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Sport Business Management

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:15

An approved Access to HE Diploma in a sport or business related subject. Normally we require 15 of the level 3 credits to be graded at merit.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language or Literature at grade C or 4 or equivalents* Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalents*

UCAS Tariff

96

From two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We accept General Studies. For example: CCC at A Level including relevant subject(s) MMM in BTEC Extended Diploma. A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ or general studies

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

Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.
Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.

**Course summary**

* Learn from the best on a course that has been developed in collaboration with industry experts.
* Gain skills that are transferable to other industries.

* Get to work with well known organisations in a live project and work placements.

Work with organisations like UK Sport, the English Football Association and various football clubs to understand management and business as applied in organisations in the sport industry. This course prepares you to take advantage of the many opportunities resulting from the continuing expansion of the global sport economy.

**How you learn**

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

Alongside business and management concepts, you learn about the sport environment and the role of sport in society to achieve a range of objectives. You study modules ranging from the basics of financial management to the strategic positioning of products and services.

You learn through

* lectures

* seminars

* tutorials

* project supervision

* demonstration

* workshops

* field trips

* external visits

* placements

*

You may also be able to work or study abroad with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus+ programme (until 2023) or the Turing Scheme.

**Applied learning**

**Work placements**

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Past students have had placements with Reebok India, Badminton England, Aston Villa, Norwich City and Sheffield United football clubs, Sheffield Steelers, Leicester Tigers, England Rugby 2015, the English Institute of Sport, Champneys Springs Health Resort, Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sport Industries Research Centre, England and Wales Cricket Board.

**Live projects**

In the enterprise and innovation module you have the opportunity to present and develop your own business idea with the help of the University's Research and Innovation Office. You examine opportunities and markets, study entrepreneurship and innovation theory, as well as using applied research from your chosen sporting industry.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You can take an optional placement in year three.
Year 1
Compulsory modules
Developing Management And Leadership Practice 20
Managing The Sports Business 20
Principles Of Marketing And Finance For Sport Managers 20
Sport Research In Practice 20
The Sport And Physical Activity Environment 20
Understanding Sport And Physical Activity 20
Year 2
Compulsory modules
Applied Marketing And Finance For Sport Managers 20
Enterprise And Innovation In Sport 20
Hrm For Sport Managers 20
Placement In Sport 20
Research Methods In Sport 20
Elective modules
Event Management 20
Managing The Development Of Sport In The Uk 20
Year 3
Optional modules
Placement Year
Final year
Compulsory modules
Management Applications 20
Project In Sport 40
Strategic Management Of Sport 20
Elective modules
Economics And Finance Of Professional Team Sports 20
Managing The Development Of International Sport 20
Marketing Communications 20
Sport, Brands And Culture 20
Strategic Management Of Sport Events 20

Assessment methods

Coursework
Exams
Practical assessments

Tuition fees

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

EU
£14,415
per year
International
£14,415
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Sheffield Hallam University

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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.

81%
med
Sports management

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.

Tourism, transport and travel

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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

73%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
71%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
88%
Male students
12%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

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.

£19,760
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
39%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

45%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
5%
Customer service occupations
4%
Public services and other 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.

£22k

£22k

£26k

£26k

£28k

£28k

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.

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