Your career at the Center for Sports and Management

The Center for Sports and Management offers WHU students as well as external prospects excellent opportunities to enter the sports business - both in practice and in science. Students of all disciplines and grades can write their thesis at the Chair of Sports and Management. In addition, the CSM provides internships to students or employs them as academic assistants at the Center itself. The Center for Sports and Management, together with the WHU, the foundation "Deutsche Sporthilfe"and the SPOAC - Sports Business Academy by WHU, also serves as a training institution for former top athletes and future executives in the sports business. Graduates and professionals are offered excellent career opportunities in the scientific field, e.g. as internal or external doctoral candidates and research assistants.

Former employees and alumni of Professor Schmidt now work at some of the finest addresses in the sports business, including the German Football League (DFL), the German Football Association (DFB) or German record football champion FC Bayern Munich. Have we aroused your interest in a career at the CSM? On these pages you will find all the information you need. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or suggestions.



Kerstin Carolin Forword

Project Manager CSM

+49 (0)211 44709 746

Bundesliga Internship Program

At the end of 2016, the Center for Sports and Management launched an internship program in cooperation with clubs of the German Football Bundesliga. Since then, selected WHU students have been given the opportunity to complete an internship at top clubs and organizations within German professional football. Sports-interested students of all programs and classes who are interested in a career in the sports business are eligible as interns.

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Info for Doctoral Students / Research Assistants

The Center for Sports and Management offers various career opportunities, especially in the scientific field. We examine the social and economic impact of professional sports and analyze relevant and attractive topics by means of scientific methods at the interface between sport, business and society - always with a special view on the future of professional sports. Apply now as an internal or external doctoral student at the CSM!

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Careers for Athletes

For many successful athletes - especially outside of professional football - the question of how to secure a long-term livelihood after the end of the career is essentially. Therefore, many athletes already take courses or begin to study while still being active sportsmen. In cooperation with the foundation "Deutsche Sporthilfe" the WHU offers scholarships for former athletes in its full-time and part-time MBA program. The "SPOAC - Sports Business Academy by WHU" also offers the opportunity for further professional development, not only to the junior executives of the sports business, but also to former top athletes.

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