The German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) in it’s magnanimous display, has pledged to award a scholarship of €13,000 (£11,000/$15,255) for a Master of Business Administration (MBA) course in sports management.
The application for the scholarship is open today and close on July 7th which are for anyone who has a first university degree or vocational training with a commercial focus as well as initial work experience can apply for it.
It is the seventh time the DOSB has agreed to award the scholarship which is due to start in October.
Steffi Nerius, a German javelin world champion in 2009, received the scholarship last year.
The Friedrich Schiller University Jena has been running the part-time course for the past 12 years.
The subject of “digitalisation in sport” has been included in the curriculum as the course looks to keep up with the times.
The DOSB believes German sport is facing “major challenges” as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and is in need of “creative minds with new approaches” to analyse existing structures and “set new impulses”.
“Due to the corona pandemic, there will also be many changes in sport in the future,” said Christian Siegel, head of sports facilities and environment for the DOSB.
“This requires competent and expert support.
“It is important to combine business knowledge and practice in order to survive in the professional field of sport.
“The students in Jena demonstrably learn these core competencies at a very high-quality level.”
A jury is expected to award the scholarship in a multi-stage selection process