Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)

Course summary for local students

Year2015 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Length3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Indicative annual fee 2015$9,628* - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Business and Law
Waterfront (Geelong) Tel 03 5227 1277
Email enqblg@deakin.edu.au
Burwood (Melbourne) Tel 03 9244 6555
Email enqblm@deakin.edu.au
Warrnambool and Cloud (online)
Tel 03 5563 3510
Email enqblw@deakin.edu.au

VTAC Codes1400514661 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400614661 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Deakin course code M391

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin’s Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) is designed to provide students with skills to work in the business of sport, in all its manifestations, including professional sport, national and state sporting organisations and community sport.  The course covers the financial, promotional, managerial, legal and other aspects of sport as a business, providing the skills required to work in areas such as managing organisations that conduct sporting competitions and major events, community programs that encourage participation in sport, and organisations that support sporting competitions such as sporting goods manufacturers and retailers, sports promoters, facility designers and managers, and player managers and agents.

The ability to apply management and marketing theories and business principles generally within a leisure framework is a core feature of the degree.

Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study. If you are studying a graduate certificate of 4 credit points, your total course EFTSL is 0.5.

This is a fee-paying course. Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance in paying these tuition fees. For more information about FEE-HELP go to deakin.edu.au/fees.

Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities in sport management have expanded considerably in the past 10 years. Sports including Australian Rules football, basketball, cricket, tennis and golf, plus national and state sporting organisations all require professionally framed people to work for them. In addition, there is a need for qualified people to manage facilities catering for sport at the local level through to those facilities hosting national and international competitions.

Course rules

The course consists of 24 unit credit points, including 17 credit points of core units. The core units comprise 8 credit points of sport management units and 9 credit points of business units. The 7 credit points of elective units enable students to complete a major sequence of their choice.

No more than ten credit points may be taken at Level 1.  

At least six credit points must be taken at Level 3, of which four must be Faculty of Business and Law units course grouped to a Faculty of Business and Law undergraduate degree.

Course structure

Sport Management Core Units

MLC310Sport and the Law

MMS100Sport Organisation

MMS101Sport 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

MCA010Communication for Academic Studies

MIS101Business Information Systems

MIS171Business Analytics

MLC101Business Law

MMH299Business Communication

MMK277Marketing Management

MMM132Management

Elective Units

The 7 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 or from the elective units listed below.

MMS314Planning for Sport Policy and Development


Scholarships

The Business Scholars Program (BSP) is open to students of Commerce, Information Systems, Management, Property and Real Estate, Sport Management and Sport Development to recognise, reward and nurture high achieving students admitted to a business degree in the Faculty of Business and Law.

Please refer to the following link for further information: http://deakin.edu.au/buslaw/students/fin-support/business-scholars.php.

Entry requirements - general

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 Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.

Entry requirements - specific

Applicants should have successfully completed VCE or equivalent, including a study score of at least 20 in English Units 3 and 4, or at least 25 in English (ESL).  Selection of current Year 12 students is based on the ATAR and two stage process with a middle-band of approximately 20%.

Credit for prior learning - general

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 Systemwhich outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

How to apply

Applications for Campus and Cloud (online) study in Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC (external site).

Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

 

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