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MSc

Sport Business Management

Duration
1 Year
Start
September 2022
Delivery
Campus Taught

Are you ready to make a significant contribution to the dynamic global sports industry? Our Sports Business Management course has enabled graduates to step into work for a wide range of UK and international sports organisations.

This programme is also available as an online distance learning course, which provides high-quality learning and teaching combined with flexible study. 

Our course will develop and enhance your business management knowledge and skills. It’s completely taught within the sports context, by staff with sports management and consultancy experience.

Our strong philosophy for this programme is that it’s intellectually and academically stimulating, but also clearly focused on the vocational needs of the sports industry.

We’d like you to challenge and develop existing practices.

Why study with us

  • Sport is a multi-billion-dollar industry and the content of our course is reflective of the global context in which sports organisations operate.
  • Learn about life in the sports industry through guest lectures. The Premier League and professional rugby clubs are just some of our speakers.
  • Our course team have a wealth of experience both within academia and in the sports industry. You’ll be taught by academics who are actively researching and publishing.
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What you'll do

  • An integral part of this course is relating theory to practice and we’re flexible, as this can be undertaken in new sports industry settings or in your current workplace. 
  • You’ll work with a range of external sporting agencies and this networking opportunity is invaluable for your future.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to complete a final dissertation, or opt to write a journal article, with a view to it being published in a relevant academic or trade publication.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.

95%Face-to-face
5%Online

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Accreditations

  • This course is aligned with the Entry and General Management professional standards outlined by CIMSPA, the professional development body for the UK's sport and physical activity sector. As a member, you will be entitled to attend seminars and meetings and learn from industry professionals. The Health and Fitness pathway on the course allows students the option to meet professional standards in Gym Instruction, Personal Training, Health Navigator and Working with People with Long Term Conditions.

Our School has strong links with a large number of sports organisations, including professional sports teams and public and private sector sports providers.

We regularly invite guest speakers from industry to speak on this course. This is a valuable opportunity for you to meet potential employers and learn about life in the sports industry.

Guest lectures have been given by representatives of The Premier League, The Football League, Wigan Warriors Rugby League Club, Bolton Wanderers Football Club, St Helens Rugby League Club, David Lloyd Leisure and Preston City Council.

The course team are currently working with the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity as part of their consultation on accreditation of HE courses.

Future careers

Our Sports Business Management programme will prepare you for a career in the industry within a private, commercial, public or voluntary sector in a range of management and academic roles.  

Our graduates have gone on enjoy successful careers in high profile sports organisations. Here are just a few examples:

  • Media Marketing Manager at Manchester United Football Club
  • Regional Events Officer (North West) at British Cycling
  • Regional Sports Co-ordinator (West Midlands) at British Colleges Sport
  • Head of Marketing at Swiss Cycling
  • Junior Planning & Insight Manager at McCann Erickson

Fees and Funding

2021/22
UK
Full-time£7100 per year
Distance Full-time£7100 per year
Part-time£785 per 20 credits
Distance Part-time£785 per 20 credits
EU
Full-time£13500 per year
Distance Full-time£13500 per year
Part-time£785 per 20 credits
Distance Part-time£785 per 20 credits
International
Full-time£13500 per year
Distance Full-time£13500 per year
2022/23
UK
Full-time£7800 per year
Distance Full-time£7800 per year
Part-time£867 per 20 credits
Distance Part-time£867 per 20 credits
International
Full-time£14500 per year
Distance Full-time£14500 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.

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This course is based in the School of Sport and Health Sciences located in the Faculty of Allied Health and Wellbeing

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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