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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Key facts

Duration

1.5 to 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

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

$27,000 for 1 yr full-time - Full-fee paying place
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.

Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)

Not applicable

Deakin code

M748

CRICOS code

078035M

Level

Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)

Approval status

This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.

Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition

The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

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 learning outcomes

Graduate Learning Outcome Course Learning Outcome
Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities Develop a comprehensive understanding of the elements of management that are unique to the sport business through analysis and application of theory from business and allied disciplines in order to provide effective management and leadership in sport organisation.
Communication Develop advanced written, oral and visual communication skills around complex concepts for diverse stakeholders involved in the sport industry including organisations in government and corporate sectors, and those involved in delivery of sport at community through to elite settings.
Digital literacy Select and use appropriate digital technologies to manage and disseminate relevant information to stakeholders in the sport industry.
Critical thinking Demonstrate a specialised set of high order cognitive and technical skills including critical analysis and problem solving skills for managing in the sport industry.
Problem solving Identify and address issues, create high quality solutions towards commercial and social improvements and implement efficient strategic and operational outcomes in the sport industry.
Self management Demonstrate advanced skills to work independently and take responsibility for continuing professional development.
Teamwork Work with others to contribute to collaborative outcomes and be able to take on roles towards demonstration of leadership within the sport industry.
Global citizenship Engage as a professional in the sport industry with the skills that are applicable to a variety of contexts (professional, amateur) and issues (global, social, ethical, cultural) in the sport industry.
  Approved by Faculty Board October 2014

 

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.

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.

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
  • Sport Marketing MMS712
  • Sport Promotions and Public Relations MMS715
  • Sport Organisation Theory MMS716
  • Strategic Management MMS736
  • Facility and Event Management MMS774
  • Financial Interpretation MPA702
  • Economics for Managers MPE781
  • Elective units

    Plus 6 credit points of general postgraduate elective units

    Recommended Sport Management elective units:

  • Athlete Management MMS701
  • Sport Broadcasting MMS773
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    Course pathways

    If you have a Bachelor degree in the same discipline, you may be eligible for credit for 4 credit points (units), which means you need to complete 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent (12 credit points).  If you have a Bachelor degree in any discipline AND 3 years of relevant work experience, you may be eligible for credit for 4 credit points (units), which means you need to complete 1.5 years full-time, or part-time equivalent (12 credit points).  If you have a graduate certificate in any discipline AND 5 years of relevant work experience, you may be eligible for credit for 4 credit points (units), which means you need to complete 1.5 years full-time, or part-time equivalent (12 credit points)

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    * A shorter course duration is available to students entering from a same discipline background. A ‘same discipline’ award for this course is a Bachelor degree in the Sport Management discipline.

    ^ Relevant work experience is determined as supervisory/managerial/senior voluntary role.

    Credit for Prior Learning

    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.

    Fee information

    The tuition fees you pay will depend on the type of fee place you hold. 

    • If you are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose.
    • If you are enrolled in a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the course you choose.

    In both cases, 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 Credit for Prior Learning you have.

    Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

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

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    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.

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