Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)

Course summary for current students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusYes
Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeM391
Approval statusThis course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognitionThe award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

People working behind the scenes in sport are often just as important as the players on the pitches, courts and fields.

Deakin’s Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) teaches you about the business aspects of sport including sport systems and organisations finance, promotion, management, and law

Ever considered managing an organisation that holds sporting competitions and major events? What about working in community programs that encourage participation in sport?

From national and state organisations to sporting goods manufacturers, facility designers to player agents and beyond, the Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) degree is perfect for anyone who’d love to work in the exciting world of sport.

Indicative student 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.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit the Current students fees website.

Course Learning Outcomes

Graduate Learning Outcome Course Learning Outcome
Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities Demonstrate core knowledge of the elements of management that are unique to sport business through analysis and application of theory from business and allied disciplines in order to provide effective management in sport organisations.
Communication Develop 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 a range of digital technologies in appropriate ways to manage and disseminate relevant information to stakeholders in the sport industry.
Critical thinking Demonstrate the ability to exercise reasoned judgement and reflection in relation to managing in the sport industry.
Problem solving Identify and address issues, formulate solutions related to commercial and social improvements in the sport industry and implement efficient strategic and operational outcomes for organisations in the sport industry.
Self-management Demonstrate skills to work independently and take responsibility for continuing professional development.
Teamwork Constructively engage in teams to contribute to collaborative outcomes and be able to take on roles towards demonstration of sound management 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).
  Approved by Faculty Board October 2014

 

Course rules

To complete the Bachelor of Business (Sport Management), students must attain a total of 24 credit points.  Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.  Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake 2 trimesters each year.

To complete the course you must include:-

  • 16 credit points of core units (8 credit points of sport management units and 8 credit points of business units)
  • 8 credit points of elective units selected from any undergraduate units offered by the University, subject to eligibility (the 8 credit points of electives may include a major sequence)
  • Level 1 - no more than 10 credit points
  • Level 3 - at least 6 credit points (4 credit points must be course grouped to a Faculty of Business and Law undergraduate degree)

 

Course structure

Core units

Sport Management Core Units

MLC310Sport and the Law

MMS100Sport Organisation

MMS201Sport in Society

MMS202Management of Sport Performance

MMS306Sport Management Practicum

MMS307Sport Facility and Event Management

MMS308Sport Marketing

MMS313Sport Leadership and Governance

 

Business Core Units

MAA103Accounting for Decision Making

MAE101Economic Principles

MAF101Fundamentals of Finance

MIS171Business Analytics

MLC101Law for Commerce

MMK101Marketing Fundamentals

MMM132Management

MWL101Personal Insight

Elective units

The 8 credit points of elective units enable students to complete a major sequence of their choice, or students may choose any units offered by the University including the elective unit listed below:

MMS314Planning for Sport Policy and Development