CIES Intrapreneurship for the Sports Industry Programme


The CIES Programme in Intrapreneurship offers experienced sports industry professionals the tools to develop their skills in order to create innovative strategies and to transform sports organisations from within. These tools will be in demand as the sector faces post-covid 19 transition. Participants will explore untapped business opportunities and maximise the inner potential of their organisation to shape the future of sport. The programme is also designed to provide the framework and techniques to help discover new business opportunities, drive change and improve organisational fitness. By the end of their studies, participants will be able to spot problems, implement innovative solutions and better respond to any future challenges.

In 8 weeks, participants will:

  • Discuss best practice
  • Develop an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Enhance internal agility
  • Apply entrepreneurial skills within their organisations
  • Develop intrapreneurial projects

Who should participate? 

The programme is designed for motivated and purpose-driven professionals with significant expe­rience in the sports industry. During the programme participants will:

  • Take on a transformative learning journey
  • Build an environment to exchange experiences and best practices with other professionals from the sports industry
  • Become change agents and drive innovation within their organisations to have a positive impact on the sports industry


The CIES Programme in Intrapreneurship is part-time and fully online. Participants will complete synchronous and asynchronous activities with a 4-6 hours weekly engagement. Over 8 weeks, participants will complete modules which include:

  • Access to the CIES online learning management platform
  • Videos
  • Live sessions
  • Case studies and expert interviews
  • Additional resources: articles, case studies and videos

Furthermore, participants will:

  • Collaboratively reflect with peers across the programme via assignments and discussion forums
  • Participate in group meetings to generate and discuss ideas
  • Regularly complete a workbook to synthesise insights from the programme, track advancements, and prepare an action plan to develop once the programme is over.


The programme is offered in English.

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