MSc-PgDip-PgCert Sport Business Management

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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Normally a relevant management-based honours degree or recognised equivalent qualification We welcome enquiries from those who have substantial management experience but who do not have the normal entry requirements. We may invite you for an interview to discuss your particular background, experience and qualifications. Our aim is to ensure you can achieve success on this masters course, but please contact us if you wish to discuss your own concerns. Through accreditation of prior learning (APL), students may claim entry with credit or exemptions on the basis of their existing qualifications, knowledge and experience. Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of competence in English such as TOEFL 235 or 570 or IELTS 6. Visit the Sport and active lifestyles site
  • Academic title
    MSc/PgDip/PgCert Sport Business Management
  • Course description
    The continued expansion of spectator and recreational sports in commercial, public and non-profit organisations has created a need for motivated and capable leaders. This in turn, has created many opportunities for postgraduates with the necessary business management skills.

    This course is for academics, students and practitioners working in the field of sport management who want to gain new theoretical and practical skills to understand, and deal with, the changing industry.

    It builds on your existing undergraduate study and/or industry experience to develop your knowledge and professional skills required for personal development.

    The taught part of the course is made up of eight assessed modules followed by an industry-based research project.

    You examine how to apply management skills and knowledge to solve present day problems in the sport industries.

    You also gain the skills and qualities needed for careers in • sport administration • facility management • international events management • other related senior management posts.

    Sheffield offers a wide range of sporting organisations with international sports venues, a high commitment to community participation and the regional head office of the English Sports Institute is in Sheffield making it the ideal place to study sport management.

    Associated careers

    Career opportunities include work with • regional, national and international sporting bodies • sporting clubs • sport leagues • major venues and facilities • event management organisations • sports consultancies • player-agent organisations • sport related government agencies.

    As a professional leader in sport and facilities management you will possess skills that can be applied to the commercial, public and non-profit areas.

    Many students are already working in sport when they begin the course. After graduating you are in an excellent position to improve your careers with your current employers.

    Course content

    The taught part of the course has eight assessed modules. These apply management skills and knowledge to solve current problems in sport.

    The research strand introduces the skills of management data collection, analysis and decision making to support your final project.

    • the economics of the global sport business • sport marketing and enterprise • research matters 1 • research matters 2 • developing people for management in sport • event management and viability • sport law • sport and media management • community sport development • project

    To complete the MSc you must submit a project of between 15,000 to 20,000 words.

    We supply an induction pack that includes a full reading list, before the start of the course. These introduce you to the general management and specialist modules.

    There is a full induction programme at the University to prepare you for the course. During the induction we assess your existing study, IT and language (for international students) skills. This assessment leads to an individual learning plan to improve and develop your skills.

    We run a dissertation workshop to help you prepare for work on your dissertation.

    We also provide language tuition as needed, if your first language is not English.

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