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Sport Business Management

Entry requirements


104 to 112 UCAS points at A2

104 to 112 UCAS points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

104 to 112 UCAS points at Higher Level subjects

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D*-D*D

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

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

D*D*-D*D

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

DMM

104 to 112 UCAS points

104 to 112 UCAS points

T Level

M

UCAS Tariff

104-112

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

**Course overview**
- From voluntary organisations to elite global brands and mega events, the business of sport is both unique and dynamic. This course is your way into the industry – offering management expertise shaped for sport.

- Sport is a sector set apart from all others, putting business issues in a specific and unique context. So our BSc (Hons) Sport Business Management course does the same – giving you a well-rounded understanding of business theory, while showing you how it all fits in the real-world sporting landscape.

- You’ll cover a range of sport-orientated business modules, from sport finance and marketing to sport law and events. You’ll learn the core business disciplines like management, finance, strategy, operations and economics. At the same time, you’ll examine business in sport from a range of international perspectives, exploring issues like sustainability, globalisation, corporate social responsibility and corruption. And, just as sport is highly globalised, our course is too – both in its content and its delivery. On one hand, you’ll look at the challenges sport faces in other countries and cultures. On the other, you could also see those challenges for yourself, thanks to various optional opportunities to study abroad.

- By the time you graduate, you should be a critical thinker with the skills, knowledge and experience you need to become an effective leader and manager – ready to pursue your future in sport.

**Why study with us**
- We are a market leader in sport education, with a long tradition of sport management in the UK. •

- Bachelor of Science with Honours in Sports Business Management is ranked 1st in the UK with 96% of students satisfied with the quality of academic support (National Student Survey 2020)

- Bachelor of Science with Honours in Sports Business Management is ranked 2nd in England for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2021)

Modules

Year 1: Managing Sport Finance and Economics, Principles and Practices of Sport Business Management, Sport Business Environments

Year 2: Human resource management, Sports marketing, Operations and sport law, Research and enterprise for sport

Year 3: Strategic sport business management, Management and professional development, Contemporary Issues in Sport Business Management, Professional Project or Enterprise/innovation project or Consultancy or Dissertation

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Sport and Health Sciences

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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.

76%
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

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

78%
Library resources
77%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
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?

86%
UK students
14%
International students
91%
Male students
9%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
14%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
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.

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.

£17,000
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
58%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services
10%
Leisure and travel services

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.

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

£24k

£24k

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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