The page you are visiting was formerly part of the Which? University website, but is now being provided by The Uni Guide — part of The Student Room. For more information please click here.

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more

Sport Business Management

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,D-B,C,C

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP-DMM

UCAS Tariff

88-112

A typical offer will be a UCAS Tariff score of 88 - 112. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Sports management

Our BA (Hons) Sports Business Management course will provide you with a solid foundation in business studies with an additional focus on how that translates specifically into the sports industry.

**Why study this subject?**
Studying Sport Business Management will open many doors for you in commercial and operational management roles throughout the UK and beyond.

Organisations are constantly on the lookout for skilled and qualified managers so having this degree will help you stand out from the crowd to future employers.

You should have a strong interest in sport and be keen to develop strong leadership qualities along with a desire to understand the unique challenges that face this fast-paced, energetic and exciting area.

**Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?**
At BNU, we always strive to give you ‘real world’ experience which will prepare you to step confidently into your future career. While you study with us, you’ll be tasked by local businesses to help with live projects meaning before you even graduate, you’ll be making valuable industry connections.

We’ve designed this course in a way that will help you develop personal enterprise, an innovative and curious nature, and important entrepreneurial capabilities. Studying with us really will give you the competitive edge when heading into employment.

We can offer our students access to the incredible professional network we’ve spent many years cultivating. You’ll interact with lots of different people within the sports and business industries.

What’s more, with our campus being so close to London, we have some amazing opportunities for our students to complete placements and work experience with top sports organisations.

We have a bustling business department packed with expertise. We believe in breaking down barriers and offering our students deeper connections with our teaching staff through intimate class sizes and personal support.

**What facilities can I use?**
We have a state-of-the-art gym and our human performance laboratory is home to an indoor, three-lane running track that has 3D motion-capture technology.

This facility helps to enhance athletes’ performance through improved technique, and also assists with injury prevention and rehabilitation.

The lab is also equipped for assessing a range of physiological, biomechanical and psychological parameters meaning you’ll always have lots of choice when it comes to designing a research experiment.

**What will I study?**
You’ll focus on areas like marketing, finance, digital media and operations whilst also developing your entrepreneurial skills and becoming more confident in making crucial business decisions.

We make sure that through studying this course, you’ll develop as a person, gaining new abilities in strategic thinking, problem solving and communication.

Across your three years with us you’ll look at fascinating areas of sport and business such as financial decision making, sports business, sport and society, strategic marketing, broadcasting and media, diversity and well-being, sponsorship and events, tourism and entrepreneurship.

In your final year, you’ll work closely with your personal tutor on a research dissertation project, meaning you can dive more deeply into an area that you’re really passionate about.

**How will I be taught and assessed?**
We aim to provide you with a balance of industry knowledge and experience as well as the underpinning academic theory, meaning you will have important transferable skills making you into a culturally aware, prepared and confident graduate.

In classroom-based learning, we’ll look at current theory, concepts and research in lectures, interactive seminars and workshops as well as small-group activities and debates.

There will be a variety of assessment methods used throughout the course, the majority of which are coursework based so expect to work on things like essays, presentations and reflective assignments.

Modules

Yr One: Sport Business, Economics & Financial Operations in Sport Business, Applied Sport Field Study, Sport, Society & the Market, Professional & Academic Skills for Sport, Organisation of Sport, Organisational Behaviour in Sport. YrTwo: Digital Marketing, Financial Performance in Sport Business, Sports Operations Management, Sport, Diversity & Well-being, Rugby Union: The Global Game, Research in Sport & Exercise, Understanding People in Sport Business, Sports Event Planning, Football: The Global Game, Applied Exercise Physiology, Golf: The Global Business, Sports Broadcasting & Media, Sport Sponsorship & Events. Yr Three: Sport Commerce & Regulation, Club Business - Rugby, Communications & PR in Sport, Funding for Sport, Club Business - Football, Research Dissertation, Strategic Sports Management & Financial Performance, Sport Tourism, The Golf Club Business, Professional Development & Employability, Small Businesses & Entrepreneurship.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,250
per year
International
£14,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Buckinghamshire New University

Department:

School of Health Care and Social Work

Read full university profile

What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sports management

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
100%
Male students
0%
Female students
66%
2:1 or above
21%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Tourism, transport and travel

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,800
high
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
56%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

35%
Transport associate professionals
9%
Leisure and travel services
7%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

This course sits in a wide group of smaller subjects that don't necessarily have that much in common - so bear this in mind when you look at any employment data. Most graduates took a hospitality, events management or tourism-related course, but there are a group of sports and leisure graduates in here as well who do different things. Events management was the most common job for graduates from this group of subjects, and so it’s no surprise that graduates from specialist events management courses did better last year than many of the other graduates under this subject umbrella - but all did about as well as graduates on average or a little better. If you want to find out more about specific job paths for your chosen subject area, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do, or to have a look at university department websites.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business and management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£20k

£20k

£23k

£23k

£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Explore these similar courses...

Higher entry requirements
University of Derby
Sport Management
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
3.0 years | Full-time | 2022
Lower entry requirements
University of Bedfordshire
Football Business (with Foundation Year)
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
4.0 years | Full-time | 2022
Nearby University
University of Bedfordshire
Football Business (with Professional Practice Year)
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
4.0 years | Full-time | 2022
Same University
Buckinghamshire New University
Sport Business Management with Foundation Year
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
4.0 years | Full-time | 2022

Share this page

This is what the university has told Ucas about the criteria they expect applicants to satisfy; some may be compulsory, others may be preferable.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is the percentage of applicants to this course who received an offer last year, through Ucas.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Course location and department:

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF):

We've received this information from the Department for Education, via Ucas. This is how the university as a whole has been rated for its quality of teaching: gold silver or bronze. Note, not all universities have taken part in the TEF.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information comes from the National Student Survey, an annual student survey of final-year students. You can use this to see how satisfied students studying this subject area at this university, are (not the individual course).

This is the percentage of final-year students at this university who were "definitely" or "mostly" satisfied with their course. We've analysed this figure against other universities so you can see whether this is high, medium or low.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), for undergraduate students only.

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Graduate field commentary:

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit have provided some further context for all graduates in this subject area, including details that numbers alone might not show

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

Have a question about this info? Learn more here