Graduate Certificate of Business (Sport Management)

Course summary for local students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Graduate Certificate of Business (Sport Management)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Length1 year part-time
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

 

CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2016Not applicable
Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016$13,000 - Full-fee paying place
Faculty contacts

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

LevelPostgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
Deakin course code M518

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Learn about the business aspects of sport including management, marketing, events, facilities, or finance.

The Graduate Certificate of Business (Sport Management) gives you an overview of the sport management industry and how sport is delivered in Australia. Get a strong foundation in understanding the sport business combined with the unique knowledge and skills required by sport managers.

Studying this course will give you the ability to work within the Australian sporting landscape and is a gateway for further studies including the Master of Business (Sport Management).

Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered 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.

The annual fee displayed for this course is based on 0.5 EFTSL.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Under the present legislation, a Commonwealth supported place is one for which the University receives some Government funding. Students enrolled in these places are required to contribute part of their course costs. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study.

The current Federal Government has proposed a number of major reforms for the higher education sector (see the Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014), including fee deregulation in respect of domestic student fees. This legislation may be reintroduced to the parliament in the latter half of 2015 and if passed, will impact on the CSP and FFP course fees applicable in 2016.

* Therefore, the indicative annual course fee shown is 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 full-time study within the specified discipline. The 2016 CSP and FFP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline 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 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search. Should a change in Government policy affect the cost of units offered, the website will be updated as soon as possible.

Full fee paying (FFP)
A full fee paying place is one which the University does not receive any Government funding. Students enrolled in these places contribute the full cost of their course.

Domestic full-fee paying places are available to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

The actual course fees charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load (EFTSL) being undertaken. The study load (EFSTL) value of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.

Fee information for all domestic students
The fees per course/unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

This indicative and annual course fees provided are a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email enquire@deakin.edu au for more information about 2016 fees.

Fee payment assistance
Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, enrolling in a CSP or FFP, may be eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP respectively. For more information about HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP visit the Study Assist website.

Course rules

To complete the Graduate Certificate of Business (Sport Management), students must attain a total of 4 credit points of core units. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.

Course structure

Units

Trimester 1

MMS711Introduction to the Sport Industry

MMS714Management (Sport)

 

Trimester 2

MMS712Sport Marketing

 

Plus one unit selected from:

MMS774Facility and Event Management

MPR751/MPA751Financial Reporting and Analysis *

 

* MPR code denotes residential version of the unit


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 organisations.
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 Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award.
Critical thinking Demonstrate a specialised set of high order cognitive and technical skills including critical analysis and problem solving skills for managing sport in the 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 Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award.
Teamwork Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award.
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.

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 Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

Entry requirements - specific

Minimum entry requirements:

-  Bachelor degree in any discipline

or

- 5 years relevant work experience^

^ Relevant professional experience that demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of sport management or related fields.

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

How to apply

Some courses are available in Trimester 2 and 3 2016. Check our Midyear entry and Trimester 3 pages to see if direct applications are open for this course.

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.

Further study

M718 Master of Business (Sport Management)