After the successful presentation of its new program in Zadar, Dubrovnik, Zagreb, Rijeka and Split, the University college for sports management Aspira (www.aspira.hr) headquartered in Split, enrolled in March 2013 the first generation of one and only professional graduate program of sports management in Croatia.

After the successful presentation of its new program in Zadar, Dubrovnik, Zagreb, Rijeka and Split, the University college for sports management Aspira (www.aspira.hr) headquartered in Split, enrolled in March 2013 the first generation of one and only professional graduate program of sports management in Croatia. Graduates of this course acquire, according to the Bologna process 120 ECTS credits and the title of professional sports management specialist (official title: Ec.S.). This is an area that deals with sports marketing, facility management, organization and management of sports events, supervision and financial management, sponsorship in sports, public relations, sports law, etc.

Otherwise, according to the agreement with COC in 2010, Aspira provides specific benefits to the categorized athletes and sports offcials from all over the Croatia, and one of them is a discount on school fee. Many famous persons, such as the athlete Blanka Vlasic, skier Sofija Novoselic, taekwondoists Ana and Lucija Zaninovic, yachtswoman Tina Mihelic, athlete Ivana Brkljacic, gymnast Mario Moznik, rower Martin Sinkovic, table tennis player Sandra Paovic, basketball player Nikola Vujcic, manager of the national football team Igor Stimac and many more, attend the study of sports management at Aspira.

With the permission of the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports and recognized public right, Aspira is the first institution in Croatia primarily focused on education of athletes, with the goal of international competitiveness, encouraging the mobility of students, application of high technological achievements in education, starting the studies in English language, developing multicultural environment and a number of other goals, all in favor of symbiosis of sports and economy.