Master of Business (Sport Management)

COURSE (DOMESTIC STUDENTS)

Overview

Enter a leadership role in the sport industry by studying a course ranked in the world’s top 10.

Deakin is a leader in sport management education according to the prestigious SportBusiness International (SBI) journal. Deakin’s Master of Business (Sport Management) is the only Australian program to make the top 25 in SBI’s rankings.

Importantly, graduates of the Master of Business (Sport Management) rank in the top 5 for average salaries three years after graduation, compared with their peers working in sport business around the globe.

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.

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Duration

2 years full time or part time equivalent

Campuses

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne) Cloud (online)

Trimester 1

  • Start date: March
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)
    • Cloud Campus

Trimester 2

  • Start date: July
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)
    • Cloud Campus

Trimester 3

  • Start date: November
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)
    • Cloud Campus

Please note: The core units are not available in Trimester 3.

Key information

Award granted

Master of Business (Sport Management)

Year

2017 course information

Tuition fee rate

Available fee rates can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees

Deakin code

M748

CRICOS code

078035M

Level

Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)

Entry requirements

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

Minimum entry requirements

 - Bachelor degree in different discipline

or

 - Bachelor degree in related discipline (with entry credit)

or

 - Masters degree

or

 - Graduate certificate in related discipline

or

 - Graduate certificate in different discipline and 5 years relevant work experience


Course Structure

To complete the Master of Business (Sport Management), students must attain a total of 16 credit points, consisting of 10 credit points of core units and 6 credit points of elective units. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.

10

Core units

6

Elective units

16

Total units

Core units

  • Introduction to the Sport Industry MMS711
  • Management (Sport) MMS714
  • Sport and the Law MLC710
  • MPR751/MPA751Financial Reporting and Analysis *
  • Sport Marketing MMS712
  • Sport Promotions and Public Relations MMS715
  • Sport Organisation Theory MMS716
  • Strategic Management MMS736
  • Facility and Event Management MMS774
  • Economics for Managers MPE781
  • *MPR code denotes residential version of the unit.

    Elective units

    Plus 6 credit points of general postgraduate elective units

    Recommended Sport Management elective units:

  • Athlete Management MMS701
  • Sport Broadcasting MMS773
  • How to apply

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the how to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

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    Course pathways

    Am I eligible to receive credit for prior learning?

    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.

    You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

    The Master of Business (Sport Management) degree consist of 16 credit points, however some students may be eligible to earn the degree with 12 credit points depending on previous studies and work experience by attaining 4 credit points of entry credit.

    Entry Credit:
    Four credit points will be granted and recognised as entry credit at the point of admission for students admitted on basis of:

    - a cognate bachelors degree or cognate graduate certificate or AQF equivalent; or
    - a bachelors degree or AQF equivalent + 3 years related work experience in a supervisory/managerial/senior voluntary role; or
    - a graduate certificate in a non-cognate area + 5 years related work experience in a supervisory/managerial/senior voluntary role.

    For entry credit to be applicable, cognate study has been determined to include prior qualifications in the Sport Management discipline.

    Faculty contact information

    Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
    Tel 03 9244 6555
    Email buslaw@deakin.edu.au

    Workload

    As a student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

    Offered campuses

    Burwood

    Just 30 minutes from the city centre, the Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin's thriving metropolitan campus.


    Study online at Cloud Campus

    Students are able to study all or part of this course online. You can study anywhere, anytime through Deakin's Cloud Campus.

    Learn more about studying online and the Cloud Campus

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