Master of Business (Sport Management)

Course summary for international students

Award granted Master of Business (Sport Management)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Length

2 years full time

Next available intake

March (Trimester 1 2015 ), July (Trimester 2 2015)^

Indicative annual fee 2015$29,100* AUD
CRICOS course code078035M
IELTS Requirement

IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Deakin course code M748
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

This 16 credit point course commences in 2015

Course not available in Trimester 3

^Campus International Students: Course intake available in Trimester 1 only.

^Cloud (online) enrolled International Students: Course intake available in Trimester 1 and Trimester 2.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

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.

The Master of Business (Sport Management) develops a comprehensive understanding of the integration of business disciplines in the effective management of sport and the leadership to provide effective management and direction to sporting organisations.  

Whether it is at the elite, semi-elite or recreational levels, sport management at Deakin will prepare you to deliver on this strategic dimension of the industry, in such areas as finance, marketing, management or development.

Cloud (online) studies

Deakin offers many courses which can be studied by distance education overseas.

However, international students living in Australia must, in each compulsory trimester (that is, Trimesters 1 and 2), enrol in at least one unit that is offered as a Campus located unit and can, in addition enrol in units offered via Cloud (online). International students are not permitted to do more than 25% of their total course via Cloud (online) learning. Best practice is to enrol in mostly Campus located units in each compulsory trimester.

In a non-compulsory trimester (Trimester 3), international students may study Cloud (online) units only.

Fees and charges

Fee paying place - International (IFP)
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.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

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.

* 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.

Course rules

The Master of Business (Sport Management) comprises 16 credit points comprising 10 credit points of core units and 6 credit points of general postgraduate elective units, selected from the Faculty of Business and Law and from other faculties within the University.

Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate of Business (Sport Management) are eligible to articulate into the Master of Business (Sport Management). 

Course structure

Core units

MMS711Introduction to the Sport Industry

MMS714Management (Sport)

MLC710Sport and the Law

MPR751/MPA751Financial Reporting and Analysis *

MMS712Sport Marketing

MMS715Sport Promotions and Public Relations

MMS716Sport Organisation Theory

MMS736Strategic Management

MMS774Facility and Event Management

MPT781/MPE781Economics for Managers #

Elective units

Plus 6 credit points of general postgraduate elective units

Recommended Sport Management elective units:

MMS701Athlete Management

MMS773Sport Broadcasting

*MPR code denotes residential version of the unit.

#MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit.

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. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the English language requirements.

Entry requirements - specific

Standard Admission:
- 3 year bachelors degree or AQF equivalent; or
- 3 year bachelors degree in cognate area* or AQF equivalent.

Alternative Admission:
- A masters degree (minimum 1.5 years duration); or
- a graduate certificate in a cognate area; or
- a graduate certificate in a non-cognate area + 5 years relevant work experience*^, or

- the Postgraduate Qualifying Programs (PQP):

- applicants must have successfully completed all four PQP units and achieved a minimum credit grade of 60 per cent for each discipline-based unit undertaken (MAA103, MAE102, MAF101 or MMM132).

* Entry credit applicable
^ Relevant professional experience that demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of sport management or related fields.

IELTS / English language requirements

Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.

It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses.

Credit for prior learning - general

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

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

Credit for prior learning - specific

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.

How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au
 

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