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La Trobe University

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Master of Management (Sport Management)

  • Masters (Coursework)

Be a part of the future of sport.Sport is a global, evolving industry. Launching a career in sport requires specialised business knowledge plus a deep understanding of how professional teams operate. Not to forget, how to manage the media and sport consumers.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
2 years full-time
Course Code
080516J
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb
Domestic Fees
$30,400 per year / $60,800 total
International Fees
$40,400 per year / $80,800 total

About this course

Be a part of the future of sport.

Sport is a global, evolving industry. Launching a career in sport requires specialised business knowledge plus a deep understanding of how professional teams operate. Not to forget, how to manage the media and sport consumers. La Trobe's Master of Management (Sport Management) is an industry-focused degree for those looking to launch a career in sport or take their sport management skills to the next level.

You'll develop the skills and business insight needed to organise, manage and promote sport at all levels. Through our strong industry connections in business and sport, you'll also gain practical insights into sport management with guest lectures from key players in the sport industry.

You'll learn:

  • Sport leadership and governance
    • Gain an understanding of the leadership and governance trends and issues impacting local, national and international sport organisations.
  • Sustainable management and marketing
    • Learn what it takes to be a successful manager and overcome the influence of challenging workplace environments.
  • Economics, business and finance
    • Advance your knowledge and skills in modern accounting techniques and practice.
  • Law and risk management
    • Help athletes get the most out their careers by learning how to manage legal issues and critically analyse the role of law in sport.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9 - Masters Degree.

Sample course structure

Please note, the following course structure is indicative and subject to change depending on your course location, offer year or how you tailor your course with specialisations, majors, minors and electives. Structures for the following year are not normally finalised until October, so the sample provided is based on the most recently approved structure. For more information, please refer to the La Trobe University Handbook.

To qualify for the award of Master of Management (Sport Management), students must complete a total of 240 credit points across 2 years.

Year 1 requires the completion of 120 credit points including:

  • 90 credit points from chosen Core
  • 30 credit points from chosen Electives

Year 2 requires the completion of 120 credit points including:

  • 60 credit points from chosen Core
  • 60 credit points from chosen Electives
Study options

Core subjects are required subjects within your course.

Subject name Subject code Year Credit points ACADEMIC INTEGRITY MODULE LTU0AIM 1 0 INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE BUS5IAF 1 15 MANAGING RISK AND LAW IN SPORT LST5RLS 1 15 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS BUS5POE 1 15 SPORT LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE MGT5SLB 1 15 STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND FINANCE BUS5SBF 1 15 SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT & MARKETING BUS5SMM 1 15 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY IBU5HRM 2 15 MANAGEMENT PRACTICE AND THEORY MGT5MPT 2 15 ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR MGT5OBR 2 15 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT MGT5STR 2 15

The Master of Management (Sport Management) offers a range of elective subjects that can be undertaken as part of the degree. Please refer to the course structure in the La Trobe University Handbook.

See La Trobe University Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses.

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Study locations

City Campus

Career pathways

Our sport management graduates have the knowledge and skills to launch a career in a range of industries, including not-for-profit organisations, professional sporting bodies, media organisations and more. Possible options include:

  • Executive manager
    • Be the face of your sport or sporting club. Develop strategy, increase the profile of your sport and foster a positive organisational culture.
  • Sports manager
    • Manage and deliver sport competitions, identify marketing opportunities and find ways to increase funding and participation.
  • Sports coordinator
    • Develop, implement and improve sports programs for your organisation.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Business & Management courses at La Trobe University.
74.2%
Overall satisfaction
77.8%
Skill scale
62.9%
Teaching scale
85.5%
Employed full-time
$107k
Average salary