Master of Business (Sport Management)

Australia
Deakin University’s Master of Business (Sport Management) develops business and leadership skills to effectively manage sport organisations. Whether it’s at the elite, semi-elite or recreational levels, sport management at Deakin prepares you to deliver on all strategic dimensions of the industry. in areas such as marketing and promotions, governance and management, facilities and events, as well as participation development. The course can be studied 100% online and sits within Deakin Business School which holds joint AACSB and EQUIS accreditations, placing it in the top 1% of business schools worldwide.

Full description

Course information
Enter a leadership role in the sport industry by studying in Australia’s leading sport management postgraduate course.

Deakin is a leader in sport related education ranking 9th in the world according to the QS World University Rankings.*** Deakin’s Master of Business (Sport Management) is the only Australian program to make the top 40 in the prestigious Sport Business International journal rankings.**

Australia has one of the strongest sporting sectors in the world. Underpinning this multi-billion dollar industry are the business professionals who provide direction and leadership to sporting organisations across the country. You can study at Deakin’s Melbourne Burwood Campus, or online through Deakin’s Cloud Campus.

This course develops business and leadership skills to effectively manage sport organisations. Whether it’s at the elite, semi-elite or recreational levels, sport management at Deakin prepares you to deliver on all strategic dimensions of the industry – in areas such as marketing and promotions, governance and management, facilities and events, as well as participation development.


Course structure
The Master of Business (Sport Management) is typically 8, 12 or 16 credit points. The exact number of credit points you study depends on how much credit you receive as recognition of prior learning (RPL) – your professional experience and previous qualifications – which can save you time and money.

For students undertaking 16 credit points, you study 10 credit points of core units and 6 credit points of elective units, plus completion of the compulsory 0-credit point module, MAI010 Academic Integrity Module. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point. Electives may be selected from any postgraduate units offered by the University, subject to eligibility.

Students are introduced to research tools and techniques in core units of the course where they learn analytic skills and the practical application of those skills in professional contexts. They must also complete advanced level units and a capstone unit that require them to integrate the skills learnt over their course of study and produce applied pieces of research with reference to prevailing literature.

Entry requirements
Entry information
Depending on your previous qualifications professional experience, your course will be 1, 1.5 or 2 years duration.

1 year full time (2 years part time) – 8 credit points
Admission is based on:

Bachelor Honours (AQF8) degree in a related discipline, or
Bachelor degree in a related discipline, plus two years relevant work experience*, or
Graduate certificate or graduate diploma in a related discipline, or
Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

1.5 years full time (3 years part time) – 12 credit points
Admission is based on:

Bachelor degree in a related discipline, or
Bachelor degree in any discipline, plus two years relevant work experience*, or
Graduate certificate or graduate diploma in a related discipline*, or
Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

2 year full time (4 years part time) – 16 credit points
Admission is based on:

Bachelor degree or other qualification at a higher AQF level in any discipline, or
Successful completion of a masters qualifying program (MQP)
Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent
IELTS / English language requirements

Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.

It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)

*Note: Relevant professional experience that demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of sport management or related fields.

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. To be eligible for admission to this program, applicants must meet the course requirements.

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

Fees and scholarships

The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Recognition of Prior Learning.

One year full-time study load is typically represented by eight credit points of study. Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together eight credit points of a typical combination of units for your course.

You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

Scholarship options
A Deakin scholarship might change your life. If you've got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you. Search and browse through our scholarships.

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