Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)

Undergraduate degree

Deakin's Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) teaches you about the business aspects of sport from financial and promotional to legal and managerial.

1 of 3 business schools in Victoria accredited by AACSB

Experience hands-on learning opportunities

Longest running sport management course in Australia

Key facts

ATAR

Burwood:
80.25
Cloud:
NP?
Lowest selection rank

Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Key dates

Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 3 2019 close 3 November 2019
Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 1 2020 close 23 February 2020
Late VTAC entry closes 1 November 2019 at 5pm. View other VTAC dates

Current Deakin Students

To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook

Course information

Make your business mark behind the scenes in the dynamic sports industry through Deakin’s Bachelor of Business (Sport Management).You’ll learn skills required to manage sports organisations, coordinate sporting competitions and major events, and work in  community-based sporting programs. With the increased professionalism of sport, you’ll learn how to manage the business of sport, with specialised learning in marketing, finance, management and law. You can also build your expertise with a complementary business major.

Want to help shape the future of your favourite sports?

This course takes you beyond the ground. You’ll learn skills required to manage sports organisations, hold sporting competitions and major events, and work in community-based sporting programs.

As well as a foundation in business with subjects like marketing, finance, management and law, you’ll undertake specialised sport management topics including:

*sport and the law
*sport in society
*sport leadership and governance
*sport marketing.

You’ll also participate in industry placements, with at least 100 hours in a host sporting organisation, so you can apply your knowledge in a practical environment.

Learn from teachers who are leaders in their field. You’ll benefit from their up-to-the-minute knowledge and strategies, while growing your professional networks through their vast connections.

Speaking of connections, having the longest-running sport management course in Australia has allowed us to build strong relationships with partners from all sectors within the sports industry. Some of these partners include AFL Victoria, Geelong Football Club, Netball Australia, Cricket Australia, Nike and the Victorian Institute of Sport. Kickstart your career by engaging with industry professionals who share your passion for sport.

With this qualification, you'll be well equipped to work with organisations that support sport, such as sport promoters and player agents, sporting goods manufacturers and retailers and facility management.

 

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Course structure

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)
  • completion of MAI010 Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)
  • 8 credit points of elective units selected from Level 2 and above 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)

 

Core units

Sport Management Core Units

  • Academic Integrity MAI010 (0 credit points)
  • Sport and the Law MLC310
  • Sport Organisation MMS100
  • Sport in Society MMS201
  • Managing High Performance Sport MMS202
  • Sport Management Practicum MMS306
  • Sport Facility and Event Management MMS307
  • Sport Marketing MMS308
  • Sport Leadership and Governance MMS313
  • Business Core Units

  • Accounting for Decision Making MAA103
  • Economic Principles MAE101
  • Fundamentals of Finance MAF101
  • Business Analytics MIS171
  • Law for Commerce MLC101
  • Marketing Fundamentals MMK101
  • Management MMM132
  • Professional Insight MWL101
  • Elective units

    The 8 credit points of elective units enable students to complete a major sequence of their choice, or students may choose any Level 2 or above units offered by the University including the elective unit listed below:

  • Planning for Sport Policy and Development MMS314
  • Key information

    Award granted
    Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)
    Year

    2020 course information

    VTAC code
    1400514661 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
    1400614661 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
    Deakin code
    M391
    CRICOS code?
    072593G
    Level
    Undergraduate
    Approval status
    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
    Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition
    The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Cloud Campus

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Cloud Campus

    Trimester 3 - November

    • Start date: November
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Cloud Campus

    Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).

    Additional course information


    Course duration
    - additional information
    Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.

    Mandatory student checks

    Units which contain work integrated learning, a community placement or interaction with the community may require a police check, working with children check or other check. These requirements will be detailed in unit guides upon enrolment.

    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.

    Participation requirements

    Units in this course may have participation requirements that include compulsory placements, work-based training, community-based learning or collaborative research training arrangements.

    Placement can occur at any time, including during the standard holiday breaks listed here: https://www.deakin.edu.au/courses/key-dates.

    Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. Click here for more information.

    Work experience

    Elective units may provide the opportunity for Work Integrated Learning experiences.

