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Stevens Institute of Technology and Real Madrid Graduate School–Universidad Europea Team Up to Offer Dual Master’s Degrees in Sports and Technology

Stevens and Real Madrid Graduate School’s agreement marks first such collaboration between an American and Spanish university

Four people standing on the Babbio patio flanking two 6-ft banners - one red with Stevens logo, representing the School of Business; the other blue multicolored representing Read Madrid. The four people from left to right are Brian Rothschild, Lura Planells Bolant, Gregory Prastacos and Chihoon Lee.

(Hoboken, N.J. – May 19, 2021) – Succeeding in sports requires both talent and technology, which is why Stevens Institute of Technology and Real Madrid Graduate School–Universidad Europea (EURM-UE) are teaming up.

Starting in August 2021, graduate students will have the unique opportunity to accelerate their education and earn two master’s degrees within two to three semesters while benefiting from residencies on both campuses in Hoboken, N.J., and Madrid, Spain. Students can pursue a master’s degree from Stevens in business administration, business intelligence and analytics or information systems, while earning a graduate degree in sports technologies and digital transformation from Real Madrid Graduate School–Universidad Europea.

Students will also benefit from professional internships under the framework of Real Madrid Next, a collaboration of start-up and established companies and Real Madrid C. F., as well as have opportunities to engage with professionals and managers of the Real Madrid C. F. professional soccer club. 

The collaboration will provide students with a practical and in-depth knowledge and proficiency in the latest technologies used in sports, including data analysis, virtual reality, blockchain and geolocation, while considering the importance in applying the right strategies to achieve optimal performance. 

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Real Madrid Graduate School, one of the biggest names in the sports world, and offer these programs with Universidad Europea. As technology and analytics continue to transform the sports industry, these degrees will prepare our students for exciting and innovative opportunities in this ever-changing landscape,” said Gregory Prastacos, dean of the School of Business at Stevens.

Students will begin the program at Stevens for the core subject courses and at Real Madrid Graduate School–Universidad Europea for sports performance and big data and AI in sports management. Following completion, the students will travel to EURM-UE in Madrid for five weeks for an additional three courses, including smart venues, sports technologies context and an immersive internship. In addition, they’ll receive an invitation to the White Week, an annual summer celebrity sports event for students, with masterclasses and networking opportunities promoting entrepreneurialism, teamwork, integrity, leadership and excellence at Real Madrid C. F. Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. 

According to Emilio Butragueño, Real Madrid C. F. director of institutional relations and general manager of the Real Madrid Graduate School–Universidad Europea, “this agreement reinforces our commitment to offering students an international education of the highest quality together with pioneering institutions in their respective sectors, such as Stevens Institute of Technology.” 

For more information, including how to register, please visit stevens.edu/sportstech

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About Stevens Institute of Technology 

Stevens Institute of Technology is a premier, private research university situated in Hoboken, New Jersey overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Since our founding in 1870, technological innovation has been the hallmark of Stevens’ education and research. Within the university’s three schools and one college, 7,300 undergraduate and graduate students collaborate closely with faculty in an interdisciplinary, student-centric, entrepreneurial environment. Academic and research programs spanning business, computing, engineering, the arts and other disciplines actively advance the frontiers of science and leverage technology to confront our most pressing global challenges. As Stevens celebrates its 150th anniversary, the university continues to be consistently ranked among the nation’s leaders in career services, post-graduation salaries of alumni, and return on tuition investment.

About Real Madrid Graduate School – Universidad Europea

Real Madrid Graduate School-Universidad Europea is an international education project that was created in 2006 as the first post-graduate center specializing in the sports industry. The mission of the School is to promote education, research and professionalization at a national and international level in every area and aspect of sports, a project that is the only of its kind in the area of education. 

The alliance between Universidad Europea and Real Madrid C. F. offers this type of training, which brings excellence to sports through 25 master’s degree programs that focus on the areas of health, sports, management and communication. During this 2020-2021 academic year, students of over 50 nationalities are training at the Madrid campus, putting into practice each day the five fundamental values of the School: enterprising spirit, teamwork, integrity, leadership, and excellence. The purpose of the School is to transmit them and share them with the students to train them as future ethical leaders, who provide guidance in accordance with the historical values of Real Madrid C. F.   

Stevens media contact: Thania Benios, Director of Public Relations, [email protected], 917-930-5988