MSc Sport Business Management
Sport is now big business - changing lives, shaping communities and impacting on economies all over the world.
You could already be working in sport and looking to progress to a more senior management role, or it could be you are motivated to seek a new and exciting career and are attracted by the options sport and commerce can provide in the UK and across the globe.
We will help you gain an understanding of the industry and the business principles that underpin it, helping you turn your passion into a rewarding career.
You will have the opportunity to gain real-world experience by working with industry partners in the Managing Creativity & Innovation module. This includes working on projects with key University partners such as Leeds Rhinos, Yorkshire Carnegie, Leeds United, Kirklees Active Leisure and Global Sport Jobs. Guest lectures will bring you into contact with cutting-edge practitioners and professionals in the sports industry, inspiring your learning, enhancing your networks and boosting your career prospects. The Professional Practice in the Sport Business option module will provide you with the opportunity to gain further industry experience which is specifically relevant to you.
This course has been designed to introduce you to the key principles and processes of sports business management, with the opportunity to customise your study to your individual needs and career aspirations through making considered assessment choices and, also, through the negotiated focus of the Major Independent Study.
Our university has outstanding sports facilities at both the Headingley Campus and the world famous Emerald Headingley Stadium, which is an international base for professional cricket, rugby league and rugby union teams. We enjoy fruitful partnerships with this famous sports arena, providing you with outstanding opportunities.
- Industry links
- Industry expertise
- Access to guest lectures
- Work with industry professionals
This course will prepare you for a variety of rewarding careers in the sports industry, including sport marketing and PR, management opportunities in professional sports clubs, facilities, health and fitness clubs, national and international governing bodies, charities and foundations. Our graduates have gone on to work for major professional sport businesses such as Nike, Intermarketing Agency in Leeds, the Indian Premier League, Football League clubs, the Rugby Football League, and also in a mix of academia roles and International jobs in the US, India, Malta. the UAE, Qatar and Italy. You will also have the skills and confidence to develop your own business ideas.
This is a new course that is currently being developed ready for the final content to be confirmed. Information will be confirmed on the online prospectus from May 2020, subject to the course having being validated for entry.