    More information: WIL Programs

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    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

    Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

    For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library

    Entry for applicants with recent secondary education (previous three years) will be based on their performance in the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education with an ATAR of at least 50, and pre-requisite units 3 and 4; a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or 20 in English other than EAL. 

    Entry for applicants with previous Tertiary, VET, life or work experience will be based on their performance in:

    • a Certificate IV in a related discipline OR
    • a Diploma in any discipline or 50% completion of a Diploma in a related discipline OR
    • successful completion of relevant study, equivalent to at least two Deakin University units, at an accredited higher education institution OR
    • other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent including a Foundation Program approved by Faculty Board or relevant work or life experience

    Admissions information

    Learn more about this course and others that Deakin offers by visiting VTAC for more information. You can also discover how Deakin compares to other universities when it comes to the quality of our teaching and learning by visiting the QILT website.

    Learn more about Deakin's special entry access scheme (SEAS - a way to help boost your ATAR in some circumstances).

    You can also find out about different entry pathways into Deakin courses if you can't get in straight from high school.

    Finally, Deakin is committed to admissions transparency. As part of that commitment, you can learn more about our first intake of 2019 students (PDF, 746.6KB) - their average ATARs, whether they had any previous higher education experience and more.

    Recognition of 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 Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
    Not applicable
    Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)?
    $10,569 for 1 yr full-time - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
    Learn more about fees.

    The tuition fees you pay will depend on the units you choose to study as each unit has its own costs. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved Recognition of 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

    Apply now

    How to apply

    Apply through VTAC

    Applications to VTAC are now open for recent secondary education graduates, including current Year 12 students. Learn about the steps involved and how to complete your preference list for study in 2020.


    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications can be made directly to the University through the Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal.


    Need more information on how to apply?

    For more information on the application process and closing dates, visit the how to apply page.

    How to apply


    Register your interest to study at Deakin

    Please complete the Register your interest form to receive further information about our direct application opportunities.


    Entry pathways

    View pathways into the Bachelor of Business (Sport Management) with our pathways finder.

    Contact information

    Student Services Network (Faculty of Business and Law)
    Tel 03 9244 6555
    Email buslaw@deakin.edu.au

    Frequently asked questions

    What are the key study start dates?

    Browse all start and finish dates for Deakin’s main study periods. You’ll also find dates relating to applications and prospective student events, plus a list of all public holidays and study breaks.

    How much does it cost to study at Deakin?

    Your tuition fees will depend on the type of student you are, the course you study and the year you start. Fees are based on an annual amount; they don't cover the entire duration of the course.

    Use our fee estimator to gauge what your fees could be per year.

    Can I speak to someone in person about my study options?

    Yes! We regularly host a range of events including 1:1 consultations and information sessions, to assist you with your study options and career planning. Check out our upcoming events or contact our Prospective Student Enquiry Centre on 1800 693 888 for more information.

    Am I eligible for a scholarship with this course?

    Scholarships are available for domestic and international students at all study levels. Find a scholarship that works for you.

    Can I claim recognition of prior learning (RPL) for this course?

    In some courses, you can reduce your overall study time and tuition cost by getting your work and previous study experience recognised as recognition of prior learning (RPL).

    Why choose Deakin

    Want a degree that’s more than just a qualification? Our industry connections, world-class facilities and practical approach to learning are just some of the reasons why Deakin students graduate confident and ready to thrive in the jobs of tomorrow.

    Study with a world leader in sport education

    Top 1% of universities worldwide*

    Learn from academics with strong industry connections

    5-star rated university^

    Career outcomes

    The professionalisation of sport in Australia and globally – especially women’s and junior sport – has opened the door to exciting new roles and pathways. Sports including Australian Rules football, basketball, cricket, tennis and golf, plus national and state sporting organisations, all require professionally trained people to work for them.
    Career opportunities include:

    * business coach

    * fitness instructor

    * business development manager

    * player agent

    * professional players’ manager

    * professional sports association official

    * sports administrator

    * sports coach

    * sports development officer

    * sports event coordinator

    * sports governance official

    * sports journalist

    * sports management consultant

    Professional recognition

    Deakin Business School is accredited by AACSB International, the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools in the world. Only 5% of business schools worldwide are AACSB accredited.

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    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).
       

     


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