin Murphy, Manager of the AVIVA Stadium in Dublin
  • Listening to Pietro Chiabrera and Lee Guerriero, UEFA Pitch & Technology Specialists, who talk about “Infrastructure for football. The UEFA approach”
  • Understanding the “Milan-Cortina 2026: an urban vision” project with the Project Leader Francesco Romussi, as well as Olympic athletes Ondřej Hotárek and Valentina Marchei, and city planning councillor of the Municipality of Milan, Pierfrancesco Maran
  • Discovering the new PALALIDO Allianz Cloud in Milan with its designers and managers
  • Talking with the volleyball champions Filippo Lanza, Matteo Piano and Andrea Zorzi
  • Learning best practices directly from the protagonists: Barcelona, Liverpool, Nice and many others
  • Following major Italian stadium development projects that are currently in progress: Atalanta, Bologna, Udine, Pisa, Bolzano, Flaminio di Roma, and many more
  • Discovering great events and cycling infrastructure with the protagonists: Alessandro Martinello, Marco Villa and many others
  • Networking with important companies, engineering and architecture design studios: TEKNE SpA, CMR Projects, GARE Engineering, TECO + Partners, ARCHEA Associati, Benedetto Camerana and Partner and many more
  • Meeting Francesco Gianello, Head of Stadium and Facilities, during his report on the Allianz Stadium management
  • Discovering the role and secrets of Grounds Managers together with Giovanni Castelli, Agronomist-consultant Lega Serie A and Lega B, and with Giovanni Pifarotti, Director of Stadium Operations and Sport International Relations at F.C. Internazionale Milano Spa.

We have partnered with leading sports companies and institutions for this programme:


We aim to train professionals to be able to work in these areas:

  • Architecture and engineering firms
    Italian and international engineering companies
  • Professional associations
  • Sports societies
  • Leagues and federations
  • Public administrations and local authorities
  • Construction and real estate companies
  • Services for sports, wellness and entertainment
  • Institutions responsible for the certification of quality management systems


At the end of your Master, when you complete all the scheduled activities, you’ll get a 1st or 2nd level University Master Degree issued by the Politecnico di Milano. This will be a I level degree, if you have a 3-year Bachelor degree (Laurea Triennale), or a II level degree if you have a Master degree (Laurea Magistrale).

Our Master goes for 12 months and is given both in Italian and in English.

You’ll have monthly classes here at POLIMI GSoM or online (once a month on Thursday-Saturday) and every Monday online (7.00-9.00pm CET). Our Master also includes outdoor activities, and at the end of the programme you’ll also discuss your Project Work.

Emilio Faroldi – Politecnico di Milano
Davide Allegri – Politecnico di Milano

  • Andrea Abodi, Istituto per il Credito Sportivo
  • Oscar Bellini, Politecnico di Milano
  • Stefano Bellintani, Politecnico di Milano
  • Marco Brunelli, FIGC
    Maddalena Buffoli, Politecnico di Milano
  • Luca Buzzoni, ARUP
  • Francesco Calvetti, Politecnico di Milano
  • Stefano Capolongo, Politecnico di Milano
  • Andrea Ciaramella, Politecnico di Milano
  • Alfredo Cigada, Politecnico di Milano
    Stefano Della Torre, Politecnico di Milano
  • Niccolò Donna, FIGC
  • Antonio Marchesi, Deloitte
  • Alberto Miglietta, former CONI Servizi SpA
  • Ingrid Paoletti, Politecnico di Milano
  • Andrea Rolando, Politecnico di Milano
  • Carlo Rotellini, TECO + Partners
  • Luca Stabile, ARUP
  • Maurizio Teora, ARUP
  • Michele Uva, UEFA
  • Eliana Ventola, Istituto per il Credito Sportivo
  • Federico Venturi Ferriolo, LCA Studio Legale
  • Maria Pilar Vettori, Politecnico di Milano


  • Design

Sports infrastructure. History. Evolution. Technologies National and international regulations for the quality design of sports spaces Principles for the evaluation and economic-financial planning of complex projects

Tools, models and technologies for evaluating complex projects
Planning of Sports infrastructure
Sociology and media-communication of sport
Environmental balance, sustainability of buildings for sports and major sporting events
Sport, wellness, health, Principles of environmental hygiene

  • Construction

Principles for the BIM approach
System and energy technologies for environmental sustainability
Innovative and Technology construction systems
Product, materials and process technologies: best practices and case histories presented by leading companies in the sector
Engineering of large complex structures: practices and case histories presented by companies, engineering and architecture firms
Flow engineering principles: best practices and case histories

