BSc (Hons)

Sport Business Management

3 years
September 2024
Foundation entry

From voluntary organisations to elite global brands and mega events, the business of sport is both unique and dynamic. This course is your way into the industry – offering management expertise shaped for sport.

Why study with us

  • We are a market leader in sport education, with a long tradition of sport management in the UK.
  • Ranked 2nd in the North West for Graduate Prospect Outcomes in Sport Science - Good University Guide 2023.
  • Ranked in the top 3 in the North West and the top 5 nationally for Student Satisfaction in Sports Science - Good University Guide 2023.

What you'll do

  • You’ll have the option of work placement opportunities to build vital industry experience, as well as the chance to study abroad for up to a year – potentially in the USA, Singapore or Spain.
  • You’ll learn from a team of research-active academics – experts in a range of sporting topics, with a wealth of leadership experience.
  • In your final year, you’ll have the chance to focus on your interests, with a professional project, research project or dissertation.


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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Academic expertise

Denis Pressler
Senior Lecturer, Course Leader, BSc Sport Business Management
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Denis teaches across the BSc Sport Business Management undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, with a focus on finance and service operations. He also developed the BSc Football Studies programme and helped foster the partnership with the Macclesfield Football club.

Dr Danny Nuttall
Senior Lecturer in Football Studies
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Danny is the Course Leader for our BSc Football Studies programme. He also contributes to several of our other sport courses on offer. His primary focus is on the sociological and historical analysis of sport, and he has also previously led the Sport and Physical Education and Sp…

Future careers

Our BSc (Hons) Sport Business Management degree can create career opportunities across the global sporting landscape – helping you develop skills and experience for a range of management roles. We have strong national and international links across the sport and fitness industry, including professional clubs like Preston North End and Wigan Warriors.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,500 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

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

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Unleash your potential

This course is based in the School of Health, Social Work and Sport

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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