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Manchester Metropolitan University

Sports Business Management (Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: N088

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

D,D,D-C,D,D

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum of 74 UCAS Tariff points

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

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

DM

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

MMP

UCAS Tariff

72-80

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2021

Subjects

Sports studies

Business and management

**OVERVIEW**
Whether you’re excited about sports clothing, or you want to get involved in funding for health initiatives, it’s a great time to be in the sports industry. There’s real demand for graduates with good business sense.

This course specifically prepares you for studying our BSc (Hons) Sports Business Management degree.

It will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to study for an honours degree, even if you don’t currently meet the academic requirements.

Once you’ve passed, you’ll be ready to start your degree course. That means your degree will take four years, or five years if it includes a work placement or year studying abroad.

**Creative ideas**

By applying management theory to the real world as part of the full degree, you’ll develop the skills employers are looking for. You’ll develop creative ideas to tackle real-life business challenges. You could be running recruitment campaigns, managing events, developing a marketing strategy or conducting market research.

We organise guest lectures from industry experts and field trips to major sports clubs. With our connections across sport, on the full degree you can volunteer for organisations or events in the area, or work on an industry placement with organisations like Puma, Nike, or JD Sports. And with the option to spend a year studying abroad, there’s plenty of opportunities to boost your CV.

With your newly developed management skills, gained as part of the full BSc (Hons), and your impressive network of contacts, you’ll be ready to transform the business of sport.

**FEATURES AND BENEFITS**
- **Adapt to university life** - develop your study skills, prepare for a full degree course and familiarise yourself with our Manchester campus.

- **Funding support** - you can apply for student finance (e.g. tuition fee loan, student loan and student maintenance grant) in the same way as other students.

- **Highly ranked in the UK** - we’re ranked 9th in the Complete University Guide 2021 for Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation and Tourism subjects and are in the top 10 in The Guardian University Guide 2020.

- **Triple crown** - study in a Business School that has prestigious triple accreditation from EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA.

- **Learn from the experts** - our teaching staff have experience at all levels of sport and work with some of the big organisations in the industry.

- **Study in Manchester** - you’ll be based in a city home to great events and two of the world’s biggest football clubs. It’s the perfect place to learn about the industry.

- **Study abroad** - on the full degree, take an optional year abroad at one of our partner institutions to learn about the industry from an international perspective.

- **Get involved with industry** - attend guest talks and masterclasses, network with recruiters, and go on placement with organisations like Puma, Nike, or JD Sports.

- **Take your pick of careers** - upon completion of the full degree you could work anywhere from sports clubs to governing bodies.

The Uni


Course location:

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department:

Operations,Technology, Events and Hospitality Mangement

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

86%
high
Sports studies

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.

Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

88%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
70%
Male students
30%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
28%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
C

Business and 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?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
50%
Male students
50%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

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.

Sport and exercise sciences

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.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
46%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Sports and fitness occupations
16%
Other elementary services occupations
8%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

One of the fastest growing subjects in the country, the number of sports science graduates went from under 3,000 in 2003 to over 10,000 in 2013. Numbers have fallen slightly since 2015, but we still have over 9,000 graduates in the subject. However, the good news is the country's appetite for good health and fitness - and the adaptability of graduates in the subject - means that sports science grads are less likely than average to be out of work. Sports science graduates, not surprisingly, tend to get jobs in sport, fitness and health - coaching and teaching especially - but they're found all over the economy. Management and business are also popular options for graduates from this subject — and sports science graduates are particularly found where drive, determination and physical fitness are an advantage.

Business and management

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.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
65%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
8%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

As only a small number of students take courses in this subject area, there isn't much information on what graduates do when they finish, so bear that in mind when you review any stats. Management, finance and business roles are common, but it's a good idea to ask tutors what previous graduates taking specific courses went on to do when you're at an open day.

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