  • Management

Principles of Integrated Management
Facility Management: best practices and case histories presented by leading companies in the sector
Project Financing and Public Private Partnership: approaches, tools, best practices
Sports infrastructure and big-events: match operations and best practices
Italian Best Practices (stadiums/arenas and sports integrated centres)
International Best Practices (stadiums/arenas and sports integrated centres)
Sports legislation


Put theory into practice with these engaging outdoor activities. We’ve added these on top of our more traditional classes, giving you a chance to put what you have learned into practice together with key insights from sport management professionals.
You’ll have 2 intensive 4-day workshops:
One is at the Centro Tecnico Federale FIGC “Luigi Ridolfi” in Coverciano, the Italian National Football Team’s primary training ground, as well as at
“Giulio Onesti” Olympic Preparation Center in Rome.
One Site Visit and Match Day: including meetings with sport management professionals
Workshops on specific projects
Seminars at the headquarters of companies and public institutions

Wrap up your programme with a practical approach, by completing this concrete project which you will do with the support of an academic tutor. You’ll then present your final paper in front of an academic committee at the end of your Master.

We’ve made this Programme for both graduates and professionals with a Bachelor or Master Degree in any discipline.


Selections for the 2023 intake are now open!
Just fill out the online form on Apply GSoM and attach these documents:

  • Your CV
  • A degree certificate or self-certification
  • Transcript of records
  • Motivational letter
  • Copy of your passport
  • Copy of proof of payment of the €100 application fee. You can pay this online using the online application form, Flywire* or by bank transfer. The application fee is non-refundable.

*You can easily pay your tuition and fees online via Flywire, our preferred payment partner. Flywire is a secure international payment service that simplifies payments from your home country or other countries around the world. Payment options include bank transfers, credit cards, e-wallets and more, typically in the local currency.

You can apply, take part in the selections, and enroll in the 2023 edition of this Master starting in November, even if you haven’t yet got your degree. What is important is that you have passed all your scheduled exams by the start of the Master.

Once you’ve submitted your application, our Recruitment Staff will contact you to complete the first selection phase, which includes a video interview.

The tuition fee amounts to €12,500.


You can also apply for one of our following Financial Aids Programme.


Applicants who submit their application by 31st May 2023 will be awarded a 10% Early Bird Contribution in case they pass the selection process and are admitted to the program.


If you graduated at Politecnico di Milano you can apply for a contribution of up to 40% of the tuition fee.


At POLIMI GSoM we actively promote gender equality, which is why we made this contribution to allow women greater accessibility to the programme, and in doing so to increase class diversity.

If you have shown outstanding merit and achievement in an academic or professional sense, you might be eligible for this financial aid of up to 30%.

If you’d like to try out for this competition, you need to meet the admission requirements and attach to your application us a small passage (no more than 500 words) about the following topic:

“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.”
Malala Yousafzai – 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Tell us about a time when you took a stand as a woman, in order to have a positive impact in the society in which we live.


International diversity is invaluable to us here at POLIMI GSoM. If you are a talented individual coming from an underrepresented country, we would like to help out with partial waivers up to 40% so we can boost international diversity within the class.

If you’d like to try out for this competition, you need to meet the admission requirements and attach to your application us a small passage (no more than 500 words) about the following topic:

“How do you think your cultural background can add value to the Master in Sport Design and Management class?”


We are committed to inspire and partner with innovators to shape a better future for all.
If you are a deserving candidate, sharing our purpose and putting it into practice in your personal and professional life, you can get up to 40% off the tuition fee.

To be eligible for this contribution, you need to meet the admission requirements and attach a small passage to your application.

Explain to us how your project reflects the POLIMI Graduate School of Management purpose. Submit a short essay (no more than 500 words) discussing at least 3 of the following points:

  • Innovators – to become a real agent of change in your society, always aware of the present needs, but looking into the future as well;
  • Inspiring – not only to learn, but to change your mindset;
  • Partnering – a program is not only the starting point, but a long-term project;
  • Shaping – an experiential learning path to be quickly put into practice in your surrounding environment;
  • A better future for all – to pay more and more attention to sustainability and inclusivity.


If you are a sport professional you can apply for a financial aid up to 30% of the tuition fee.


If you are an international candidate with Italian residency or an Italian candidate, you can access student loans to cover your tuition fee and other expenses.
For more information, please write to

Discover more on our financial aid opportunities


Meet our representatives, join our online presentations or even visit our campus:

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Our recruitment team is available for a 30-minute one-to-one info session to guide you through the contents, contributions available and the selection process of our programme.

To book your info-session please click on the link here below and fill out the booking form. One of our representatives will get in contact with you to set up the meeting.


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